Events

Coordinator's Corner

St. Gianna 7th Annual Banquet - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

We are collecting Gift Baskets for the
Banquet Gift Basket Raffle

Baskets - Gifts - Gift Certificates
We are looking for the type of basket/s that you would love to receive for women, men, children, all ages!
If you are donating, we are asking to Register your basket on-line

God Bless You!  For more information contact Pat at (716) 207-6509

 

 Intercessions and Bulletin Briefs 2017

 

PRAY FOR LIFE - Respect Life Month - November 2017

 


 

Intercession May we help each other on our earthly pilgrimage to heaven.

 

Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

 

Reflection

The annual observances of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2) remind us that "death is not the end, but rather the door through which we must pass to gain eternal life." We are called to journey together on our pilgrimage to heaven, and we can take steps now to deepen our understanding of the transition from this life to the next and prepare for it.

 For example, let's encourage each another in regular prayer and reception of the sacraments, especially Confession and the Eucharist; these give us "grace to live in ever-deeper communion with God and with one another." It is also important to learn about the dignity of human life and applicable principles for medical care, so we can make decisions about end-of-life care that respect God's gift of life. And, knowing "our prayers can help those who are being purified in Purgatory," let us pray especially this month for those who have gone before us.

 *Excerpts are from "Catholic Considerations for Our Earthly Passing."

 

 

Acts of Reparation (Choose one.)

  • Praying for the living and the dead is a spiritual work of mercy. Pray a decade of theRosary today for someone you know who is nearing death or who has passed away. 
  • Visiting those who are sick is one of the corporal works of mercy. Set a time this month to visit someone who is ill. Your local church may be able connect you with a parishioner who would welcome a visit.  
  • November is celebrated in the United States as Black Catholic History Month. Learn about one of the following candidates for sainthood: Venerable Henriette Delille; Venerable Pierre Toussaint; Servant of God, Mother Mary Lange; and Servant of God, Father Augustus Tolton. Focus this week on practicing one of the virtues he or she exemplified. 

 

 

One Step Further

"Catholic Considerations for Our Earthly Passing" provides several considerations as starting points for understanding and preparing for death in a way that respects God's gift of human life.

 Bulletin Insert: English / Spanish

Order: English / Spanish

 

 

 

Maggie was diagnosed with brain cancer and strongly opposed assisted suicide until her peaceful passing in September 2015. Watch her powerful story of hope and courage. View video https://youtu.be/XJwWKDGBS5o 

 
 

Acts of Reparation: 

    • Pray for the protection of religious freedom in our country and around the world. (Prayer card available to order.) 
    • Readthis short flyer on Saints Thomas More and John Fisher. How do their witnesses apply to our lives today? 
    • Reflect upon what Pope Francis has said regarding religious freedom and "polite persecution."

    One Step Further 

    Photo Gallery

    We travel throughout the diocese to promote the cause of pro-life. Come see where we've been.