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Up Next: Monday, May 21, 2018  6:30 pm

St. Vincent DePaul School conference rm, Elma NY

Dan Toper St Luke's Mission of Mercy

Stay tuned - big changes are in the works for the school.   New times, new locations, new days!


These will be workshops with lunch provided. Details coming soon. 

School of Leaders October 2017 discussion of Palanca

by Deacon Gary Terrana

What is palanca?  What is a palanca letter?  A palanca letter is one that is sent to the candidates and team, informing them of the prayers and sacrifices that you are offering to God on their behalf.  A letter may be sent explaining what type of palanca is being offered, but the letter is NOT the palanca.  The actual palanca is the action - intercessory prayer, sacrifice, or works of mercy, and it can be done without writing a letter.

On Monday January 15, 2018 Deacon Don Weigle spoke about Catholic Social Teaching.  (CST) has often been described as our “best kept secret.” However, the Catholic Church has a long, rich tradition of teaching on social issues that range from the rights of workers to care for the environment. This presentation will discuss the foundations of CST, its themes and teachings, and the implications for our daily lives. 

Here are Deacon Weigle's talk papers

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