THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!

Do you have St. Frances Cabrini Parish’s app on your phone?  If not, download it today.  The app is available at the AppStore for iPhones and the PlayStore for Android users.  Search for St. Frances Cabrini – Fairless.  The app developer is Web4U Corporation.  The Parish app gives you easy access to all the information about our Parish Community, including event calendars, schedules, photo gallery, prayers, and much more.  It also helps us keep you informed of current events!  So, download the app today!

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Join us for the three-night PARISH MISSION beginning on Sunday, November 3!

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Please support the Fetal Remains Bill

Please contact your state Representative as soon as possible and ask him or her to support the Fetal Remains Bill proposed by PA Rep. Frank Ryan. 

It is substantially similar to legislation in Indiana that was recently declared constitutional by the United States Supreme Court. The legislation provides for the respectful internment of the remains of a child who dies prior to birth. The bill has prompted opposition from Democrats in Harrisburg. All Democrats in the PA House Health Committee voted against it. All Republicans–who are in the majority–supported it and the bill passed through the committee.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, “bodies of the dead must be treated with respect and charity, in faith and hope of the Resurrection. The burial of the dead is a corporal work of mercy, it honors the children of God who are temples of the Holy Spirit.”

 

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PARISH MISSION begins on Sunday, November 3!

Don’t Miss this opportunity – this is for the whole family!

You are being invited to attend our Parish Mission on Sunday, November 3, Monday, November 4, and Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 PM in the church.

Father Tom McCarthy’s message will focus on the Saints, Prayer, and the Family of Faith.  It will be worth your while and it is an excellent way to give yourself an awesome gift before the rush of the holiday season. So, come join us!

SEE THE FULL PARISH MISSION SCHEDULE

 

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Heartbeat Bill Would Provide Pennsylvania Better Protections for Human Life

Today begins another chapter for Pennsylvania’s pro-life movement and we really could use your help in starting it off strong. (See our three-step action plan below.)

This morning, from a media room in our State Capitol, Pennsylvania Family Institute will stand with many other pro-life advocates and legislators to announce the introduction of the Heartbeat Bill, which would update our state’s outdated abortion limit and protect unborn babies after their heartbeat is detected.

Right now, Pennsylvania continues to permit abortions up to 24 weeks into pregnancy, which is based on 1980’s era ideology that says an unborn baby is only a human life that deserves protection because of completely subjective and unscientific criteria. The tragic result of this injustice has led to over two million babies aborted in Pennsylvania. 30,000 babies will be aborted this year alone in our state. We can and must be better than this.

One way we can begin to right the ship of Pennsylvania’s greatest human rights injustice is through the Heartbeat Bill. When you hear a heartbeat, you hear life. It’s an objective and universal sign of life. If we can all agree that life ends when a heartbeat stops, we should all be able to agree that life exists when a heartbeat exists.

Two elected officials, State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Adams) and State Representative Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton) are each sponsoring the Heartbeat Bill. We thank each for their leadership in trying to protect unborn children the moment a heartbeat is detected.

You can help be a part of advancing the Heartbeat Bill by following this three-step action plan:

1. Contact your State Senator and State Representative in support of the Heartbeat Bill.
Please ask for their support of the Heartbeat Bill – Senate Bill 912 and House Bill 1977. To email, use our action alert: click here or visit pafamily.org/heartbeat.

2. Share our message: “Hear A Heartbeat. Hear Life.”
Please help us spread the word about this exciting new pro-life opportunity in Pennsylvania. Here are some resources to help you in that effort:

·         Heartbeat Bill Announcement

·         One-Minute Video: Hear A Heartbeat. Hear Life.

·         Action Alert (an easy way to email your elected officials): pafamily.org/heartbeat

·         Follow our social media for more: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

3. Pray.
The pro-abortion lobby, with abortion extremists like Planned Parenthood that advocate for their abortion-until-birth agenda, will be out in full-force lobbying against the Heartbeat Bill. Please pray for Senator Mastriano and Representative Borowicz in their leadership of the Heartbeat Bill. Pray that women and families will be influenced through this legislative effort and that more lives will be saved.

I can recall story after story of women who have seen and heard the heartbeat of their unborn baby and realized – many for the first time – that they heard life. Jessica saw the little heartbeat of her unborn son and it made her realize that he’s a life worth saving. Lisa heard the heartbeat of her unborn daughter and it clicked for her – “there’s a real life inside of me.”

These families are the ones whom we’re advocating for with the Heartbeat Bill. They are why we must bring this needed change to Pennsylvania. Thank you for helping to make this possible.

For Life,

Michael Geer
President
Pennsylvania Family Institute

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Archbishop Chaput’s Speech at the University of Notre Dame: Things Worth Dying For–The Nature of a Life Worth Living

On Friday, October 11th, Archbishop Chaput delivered an address to the Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame. The full text of his talk, “Things Worth Dying For—The Nature of a Life Worth Living,” is attached.  Click here for the full text.

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Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Domestic Violence and Our Respect for Life

Archbishop Chaput’s Column: Domestic Violence and Our Respect for Life

In his most recent column, Archbishop Chaput writes, “Men and women have equal capacities for holiness.  They also have equal capacities for harm.  Virtue and cruelty are alien to neither sex.  But precisely because men and women differ in their strengths and weaknesses, violence between the sexes overwhelmingly consists in males physically abusing females.  Women bear the brunt of domestic violence.  And when that happens, women’s lives are brutally damaged or lost, families collapse, children suffer, and the memory and habit of intimate violence are transmitted across generations.  Men who abuse women are cowards.  They bitterly wound others, and they humiliate and poison themselves.  There’s no excuse for it – ever.”

You can read the complete column by opening the attached document or visiting www.CatholicPhilly.com. A Spanish translation will be provided to you as soon as possible.

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan

Vicar for Clergy

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A Special Celebration: Our Healing Mass September 28, 2019

A SPECIAL CELEBRATION

OUR HEALING MASS

View Photos from the Healing Mass Here 

During His ministry on earth, Jesus had a particular concern for sick people; He healed them not just with a word of power, but also with a human and compassionate touch.

The Sacrament of the Sick, like all sacraments, is one way that the Church continues the ministry of Jesus. Through it, Christ continues to touch, heal, and comfort. The Letter of James attests that this practice has always been part of ministry: “Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the Church, and they should pray over him and anoint [him] with oil in the name of the Church” (5:14).

On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at our annual Healing Mass, Monsignor Michael McCormac administered the Sacrament of the Sick as he laid hands and anointed 38 people.  The communal celebration reminds us that suffering is part of our human condition and has the power to move us to look on each other with the compassion of Christ, the Healer. Celebrating this sacrament during Mass also helps us unite our sufferings with Christ’s as we recall His body broken and His blood poured out for us.  Those who received the sacrament and those, who escorted them, felt the powerful presence of Jesus in a very sacred way.  

 Following the Mass, there was a reception in the Monsignor Woods Hall where our youth and other adult volunteers welcomed and served those who had participated at the Mass.  It truly was a day filled with many blessings.   

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Join the Saint Frances Cabrini Youth Choir!

The Saint Frances Youth Choir is Welcoming New Members! Join us Thursday, September 26th from 6-7:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room.

 

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Cancelled: SFC Designer Bag Bingo Saturday, October 5th

**Due to low ticket sales and various other events on this same date, our Bag Bingo will now be held in February. We look forward to seeing everyone then. 

Prizes will be 100% Authentic Designer Purses! Doors open at 6:00 PM, Bingo begins at 7:00 PM. Ticket price includes 3 chances to win on 10 games of Bingo. Purchase 10 or more tickets to reserve a table.

For ticket information or reservations, contact JoAnn Holden at 215-946-4040.

Join us for a fun night out to support Saint Frances Cabrini Parish!!

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