Lourdes students talk in California
Three seniors at Lourdes Catholic School in Nogales traveled recently to northern California to share their stories of life on the border and discuss the issue of immigration with students at two Jesuit high schools.
Carolina Romero, Andrea Coronado and Antonio Iraztorsa visited Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose and St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco.
The students are part of the Kino Teens at Lourdes who are affiliated with the work of the Jesuit-led Kino Border Initiative. They have received several grants to support their work which includes partnership with the KBI in Nogales and with St. Vincent de Paul in Tucson.
This trip was funded by a grant from the California Providence of the Society of Jesus, which seeks to promote leadership skills among high school students and at the same time to advocate for migration issues. The Kino Teens were accompanied by Father Peter Neeley, S.J., of the Kino Border Initiative, and David Troelsch, a teacher at Lourdes.
Retreat for youths
Looking for a chance to get away and reflect on your life as a young Catholic? Want to meet other young people throughout the Diocese? Join in a weekend at a “Search for Christian Maturity Retreat” for the opportunity to strengthen your faith, learn more about yourself and deepen your relationship with Jesus – and have a great time! Juniors and seniors who are least 16 are invited March 2-4 to St. Odilia Parish. Cost is $40. Contact Bridgette Gomez-Munoz at 520-795-2977 or Julie Machen at 520-250-1299.
The fourth annual Footprints Forever On Our Hearts 5K Memorial Walk to support families who have lost a child will be held on Sunday, March 18, at Tucson’s Reid Park. Participants will sign-in at 7:30 a.m. at the ramada behind the Hi Corbett Stadium on the south end, between stadium and ball fields. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Money raised at the event goes towards the Footprints Forever On Our Hearts Support group held once a month at Most Holy Trinity Parish, and other special charities in memory of deceased children.
A $15 donation is asked for the walk, and for $20 the walker gets a T-shirt.
If a family has a foundation, scholarship fund, hospital, organization or a specific cause in memory of their child, half of any pledge money they raise can go to that entity, provided at least $100 is raised.
For more information contact Terri Gastellum at 520- 83-2671 or visit www.esoelisa.com to pre-register, and/or print pledge form.
On death penalty
The Coalition of Arizonans to Abolish the Death Penalty is sponsoring a Tucson appearance by Sister Helen Prejean, regarded as one of the nation’s foremost and respected advocates for the abolition of the death penalty.
Sister Helen will be the featured speaker on Feb. 19 at the Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. The program, which runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m., is open to the public and costs $10.
The program will be followed by a short New Orleans-style procession downtown, which is free and open to the public.
The seventh annual golf tournament to benefit Santa Cruz Catholic School in Tucson will be staged on Saturday, March 24, at Del Ulrich Golf Course, 600 S. Alvernon Way.
Registration is $70, or $280 per team, until Feb. 24, then it is $75 and $300 per team. This includes green fees, cart and lunch.
All money raised will be used to support the students’ educational programs, especially the technology program.
Prizes will be awarded for golf prowess and there will be door prizes, raffles and an auction.
For more information, contact Sally at 520-622-1163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.