Pastor's Blog - January 17, 2021

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

News and Notes:

This coming week marks the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, Roe vs. Wade.  It is so tragic that millions of our youngest human lives have been snuffed out through acts of abortion since that legal decision was rendered.  Bodies that ultimately belong to God have been violated; lives that are a gift from God have been destroyed; and all under the guise that human beings should have the right to terminate the lives of unborn children.  The bishops of our country have designated this coming Friday, January 22, as a special day of penance for all Catholics.  We are invited to do some form of penance for the violations of the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person that have been committed through acts of abortion.  And so, I invite you to fast or to give alms in memory of all the victims of abortion, and in support of all women who are experiencing anguish and remorse because they have procured an abortion in the past.  In addition, join me in praying for all those mothers who are currently feeling pressure to end their pregnancy through an abortion.  God is calling all of us to be advocates for the precious gift of life…may the Eucharist, the gift of Christ’s Body, help us to hear and answer this noble call. 

Blessings to all of you in the week ahead!