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Announcements


Questions for Fr. Dan – Join the Zoom Meeting Aug. 29th

Are you interested in learning more about your faith?  Do you have questions that you would like to ask Fr. Dan?  You are invited to a Zoom meeting on April 29th at 7:00pm with Fr. Dan.

Please email Katherine (kboos1914@gmail.com) a few days ahead to receive the zoom link.

Abortion Survivors Protection Act and Hyde Amendment

Washington, D.C. – Support the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 619) has again been introduced in Congress to protect infants born-alive during an abortion. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is urging us to contact our representatives in Congress to sign a petition to discharge the bill from the Committee so that it can receive a vote on the floor of the United States House of Representatives. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would provide specific protections nationwide to infants born-alive during an abortion. Please click here for more information and please click here to take action now and contact your representative.

 Washington, D.C. – Support the Hyde Amendment and Oppose Taxpayer Funding for Abortions

Since 1976, whether Congress and the White House were led by Democrat or Republicans, the Hyde amendment and similar laws have protected federal taxpayers from being forced to pay for elective abortions. The majority of Americans agree with the Hyde amendment and oppose taxpayer funding for abortions. However, powerful members of Congress now want to take away the Hyde amendment and similar laws that both Democrats and Republicans have supported for nearly half a century to prevent federal taxpayers from paying for elective abortions. The USCCB is encouraging us to sign an online petition in support of the Hyde Amendment to oppose federal taxpayers from funding elective abortions. Click here to take action and sign the online petition.

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Reflections


From the Offices of Formation for Ministry and Deacon Formation:

Now more than ever we need the laity to respond to their baptismal call to share the Gospel in the world and assist pastors in meeting the needs of our parishes. In order to fulfill this role, lay ministers must know their faith. Formation for Ministry helps those in ministry grow in knowledge of their Catholic faith, develop skills for ministry, grow in confidence to share their faith, and grow in relationship with the Lord.  Formation for Ministry also serves as a prerequisite for the permanent diaconate. Please consider who you know who might be discerning a call to lay ministry formation or the diaconate and invite them to consider Formation for Ministry.

Applications for the fall term are currently being accepted. Download an application from our website formationforministrysyr.org or contact the office directly at 315-470-1491.  

Interested individuals should attend one of our upcoming information sessions. Our next session is scheduled for Sunday, April 18, at Holy Trinity in Utica.  

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