We are the Body of Christ, nourished by the Eucharist, joyfully committed to living the Gospel message, and working together to share our gifts. We are called to humbly serve our Lord, one another and our community as disciples of Jesus.
October is Respect Life Month and Life Chain is a silent, non-confrontational community reminder that life should be respected at all stages and ages. This national and international event takes place annually, rain or shine, on the first Sunday in October (Oct. 2, 2016), which is Respect Life Sunday.
One example of a Life Chain event happening in the Diocese of Cleveland on Oct. 2 is the Lake County 23rd annual Life Chain. They will be gathering for one hour at the intersections of Routes 20 and 306 in Mentor from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Lake County Life Chain is sponsored by the Pro-Life Commission of Immaculate Conception Church in Willoughby.
Why Life Chain? Because a disregard for life negatively impacts all of us, both now and in the future. Because child and elder abuse has increased dramatically since abortion was legalized. And to honor the millions of children already lost through abortion, while hopefully saving others.
For more information please contact Immaculate Conception Pro-Life Commission Member Jean at 440-942-7906.
“The jubilee is a favorable time for all of us, so that in contemplating divine mercy, which surpasses every human limitation and shines in the darkness of sin, we may become more convinced and effective witnesses,” the pope said Dec. 9 during his weekly general audience.
One day after inaugurating the Year of Mercy, the pope dedicated his audience talk to the significance he hopes the year will have for the church saying that it is a time to experience the “sweet and gentle touch” of God’s forgiveness and his presence in difficult times.
We are the Catholic Community of St. John of the Cross, established in 2009.
Uniting the people of God as one family, we are rooted in and empowered by our sacramental life and Eucharistic celebrations.
Living as disciples of Jesus Christ, we recognize our God-given potential and challenge one another to share our giftedness, embrace our diversity and engage in social outreach, service and education. In doing so, we seek to extend the reign of God in Euclid and the wider community.
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