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▪ The country is facing a serious problem that will affect both the healthcare and education ministries in the future. The new law is against freedom of conscience that will enforce hospitals to pay for contraceptives and abortion medicine for their employees. Prayers are asked for the right of freedom of choice and religious liberty for American citizens.

▪ A group of Sacred Heart parishioners, where Sr. Mary Terence Wall is working, have been providing special soft hats for cancer patients at St. Mary’s Medical Center and the city hospital. The patients are truly grateful for this work of mercy for the sick. The members of St. Stephen Church, where Sr. Mary Grace Barile has been an active member, have collected much-needed cleaning items and food supplies for two West Virginia counties that have recently been hit by Tornados and severe flooding. They are also collecting household supplies for a local Rehabilitation Center for recovering alcoholics and drug abuse individuals. Both Parishes are noted for carrying out the Gospel mission of Jesus Christ of caring for their neighbors.

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"Our diverse talents and abilities, our differences in culture, nationality and age are assets for the richness of the community. Although we may be engaged in a variety of ministries, we all share the common call to apostolic discipleship in a community of the Catholic Apostolate of St. Vincent Pallotti."(OWL, 91)

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"Christ, the Apostle of the Eternal Father, and his mission are central to our personal and community life, giving meaning and direction to our thinking, our spirituality, our prayer, action and suffering." (OWL, 19)

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"As a community of disciples we are gathered around Jesus, the Apostle of the Eternal Father. Like the first disciples, we want to be with Jesus, be sent out by him and return to him to evaluate our service in the light of his presence." (OWL, 88)

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"As Pallottines, it is our special charism to foster growth in faith and love among the laity, to awaken them to awareness of their apostolic call, and to cooperate with them in furthering the apostolic mission." (OWL, 21)

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"Our relationships with one another should be marked by a love that bears all, believes all and hopes for all, a love that is neither conceited nor jealous, which hurts no one, nor is embittered or resentful. It is never discouraged but remains patient and kind. It rejoices with others and shares their suffering. It is with this kind of love that we should help and support one another." (OWL, 90)