October 4th, Sunday Bulletin from Saints Peter and Paul.
October 4th, 2020 | Saints Peter and Paul
This week in the Bulletin:
Hello to everyone at the Parish community of Saints Peter and Paul.
Our Bulletin this week contains an important announcement from the USCCB Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, Committee Chairman on Pro-Life Activities.
This year’s theme for the observance of October’s, "Respect Life Month", is:
“Live the Gospel of Life”
Please see the full quote below
As Catholics in the United States, we will soon mark our annual observance of October as Respect Life Month. It is a time to focus on God’s precious gift of human life and our responsibility to care for, protect, and defend the lives of our brothers and sisters.
This year’s theme, “Live the Gospel of Life,” was inspired by the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s encyclical The Gospel of Life. Pope John Paul’s masterfully articulated defense of the right to life for children in their mothers’ wombs, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and the marginalized are more relevant today than ever before.
This past November, the U.S. bishops reaffirmed that “the threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives destroyed.” While we noted not to “dismiss or ignore other serious threats to human life and dignity such as racism, the environmental crisis, poverty, and the death penalty,” we renewed our commitment to protect the most fundamental of all human rights – the right to live.
This past January, I shared with Pope Francis that the Bishops of the United States had been criticized by some for identifying the protection of the unborn as a preeminent priority. The Holy Father expressed his support for our efforts observing that if we fail to protect life, no other rights matter. Pope Francis also said that abortion is not primarily a Catholic or even a religious issue, it is first and foremost a human rights issue.
The Gospel of Life provides a blueprint for building a culture of life and civilization of love. The important work of transforming our culture begins by allowing the Gospel of Christ to touch and transform our own hearts and the decisions we make. May we strive to imitate Christ and follow in his footsteps, caring for the most vulnerable among us.
Through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, may Our Lord grant us the grace to live courageously and faithfully his Gospel of life.
Respect life month: resources link
Please see the Bulletin attachment below for additional information.
The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Friday at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday at 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday at 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
Monday at 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
This week Deacon Tom and Deacon Paul are preaching at the Sunday Liturgy times. Sign up to receive their Homilies by clicking on these links.
Saturday 3:30-5:00 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Tucson Diocese- Bishop's Mass
Additional News at Saints Peter and Paul:
Check out our newly revised Web site for our parish at the same Domain name as before. SSPP-parish.org. You will find information regarding Ministries, Faith Formation, a link to our School’s Website, Church registration forms, a place to sign up for our communication platform, Flocknote, …and much more
Sunday Family Spiritual Time
This new series is about Evil and Suffering. I thought it might be helpful to hear about these subjects since we all have been experiencing a very trying period. Enjoy the
next video in the series,
during your family's spiritual time together.
Know someone interested in joining our RCIA program?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA is the official program of the Catholic Church for preparing individuals who wish to become Catholic.
It is also open to those who are not sure they want to become Catholic but desire to learn more about the Catholic Faith.
Also, the RCIA program is for those Baptized Catholics needing Confirmation or First Communion.
Inactive Catholics who want to get back in touch with their Faith and the Church are most welcome to join, as is any Catholic who wants to update their Faith.
Please contact Deacon Dan at 520-327-6015, ext. 108 for more information.
Please see the attached Bulletin.
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Deacon Dan Flanagan
on Saturday, October 3 at 9:11AM