Take a Break Tuesdays


June 2, 2020 at 1pm EDT: Connecting

Mary Carlton leads the group in discussing what community looks like post missionary experience. What do we gain from living and being in community while in service? How does that shape our connection to others once our time in service ends? Where are you finding community in your daily life?

Mary is a former volunteer with Rostro de Cristo (2009-10) where she served in Ecuador. She is now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago and works as an individual mental health therapist with a focus on trauma. 

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June 16, 2020 at 1pm EDT: Inspiring

Sr. Joanna of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, invites current volunteer, Honorine, to share her unique and inspiring perspective on her personal experience of choosing to do service work. Honorine will speak to her current situation and how it has impacted her life and the life of those around her through her time in mission.

Sr. Joanna is the Director of the St. Joseph Worker Program in California. 

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June 30, 2020 at 1pm EDT: Remembering

JoAnn McCaffrey joins the series and brings a very special and unique perspective to sharing and remembering our times in service. JoAnn will discuss ways to process a memory, whether painful and in need of healing or joyful and in need of celebrating.

JoAnn McCaffrey is a returned missioner (a life-long missioner) and author whose beloved book, At Home in the Journey: Theological Reflection for Missioners in Transition, has been a staple for many missionaries as they return from their time in service.

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July 21, 2020 at 1pm EDT: Integrating

Katie Mulembe will lead this session and hold a casual conversation between three returned missioners about the unexpected ways that mission informs their daily lives.

Katie works as the Associate Director for Catholic Volunteer Network, a nonprofit organization supporting over 150 volunteer and mission programs. She spent three years serving as a lay missioner in Zambia with the Franciscan Mission Service, where she worked with local grassroots organizations supporting child health, nutrition, and education.

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