What is a Twinning Relationship?
Twinning means a coming together of a parish in the United States with a parish in another area of the world in an active, mutual and on-going faith commitment. The hope is that people bind together spiritually, culturally and in a mutual sharing of resources. Inherent in the development of a twinning relationship is a strong faith in the concept of the Universal Church, which recognizes all persons as brothers and sisters.
- Spiritual and relationship building are of primary importance
- Social and economic projects are secondary to the relationship
Why Twinning at St. Anthony?
Twinning at St Anthony’s is in response to the call to global solidarity issued by the U.S. bishops in 1997. Integrating global concerns into our parish life helps us realize that we are all one human family. Our moral challenge includes not only a commitment to others in our local community to whom we reach out in many ways, but also to those beyond our national boundaries.
Our Twinning Covenant
The parishes of Our Lady of Health, Castle Bruce, Commonwealth of Dominica and St. Anthony, Madisonville, Ohio, USA, hereby enter into a covenant. Our shared goal is to grow in faith together in Jesus Christ. For the mutual benefit and support of both parish communities, we desire to learn from each other and share both cultures and resources