Dignity of All LifePsalm 146:
SJV Weekly AnnouncementsIn order to enrich our liturgy and reduce the number of announcements after Mass, here are some of the important announcements for this week. For more information please read the bulletin and check the web site (www.sjvroundrock.org).
Stem Cell Research and the Catholic Faith
National Catholic Charities Sunday
Catholic Charities USA is celebrating 100 years of serving the poor and vulnerable throughout the United States.
On this Sunday, the readings remind us that concern for the poor is at the heart of our Church teachings.
In Amos 6:1a. 4-7 he reminds us of the danger to blindness: blindness to the plight of those less fortunate, especially the blindness that can be caused by the accumulation of excess.
In the Letter of Timothy 6:11-16 seeks to hold up for us the shape of the Christian life, one that is marked by the desire of the kingdom, not excessive wealth.
In the Gospel of Luke 16:19-31, the parable reminds us that being a disciple of Jesus is not about random acts of kindness but instead it is about the ability to be in solidarity with those who are on the other side of the “gate”, the poor.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, states that “Our Lord warns us that we shall be separated from him if we fail to meet the serious needs of the poor and the little ones who are his brethren.” (#1033).
Where is my blindness to the plight of the poor in the community, in the nation and in the world?
How can I make a positive difference in the lives of others especially those living in poverty?
Take part in the postcard campaign to promote poverty prevention and cut poverty in half. Postcards located in the Narthex and the North entrance of the church
Catholic Bishops Reflection on Catholic Teaching and Political Life
Remember to Vote in NovemberIf you have recently moved or have not registered to vote as a citizen of the USA you can pick up a voter registration card on the Parish Social Ministry table located in the Church Narthex and send it in by October 4th deadline to vote in November.
Aids are needed for all classes.
Please contact Jenny Kodysz (firstname.lastname@example.org 637-0875).
The Catholic Church on Racism
Consistent Ethic of Life
Gaudium et Spes
Church in the Modern World
Because of this essential sociality that orders society to the good of the person,
Society, in turn, bears a duty to foster, promote, and to protect human life –
From conception to natural death (GS #12)
The Concept of Social and Structural Sin
Parish Social Ministry Pantry
The PSM Pantry Needs Your Help