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Pancakes and Fellowship
On April 23rd, We held our Quarterly Pancake breakfast to increase fellowship within the St. Brigid and St. James Communities. This Sunday was especially unique because it allowed us to celebrate the First Communion with several excited youth. Several Knights worked all throughout every morning service and others pitched in throughout the day. We browned sausage, flipped pancakes and raised money to fund our future philanthropic endeavors. We hope to see you at our next Pancake Breakfast!
"Keeping Christ In Christmas" Poster Contest Winners
Contest Winners: Front Row left to right:
Mella Abraha- winner of the grade 6-8 category
Katie Karem- winner of the grade 3-5 category
Lillian Doyle - winner of the grade K-2 category
Knights of Columbus Contest Judges Back Row left to right:
Joe Weiss, Michael Radmacher, Steve Schaeffer,
and Jeff Purichia - St James School Prinicipal
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Archbishop’s Blog: The Gift of Georgie
Last month, I was contacted by Alfa y Omega, a Catholic newspaper in Spain. The reporter contacted me because the Spanish government is preparing a “Protection of the Unborn and of the Pregnant Woman’s Rights’ Bill” to be approved in the Spanish Parliament next fall. This Bill would greatly limit eugenic abortion and also provides a stricter protocol that could limit it abortion in general. Alfa y Omega contacted me partly because of my position as President of the USCCB, but also because of my personal experience of having cared for a brother with Down Syndrome.
I have had some experience with disabilities as my brother Georgie had Down’s syndrome. Following the death of our mother, I brought Georgie to live with me and he did for 12 joyful years. Georgie brought tremendous joy, friendship, and a sense of groundedness to me and to all those who met him. I have said it before, but in the case of my relating to my brother, it is not a cliché to say I have received much more than I have given. As persons with disabilities share their gifts and needs, they bring out the best in our mutual humanity and challenge us to live out the gospel. As family members and as a society, we need to ensure that they know they will not be shoved off as a burden, but will be valued for their true dignity and worth as fellow sisters and brothers in Christ.