Welcome to our Mission Corner!
S. Jean Amore, CSJ, Ed.D., Vice President for Mission and Academics at Sacred Heart Academy, will share thoughts and updates on the Mission of the schools of the Sisters of St. Joseph and other important Church and world issues. Visitors are invited to read, reflect and join us in prayer.
Let Us “Share the Journey”
On September 27, 2017 Pope Francis will launch a two-year global campaign to support migrants around the world. The focus will be to dispel widespread fear of newcomers and to raise awareness of why so many people are compelled to leave their homes at this time in history. Pope Francis’ hope is to inspire communities to build relationships with refugees and immigrants and to love their neighbors in their own country and around the world.
Parishes, schools, and community organizations are being asked to surface ways of witnessing the Gospel message and God’s inclusive love for all, especially those who flee their homes and their countries to escape violence, lawlessness and living in fear. These are the people throughout the world and in the United States that Pope Francis embraces and asks us to do the same.
October 7 through 13 is kick-off week for the “Share the Journey” campaign. The Sacred Heart Community will be planning ways to share the journey of immigrants and refugees by praying and by working with organizations that are part of Pope Francis’ call to each of us to “love your neighbor.”
Please join us in praying frequently the prayer for the Global Migration Campaign prepared by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services.
Adonai, Lord and Master,
many are the journeys your people have taken:
Abraham’s journey led from fear to understanding;
Moses’ journey led from bondage to liberty;
the disciples’ journey led from death to new life.
Even today, your people journey –
Immigrants and refugees, pilgrims and nomads,
searching for hope,
searching for opportunity,
searching for peace,
searching for you.
Lord, I know that I too am called to journey.
Yet too many times, I have heard your call,
and my feet have remained unmoved.
Continue to call me
beyond my comfort and into encounter.
And when I meet a companion on the road,
may we find you in each other’s embrace.
Let us share the journey. Amen.
S. Jean Amore, CSJ
Vice President for Mission and Academics