October 2, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, an immigration lawyer, will offer a public presentation on a newly proposed change in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy that would make it harder for people to get legal status in the United States. She explores the implications of this proposal on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. EDT. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
LOCATION CHANGE: This event will be held in the Rose Room of the Dominican Life Center, on the Campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1277 E. Siena Heights Drive in Adrian, Michigan.
The proposed rule would redefine the concept of a “public charge,” which can disqualify people obtaining legal status. Public charges are immigrants who are or are considered likely to be financially dependent on benefits from the U.S. government. Currently, “public charge” grounds apply only to immigrants who receive or are considered likely to receive cash assistance benefits, such as social security. The new proposal expands the “public charge” grounds to non-monetary benefits, such as food stamps, housing assistance, or Medicaid benefits.
Once the proposal is formally published in the Federal Register, the public will have 60 days to submit their comments for or against the proposal.
Learn more about the proposal and its implications for U.S. immigrants and submit comments as soon as possible. Those who cannot attend in person can watch Sister Attracta’s presentation via live stream on the Adrian Dominican Sisters website, www.adriandominicans.org/LiveStream.aspx.
September 22, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Adrian Dominican Sisters Patricia Walter, OP, and Carol Johannes, OP, offer a series of talks exploring the process of aging and two ways to approach it: by denying, resisting, and dreading the process or by embracing it in faith as an invitation to greater fullness of life. NOTE: This series has been cancelled and rescheduled for March 2019, due to unplanned surgery for presenter.
Aging and Spirituality takes place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesdays, October 4, October 18, and November 1 at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.
Sister Patricia has taught and learned from students while teaching at institutions such as Siena Heights University in Adrian; Aquinas Institute of Theology, a Dominican graduate school in St. Louis, Missouri; the Angelicum in Rome; and St. Mary Seminary in Cleveland. Sister Carol has been involved in the ministry of spiritual direction and has conducted workshops, directed retreats, and led groups exploring issues of spirituality. Both are former Prioresses of the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Registration is required, and a goodwill offering will be taken. To register, visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.