Everyone loves the beauty and innocence of a baby. As an expression of that love, All Saints Catholic Community announces an adoption program for young and old alike.
The members of All Saints Catholic Community parish family will have the opportunity to “spiritually” adopt a child who is newly conceived this month. Not all newly conceived babies are allowed to be born. In fact, more than 4,000 babies lose their lives to abortion each day. It is these babies you are being asked to “adopt”.
You may “adopt” an unborn child individually or as a family by signing up during the first weekend of August. Pledge cards are available in the atrium of the Church. You will be asked to name the child for whom you will be praying, thereby giving the baby the humanity he or she deserves. You will be asked to pray daily for your unborn child and for all unborn children, for the power of prayer is great.
You will receive monthly reports through the parish bulletin and posters in the atrium of the Church describing your baby’s development and birth. Your child will be born the beginning of May.
There are millions of unborn babies desperately in need of your prayers. Won’t you please “spiritually adopt” one (or more) and share the love for life that God has given you?
Pledge cards are available on the Social Concerns webpage on our website (download file … SpirtualAdoption_PledgeCard.pdf) or at the back of the churches. Please return the filled in pledge cards to the “Spiritual Adoption” basket in the back of the churches. We look forward to your participation and prayers! Thank You!
Matthew 26:34-40 “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me. Then the righteous will answer him and say ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Sojourner House is an evening/night shelter for the homeless. It is located at 618 S. Barstow St. in Eau Claire, WI. It has beds for single adults – 32 men and 8 women. (Beacon House across the street is for women and children.) The shelter is open to clients from 7:00 pm until 8:00 am. The shelter is available due to the generosity of many businesses, volunteer groups from churches and businesses and funding from Catholic Charities.
Our volunteer groups will be cooking the evening meal at home and taking it to the shelter with them. They will start at the shelter at 6:30 pm until doors are locked for the night at 9:00 pm. Duties we will be doing include: Greeter, In-take interviews, Storage Room Monitor, Laundry Patrol and Kitchen – evening meal. Our Parish will provide volunteer teams on the 1st Tuesday of the month.All Saints Catholic Community Sojourner House Volunteer Groups
|Group 1 (Sept, Jan, May, Sept)||Group 2 (Oct, Feb, June, Oct)|
|Co-Chair – Lori Setzer||Co-Chair Mary Grunewald|
|C0-Chair – Ann Licht||Co-Chair Tom Grunewald|
|Group 3 (Nov, Mar, July, Nov)||Group 4 (Dec, Apr, Aug, Dec)|
|Chair – Lorrie Sonnentag||Chair – Mary Dirkes|
Meals on Wheels
Community Food Pantries