Pope Francis at Mass

Posted on May 22, 2019

Pope Francis at Mass: “The peace of Jesus is like the calm of a deep sea.” by Vatican News

In his homily during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis reflected on the gift of peace promised by Christ to His Apostles as He prepared to leave them. That peace does not come from the world, but from the Holy Spirit. It remains during...

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RED TEAM Day on Crane Avenue

Posted on May 22, 2019

During one of the very few sunny days in May, realtors from Keller Williams NY Realty in White Plains took the day off to go to work for the Sisters of the Divine Compassion, as well as other non-profit organizations in and around Westchester County.

 

Keller Williams’ RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is the company...

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Our Lady of Mt Carmel School Celebrates 90 years!

Posted on May 15, 2019

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Elmsford is celebrating 90 years of outstanding elementary education offered by the Sisters of the Divine Compassion. Alumni/alumnae, parishioners and friends are all cordially invited to a weekend filled with nostalgia, good will and looking forward to 90 more years! 

Here are the highlights:

90th Anniversary Reunion Weekend

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019 TO SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2019

Friday 6:3...

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PCC is a Place Where Hearts Connect and Lives are Transformed

Posted on May 15, 2019

PRESTON CENTER OF COMPASSION COUNSELING SERVICES was begun in 1992 on the Preston High School campus, in response to the need for quality, affordable psychotherapy services and counseling, where Bronx women, children, adolescents, and families felt trust and confidence.

In 1994, PCC responded to the needs of local Bronx families during the summer months for affordable safe recreational programs for their children and began PCC SUMMER RECREATIONAL...

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Pope Francis attends an interreligious prayer meeting for peace in Sofia

Posted on May 6, 2019

Sofia, Nezavisimost Square

Monday, 6 May 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

         We have prayed for peace in words inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi, who was so greatly in love with God the Creator and Father of all.  A love that he showed with similar passion and deep respect for the beauty of creation and for...

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Food Donations Abound in Dover Plains

Posted on May 6, 2019

The RDC Center of Compassion in Dover Plains has much to be thankful for! First, Bechtel and Cricket Valley Energy generously donated over 400 boxes of Girl Scout cookies for their food pantry!!!  And they extend a thank you to Girl Scout Troop 10057 in Dover Plains for assigning their donated cookies to the Center. Laura Cantinieri and Suzanne Courtien are their wonderful troop leaders! They are also fortunate to...

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PHS Dance Marathon!

Posted on April 27, 2019

On April 16, Compassion Connection hosted their biggest event of the year, Dance Marathon! At this event, over 100 students participated in Zumba, Just Dance, Wii Sports and received snacks, baked goods and other refreshments for just $10 (all of which were donated to charity!). This year's event was very special, since Compassion Connection was able to raise over $2,000 for Lamp Ministries, an...

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Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Message

Posted on April 22, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter!

Today the Church renews the proclamation made by the first disciples: “Jesus is risen!” And from mouth to mouth, from heart to heart, there resounds a call to praise: “Alleluia, Alleluia!” On this morning of Easter, the perennial youth of the Church and of humanity as a whole, I would like to address each of you in...

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Pope Francis on Palm Sunday

Posted on April 14, 2019

Pope Francis during Mass on Palm Sunday tells the faithful, “there is no negotiating with the cross: one either embraces it or rejects it. By his self-abasement, Jesus wanted to open up to us the path of faith and to precede us on that path.”

By Lydia O’Kane, Vatican News

Thousands of pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square for...

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PHS Feeds the Hungry for Lent

Posted on April 13, 2019

Compassion Connection has reached the final week of sandwich making for Lent! Throughout this school year, Compassion Connection members and volunteers made over 1,000 sandwiches!   About 500 turkey and cheese sandwiches, and 500 peanut butter and jelly, through Lamp Ministries fed one thousand hungry people!   A HUGE thank you to all those who participated in this project!!! As we approach Holy Week, let's...

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Update on the Fence Ministry

Posted on April 13, 2019

We received an email recently from Ellen Baker, a long-standing and incredibly faithful RDC Associate who is living in Dublin with her husband, James. 

"Just read about the fence on the RDC website….and it answered my prayers and wishes.  For several years now I have had a small ‘cottage’ business making mostly baby sweaters but scarves and now hats as...

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Interactive Discussion and Lecture on Adolescence to be Offered on May 2nd

Posted on April 13, 2019

The RDC Center for Counseling & Human Development will host Adolescence – an interactive discussion on adolescent development and its impact on teens’ physical, social and emotional lives. Presented by Andree Palmgren, LPC, the program will be held at the RDC Center Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the RDC Center, located at 52 North Broadway in White Plains, NY.

This informative program is designed to...

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RDC Counseling Center Offers Free Employment Networking Support Group

Posted on April 13, 2019

The RDC Center for Counseling and Human Development is offering a free, 6-week Employment/Networking Support Group for unemployed, underemployed, 55+, persons returning to work after a long absence, and retirees who want to work part-time.  Topics will include self- assessment, resume preparation, interview skills and mock interviews, as well as networking on sites such as LinkedIn.

The support group will run Mondays, from April 29 through June 10, 2019...

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Pope Francis’ Lenten Message

Posted on March 15, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Each year, through Mother Church, God “gives us this joyful season when we prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed… as we recall the great events that gave us new life in Christ” (Preface of Lent I). We can thus journey from Easter to Easter towards the fulfilment of the salvation we have already received...

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Sr. Jean Noonan, RDC

Posted on March 12, 2019

Sr. Jean Marie Noonan, RDC, (formally Sr. Mary Michael), a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully on March 11, 2019. Sr. Jean was born in Pleasantville, NY in 1924, the daughter of Frank and Elma (Oberholtzer) Noonan. She attended St. Thomas Elementary, Pleasantville and St. Mary's High School, Katonah, NY. Sister received her BA in Biology from Good Counsel College and an MS in Chemistry from St. Joseph's College...

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The Fence Ministry

Posted on February 13, 2019

Some time ago we learned of a generous clothing designer who started something BIG! She took her scarves to a city park and tied them to trees with a little tag: "I am not lost! If you are cold, take me home." Inspired by her, we began to crochet scarves and hats at Sacred Heart Convent in Yonkers, and found the perfect place to hang them - the fence...

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Pope Francis to world’s religious leaders: We build the future together or there will be no future

Posted on February 8, 2019

“There is no alternative: We either build the future together or there will not be a future,” Pope Francis said frankly in an important keynote address to participants at the high-level inter-religious meeting in Abu Dhabi on Feb. 4.

“Religions, in particular, cannot renounce the urgent task of building bridges between peoples and cultures,” he told the 700 representatives of Islam, Christianity, Judaism...

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RDC Center of Compassion Food Pantry

Posted on February 8, 2019

The RDC Center of Compassion Food Pantry helps feed hundreds of individuals every month. Our food pantry provides a private environment that respects your privacy and acknowledges how difficult it is to ask for assistance.  Whenever possible, we offer “Client Choice”, where you can pick brands that you want – the options are not all decided for you.

The face of hunger...

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Preston High School Shows Gratitude!

Posted on February 8, 2019

In an effort to brighten up the lives of the elderly and those in service, the National Honor Society is sponsoring a letter collection to support two charities, Love for the Elderly and Operation Gratitude. Love for the Elderly is a non-profit organization, devoted to providing seniors with the love and appreciation they deserve. Operation Gratitude has a mission of expressing gratitude to those...

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Pope Francis tells Christians to share their gifts with each other

Posted on January 18, 2019

Rome, Italy, Jan 18, 2019 / 12:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News - by Hannah Brockhaus).- The path to Christian unity takes a willingness to acknowledge and share in the gifts other Christian communities have also received, Pope Francis said at an ecumenical Vespers service Friday.

To take the first step toward unity requires humble recognition of the fact that the blessings Catholics and other Christians have received do not...

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