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Parish-Wide Town Hall
July 7th at 7:00pm

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 930 1890 0902
Passcode: 895554
or by Phone: 1-646-558-8656

The Church of St. Francis Xavier will begin a reflection on our communal racial justice ministry beginning Juneteenth, June 19, 2021. This will mark the one-year anniversary of our July 12, 2020 prayer service “Action From Lamentation, Fury and Hope” and our adoption of the Pledge for Racial Justice.
Our communal reflection will focus on (1) what we accomplished, what we fell short of accomplishing and how to integrate the year into the story of our community; (2) whether, and how, the principles set out in the Pledge for Racial Justice should be adapted to better reflect our uncompromising commitment to dismantling systemic racism; and, (3) how we shall re-affirm our commitment to achieving racial equity and justice by actions taken together with our marginalized sisters and brothers.

The first event will be a parish-wide town hall on July 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. by Zoom. In addition, reflections, suggestions, questions and prayers may be submitted to pastoralcouncil@sfxavier.org. Ministries are encouraged to prepare a group response based upon the ministry’s experience of the past year. Individuals also are invited to contribute their personal thoughts. Reflection materials for town hall are the recent America interview with Fr. Bryan Massingale https://youtu.be/TOLfWNycD4A and Sr. Christine Schenk’s NCR column, “White Catholics must lead the way to end white supremacy” https://www.ncronline.org/authors/christine-schenk

Faithfully,
Your Pastoral Council Sisters and Brothers 

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