Communique #11 – Community Life
National Chairperson of Community Life Marie Rackley, February 6, 2020.
Here it is February already though it seems Christmas was just yesterday. Time certainly does move quickly these days. Soon we will be preparing for the Season of Lent with the beginning of Ash Wednesday on February 26th. A time of year to reflect on faith and the journey taken to enrich our souls.
On August 16, 2019, Public Safety Canada released its 2018 Human Trafficking Consultations Report, Building a Safe and Resilient Canada. Download the 38-page document from publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/2018-hmn-trffckng-cnslttns-rprt/2018-hmn-trffckng-cnslttns-rprt-en.pdf.
World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations President General Maria Lia Zervino, Servidora, informed that, “Pope Francis has asked, that on February 8, the feast of St. Bakhita, we reflect and pray to fight against this scourge… This day has been declared by the Holy Father as the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking.” There is not much time to make people aware, but please do the best you can.
Canada Summer Jobs
As of January 30, 2020, the federal government announced it is accepting applicants for the Canada Summer Jobs program until February 24, 2020. Review the program and application overview at canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.html. Let the government know if you are satisfied with this year’s application.
May Our Lady of Good Counsel continue to bless you in your daily work.