The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all the principles of our social teaching. In our society, human life is under direct attack from abortion and euthanasia. The value of human life is being threatened by cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and the use of the death penalty. The intentional targeting of civilians in war or terrorist attacks is always wrong. Catholic teaching also calls on us to work to avoid war. Nations must protect the right to life by finding increasingly effective ways to prevent conflicts and resolve them by peaceful means. We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.

Baby Bottle Drive in the Parish
This Lent, the parish promotes the Baby Bottle Drive, as one way of concretizing the practice of Alms-giving. From the First Sunday of Lent, baby bottles will be available at the back of the churches. Please consider taking one, and let the fruits of your fasting make a difference in the life of others like men and women who are facing difficult decisions in relation to pregnancy. Recipient of your donations will be Care Net in Wolcott. The baby bottles will be collected in church on Palm Sunday, March 28-29, at the weekend Masses.