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Posted 04/11/2014 - 11:10 by Susan
At this point you have propably been made aware of the Archdicoese communicaiton stating that "a number of employees and volunteers of the Archdiocese of Portland, parishes, and schools have been victims of tax-identity fraud. Victims' Social Security numbers have been used in fraudulent federal tax returns for the year 2013. Victims learn of the false filings when they receive a notice from the IRS that more than one tax return has been filed using the same Social Security number." You can see the entire letter here.
At this point it is important to note that the origin of the problem has not been identified and has not been definitively linked to the similar issues faced by the Archdiocese of Seattle.
If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft, please call the IRS' Identity Protection Unit at 800 908 4490, Ext. 245. Please also call Brian Williams, Controller (of the Archdiocese of Portland), at 503 233 8311. Brian is compiling information on victims of identity theft.
Information is posted on the Archdiocesan website and updates will be posted there as well.
Posted 04/08/2014 - 08:44 by Susan
Praying together as a family is a great practice for keeping the family together and keeping the whole family focused on God in their lives. It is ultimately the goal of parents to see to it that the family prays together, but it’s not always that easy.
Posted 03/18/2014 - 14:28 by Susan
Please find a wonderful series of Lenten prayers for families and some tips to help your family start to pray together in the Forms and Documents section of the website.
In The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, Matthew Kelly observes that people who reserve a time and place in their day for prayer have a plan and leave nothing to chance or mood. Treat yourself and your family to a July 19th evening with Matthew Kelly.
Posted 03/13/2014 - 14:26 by Susan
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“… The Eucharist is a priceless treasure; by not only celebrating it but also by praying before it outside of Mass we are enabled to make contact with the very wellspring of grace.” Blessed John Paul II - Ecclesia de Eucharistia
Posted 03/10/2014 - 12:28 by Susan
If you missed it at Mass, Father Paul’s schedule for Lent is posted under “schedules” on the website. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is scheduled for Sunday March 16 from 9:30 to 10:30. For information about Eucharistic Adoration here are some relevant web links:
Specific sites for families or small children:
http://www.diocesephoenix.org/stewardship-childrens-adoration.php a PDF for leaders, parents, educators for how to teach children or develop a school or parish program about adoration may be found under forms and documents.