Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio

Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio is a not-for-profit
501(c)(3) organization with the mission to build social awareness,
confidence and self-esteem in children through the practice of social
dance. Since its inception five years ago, St. Peter’s has been a major
supporter of this organization run by tireless, dedicated young
people who work hard year after year to encourage schools to sign
on, find and train the dancers, teach 5th & 8th graders, publicize,
organize the semi-final and final competitions at Tri C and
the Ohio Theatre plus raise the money to accomplish all this. They
deserve our support as we have seen first hand the wonderful opportunities
they have afforded the children at MSS. Their major fund
raising event, A Gala Dinner Dance, will be held Friday, April 5th, at
6:30 in the evening at the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Key
Center on Public Square. The many parishioners who have attended
in past years can attest that it is a most enjoyable benefit with valet
parking, an open bar, dinner, a performance by the students and
dancing to Jerry Bruno’s Orchestra. Tickets are $125. Please join us
as we put together St. Peter’s tables of eight.

Faithful and Patriotic Agents for Change

FAITHFUL AND PATRIOTIC
AGENTS FOR CHANGE
SR. SIMONE CAMPBELL SSS
WEDNESDAY APRIL 24
7:30 PM

Simone Campbell SSS has served as Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet, with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. She wrote the famous “nuns’ letter” supporting the reform bill on health care. This action was cited by many as critically important in passing the Affordable Care Act. She was thanked by President Obama and invited to

the ceremony celebrating its being signed into law. In 2012, she was also instrumental in organizing “Nuns on the Bus” which received an avalanche of attention across the nation among religious communities, and the media. She served as the Executive Director of JERICHO, the California interfaith public policy organization to protect the interests of people living in poverty. She was the general director of her religious community, the Sisters of Social Service.

Simone founded and served for 18 years as the lead attorney for the Community Law Center in Oakland, California. Her presentation will explore what we need to do to reclaim the soul of our democracy through conversation, caring and creative action. Together we will use Catholic Social Teaching to stir up our reflection on our lives, so that we can be more effective and engaged in responding to both the opportunities and needs of our times. Please come ready to engage in the enlivening struggle to be our better selves.

Blanket Drive for the Lakeside Men

Will be held this month. Needed items include twin-size blankets, new or used, single sheets, bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths. This year’s collection will be taken up on January 20 and 27. Please bring donations to the 7100 Euclid parking lot before or after liturgy. There will be two vehicles parked there to receive your donation.

CSP Book Group

The CSP Book Group will meet February 6, 2013 at 7:15 in the front meeting room at 7100 Euclid Ave to discuss the book The Heavens Are Empty: Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod by Avrom Bendavid-Val. That evening we will also be picking new books for discussion in 2013. New participants are welcome and are welcome to suggest books.

  • Participants who wish to suggest books for reading and discussion by the group should 1) Have read the book 2) checked to be sure multiple copies are available at local libraries.
  • If you plan to suggest a book, please be prepared to give a 60-90 second overview of the book and bring a note with author, title, and number of pages on February 6.