Friday, October 4, 2019
Respect Life Sunday with pastor Carlos
Respect Life Sunday
Each year the U.S. Catholic Church observes October as Respect Life Month, and today, the first Sunday in October, is Respect Life Sunday. The Catholic Church is one of the only religious groups that still maintains the infinite value of human life from beginning to its end.
In the case of the Ambres, the pregnancy was definitely not “unwanted.” However, sometimes in our catechism program a girl becomes pregnant. I would like our parish to not only say that we uphold the dignity of life from its conception, but also to back these words with action: to be able to talk to the parents and the student, and offer some financial assistance for the costs of the pregnancy and birth, so that the parents and the girl feel less financial pressure to abort the unborn child. This effort would be done in collaboration with other agencies and organizations that provide resources to adolescent pregnant women.
Since all of our ordinary income is needed for operational costs and repairs and maintenance, and we barely broke even last year, my sense would be to create a designated fund with designated donations, which we keep on deposit with the Diocese. We will begin the fund if we receive $500. Checks would be payable to St Patrick Church. Please write in the memo field “Pregnancy Support.”
God bless, Fr. Carlos, OSA