October is Respect Life Month
Every October, we consider more deeply why every human life is valuable and reflect on how to build a culture that protects life from conception to natural death.
Our faith teaches every life is sacred and every person is made in the image and likeness of God. We are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable among us, from their conception to passing on into eternal life. Unfortunately, many lives are not respected and constant threats are made against the dignity of life. Abortion, economic injustice, racism, human trafficking, war, and immigration are a few of the attacks.
To create a world where every person is loved, each person must spread kindness, mercy and an authentic understanding of being part of the human family. Only then will abortion and other attacks on human life end.
Church of the Home Activities
Donate Clothes and Toys to a Love Life
Involve your kids in gathering gently-used clothes and toys for moms who will put them to good use!
Send Cards to a Nursing Home
This is an easy and beautiful way to bring joy to the elderly community, many of whom feel isolated! Contact your local nursing home and ask if you can drop off cards created by your kiddos! It’s a great way to teach children that life on earth is precious and wonderful from start to a natural end.
Reflect and discuss Psalm 139, the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38), the Visitation and Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55), or other Scripture passages that highlight the dignity of each person, the gift of human life, and the responsibility to protect human life.
Pray a Novena
Join Catholics nationwide praying a special novena for the protection of human life from conception to natural death October 13-21. Get daily intentions, brief reflections, and more. Sign up at respectlife.org!
Join us for Mass this weekend in person
at 4:00 PM on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 AM on Sunday, on www.gbres.org/live, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION
Sometimes what we say and what we do don't match up. Jesus calls out our hypocrisy of not having our actions follow our intentions. How can we take what we learn from Jesus' teachings and allow our actions to follow suit? Join Steve as he reflects on this weekend's gospel.
This Weekend's Bulletin
(click to read)
The Parish Lyceum will feature a variety of topics, guidelines, and relevant information to nurture the PIESS of our lives – physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and social.
Newest Member of Our Family of Faith
Recent Losses in Our Parish Family
Ruby and Res
Ruby is curious about who she will meet at this weekend's pet blessing. Hopefully they will all be new friends.