1. Bishop Barres of Allentown, Pennsylvania is spending the night in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as part of the bishops' peace pilgrimage. Join him in prayer between 1 p.m. and midnight (Eastern) on Tuesday, September 16. Bishop Barres will share reflections on the experience once it's completed. Also, he welcomes your special intentions as he prays at the sites of the crucifixion and resurrection. Follow on social media at #PeacePilgrimage
2. Catholic News Service reports: "The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September 2015 will serve as a forum for debating issues on the agenda for the world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican the following month, said the two archbishops responsible for planning the Philadelphia event."
3. Next month, Catholic bishops from across the globe will gather at the Vatican for the first of two synods on the family and evangelization. Learn more about these synods and the topics they will explore.
4. This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 21, 2014, and will focus on the theme "Teaching About God's Gift of Forgiveness."
5. God loves you.