July 31, 2020, Detroit, Michigan – Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, author and speaker on religious education and adult faith formation, released her most recent book, We Gather Together, through Twenty-Third Publications.
We Gather Together is designed to guide both parish religious educators and parents to offer meaningful experiences to children preparing for their First Communion. Sister Janet includes prayers and activities to teach children about topics such as the Mass, the Eucharist as thanksgiving, and God’s love. She also guides parents as they continue the lessons that their children learn in formal religious education classes.
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 has written numerous books and resources for catechists, including Spirituality for Catechists and The Creed: A Catechist’s Guide. She also writes annual Advent reflection booklets.
We Gather Together is available for purchase through Twenty-Third Publications.
Note: This statement has been edited to include the most recent mitigation protocols.
March 13, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – As U.S. public health officials on March 9 called for stricter measures of social distancing to mitigate the accelerating community spread of COVID-19 in the United States, the Adrian Dominican Sisters took immediate steps to join in the national effort. Since then, the Congregation has continued to increase its efforts in mitigating the spread.
Effective June 17 through December 31:
Effective May 1 through June 30:
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Effective March 20:
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Effective March 10, the Congregation has suspended:
A task force comprised of the Congregation’s Administrator and lay leaders of the Motherhouse campus are meeting daily to monitor the pandemic and to develop effective mitigation protocols and implement new measures as needed. As conditions warrant, these suspensions may be modified.
The Adrian Dominican Sisters join with people around the world in prayer for the victims of the coronavirus, their families, and all healthcare workers who are courageously serving on the frontlines of this pandemic. In their letter to the community announcing this “prudential preventative action,” the five members of the General Council wrote that the measures were being implemented “for the common good of our own community and the larger communities in which we live and serve.”