Social Justice Actions
Following the exhortation of our foundress, Nano Nagle, to love one another and to spend ourselves for the poor, Presentation Sisters are committed to and actively engaged in the following Social Justice Actions: Ending Human Trafficking, Combating Climate Change, and Advocating for Immigrant & Ethnic Communities.
The recent mass shootings in our country impel us to once again beg all citizens and all elected leaders to end the rampant rage and division that have overpowered the nation and too often result in mass, indiscriminate violence. We stand with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in their recent call for an end to gun violence.
Often in life, people need the support of others. Our older sisters pray for others as their ministry. If you have a personal need, special request, or other prayer intention for which you would like the Sisters of the Presentation to pray, please click on the button below to submit a request for prayers, intentions or a chapel enrollment to have the sisters join you in prayer for an occasion or through a time of sadness.
Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco is a designated 501 (c) 3 organization, tax ID#: 942209052. Contributions can be made towards a specific ministry or fund or applied in the areas with the most need. Current giving opportunities include Legacy Giving, Matching Gifts, DAF Direct, and more.
RESOURCES FOR HOLY WEEK
As we approach the virtual liturgical celebration of Holy Week, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York has created a Pastoral Letter titled: The Great Week: A Pilgrimage with the Lord in Holy Week. It is a user-friendly synthesis of Holy Week and Sacred Triduum Liturgical Theology, Spirituality, and History designed to show the relationship between the Sacred Liturgies and Catholic Evangelization. This document is in English and Spanish.
Loretto Friends of the Presentation Sisters Annual Luncheon - Update
Memories of Guatemala, A Place One Needs to See to Know by Sister Ellen Cafferty, PBVM, was published in the December issue of the Global Sisters Report, an independent, non-profit source of news and information about Catholic sisters and the critical issues facing the people they serve. In the article, Sister Ellen reflects on her 28 year ministry in the parish of Jesus Nipalakin, just north of Guatemala City, sharing memories from her time there and providing critical information about the actual conditions in the country and current issues facing immigrants. Sister Ellen has long been an advocate for the people of Guatemala and other Central American countries, and has given several talks on the subject including an address before the 13th Conference of United Nations' Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Click here to read the article.
Presentation Associates Epiphany Day Celebration
On January 5, 2020, the Associates held their annual Epiphany Day Celebration. This year, Loretta Nekota chaired the event. She planned a day both serious and fun. On the serious side, we all shared mass in the Chapel. In keeping with the theme of the journey of the Magi to find Jesus, Associate Pat Hageman reflected on her faith journey. Associate Jane Hetherington led us in prayer on the same theme. Read More.