News Notes – March 13, 2014

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Archdiocesan communications director resigns

Sarah Mealey, director of the archdiocesan Office of Communications, has resigned, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced March 10.

“I am thankful for Sarah’s tremendously self-sacrificing service to this local Church,” Archbishop John Nienstedt said. “She has made a great contribution through her dedicated efforts.” Mealey assumed her responsibilities with the archdiocese in April 2012.

“Sarah is a woman of deep faith and incredible talent,” Father Charles Lachowitzer, archdiocesan vicar general and moderator of the curia, said in a statement March 10. “She will be greatly missed. In Sarah’s communication with the archbishop and her team, she expressed a desire to spend more time with her family.”

During her time with the archdiocese, Mealey led the reorganization of The Catholic Spirit, spearheaded a soon-to-launch refresh of the archdiocesan websites, and played a key role in the development and rollout of the Rediscover: evangelization and catechesis initiative.

The search for a new director of the Office of Communications will begin as soon as possible, Father Lachowitzer said.

Center for Mission’s Living Water project

After Easter, the Archdiocesan Center for Mission will launch its Living Water program to benefit the Diocese of Kitui, Kenya.

The program, which was piloted in a few parishes and schools last year, builds on the pillars of the Global Solidarity Partnership the archdiocese has had with the Diocese of Kitui for the past 10 years — the mutual sharing of faith, resources and our lives with one another.

Immediately after Easter, each parish or school participating will receive a Living Water calendar with information, prayers and encouragement, and a Living Water bottle to collect change for each person. Money collected will be used to help build much-needed earthen dams to hold rainwater in Kitui.

There is no cost to participate, but materials must be ordered by March 19. For information about participating in the program, call the Center for Mission at (651) 291-4504.


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