October 6th, 2019, is Respect Life Sunday. Saint Joseph Catholic Community will join other churches in the Carroll County area and beyond in prayerful participation in the National Life Chain to be held from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Please join us as we stand outside the parish alongside Liberty Road, peacefully holding designated signs and praying for a deep respect for the sanctity of human life. If folks can attend for only a half hour, that would be great. Information can be found by going to the website: http://www.nationallifechain.org.
Our parish has been involved in this national endeavor for several years, and we hope you will join us at this particularly challenging time, when human life is being attacked at every stage of life, placing the most vulnerable among us in grave danger.
We have invited other churches in the area to join us here at our parish on Sunday October 6th. Showing solidarity with churches across Carroll County, and indeed the nation, in peaceful prayer will be a powerful witness to the Gospel of Life.
Other Respect Life activities in October include:
- Every Monday, the Rosary for Life will be prayed in the chapel at 7 p.m.
- The intention at the four Friday daily Masses in October, at 8:30 am, will be for a life issue.
- Friday, October 25th, at 7:00 pm, free viewing of the movie “Unplanned.”
- On Saturday, October 26th, join fellow parishioners praying outside Hillcrest Abortion Clinic from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Let us pray for and witness to the sanctity of human life.
Rev. Neville O’Donohue, SM