For many, summer offers an opportunity to enjoy the blessings of family. Peggy’s sister Jonie from Atlanta, an occasional CMC contributor, shares the Call Me Catholic Countdown this week which is “the top five things family teaches us about God.”
The definition of family reaches beyond our own nuclear family. Our parish community is an extension of family and we need to relate to fellow parishioners with the same personal concern and love that we do our own immediate family members. Robert Zimmer and Tom Johnson are the founders of the St. Joachim Parish Cancer Ministry, a model they established 11 years ago for reaching out to and supporting cancer patients in their faith community . They discuss why other Catholic communities across the country have looked to their model for inspiration.
Robert Zimmer and Tom Johnson continue their discussion of how Catholic parishes can serve cancer patients in their faith community. Listeners are invited to call in with their comments or questions.
Peggy and her sister, Jonie, discuss the key components of a good family reunion.