Our liturgies and celebrations will have a double focus in October: the rosary and building up a culture of life. Here are some of the ways we will mark the month:
A PUBLIC ROSARY AT 4:00 P.M. FROM OCTOBER 1ST THROUGH 31ST
Every day at 4:00 p.m. you are invited to gather at the Knights of Columbus Memorial Cross near the entrance of St. Anthony's to pray the rosary together. We hope to pray outdoors every day for a month rain or shine.
GIVE A ROSARY / TAKE A ROSARY
At both St. Paul's and St. Anthony's there will be a small display near the entrance with a basket of rosaries. If you need one for yourself or for anyone else, just take one! If you have a rosary to donate, just put it in the basket! Thank you.
CATECHESIS IS IN FULL SWING
There are classes and meetings for grade school children and pre-schoolers, for high school youth and college students and for young adults; the faith sharing groups are meeting again; and the group for those looking at the Catholic Church (RCIA) has started.
INTERACTIVE BULLETIN BOARD AT ST. ANTHONY'S
The Human Life and Dignity Ministry has set up a special "interactive bulletin board" in honor of Respect Life October. What does "interactive" mean?
It means you are invited to add things to the bulletin board all month. We ask parishioners to contribute items for display that illustrate how you are thankful for the gift of life in all its forms, especially human life:
- Sonogram photo of new family member
- A birth or baptism or first communion of wedding announcement
- Picture of aging grandparents
- Signs of new life around us: flowers and seeds and more
- Prayer requests
- Anything highlighting how precious life is
MEMORIAL CROSSES BY THE HIGHWAY
At both campuses we will set up small white crosses near the highways in memory of children lost to abortion this year. This action is in cooperation with Indiana Right to Life.
A SPEAKER ON THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 9-10
At all three Masses at St. Anthony's on the weekend of October 9th and 10th, Ann Freeman from the Women's Care Center of Northeastern Indiana will speak to us about how we can contribute to a culture of life.