From the Desk of Deacon Richard. . .

Dear Parish Family:

Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find. — From Today’s Gospel

Many from the OLL Parish community took to the main roads in front of the parish last week for the annual Life Chain event. Though I have not heard an exact count of the attendance, I would guess there must have been at least 60 people participating in the event at which we held signs with slogans such as “Life: the First Inalienable Right,” “Adoption is the Loving Option,” and “Abortion Hurts Women”in support of life.

We were received very warmly by passing motorists. Katei kept a running count of motorist reactions during the one-hour event. There were 41 enthusiastic honks, 17 thumbs up or waves, three verbal encouragements, and a “woo-hoo.” I am aware of no negative reaction.

It is up to all of us as Catholics to actively promote a culture of life and to pray for a respect for all human persons from conception until a natural death, and for an increased awareness of the dignity of the human person, created in the likeness and image of God.

Dcn. Richard