AUSCP E-Bulletin

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 4, 2024

“Thus says the Lord:
Share your bead with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless; clothe the naked when you see them, and do not turn your back on your own.”

(Isaiah 58:7)

Register NOW for the 2024 AUSCP Annual Assembly!

Registration is available online, or by check.

Send checks to: AUSCP, PO Box 676, Tiffin, OH 44883

Access Online Assembly Registration Form HERE.

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OR, call 800-233-1234 and ask for Code G-ACPX .

It is the time of Year for Membership Renewal

January was the month for AUSCP membership renewal. The yearly membership fee is $60 for priest members. We encourage Friends to support our work, but there is no set fee for Friends. We appreciate your membership! Please stay with us by renewing at this link at your earliest convenience, if you have not already renewed for 2024:

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Upcoming Webinars

There are several new webinars scheduled over the next three months. Be sure to take a look and consider signing up. NB. The AUSCP Women in the Church Group is looking for more priests to join their February 7th interactive webinar. Please check your schedule and see if you can join them on Zoom.

What Happened at the Synod? The Call to Dialogue on Co-responsibility and Women’s Participation in Our Church

Hosted by the AUSCP Women in the Church Working Group

Join this special Conversation in the Spirit featuring Cynthia Bailey Manns, DMin, Bishop John Stowe, and YOU!

February 7th, 2024, 3:00- 4:30 PM EST

Why show up? What is in it for me? The Synodal Synthesis calls us to “find ways to involve the clergy (deacons, priests, bishops) more actively in the synodal process during the course of the next year.” Also, it asks us “to promote a church in which men and women dialogue together.” This February 7th online gathering is a wonderful opportunity to gather with women, priests, deacons, and friends of AUSCP. Together, let us create space for the Holy Spirit to move as we live in synodality.

Register by clicking HERE.


AUSCP Zoom Discussion Series on Racism

This program is part of the three-year strategic plan to combat racism provided by the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests Anti-racism Team. All are welcome and you may invite others to join. You need not have attended previous sessions and may switch between these sessions as you wish.

Year 3 Task: Dismantle Structural and Deeply Systemic Racism in our American Society

Two sessions will be offered: Wednesday afternoons and Thursday evenings:

Wednesday February 14, 21, 28, & March 6 (2:30-4:00 PM ET) or

Thursday February 15, 22, 29, & March 7 (7:30-9:00 PM ET)

The sessions will be moderated by Rev. John Judie and Susan and Paul Sherman.

Contact Paul ( to register.



Wednesdays, February 21, 28 and March 6, 13, 2024.

4-5pm ET followed with 30-45 minutes of further discussion.

Host: Fr. Bob Bonnot Presenter: Dr. Joe Torma

Constitution on SACRED LITURGY, Sacrosanctum Concilium

Sacred Liturgy was the first Vatican II conciliar constitution developed and adopted by the Council in 1963. It established several adjustments for Restoration of the Liturgy, especially the Eucharist. This 4-part webinar offers an apt preparation … for the Eucharistic Revival the Church in America is holding during a National Eucharistic Congress from July 17-21, 2024. Other developments regarding Liturgy in the Constitution include the Mystery of Eucharist, Sacraments and Sacramentals, the Divine Office used by many, the organization of the Liturgical Year, Sacred Music, Art and Furnishings used in various liturgical places. This Webinar can help many persons to refresh their liturgical practice and spirituality.

Register by clicking HERE.


What is Asylum?

Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 3 pm EST / 2 pm CST

Michael Richard, the Legal Director of Immigration Services for the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, will offer a thought provoking webinar which will help one better understand asylum law and the reasons individuals seek protection under asylum. This a current topic as tens of thousands of individuals from around the world are seeking asylum in the United States in order to save their lives. There will be a short period for questions after the presentation. The AUSCP Working Group on Immigration is hosting the webinar.

Register by clicking HERE.


Other Webinars and Activities that might be of interest:

Salt, Light, and Leaven: Living Our Faith in a Democracy

Monday, February 5, 7 PM EST – Zoom

Speaker: John Carr, Founder and past director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Georgetown University

John Carr will offer reflections on the mission of Catholics in public life, the political and ecclesial context, and some directions and dangers in this election year for our nation and Church. This will be followed by involvement of participants. Sponsored by Association of Pittsburgh Priests (APP).

Register at: https://www.associationofpittsburghpriests


Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Thursday, February 8, 4pm ET

Webinar Trip Report: The Way Forward for Middle East Peace.

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns Director Susan Gunn and JPIC Co-Director for the Franciscan Friars Russ Testa will speak about their visit to Israel-Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon, where they met with Christian leaders and others working for peace in the Israel-Gaza war, as part of a delegation organized by Churches for Middle East Peace in January 2024. In the webinar they will share what they observed:

Click here to register for the zoom and to receive a recording.

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