From Fr. Kitsmiller

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

October is Respect Life month in the Catholic Church. The Respect Life Program., sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, started in 1972 and begins anew each October – a month dedicated to address issues affecting the dignity of every human life. Because we are made in the image and likeness of God, nothing can diminish our worth to God. Therefore, as a Church, we must hold that every person is cherished: the unborn, those who are at the end of their life, and those who are disabled or who are suffering from disease and those in prison. As a Church, we proclaim this message in the face of such sins as abortion, euthanasia, human cloning and the like. May we cherish all human life. 

October 7th is also the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. October is also a month dedicated to the merits of the Rosary. It would be good to dig out our rosary and pray it this month, especially for a greater respect for human life. Next weekend, we return to our regular Mass schedule: vigil Mass on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday Mass at 11:00 a.m. I

 want to thank everyone who has worked staffing our parking lot venture for the Columbus Italian Festival. God Bless you all! 

Fr. Kitsmiller 
Administrator Pro Tem