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Sister Janet Schaeffler's New Books Focus on Advent, Teaching Children about Jesus

September 12, 2017, Detroit – Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, prolific author and speaker on adult faith formation and religious education, recently published two new books. 

A Glorious Light Is Coming, a collection of prayers and reflections for Advent 2017, offers daily reminders on how to look for sparks of God’s light and love in the darkest of hours. Sister Janet’s second new book, How to Talk to Children about Jesus, gives parents practical tips on how to discuss with their children Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and major teachings, and suggests family activities and prayers. 

A retreat leader and a consultant for catechists and adult faith formation leaders, Sister Janet also once served as Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit. She is a recipient the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) Distinguished Service Award.

Sister Janet’s new books can be ordered online through the links provided above or through the Weber Shop at Weber Retreat and Conference Center, 517-266-4035 or webershop@adriandominicans.org.



Sister Donna Markham, OP, CCUSA President, Announces Mobile Unit for Disaster Relief

September 5, 2017, San Antonio, Texas – Sister Donna Markham, OP, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), announced at a press conference in late August the agency’s new Disaster Mobile Response Center vehicle. On Labor Day, Sister Donna was in San Antonio to present almost $2 million to Catholic Charities agencies that are responding to the needs of the people in Houston impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting floods. The Disaster Mobile Response Center vehicle was also sent, loaded with supplies.

Catholic Charities USA is the U.S. Catholic Church’s official domestic relief agency.

Watch coverage by EWTN of Sister Donna’s press conference. For more information on the Disaster Mobile Response Center vehicle and CCUSA’s response to Hurricane Harvey, click here. The article also includes a link to a donation page to help the people of Houston.



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