From the Pastor:

 A few parishioners have asked me what we can do about the fact that some states are legalizing abortion up to the point of birth. Bishop Perez has offered this comment:


 “Again, we are being forced to endure another manifestation of what Pope Francis means when he says ours is a “throwaway culture” as legislation recently passed in New York and that being considered in other states would permit a baby to be aborted at nine months. I add my voice to that of Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas and chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities who, in a recent statement, said this legislation is evil, pure and simple.


 It’s not our place to play creator. Being Catholic entails a greater responsibility. We recognize God’s creative work from the moment of conception. It is not our place to decide these things -it never was and it never will be. God is the creator and we are not.


 I encourage everyone to pray that the world grows in its respect for life, from conception to natural death, and to build awareness to reaffirm the Gospel teaching about the gift of life. As the Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities from the U.S. Catholic Bishops reminds us, “Only with prayer -prayer that storms the heavens for justice and mercy, prayer that cleanses our hearts and souls -will the culture of death that surrounds us today be replaced with a culture of life.


 Archbishop Naumann implores, “Now is the time for all Catholics-bishops, priests, and laity-to fight for the unborn with renewed vigor. We must educate family, friends, legislators, fellow citizens about how it is never necessary to intentionally kill unborn children in order to save their mothers.”


 Pope Francis reminds us we are to be witnesses of life. May the Holy Spirit be with us each of us as we work with resolve to protect for the most vulnerable among us, especially unborn children and their mothers.”


 Bishop Perez certainly gives us something to think about. I encourage everyone to take up the former practice of abstaining from meat on every Friday, not just the Fridays of Lent, as a way of joining sacrifice to our prayer for a culture of life.


Fr Troha

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Used Clothing Drop-Off Shed

There is a new Used Clothing Drop-off Shed located along the fence-line in the main parking lot. Items accepted are:

All clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys. Please....NO rags, fabric scraps, pillows, toys, or household goods; please understand that these unwanted items are a hardship and expense to dispose of.

The company servicing this shed is St Pauly Textile. They have been working with a large number of parishes in New York State and are expanding now into Ohio. They send the clothing to people who can use it all over the US and World.

Recycling these clothing items help the environment by keeping your clothing out of the landfill.

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