Richmond, Va. – Jan 31st, Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo released the following statement:
“Today, I stand in union with my brother bishops who have spoken out about the recent executive order on the new refugee admissions policy. Recently, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued statements on the matter. I encourage our faithful in the Diocese of Richmond to read the announcements and act to make your voice known to your elected representative through the following action alert. Let us pray for our country, for peace in our world, and for the dignity of all.”
Joint Statement from USCCB President, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo & USCCB Vice-President Archbishop José H. Gomez: http://www.usccb.org/news/17-
Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez: http://www.usccb.org/news/
You can take action - http://justiceforimmigrants.
Jan 27th in Washington D.C., marchers came from all over the US to make a peaceful and positive demonstration that life is good and deserves the full protection of our laws. If we don't have this one right first - the Right to Life - then how do our other rights make sense?
In the US, Roe v Wade changed the laws so that unborn children do not have rights because they are not "people" according to the 14th ammendment. It is a very strange legal conclusion that seems go against common sense. Since 1973, abortions have proliferated and unfortunately a wide variety of other issues have as well, in particular the increase of abuse towards children throughout the US. Living out our belief in the importance of life means love and respect towards all people and especially towards women and children.
Pray for our country that our laws will reflect the truth and hearts will grow in conviction about the goodness of life.
Blessed Sacrament is looking for a full-time Director of Music for all choirs and programming. A description of the job can be found at CatholicJobs.com. Inquiries should be sent to our business manager Bill Brennan - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know that there were 8 Catholic families in Harrisonburg in the 1860's? The Kellys, Kennedys, Lambs, O'Connells, Cavans, Scanlons, Sullivans, and Murphys. In the 1870's, a Methodist church was purchased for the small Catholic community and named the Catholic Church of the Transfiguration. It burned down in 1905 and in 1906 the cornerstone was laid for our historic church.
Since then we have grown to a diverse, family-centered, active parish that celebrates Christ in the Sacraments and in service to each other and the community. Come find a ministry or a group to nurture your baptismal calling. We hope to see you at mass!
All adults who work with children at Church need to attend this training program just once. The next VIRTUS training at Blessed Sacrament will be Sunday Feb 26 from 2:30-5pm. Please follow the link and look up Blessed Sacrament to register.