Celebrate Life Month: October 2015

Celebrate Life BannerWeek 1: The Unborn and Newborn

October 4-18:  Collection of baby shower gifts for Mary’s Child program at the crib located at the break in the pews. Special needs are listed on the tags hanging under the umbrella. (Donated items may be gently used or new.)

Prayer: Lord of All Creation Week 1

Week 2: Children and Youth

October 11: Special Liturgy for Children and Youth at 11:30 am

Prayer: Lord of All Creation Week 2

Week 3: Disabilities Awareness

October 18: Support the differently abled members of our parish at the 11:30 am Mass.

Join parishioners at a social in the Chapel to Celebrate Life following the 11:30 am Mass.

Click here to read the Saint James Disability Act

Prayer: Lord of All Creation Week 3

Week 4: Social Justice

The theme is “welcome the stranger”.  Sr. Janice Vanderneck, a Sister of St. Joseph from Baden, will speak at all the Masses about her work with immigrants and refugees at Casa San Jose in Brookline.  Casa San Jose is a community resource center that links Latino neighbors in need with service providers and other resources to advance their welcome and integration.  Casa San Jose strives to create a welcoming community for Latino immigrants by providing opportunities for their civic and social engagement.

In the Chapel after all the Masses, there will be letters, to our U.S. Congressional members, to read and consider signing relating to the Syrian refugee crisis. Light refreshments will be available.

Light refreshments will be served.

Prayer:  Lord of All Creation Week 4