The Action Guide for the Sunday of Divine Mercy on April 24th is available here and contains many ready to use resources for helping parishes highlight the gift of human life!
Please join Bishop Matano on Friday, March 25th at 7 PM at Sacred Heart Cathedral for a Mass for Peace in Ukraine and Russia. Bishop Matano has also requested that all the faithful pray the Memorare for this same intention for the nine days leading up to the Mass. For more information, please read the Memorandum here: Memo on Mass for Peace
There is great risk of additional suffering both within Ukraine and for those who are fleeing to neighboring countries for safety. CRS and their partners need immediate support to meet both ongoing needs as the situation intensifies.
Years of conflict along the eastern border have already displaced 1.3 million people from their homes and claimed 14,000 lives. Throughout this time, Caritas Ukraine, with support from CRS, has been providing emergency relief and recovery.
CRS and Caritas partners on the ground are preparing across Ukraine and in bordering countries, ready to provide safe shelter, hot meals, hygiene supplies, transport to safe areas, counseling support and more.
The situation there is rapidly unfolding, and we could not do this work without your help. When you donate, you provide immediate assistance for your Ukrainian sisters and brothers affected by this crisis.
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Bishop Matano offers prayers and solidarity with the Ukrainian Church. Read his letter here: https://catholiccourier.com/articles/rochester-bishop-offers-prayer-solidarity-with-ukrainian-church/
Fighting Assisted Suicide Coast to Coast:
The Big Picture in the States, Federal, and Judiciary
Friday, March 11th 2022
4:00pm to 5:30pm EST
The Patients’ Rights Action Fund and their allies, including the USCCB, fight the legalization of assisted suicide public policy, which is dangerous and discriminatory. You are invited to attend a webinar for a complete update on the fight against assisted suicide and euthanasia on all fronts.
State Update – Barbara Lyons, Coalitions Director of Patients’ Rights Action Fund
Assisted Suicide Legalization Bills – States where introduced and provisions
Assisted Suicide Expansion Bills – States where introduced and provisions
How States are Stretching the Oregon Model
Federal Update – Matt Vallière, Executive Director of Patients’ Rights Action Fund
Bi-partisan Congressional Resolution – How to get involved
Federal Regulation – Provisions and action needed
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Push in the Courts – Diane Coleman, CEO & President Not Dead Yet
Overview of how proponents are trying to legalize and expand assisted suicide laws through litigation.
This webinar will include real-time closed captioning and will be signed by an interpreter.
If you have an accommodation request, please email [email protected]
To register, please click here: https://patientsrightsaction.org/march-11-webinar-fighting-assisted-suicide-coast-to-coast/
Novena to St. Joseph: For Those on the Path of Adoption
March 10-18, 2022
Invoking the intercession of St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, we pray for all whose life stories include adoption. Each day includes short Scriptural passages and prayers and focuses on a different group of people who are involved in the adoption process.
For more information and resources, please visit https://www.respectlife.org/adoption-novena
Pray for Dobbs holds monthly National Prayer Calls in support of the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the Dobbs v Jackson’s Women’s Health. To join, or to find out more information on this important case before the Supreme Court, go to https://www.prayfordobbs.com/monthly-highlights
This bill prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for qualified employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. To read more about the bill, and to connect with Senator Gillibrand, please click here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1065
Until recently, Congressional repeal of the federal death penalty was not thought politically viable. But in January 2021, lawmakers introduced The Federal Death Penalty Prohibition Act (H.R. 262/S. 582) which would abolish the federal death penalty.
Now over a year since its introduction, national decision-makers from both sides of the aisle need to hear that ending the federal death penalty is still a top priority. This legislation will need strong bipartisan support in order to pass.
Contact your members of Congress and ask them whether they support federal death penalty abolition:
Join the Cathedral Community Social Ministry Committee for a presentation on Human Trafficking followed by Stations of the Cross, on Saturday, February 5th at 10 AM. For more information see the attached flyer.