Flag Day is observed on June 14.
The annual G-7 Summit is June 19-20 in Cologne, Germany. The leaders of the world's most powerful nations will meet to discuss issues of common concern, and this year, debt relief for the world's poorest countries is on the top of their agenda.
Father's Day is June 20.
High school and college graduations continue through June. This is the time to highlight Catholic education, religious graduation festivities, and Church leaders receiving honorary degrees.
The month of June traditionally signifies the beginning of wedding season. Diocesan marriage policies, including the need for marriage preparation and recommendations for wedding music can be promoted.
The 1999 Directory of Catholic Communication Personnel is available for $7.00. To order, please send a FAX to the USCC Department of Communication, 202-541-3173, or 202-541-3129.
The 1999 Membership Photo Directory of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops is available for $19.95 each plus $3.50 shipping and handling for the first four. To order, please send a FAX to the USCC Department of Communication at 202-541-3173 or 202-541-3129.
REMINDER: The United States Catholic Conference has released a video based on the document Renewing the Mind of the Media. It is a tool for parish and diocesan groups to use to address concerns about portrayals of sex and violence in the media. Copies of this document and video can be obtained through the Office of Publishing and Promotion Services at 1-800-235-8722. (The English version of the book is publication #5-286 for $3.95 plus shipping and handling, Spanish version is #5-805. English only brochure is #5-241 for $.75 plus shipping and handling. Video will be on sale for $14.95 plus shipping and handling, #5-332.)
ALERT: Please be advised that this year's June meeting of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops is not a business meeting. This meeting is one of the Bishop's regularly scheduled meetings for spiritual retreat and reflection. It will not be open to media coverage. The fall meeting will take place as usual in Washington, D.C., November 15-18.
ALERT: The National Catholic Gathering for Jubilee Justice will be held in Los Angeles on July 15-18. This is the largest gathering for justice in the history of the U.S. Church. Workshops will address more than 100 topics, including racism, the environment, health care, non-violence, parish social ministry, liturgy and worship, debt forgiveness, sweatshops, immigration, euthanasia and other pro-life issues, education for justice and Catholic identity. For further information, request the 24-page registration book by phoning or faxing the Jubilee Justice Office, phone: 202-541-3149, fax: 202-541-3351, or go to www.nccbuscc.org/jubileejustice.
The following dioceses can be reached by E-mail: ALASKA: Fairbanks, Juneau. ARIZONA: Phoenix, Tucson. CALIFORNIA: Monterey, Oakland, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose. COLORADO: Colorado Springs, Denver. CONNECTICUT: Hartford, Bridgeport, Norwich. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Washington. FLORIDA: Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Venice. GEORGIA: Atlanta, Savannah. HAWAII: Honolulu. IDAHO: Boise. ILLINOIS: Chicago, Joliet, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield. INDIANA: Evansville, Forth Wayne-South Bend, Indianapolis, Lafayette. IOWA: Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Sioux City. KANSAS: Kansas City in Kansas. KENTUCKY: Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro. LOUISIANA: Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Houma-Thibodaux, Lafayette, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Shreveport. MAINE: Portland. MARYLAND: Baltimore. MASSACHUSETTS: Boston, Melkite Diocese of Newton, Springfield. MICHIGAN: Detroit, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Marquette, Saginaw. MINNESOTA: Crookston, New Ulm, St. Cloud, St. Paul and Minneapolis, Winona. MARYLAND: Baltimore. MISSISSIPPI: Jackson. MISSOURI: Jefferson City, Kansas City-St. Joseph, St. Louis, Springfield-Cape Girardeau. MONTANA: Great Falls-Billings, Helena. NEBRASKA: Omaha. NEVADA: Las Vegas. NEW HAMPSHIRE: Manchester. NEW JERSEY: Camden, Newark, Passaic, Paterson, Trenton. NEW MEXICO: Las Cruces. NEW YORK: Brooklyn, Buffalo, New York, Ogdensburg. Rochester, Rockville Centre; Syracuse. NORTH CAROLINA: Charlotte, Raleigh. NORTH DAKOTA: Bismarck, Fargo. OHIO: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo. OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma City, Tulsa. OREGON: Baker, Portland. PENNSYLVANIA: Altoona-Johnstown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Scranton. RHODE ISLAND: Providence. SOUTH CAROLINA: Charleston. SOUTH DAKOTA: Rapid City, Sioux Falls. TENNESSEE: Memphis. TEXAS: Amarillo, Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Lubbock, San Angelo, Victoria. VERMONT: Burlington. VIRGINIA: Richmond. WASHINGTON: Seattle, Spokane, Yakima. WEST VIRGINIA: Wheeling-Charleston. WISCONSIN: Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, La Crosse. WYOMING: Cheyenne.
If any communications director wants to be added to the list, please e-mail Sr. Mary Ann Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.