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Catholic Charities USA - ACTION ALERT

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The Senate has until the end of the month to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act using budget reconciliation, which only requires 50 votes to pass. With the deadline looming, the Senate is considering the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill. The bill will have a devastating impact on the poor and vulnerable by ending the Medicaid expansion, turning much of the Medicaid program into block grants and potentially ending access to health care coverage for millions of Americans.

Your voice is needed now to urge them to insist that health care reform protects access to affordable health care coverage! 

CCUSA's work is rooted in the Church's moral and social teaching, which holds in accordance with human dignity, that health care is a basic human right. Across the country, Catholic Charities agencies provided health care-related services to more than 860,000 individuals. These agencies see firsthand the devastating consequences of inadequate health care.  They see the consequences of untreated mental illness, they work to respond to the growing opioid epidemic and they support families who are struggling to decide between paying their health care bills or paying their rent.  

Tell your senator to oppose these efforts to cut Medicaid coverage and instead to work for a health care bill which truly expands coverage, reduces costs and respects human life and dignity.


 
 
 


 

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Part-time Position Open: Volunteer Coordinator

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Volunteer Coordinator

Saint Luke is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to supervise time and talent volunteer opportunities and coordinate activities in specific ministries within the parish to help strengthen and extend our volunteer ministries and projects. 

The Volunteer Coordinator collaborates with the Communications Coordinator as part of the Stewardship staff and reports to the Parish Manager.

This is a part-time position (approximately 21 hours weekly). Office hours are to be determined, and occasionally include evening meetings. A full job description is available here. Resumes should be submitted by September 19 to the Volunteer Coordinator Search Committee at St. Luke.

 
 


 

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Indiana Bishops' Statement on DACA - Action Needed

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Indiana Catholic Bishops’ Statement on the Rescission of DACA Executive Order

The Catholic Bishops of Indiana support all DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) youth and call upon Congress to act responsibly to provide protection and legal status for these young persons who are contributing to the strength and prosperity of our nation. The decision to end DACA only brings uncertainty and anxiety to families who only want to provide for themselves, their families and contribute to the common good. We join the Bishops of the United States and call upon Congress to “immediately resume work toward a legislative solution”. We also call upon all people of good will to urge Congress to provide a path of citizenship for these young persons. It is a matter not only of mercy, but of justice...  See full statement here

 

UPDATE FROM US CONFERENCE OF BISHOPS

Response from U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Care for Migrants and Refugees
 
WASHINGTON— September 7, 2017

The following statement has been issued by James Rogers, Chief Communications Officer for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) clarifying the USCCB position on advocacy and care for migrants and refugees. 
 
Full statement follows:
 
“It is preposterous to claim that justice for immigrants isn’t central to Catholic teaching.  It comes directly from Jesus Himself in Matthew 25, ‘For I was hungry and you gave me food…a stranger and you welcomed me.’ Immigrants and refugees are precisely the strangers we must welcome. This isn’t Catholic partisanship.  The Bible is clear: welcoming immigrants is indispensable to our faith.  
 
Caring for and about the “Dreamers” is nothing more than trying to carry out that seemingly simple, but ultimately incredibly demanding, commandment.  It is a commandment found throughout Sacred Scripture, reaching back to the Hebrew scriptures, including Leviticus, “when an alien resides with you in your land, do not mistreat such a one” (Lv. 19:33).  In fact, the Church has been pro-immigration since God called Abram to leave Ur: “Go forth from your land, your relatives, and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you” (Gn. 12:1). To suggest otherwise is absurd.
 
The witness of the Catholic bishops on issues from pro-life to pro-marriage to pro-health care to pro-immigration reforms is rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ rather than the convenient political trends of the day. We are called not to politics or partisanship, but to love our neighbor. Let’s reject the forces of division that insist we make a false choice between our safety and our humanity. It is both possible and morally necessary to secure the border in a manner which provides security and a humane immigration policy.
 
Our pro-immigration stance is based on fidelity to God’s word and honors the American dream. For anyone to suggest that it is out of sordid motives of statistics or financial gain is outrageous and insulting.”


 

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Justice for Immigrants

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STAND IN SUPPORT OF DREAMers
Please co-sponsor the DREAM Act of 2017 (S. 1615 / H.R. 3440)
 
 
 
STAND IN SUPPORT OF DREAMers
(Por favor lea esto en Español)

The Dream Act of 2017 (S. 1615 / HR. 3440) was recently introduced in Congress as a bipartisan effort. The bills are intended to protect immigrant youth who entered the United States as children and know America as their only home. The bills offer qualifying immigrant youth "conditional permanent resident status" and a path to full lawful permanent residency and eventual citizenship. These bills would protect numerous youth, including the over 780,000 individuals who received temporary relief from deportation and employment eligibility through the Department of Homeland Security's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The young people S. 1615 / H.R. 3440 seeks to protect are contributors to our economy, veterans of our military, academic standouts in our universities, and leaders in our parishes and communities. As Catholics, we have long supported DREAMers as we believe in protecting the dignity of every human being, especially that of our children. 

We ask you to renew your support for DREAMers by urging your Senators to co-sponsor S. 1615 and your Member of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 3440. You can do so by sending the following messages:  


Dear Senator, 

As a person of faith, I stand with the U.S. Catholic Bishops and write to express my strong support for the "Dream Act of 2017" (S. 1615). The young people protected by this bill are contributors to our economy, veterans of our military, academic standouts in our universities, and leaders in our parishes and communities. As Catholics, we have long supported DREAMers as we believe in protecting the dignity of every human being, especially that of our children. Among those protected by this bill are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, a program that has benefited over 780,000 young people. DACA has ensured that recipients are able to live their lives free of the anxiety that they could be deported at any time to a country they do not know and separated from their families. We believe immigrant youth deserve continued protection and a path to citizenship. 

I urge you to:
•    Support and co-sponsor S. 1615, the Dream Act of 2017; and
•    Continue to work towards larger legislative reform of our immigration laws. 
The faith community stands with you in support of the DREAM Act of 2017, S. 1615, and vows to work with you to reform our immigration system in a humane and common-sense manner.
Thank you.



Dear Representative, 

As a person of faith, I stand with the U.S. Catholic Bishops and write to express my strong support for the "Dream Act of 2017" (H.R. 3440). The young people protected by this bill are contributors to our economy, veterans of our military, academic standouts in our universities, and leaders in our parishes and communities. As Catholics, we have long supported DREAMers as we believe in protecting the dignity of every human being, especially that of our children. Among those protected by this bill are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, a program that has benefited over 780,000 young people. DACA has ensured that recipients are able to live their lives free of the anxiety that they could be deported at any time to a country they do not know and separated from their families. We believe immigrant youth deserve continued protection and a path to citizenship. 

I urge you to:
•    Support and co-sponsor HR. 3440 the Dream Act of 2017; and
•    Continue to work towards larger legislative reform of our immigration laws. 
The faith community stands with you in support of the DREAM Act of 2017, H.R. 3440, and vows to work with you to reform our immigration system in a humane and common-sense manner.
Thank you.


 

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Continuing to Support the DREAMERS

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The Dream Act of 2017, S 1615/HR 3440, was recently introduced in the Senate as a bipartisan effort. It is intended to protect immigrant youth who entered the United States as children and know America as their only home. The bill offers qualifying immigrant youth "conditional permanent resident status" and a path to full lawful permanent residency and eventual citizenship. This bill would protect numerous youth, including the estimated 780,000 individuals who received temporary relief from deportation and employment eligibility through the Department of Homeland Security's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The young people S 1615/HR 3440 seeks to protect are contributors to our economy, veterans of our military, academic standouts in our universities, and leaders in our parishes and communities. As Catholics, we have long supported DREAMERS as we believe in protecting the dignity of every human being, especially that of our children. 


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Stand in Support of DREAMERS

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Stand in Support of DREAMERS

The Dream Act of 2017, S. 1615, was recently introduced in the Senate as a bipartisan effort. It is intended to protect immigrant youth who entered the United States as children and know America as their only home. The bill offers qualifying immigrant youth “conditional permanent resident status” and a path to full lawful permanent residency and eventual citizenship. This bill would protect numerous youth, including the estimated 780,000 individuals who received temporary relief from deportation and employment eligibility through the Department of Homeland Security's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The young people S. 1615 seeks to protect are contributors to our economy, veterans of our military, academic standouts in our universities, and leaders in our parishes and communities. As Catholics, we have long supported DREAMERS as we believe in protecting the dignity of every human being, especially that of our children. 

We ask you to support DREAMERS by urging your Senator to co-sponsor S. 1615. 


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Loss of Health Insurance Access Unacceptable

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U.S. Bishops Chairman Responds to CBO Report on Senate Health Care Bill 

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released its score on the Senate health care bill. The score could impact how the Senate votes on the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  As he is analyzing the full report and expects to release futher comment, Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Domestic Justice and Humane Development Committee, has issued the following initial statement:

“The Congressional Budget Office released a report on the ‘discussion draft’ of the Senate health care proposal, indicating that millions of people could lose their health insurance over time.  This moment cannot pass without comment.  As the USCCB has consistently said, the loss of affordable access for millions of people is simply unacceptable.  These are real families who need and deserve health care.  We pray that the Senate will work in an open and unified way to keep the good aspects of current health care proposals, to add missing elements where needed, and to not place our sisters and brothers who struggle every day into so great a peril on so basic a right.

If you wish to contact Senator Joe Donnelly and Senator Tood Young you may do so by using the links provided below:

Email  Senator Donnelly
Email  Senator Young

 


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Health Care Reform Bill

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The Senate is poised to consider the health care reform bill and now is the moment to let our members know that we expect life and liberty of conscience to be respected in any health care reform legislation.  The Senate may introduce a bill this week and consider it before the July 4th recess.
 
Please contact your Senators now to urge them to extend the protections of the Hyde Amendment to every relevant provision of the bill and remind them  that abortion should not be part of any health care reform legislation.   Now is also our opportunity to remind our legislators to protect the conscience rights of those who do not wish to participate in, provide or pay for abortion.    
 
There is significant pressure being put on members of the Senate to compromise on protections that must be included in the health care law. Please encourage your Senators! Make sure they understand we want and demand health care without abortion funding and with conscience protection.
 
Thank you for taking action in defense of life and liberty of conscience.


 

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Garage Sale

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2017 ST. LUKE 8th GRADE GARAGE SALE:

The St. Luke Catholic School 8th Grade will be holding their annual Garage Sale to raise funds for their trip to Washington DC and expenses. There will be TWO GYMS FULL of items!!! Furniture, bikes, clothing, baby items, toys, tools, electronics, lawn mowers, household items and the list goes on and on!

Friday, August 11, 2017

7:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday, August 12, 2017

7:00am to 3:00pm

7575 Holliday Dr. East, Indpls, IN 46260

 

INFO ABOUT DONATING:

Feeling the itch to organize? Clearing out clutter?  If you are, we have just to place to rid yourself of those items you no longer love or need!!! The St. Luke 8th Grade Class will be hosting their annual Garage Sale on Friday, August 11th and Saturday, August 12th to raise money for their trip to Washington, DC.  We are looking for new and gently used items that are in good condition. If you have a question about any item please do not hesitate to ask. 

Items needed include:

Lamps, Pictures, Dishes/Glasses, Furniture, Household Items, Home Décor, Pots/Pans, Small Appliances, Electronics, Strollers, Sporting Equipment, Bikes, Toys/Games, Children’s Clothing, Adult Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry, Purses, School Uniforms, Tools, Lawn and Garden items, Luggage…

Items NOT Accepted include

Mattresses, tube televisions, baby car seats, FAX machines and telephones, magazines, encyclopedias, organs, ceiling fans (unless new in the box), broken or chipped glasses and plates, torn or stained clothing, worn or stained furniture, large television armoires and particle board furniture.

 

DONATION COLLECTION DATES (St. Luke Gym):

Friday July 14th – 10:00am to 4:00pm

August 1st thru August 3rd 10:00am to 8:00pm

August 4th thru August 6th 10:00am to 4:00pm

If you have large items for donation please contact us to schedule a pick-up. Large pick-ups will be done on July 14th and August  5th. If you are unable to make a donation during the times listed please contact us for special arrangements.

Questions?:

Please contact any of the following

Heather Bice, (317) 413-5305 or biceheather@gmail.com

Ann Fritton, (317) 414-7614 or mafritton@sbcglobal.net

Terri Moore (317) 370-6846 or territmoore@ameritech.net

 

2017 GARAGE SALE PREVIEW PARTY:

Shop for Garage Sale treasures before the general public, all while enjoying food and beverages. The St. Luke 8thGrade is holding a Preview Party for the annual Garage Sale. Join them for a fun night! In addition, there will be lots of fun Silent Auction Items available. Items includes front row seats to the 2018 Passion Play, May Crowning and Graduation, sports ticket packages, high school flair, Fun with Monsignor and MUCH MUCH MORE!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

6:00pm - 9:00pm

St. Luke Gymnasium

7575 Holliday Drive East

Indianapolis, IN

$25/person or $40/couple

Tickets available at www.stluke.org

Questions?:

Please contact any of the following

Heather Bice, (317) 413-5305 or biceheather@gmail.com

Ann Fritton, (317) 414-7614 or mafritton@sbcglobal.net

Terri Moore (317) 370-6846 or territmoore@ameritech.net





 

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"Choice Wine Live" For Married Couples

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