In August, approximately 30,000 students will return to school to prepare for lay ministry in the church. They are enrolled in the close to 300 academic and diocesan programs around the country. This may be something to promote as more and more individuals decide to go into the ministry.
The Knights of Columbus annual convention will be in Minneapolis, August 3-5.
The Feast of the Assumption will be celebrated on Sunday, August 15.
Archbishop Alexander Brunett of Seattle, chair of the NCCB Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, will be representing the Church at the Evangelical Lutheran Churchwide Assembly, August 18-22 in Denver.
ALERT: Communications Directors are invited to register to participate in an all-day media relations seminar at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 12, one day prior to the opening of the annual Unda-USA convention. Presented by Barry McLoughlin, President of Barry McLoughlin Associates, issues include understanding the media, succeeding in a media interview, preparing for an interview, handling difficult questions, staying in control, communicating verbally and non-verbally, and overcoming anxiety. Don't miss out on your opportunity to take part in these extraordinary sessions. There is a $35 registration fee. For further information contact the USCC's Department of Communications at 202-541-3200.
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.