October is Respect For Life Month


From the time we are knit together in our mothers’ wombs until we take our final breaths, each moment of our lives is a gift from God. While every season of life brings its own challenges and trials, each season also gives us opportunities to grow in relationship with Him. As new attacks on human life continue to emerge, we might be tempted to despair, but Christ instead offers us unfailing hope.

Christ’s promise of salvation does not mean we will be spared from suffering, but rather, even in the darkest moments of our lives, we will be given the strength to persevere. For this reason, a woman experiencing a difficult pregnancy can find the strength to welcome her precious child into the world. A [person] facing a terminal diagnosis can see that the end of…earthly life is the beginning of eternal life with Christ. When the seas of life swell and we are battered by the waves, hope allows us to remain anchored in the heart of God. 

May we hold fast to Christ, our hope, from the beginning of life to its end. 


St. Thomas More Catholic Church celebrates Mass weekly in Paradise each Sunday at 12 p.m.

Mass times for Holy Days of Obligation are published on the web once announced. 

2021 Holy Days (remaining): Thursday, May 13 Ascension of Jesus;  Sunday, August 15, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Monday, November 1All Saints' Day; Wednesday, December 8The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary; Saturday, December 25Christmas.

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