In response to the tragic killings in Buffalo this past weekend, St. Rita Parish will host a Racial Healing Prayer Service this Wednesday May 18th at 7pm. Please join us in prayer as we pray for the victims, their families and all who have been touched by this tragedy; and as we continue the hard work of healing and uniting as one human family. https://www.saintritawebster.org/racial-healing-prayer-service.html
You are invited to pray a special novena to St. Gianna with Walking with Mom’s in Need, starting Tuesday, April 19 – Wednesday, April 27th. St. Gianna Beretta Molla is a powerful patron for pregnant and parenting mothers. As a physician, wife, and mother, she knew intimately what it was like to struggle with a challenging medical diagnosis during pregnancy. Click here to learn more.
Mother’s Day is a wonderful moment to celebrate the vocation of motherhood and the gift of life! Click here for ideas on how to celebrate in your parish.
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
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
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.
Please Join us for the Diocesan Mass for Life, January 22, 2022, Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
Sacred Heart Cathedral
with Bishop Salvatore Matano as Principal Celebrant
Join us for the 2022 March for Life! For more information go to our March for Life Page at https://www.liferoc.org/respectlife/march-for-life/