AUSCP E-Bulletin

Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 10, 2024

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.

(Eph 2:10)

Catholic Climate Covenant:

Pre-register for our 2024 Earth Day program

The 2024 Earth Day program will focus on the growing problem of plastic pollution and will complement the secular Earth Day theme of “Planet vs. Plastics.” The one-hour program will help your community learn about how plastic production, consumption, and disposal are impacting human and planetary health, and will give you concrete strategies for personal, community, and systemic actions. The Earth Day program can be used on April 22nd or on any day that fits your community’s schedule. Pre-register to receive the program in your inbox by mid-March here.

AUSCP LT Welcomes New Member

A new member was welcomed at the February 27th meeting of the AUSCP Leadership Team (LT). Fr. Robert Lisowski, CSC, was appointed by the LT to complete the term of a member who was elected, but has not been able to fulfill his commitment due to a change in assignment.

Fr. Robert, (ordained in 2020), is a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross and the assistant superior of the Holy Cross community at the University of Notre Dame. He serves as rector of Baumer Hall. He is also chaplain to the track and field and cross country teams and an assistant in campus ministry in the pastoral care of international students, members of the LGBTQ community, and those from diverse religious backgrounds.

Robert says about his involvement with AUSCP: “I am truly honored to be a member and especially to serve on the leadership team. As a priest ordained in the past few years, I am inspired by the vision of Pope Francis and his call for a pastoral church rooted in accompaniment and synodality. I am convinced that contemporary priests are being invited to discern deeply the call of the Spirit and to look far ahead.”

Reminder: We are looking for nominees for the LT who are willing to serve a 3-year term, beginning in June. If you are willing to serve, contact the AUSCP office for more information and a nomination form:


In Memoriam

AUSCP member Fr. Paul Golden, CM/Vincentian, died Jan. 20, 2024.

Fr. Paul had a great passion for those who needed assistance with canon law. In 2000, he founded Vincentian Canonical Services and served as its director until his death. In 2005, he received the distinguished Role of Law Award from the Canon Law Society of America. He also began the Learn and Serve Program at Niagara University, NY, which required all students to perform community service work in order to complete their academic coursework.

According to the Western Province of the Vincentians, Fr. Paul is remembered as a shining example of a man of the church, a man for others, and a man of service. He was a learned man and a good, wise, and gifted teacher who encouraged people to think for themselves and to put values into action. He deeply loved the Congregation of the Mission, its charism, and its mission. He lived his discipleship in an integrated manner, namely with a heart filled with love for God and God’s people and through a disciplined life of action. Fr. Paul was devoted to prayer and apostolic service.

May Fr. Paul rest in God’s eternal love.

AUSCP member Fr. Hugh Fullmer, Diocese of Joliet – Died March 1, 2024.

After serving at various parishes in the diocese, Fr. Hugh retired as Pastor from Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Aurora (2000-2017). According to his obituary:

It was the joy of his life to serve the Church as a priest. Alongside that deep love and devotion to the family of God, he was passionate about his extended family. He enjoyed traveling the world, but he often retreated to Abbey Springs for respite during his ministry and was delighted to retire there. He fell asleep with hopes of moving into his new home with life-long friend, Fr. John Clemens, resting comfortably under his Packer’s blanket. He awoke to the glorious splendor of eternity promised by his Savior, which is even more beautiful than Lake Geneva.

May Fr. Hugh rest in God’s eternal love.

Register NOW for the 2024 AUSCP Annual Assembly!

New Information – Here is the link to the Assembly Schedule:

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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Did you renew your AUSCP Membership for 2024?

If you are one of the 381 who have already renewed, thank you! You can ignore this message.

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

See below for our upcoming webinars.

Be sure to take a look and consider signing up.


AUSCP and Voice of the Faithful invite you to:
Join the Conversation!

The General Secretariat for the Synod wants to hear from more priests and lay people before its second session in October 2024. YOU can make that happen. Join our co-sponsored Zoom gathering on March 14 or March 20:

Thursday, March 14 at 1 pm Pacific, 2 pm Mountain, 3 pm Central, and 4 pm Eastern

OR, Wednesday, March 20 — 5 pm Pacific, 6 pm Mountain, 7 pm Central, and 8 pm Eastern

Our topic will be the two questions that U.S. Bishops are directed to ask in all dioceses:

1. Where have I seen or experienced successes and distresses within the Church’s structures, organization, leadership, and life that encourage or hinder the mission?

2. How can the structures and organization of the Church help all the baptized to respond to the call to proclaim the Gospel and to live as a community of love and mercy in Christ?

Or to translate the Church-speak: What works and does not work in the Church today, and how can we together make it work better? We will gather the combined voices of clergy and lay people from this Conversation and send the results to both the USCCB and the Secretariat.

Bring yourself. Bring your friends. Pastors, bring a staff member. Laity, bring your pastor. Invite everyone!

To register, click the date you will attend:

Thursday MARCH 14

Wednesday March 20

We look forward to seeing you there!



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

Videos are online for Session 1 and Session 2

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.


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