New Ministry For Women At Holy Cross/Immaculate, Heart Of Mary Parish, Chicago, IL
The associates and candidates at Holy Cross/ Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Chicago are beginning a Prayer Shawl Ministry. Associate Maria V. explained that many women in their immigrant community are afraid to leave their homes at this time. The purpose of this new ministry is to bring women together to pray, share and support each other as well as make prayer shawls. Maria describes the enthusiasm of their first gathering.
Elizabeth (Libby) Osgood, candidate, has been accepted to enter the Novitiate of the CND. We offer Libby our prayerful support in her ongoing discernment as she continues to prepare for her entrance to the Novitiate in August 2017.
There was a high level of support expressed for the upcoming 3-year pilot project. The names of participating communities will be announced this spring. The following link provides a good overview of the project and lists other countries already implementing it. There is also a link to a good 2-minute video explaining the concept.