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April 2019

 

Do not abandon yourselves to despair.
We are the
Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.

St. John Paul II (Polish saint and pope, 1920-2005)

 

Special Interest

Highlights

India's Newest Saint
Aletia

Meet St. Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, who was elevated to sainthood on February 12, 2019. St. Mariam Thresia founded the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family (CHF), was known to experience ecstasies and levitations, bore the stigmata, was tormented by diabolical attacks and vexations, and is responsible for numerous miraculous favors. Her feast day will be June 8. Read...

Quick guide to delete yourself from the internet
Emily
Daily Infographic

Do you know who has your info and how they got it? If you're thinking about taking your personal info into your own hands, here's how to delete yourself from the internet (or at least, 99% of it). Read...  

The 10,000 Year Clock
Kevin Kelly
The Long Now Foundation

Board member, Kevin Kelly, of the Long Now Foundation has written "There is a Clock ringing deep inside a mountain. It is a huge Clock, hundreds of feet tall, designed to tick for 10,000 years. Every once in a while the bells of this buried Clock play a melody. Each time the chimes ring, it’s a melody the Clock has never played before ... The Clock is real. It is now being built inside a mountain in western Texas." Read...

 

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Easter greetings and blessings to all!
The Office of Education,
Recruitment and Formation Staff

 

Featured this month ...

Learn about some of the principles of being a "high reliability organization" in the fight against child abuse at Child Protection

There's information from USCIS on courthouse arrests, locating detainees, and immigration scams at Immigration Resources

Discover a new assist for dyslexic readers at Health & Wellness

Grants have been issued for numerous of events and purposes as listed at On the Trail

There's a new edition of the Visa Holder's Handbook and an update on the Visa Holder's Seminar at Immigration Alerts

Find listings of events from April through September at Datebook Plus

If you would like an issue placed on the agenda for the April 26 OEFC Meeting, please refer to the OEFC Minutes page

Moving ahead ...

April 1, 2019
National One Cent Day
Pennywise and dollar foolish, a penny for your thoughts, and penny candy all have a place in our memories. Here are some facts about the memorable currency. Read...

April 21, 2019
Easter Sunday
The greatest of all Sundays, Easter ... Alleluia! For a brief overview on the meaning and liturgical norms for this most glorious Sunday, visit the USCCB website.

April 22, 2019
Earth Day
Catholic Climate Covenant has a downloadable one-hour education program available to assist in marking this day. The program includes prayers, readings, a short video and suggested activities. Visit On June 15, thousands of people around the world will unite with one common passion—juggling! Visit the International Jugglers Association's website for video instructions on learning simple to more complex juggling tricks plus information on this year's Juggling Festival in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on June 24-30. Visit...

April 27 - May 18, 2019
CTU Biblical & Study Program
Experience the Holy Lands of the Bible unlike any other. Your guide will be Fr. vanThanh Nguyen, SVD. Details...

May 1, 2019
Annual Accountability StatementS
The Annual Accountability Statement (AAS) program for fiscal year 2018-19 is about to begin. If you've already completed five days of ongoing education activities, you can submit your Statement now. Details and the form can be found at Accountability...

May 13, 2019
Leprechaun Day
Because leprechauns only make rare appearances—busy guarding their pot of gold, I suppose—here are ten things you probably didn't know about them.
Find out...

June 15, 2019
World Juggling Day
On June 15, thousands of people around the world will unite with one common passion—juggling! Visit the International Jugglers Association's website for video instructions on learning simple to more complex juggling tricks plus information on this year's Juggling Festival in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on June 24-30. Visit...

 

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