Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

6/12/2014 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Catholic Team Global and Your Catholic Voice Foundation distribute 20 new XO tablets to elementary school

Truly living in the spirit of Christianity, Your Catholic Voice Foundation, in conjunction with Catholic Team Global, donated 20 XO Tablets to Our Lady of Guadalupe parish elementary school in Bakersfield, California.

Lucia and Michelle, Catholic Team Global ambassadors, delivered the first batch of new XO tablets to Our Lady of Gaudalupe parish elementary school in Bakersfield, California.

Lucia and Michelle, Catholic Team Global ambassadors, delivered the first batch of new XO tablets to Our Lady of Gaudalupe parish elementary school in Bakersfield, California.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/12/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: Living Faith, US


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The trial for YCVF's "Prayer and Action" program was met with jubilation and cheers from the children, who received CTG t-shirts and the tablets at the June 4 celebration which involved the distribution of the XO tablets.

Donate an XO tablet today, and bring the gift of education to a child in need.

The parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe is in the Diocese of Fresno in care of the Oblates of St. Joseph. The parish offers a primary school and day care services to children from the surrounding low-income community whose parents work in the low paying agricultural industry.

These services are managed by the Sister Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, and provide complete Catholic instruction to children whom come from the poorer areas of Bakersfield; as such, traditional education can be somewhat ineffective, with additional educational supportive services non-existent.

The first set of XO tablets were delivered to children of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish elementary sc

The first set of XO tablets were delivered to children of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish elementary school in Bakersfield, California.


"The XO tablets are a little different [than traditional education]. You're having fun, you're learning, so [the children] were super excited," said Lucia Valencia, a CTG Ambassador who was handing out the tablets.

The kids are already excited about the prospect of more educational gadgets. "They asked us if, when we come back, are we going to bring more [tablets], so we told them: 'we don't know, that depends on how well you learn and how much you enjoy them."

The tablets are part of just one of three phases of YCVF's "Prayer and Action" program, intended to break the cycle of ignorance and poverty. The program aims to replace that cycle with one which improves the social fabric of society by ending hunger through education and literacy, with a good dose of Catholic morality added to ensure the permanency of these changes.

CTG Ambassador Lucia mentioned, "They were saying to us 'yeah, yeah, we want to take them home.' They were that excited. The teacher had to tell them, 'no, you get to keep them here, they're for everybody to use."

CTG has formed a working partnership with the Our Lady of Guadalupe parish school to continue exploring how CTG-in collaboration with Catholic Online-can better support access to necessary online Catholic resources. So follow our progress as CTG and Your Catholic Voice progresses through the summer in preparation for the new school year, which begins in August/September.

As a responsible Catholic, Your Catholic Voice Foundation asks you to take action and 'Be the Change':

*Join CTG and become part of a movement which does good by being the change.
*Donate an XO tablet to help educate and directly address the causes of poverty.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for June 2015
Universal:
That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.
Evangelization: That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life.


Rosaries, Crosses, Prayer Cards and more... by Catholic Shopping .com


Comments


More Living Faith

Remembering another great encyclical!

Image of

By Tony Magliano

While Pope Francis' new encyclical Laudato, Si' is enjoying wide publicity, few people are aware this year marks the 20th anniversary of another powerfully prophetic social justice and peace encyclical: Evangelium Vitae ("The Gospel of Life"). Trying to awaken the ... continue reading


Italy's 'incorruptible' preserved saints remain displayed in churches to be honored Watch

Image of

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Several incorruptible bodies of saints remain to displayed to be honored around several churches in Italy. These haunting images bring a different kind of eerie to the tourist and locals who are visiting these churches. Some of these saints are in a fragmented state, ... continue reading


Amazing beautiful ancient mosaic church floor found under courtyard of current church Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient decorated mosaic floor of an ancient church, underneath its modern incarnation, during an excavation. The Christian mosaic is believed to be about 1,700-years-old and part of the old Byzantine church of the fourth century. ... continue reading


Former 'Accountant of Auschwitz' asks God for forgiveness during trial facing 300,000 counts of accessory to murder Watch

Image of Oscar Groening,

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Former Auschwitz guard, Oscar Groening has asked for God's forgiveness after serving Austchwitz during his testimony in court, last Wednesday. The 94-year-old worked for Austchwitz when he was just 13 and later became the "Accountant of Auschwitz." MUNTINLUPA, ... continue reading


U.S. archbishops express excitement over pending papal visit Watch

Image of After visiting Cuba, the Pope will visit three major cities on the U.S. east coast - Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia - and the respective bishops of those cities were indeed jubilant.

By Matt Hadro (CNA/EWTN News)

Looking forward to Pope Francis' September visit to the U.S., the nation's bishops were exuberant on Tuesday, as the itinerary for the apostolic voyage was released. Washington D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) - Fewer than three months before the scheduled visit, Archbishop ... continue reading


Pope Francis to meet with president, prisoners and homeless during U.S. visit Watch

Image of Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at Madison Square Garden and preside over a vespers service at the newly spruced-up St. Patrick's Cathedral.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Pope Francis' visit to both the United States and Cuba will be hectic. In addition to meeting with political officials in both countries, the Pontiff will meet with prisoners at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia and the homeless at the ... continue reading


Learning from Elijah: Shipwreck, Struggle and the Broom Tree

Image of Elijah under the broom tree

By Deacon Keith Fournier

There are lessons that can only be learned under the broom tree. The lesson St Paul gave to the early Christians in Greece about the reality of being shipwrecked and experiencing daily struggles in life is critical in our age. God is searching for men and ... continue reading


Head of Russian Orthodox Church to meet with Pope Francis to repair rift between branches Watch

Image of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow is a Russian Orthodox bishop. He became Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus' and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church in February of 2009.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It is definitely going to happen -- but where and when has yet to be decided. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church and Pope Francis have agreed to meet in an attempt to repair the major rift between the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity. LOS ... continue reading


Pope Francis explains the nature of faith - the whole Gospel is written in its light Watch

Image of Francis lamented that

By CNA/EWTN News

The Pope focused on the virtue of faith during his Sunday Angelus address, saying the whole gospel is written in its light. VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - "Faith is this: to touch Jesus and to draw from him the grace which saves," Pope Francis explained June 28 at ... continue reading


Pope Francis admonishes archbishops to be convinced by what themselves teach Watch

Image of The Pope added that, in being witnesses to the faith, archbishops should practice what they preach.

By CNA/EWTN News

During his Mass for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday, Pope Francis called on the Church's new archbishops to be courageous witnesses who are not ashamed of Christ, and who are convinced by what they themselves teach. VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - ... continue reading


All Living Faith News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Genesis 28:10-22
10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 91:1-2, 3-4, 14-15
1 You who live in the secret place of Elyon, spend ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 9:18-26
18 While he was speaking to them, suddenly one of the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 6th, 2015 Image

St. Maria Goretti
July 6: Born in Corinaldo, Ancona, Italy, on October 16 1890; her ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter