Praying Together

Screen_Shot_2021-03-30_at_10.27.45_PM.pngJune 20, 2021 - In collaboration with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB-MRS), Roundtable is helping organize and support interfaith prayer services for and with refugees on World Refugee Day (June 20, 2021). Each service will be conducted by a local network, coalition or resettlement site that chooses to participate.  Below is a list of host locations, who will be praying publicly for the well-being of refugees in our country: 

1.) Albany, NY
Contact Person: Dcn. Walter Ayers, Diocese of Albany
Date/Time/Location: TBD

2.) New Brunswick, NJ
Contact Person: Maya Wahrman, Interfaith RISE
Date/Time/Location: June 17 at 7 PM ET via Zoom 

3.) Cincinnati, OH
Contact Person: Andrew Musgrave, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Date/Time/Location: June 20 at 2 PM ET via Zoom 

4.) Chicago, IL
Contact Person: Fr. Corey Brost, Viator House of Hospitality
Date/Time/Location: June 16 from 7:30 - 8:30 PM CT via Zoom

5.) Cleveland, OH
Contact Person: Kelly Davis and Dcn. Paul Kipfstuhl, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Cleveland
Date/Time/Location: pre-recorded service; link will be available soon.

6.) Knoxville, TN
Contact Person: Drocella Mugorewera, Bridge Refugee Services, Inc.
Date/Time/Location: June 6 at Bridge Refugee Services, Inc., 4420 Whittle Springs Road, Knoxville

7.) Milwaukee, WI 
Contact Person: Dean Daniels, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Date/Time/Location: June 20 at 10 AM CT at the Lynden Sculpture Gardens, 2145 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee followed by a virtual event at 2 PM CT via Facebook Live

8.) New Orleans, LA
Contact Person: Kevin Fitzpatrick, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Date/Time/Location: June 2 at 6 PM CT at Notre Dame Seminary Chapel, 2901 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans

9.) New York, NY
Contact Person: Anna DiGiuseppe and Tom Dobbins, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
Date/Time/Location: June 20 at 2 PM ET for a virtual prayer service followed by the 5th World Refugee Day Music Fesitval at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn 

Monthly Prayer Opportunities

Monthly_Prayer_Image.JPGJune 29, 2021 - The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in gratitude for His merciful heart and His redeeming love for everyone.  This month's prayer opportunity will be facilitated by Roundtable's summer intern, Isaac Gradl from Princeton University, who will guide us in reflecting upon St. Faustina's Diaries and an adaptation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  Hope to see you there!

Topic: Sacred Heart Reflection
Facilitator: Isaac Gradl, Princeton University
When: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 2 PM ET/1 PM CT/12 PM MT/11 AM PT

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 4309 6338

May 24, 2021 -  Dr. Chris Miller from the Council on Mental Health led us in prayer honoring Mental Health Awareness Month utilizing the following resources:

Additional prayer resources from our colleauges

Bread for the WorldFinding Hope, Ending Hunger on Both Sides of the Border

Catholic Relief ServicesLead the Way on Hunger: A Solidarity Prayer Service and Reflection (En español)

Dorothy Day Guild
Charged with forwarding her canonization, the Guild and Roundtable prayed, Hope in Hard Times: A Novena with Dorothy Day from September 16-24. Over the course of its traditional nine days, we “spiritually gathered” (in the words of Pope Francis), invoking Dorothy’s presence and example. On the ninth day, Roundtable members gathered virtually to pray the final reflection and prayer together. Below are the daily reflections, which were shared via email to Roundtable members:

Day 1 - pdfSolidarity
Day 2 - pdfHealthcare Workers
Day 3 - pdfGenerosity and Those Who Have Lost Work
Day 4 - pdfEssential Workers
Day 5 - pdfThe Marginalized
Day 6 - pdfJustice
Day 7 - pdfFaith Communities
Day 8 - pdfNon-violence
Day 9 - Hope and Delight

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