UNPLANNED is a movie based on the true life story of Abbey Johnson, who was a leader in Planned Parenthood until she assisted with an abortion and was forced to rethink what she thought were the facts. Abbey has been a full time life advocate since that time. The movie is professionally done and puts forward the truth of Abbey’s story. The press has called it propaganda, but that is not the case. Teresa Hartnett of the Family Liturgy Office of the Diocese of Hamilton has taken part in two webinar’s that included the producers, writers and Abbey, and they deliberately stuck to the factual information so they could not be challenged or criticized. Their goal is to educate through Abbey’s story.

You can see this movie at Landmark Cinema 12 -135 Gateway Park Dr, Kitchener,  (519) 650-2958 beginning on July 12 for one week.

Please encourage people to attend. Consider taking family and friends to see it – we need to help educate people on the issue. Even those who are opposed to abortion often don’t understand the truths about it – this movie will help. Also, encourage or invite those who are in favour of abortion to see it as well and tell them you are open to hearing their thoughts after the movie.

60th Anniversary Birdhouse Project

As part of our parish’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations, we are going to make some outdoor birdhouses for our parish and, also, for Hospice – Waterloo Region as an outreach project.  If your family is interested in making a sturdy, outdoor birdhouse, please sign up at the back of the church.

We need some decorated ones for our parish to bring our total up to 60, and Hospice has asked for some undecorated ones. (The birdhouses for Hospice will be available for families to decorate in memory of their loved ones.) The completed birdhouses should be returned to the parish by Labour Day Weekend. Contact Kathy & Fred Masters for more information at 519-998-1437.

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred… let me sow Love.
Where there is injury… Pardon.
Where there is doubt… Faith.
Where there is despair… Hope.
Where there is darkness… Light.
And where there is sadness… Joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen

~ St. Francis of Assisi