The Education Office has grants available for attendance
at online workshops, purchases of relevant ministry
materials, and renewals of professional association
memberships. Others have applied. So check their grants
Gain a look at the bureaucracy of opening a refuge for
The Canadian immigration links have been reviewed and
Online events are now "the thing" and we have
them listed. See what's happening
in the next five months
Learn about acupuncture and its primacy in the Bronx
at Health & Wellness
Read about a few objections to the Naturalization Civics
Test and USCIS Policy Manual Changes
at Immigration Resources
January 1, 2021
(The Solemnity of Mary)
New Year's Day
Year 2021 is a non-leap year, with 365 days. The most
recent leap year is right now—2020! The next is 2024.
The reason for the leap year is to reconcile the earth's
orbit around the sun. By adding days to the year the
season stay in step with the months for each year.
feast of st.
Founder of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) in 1875
in Steyl, Holland. Born in 1837; ordained in 1861; died
in 1909 and canonized in 2003. St. Arnold Janssen, pray
January 29, 2021
Feast of St.
Extraordinary SVD missionary, serving in China for 29
years and sustained by Eucharistic adoration and
devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He died on January
28, 1908 but January 29 is the day SVDs have chosen to
celebrate his life. (The universal church celebrates
January 28 as the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas.) St.
Joseph Freinadementz, pray for us.
February 15, 2020
Several states still have individual holidays honoring
the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other
figures, but President's Day is now popularly viewed as
a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents—past and present.
February 17, 2021
Ash Wednesday is celebrated on the Wednesday seven weeks
prior to Easter. This Christian observance marks the
first day of Lent and the start of approximately six
weeks of fasting, penance, and alms giving.
March 2, 2021
The author of Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and
Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas was
born on this day in 1904. A little known fact about
Theodore Seuss Geisel was that he also invented the word
"nerd" (circa 1950).
March 15, 2021
ides of march
The "Ides" are specifically the fifteenth day of the
months of March, May, July, and October. Julius Caesar
was not warned "beware the Ides of March" back in
44 B.C. It's a misnomer along with two other myths
regarding his assassination.
April 1, 2021
April fools' day
Don't believe everything you read on the internet. But,
just the same, here—as listed on the internet—are ten of
the best April Fools' Day pranks (as compiled by Todd
April 4, 2021
Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Alleluia!
May 12, 2021
Celebrate the day by creating your own limerick. Edward
Lear would be proud. Who's Edward Lear?
May 23, 2021
The seventh Sunday after Easter:
On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
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