The church organizes listening sessions
COOPERSTOWN — St. Mary’s Church at 31 Elm St. in Cooperstown is participating in synodal listening sessions recommended by Pope Francis and designed to hear questions, hopes and dreams individuals may have for their churches.
According to a press release, the results of the session will be used to help create churches that focus more deeply on communicating with Christ and with each other; those of closeness, compassion and those who listen more attentively. All are encouraged to participate, regardless of religious affiliation or lack thereof.
Sessions will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 in the parish hall behind the church.
To visit rcds.org/Synod and call Pastoral Council President Maureen Murray at 607-547-2853 for more information.
Funding available for themed events
Calvary Hill Ministries will award grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to groups that promote Christian arts and contemplation in 2022.
According to a press release, any 501c3 nonprofit organization can apply.
Promotions may include public concerts, art exhibitions, plays, performing arts or visual arts workshops as well as contemplative workshops and retreats.
Grant applications will be accepted until all funds for 2022 are disbursed. They can be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Calvary Hill Ministries, PO Box 782, Williamsport, PA 17703.
Call Gerald Kabat at 607-432-4926 for more information.