Thank you to all Parents, Sponsors, Catechists, Parishioners & Fr. Barr for coming out to support the Confirmation Students on their Saint Projects. The Students did a great job on all their research and presenting of their Saints. Many were asked questions on how and why they chose that particular Saint. Confirmation this year will be Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 5:30pm at St Mary Church. A special thanks to all that provided the treats. Everyone enjoyed them.
All contributions you wish to deduct on your taxes for 2018 must follow the rules we received from the Diocese.
- All checks and cash received in 2018 are included in your 2018 contributions.
- Checks that are mailed MUST BE DATED 2018 AND POSTMARKED 2018 to be included in 2018.
- If the postmark is 2019, the donation is recorded as 2019, no matter when the check is dated.
Our statements will be mailed out by January 31. You will receive a separate statement from the Diocese listing your Diocesan contributions.
PHILADELPHIA — Judges in California and Pennsylvania have issued injunctions against a Trump administration rule that would allow the Little Sisters of the Poor and similar groups to claim a religious exemption against the Department of Health and Human Services’ so-called contraception mandate.
Judge Haywood Gilliam of the U.S. District Court for Northern California issued a preliminary injunction Jan. 13 that affects 13 states plus the District of Columbia in the case State of California v. HHS. Gillam declined to issue the nationwide injunction requested by the plaintiffs, the attorneys general of several states, led by California. …
(Presented by Stephenson County Right To Life)
The value of life has not changed, our culture has. We must turn from being a culture of death to one that values life. When life is not valued inside the womb, it will not be valued outside the womb. The violence on our streets and in the cities is proof of that statement.
January 22 marks the 46th anniversary of the decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. It is most unfortunate that our justices made the decisions they made, opening the door for more than sixty million babies being killed from abortions in the US alone since that time. But more was at stake than abortion and the lives of babies. The ramifications of what was to follow would devastate America and the whole world. Continue reading
Su aparición ante los hombres y mujeres de su época para dar comienzo a los que tradicionalmente se ha llamado su “ministerio público”. Un año más, y casi sin darnos cuenta, ha llegado y se ha ido la Navidad. El salto que da la liturgia en este domingo es muy grande, aunque se nos diga que todavía no se ha cerrado el ciclo navideño. Dejamos al Jesús-Niño y pasamos al Jesús-adulto. No es fácil para nadie este cambio de niño a adulto. Supone dejar a un lado las seguridades y lanzarse a la aventura de la confianza en el Padre y de la misión encomendada. Esto es lo que le ocurrió a Jesús cuando recibió el bautismo de manos de Juan. Continue reading