|Rena Dragoo, Pat O'Meara & Joy Dinaro|
When Joy Dinaro, Rena Dragoo and Pat O'Meara were planning the Offering of Letters at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Albuquerque, they thought it was important to get support from the the pastor, Rev. Warren Broussard, and associate Rev. Eric Ramirez. Short of having the Offering of Letters be the center of the homily, the next best option was an endorsement from the pulpit. Immaculate Conception was one of seven churches in New Mexico that scheduled their Offering of Letters on April 24.
Fathers Broussard and Ramirez were more than happy to ask parishioners at the Jesuit church to write letters urging our members of Congress to prioritize support for maternal and child health programs, emphasizing nutrition. "Father Eric's endorsement was particularly strong," said Dinaro.
Because of the support from the pulpit, the Offering of Letters at Immaculate Conception Church resulted in a total of 316 letters to Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Sen. Tom Udall and Sen. Martin Heinrich. The parish deserves a #hungefistbump