Below is a suggested list of quotes and encouraging bulletin inserts that can be used to direct the parishioners to the Office of Family and Sanctity of Life website and help in educating them about our different ministries.
You are precious! Each one of us is created in a unique and unrepeatable way; we all have gifts and talents given to us in order to fulfill our mission. Don’t buy into the lies that say you don’t matter. You matter; Your life matters; every life matters and is precious, whether in the womb or aged. For more information about our ministry, check here.
You can make a difference! The Lord has blessed each one of us with the grace necessary to become the saints He is calling us to be. Fulfilling this task is almost impossible unless we abide in Christ in a personal friendship, receive the sacraments, understand and embrace the church teachings regarding many matters, especially marriage, family and life. To educate yourself and learn how to take action, make a difference, and become the best you can be, please check our website.
You are created out of love for love!! You are not created in a vacuum designed to live in isolation on your own. You are created to live in communion with others. You are meant to receive and share love with them. The Trinity is our perfect example of communion of persons, the exchange of perfect love. Married love is designed to imitate the love of the Trinity. To learn more about married love, please check our marriage ministry here.
You are not alone! If you are suffering from the loss of a loved one , if you are carrying a heavy cross, if you are struggling with a disease or infertility, if psalm 22 (“My God, why have you forsaken me”) has become your daily cry, know that you are not alone and that God is waiting to pour out His graces on you to heal your wounded heart and draw you closer to Himself. To learn more about healing and bereavement ministries, please click here.
Marriage Marriage was instituted by Our Lord to be a sacrament through which we receive the graces needed to overcome our differences and difficulties, to love each other sacrificially, faithfully, fruitfully, freely and totally every day until death do us apart. We know marriage requires that each person gives 100% which can be draining and almost impossible on our own. Find resources to enrich and strengthen your marital bond by clicking here.
Marriage & Infertility "We often assume parenthood happens easily after "I do," but for many married couples, it does not. If you experience difficulty bringing a child into your family, know that you are not alone. God is with you, and his Church desires to walk with you." For more information about real solutions offered to couples going through this distress, please click here.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you” (Jeremiah 1:5).
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. " Psalm 139:14
"If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you’ve obviously never been in bed with a mosquito." (Michelle Walker)
"Take care of brothers and sisters who are weaker ... the elderly, the sick, the hungry, the homeless and strangers, because we will be judged on this." Pope Francis
"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." Mother Teresa
"As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” Saint John Paul II
"Holiness doesn't mean doing extraordinary things, but doing ordinary things with love and faith." Pope Francis
“Fatherhood has its origins in God, and so we pray to you, Father Almighty, for those men who have adopted a child. Give them a mind receptive to your guidance, a patient voice, and a loving heart.” USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities “Novena to St. Joseph: For Those on the Path of Adoption” www.usccb.org/adoption-novena