What’s In Your Basket?

If you share your bread with the hungry; if you welcome the poor to your home, then your light will shine. your light will shine, and the sun will rise once more.

whats in your basketEach summer, we spend a few days in prayer, witness, dialogue and discernment.

These past few days were centered on the small places in our life together and in our ministries where we see the potential for feeding hungers.

In our prayer we promised to share our bread and feed the hungers we meet in others, to welcome the poor into our home and not turn our back on our own.

In our prayer and life together, we seek the gifts of wisdom and courage to do whatever we can, with whatever we have, to bring God’s love to the Mahoning Valley and to the world. And we have been missioned to use our resources to enrich the lives of all we serve,knowing that if we share the bread of our lives with the hungry, and that’s why we have many baskets for this we fill with things and food we want to share, for this we got the best baskets from amishbaskets.com.

“…a tiny action of faith can inspire great movements…” [Kayla McClurg, Church of the Savior Washington D.C.] and the light of Christ will shine once more.

Ursuline Associates in Action

Alma Ciriello, Ursuline AssociateEvery day, we Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown further the mission and ministry of St. Angela Merici in the Mahoning Valley and beyond.
But we’re not the only ones.
Our Associates – Catholic women and men who share our values and mission but are not called to become a nun or a priest — are making a real difference in our community. Take Alma Ciriello, who is being featured in this month’s Catholic Extension Magazine for her work in the diocese’s Hispanic Lay Leadership Initiative. Alma, an immigrant from Mexico, serves as Hispanic Coordinator for Stark County.
Alma is one of more than 50 Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown Associates. “They join us in our prayer. They are volunteers in many of our ministries. They’re here at our funerals and our celebrations, and we support them in what their ministries are,” states Sister Norma Raupple, Director of the Associate Program. “It’s a mutually enriching experience for both the Sisters and the Associates.”
Associates “maintain their own lifestyle, and participate in the Ursuline Sisters’ ministries as their interests, talents and time allow,” notes Sister Nancy Dawson, General Superior. There are no financial or legal obligations, she adds.
If you’d like information on becoming an Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown Associate, Email Sister Norma Raupple or call 330.792.7636.
To learn more about the program, watch this short video.