October is not only a month dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary, it is also Respect Life Month.
As Christian citizens we are called to do our part to ensure that the right to life be recognized for all people–for those not yet born and those at the end of their earthly life; those who are sick and forgotten; those who suffer from poverty and marginalization.
We can all dedicate a daily rosary for these intentions as a part of our prayer life this month.
We can also participate through some scheduled activities this month through St. Francis Xavier parish:
- Baby Bottle Campaign–All contributions will benefit A Woman’s Concern, an organization which supports those who are facing difficult pregnancies or who need help after the baby is born. Learn more about their work: www.lyopartners.org
- Parish Blood Drive–Sign-up to give blood October 22nd
- Can Drive begins October 27–Students will be collecting non-perishable items Oct 27-Nov 9 to assist the St. Vincent dePaul Society in distributing food baskets to local families in need for Thanksgiving.
- 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil in Attleboro–Come for any amount of time to share in this public and prayerful witness. October 28th 6:00am-3:00pm
Please call the parish office for more information on any of the scheduled events of this month, or for more information on how to become involved in outreach to those most vulnerable in our community.