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April 2015

Monthly Reflection
From the Mission and Ministry Division
CCUSA Social Policy
Around the Section
National Partners
Resources to Inspire
Position Openings
Monthly Reflection
"...At the same time, each parish and each ecclesial reality must become a sanctuary for those
seeking God and a welcoming home for the poor, the elderly and those in need. To go and to
welcome: this is how the heart of Mother Church, and the heart of all her children, beats. Go,
welcome. Go, seek. Go, bring love, mercy and tenderness...." Pope Franics, "Pope's Homily at
Mass in Naple's Piazza Plebiscito," March 21, 2015.

From the Mission and Ministry Division

The next Parish Social Ministry Regional Training is April 17-18 in Charlottesville, Viriginia.
Click here for more information. Another Parish Social Ministry Regional Training will be held
May 15-16 in Scarborough, Maine. Click here for more information.
CCUSA seeks examples from local agencies of "leave behinds" by Catholic Charities agnecies
intended for Catholic parishioners that help them understand the mission of the local Catholic
Charities agency and increase involvement by local parishioners in the mission of the agency. If
you have electronic or hard copies to share, please send to Steve Herro, 2050 Ballenger Ave,
#400; Alexandria, VA; 22314.
CCUSA and CRS have started "You Did It For Me." Catholic Charities agencies and parishes
can receive a 100 word story with graphics for its bulletin, Website, or newsletter detailing the
good work of one of the two organizations every week. For more information about these

weekly "good news" stories, contact Steve Herro.

Become more connected with other PSM Section Members by joining the PSM linkedin group.
You will be able to send email to individual Section members and the group, read professional
profiles of PSM Section members, etc. To join the group, establish a free linkedin account and
contact the PSM Office. Because CCUSA has reorganized its linkedin groups, you must
resubscribe to the new subgroup by contacting the PSM Office.
CCUSA PSM has established a collection on scribd.com for valuable PSM resources. To access
the collection, click here. You will find back issues of this newsletter, prayer resources,
important invitations to Section sponsored events, etc. Contact the PSM Office if you would like
to add materials to the collection.
Help grow our PSM Section! Share our recruitment flyer and the sign up link to our free section
with colleagues, fellow parish social ministry committee members, etc.
Are you interested in joining between four and seven PSM colleagues for periodic conference
calls to discuss matters of common interest? Please contact the PSM Office.
CCUSA Social Policy
Join Catholic Charities USA's Social Policy team for a webinar on Thursday, April 9, 2:00 pm3:00 pm EST that will explain the current state of play in the federal budget and appropriations
process and the potential impact on anti-poverty programs. Register here.
Brian Corbin, Sr. Vice President, Social Policy, Catholic Charities USA, addressed each member
of the U.S. House in a letter calling for a federal budget that protects human life and dignity,
serves the least of our brothers and sisters, and defends the common good.
Join CCUSA and 10 national partners to EDUCATE. INNOVATE. ACT to reduce poverty in the
U.S. Stay connected to CCUSA Social Policy by subscribing to its e-letter Washington Weekly,
following CCUSA on Twitter, and liking CCUSA on Facebook.
Around the Section
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has awarded its annual CRS Rice Bowl Award to PSM Section
members J.L. Drouhard and Kelly Hickman, Director and Assistant Director of the Missions
Office in the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Submit news--events, publications, new staff-- about you and your ministry to the PSM
National Partners
Staff from CRS, the USCCB Office of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, CCUSA, and

others will be featured on April 28, 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Catholic University of America at the
symposium "Ending Extreme Poverty Now: Working Together with the Poor."
The Roundtable invites you to its July 19-23, 2015 Social Action Summer Institute, "Cherishing
Creation: Called to the Common Good." Full registration, including overnight accomodations at
University of Portland and all conference sponsored meals, is $495. Registration is now live. If
you are a Catholic Charities staff and seek a recommendation for a scholarship, please contact
Steve Herro, 571-814-4923.
Rev. David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World, and Michele Broemmelsiek, Vice
President of Overseas Operations of Catholic Relief Services, were two panelist at "Global
Indifference, Solidarity, and Development," at Georgetown Univesity, March 23, 2015.
Joe Grant, JustFaith Ministries, has authored Still in the Storm: Reflections for Engaging
Spirituality in Times Like These.
Catholic Rural Life, Catholic Climate Covenant, and CCUSA are partners in the Global Catholic
Climate Movement. Click here to sign the movement's petition.
Catholic Health Association offers a one-page Earth Day prayer as a PDF or Word document.
Send news from your national organization to the Parish Social Ministry office.
Resources to inspire
The Earth Day Network provides examples of congregational resources for use in celebration
Earth Day.
Catholic Bishops of Indiana. Poverty at the Crossroads.
Position openings
CCUSA and Catholic Charities agency job openings are now posted here. Post your Catholic
Charities agency job opening here.
Director of Social Ministry (Diocese of Sacramento)
Executive Director (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Department of Migration and
Refugee Services)
Program Coordinator--Pastoral Care of Migrants, Refugees, and Travelers (United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops, Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church)
Sr. Director, Leadership Formation (Catholic Charities USA)
National Association for Roman Catholic Engagement (Bread for the World)

Relationship Manager, CRS Midwest (Catholic Relief Services)