The month of September is back to school time for millions of students across the country.
Labor Day is September 6.
Rosh Hashanah is September 11.
The 64th annual National Catechetical Sunday celebration will take place on September 19. The theme is God Our Father - God of Love. To order kits for Catechetical Sunday 1999, call the U.S. bishops' Office for Publishing and Promotion Services (OPPS) at 1-800-235-8722. The cost is $12.95, plus shipping and handling. The publication number for the kit is 5-254. Prayer cards, certificates, and posters are sold separately.
Pope John Paul II visits Slovenia to beatify Bishop Anton Martin Slomsek, September 19.
Yom Kippur is September 20.
The assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will be held in Columbus, OH, August 20-24.
The North American Academy of Ecumenists will meet September 24-26 in Harrisburg, PA. This year's theme is Gathered in Christ: New Companions, New Questions.
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 email@example.com.