Let us not accept violence as the way of peace. Let us instead begin by respecting true freedom: the resulting peace will be able to satisfy the world's expectations, for it will be a peace built on justice, a peace founded on the incomparable dignity of the free human being. - St. Pope JP2
New items are needed to support mothers and their babies. We are gathering items throughout the month to donate to Guiding Star Wakota center. Let’s pray for all expecting mothers, especially for those with crisis pregnancies, and let’s support them by purchasing the following items:
Size 5 & 6 diapers
Pull-ups (all sizes)
Socks (infant-6 mo.)
Please place your donation in the portable crib in the Gathering Space. Thanks!
Dearest St. Joseph, at the word of an angel, you lovingly took Mary into your home. As God’s humble servant, you guided the Holy Family on the road to Bethlehem, welcomed Jesus as your own son in the shelter of a manger, and fled far from your homeland for the safety of both Mother and Child. We praise God that as their faithful protector, you never hesitated to sacrifice for those entrusted to you. May your example inspire us also to welcome, cherish, and safeguard God’s most precious gift of life. Help us to faithfully commit ourselves to the service and defense of human life —especially where it is vulnerable or threatened. Obtain for us the grace to do the will of God in all things. Amen.