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Posted on May 09, 2019 08:51

Mother’s Day Tribute in the May 10 issue of The Garden City News

To All Parishioners:

We would like to bring to your attention that we have placed a beautiful, full-page Mother's Day Tribute in the St. Joseph Bulletin for Mother’s Day and in The Garden City News issue of Friday, May 10.

This tribute is intended to express the sincere admiration we have for all mothers in their most sacred role of cooperating with God's Divine Plan to nurture and protect children, born and pre-born.

We recognize the special love that a mother has for her child, and we join as a community to thank each and every mother for having the room in her heart to give her child the most precious gift of all - the gift of life.

The tribute also reaches out to mothers who are facing difficult pregnancies by providing them with the names of confidential and caring, professional agencies that provide life-affirming assistance to mothers in need. We understand and want to help them with their babies whose tiny hearts began beating 18 days after conception. For confidential assistance with a pregnancy and information about alternatives to abortion call The Life Center in Hempstead at 516-408-6300 or www.aaapregnancyoptions.com; Regina Residence in Merrick at 516-223-7888 or www.catholiccharities.cc/our-services/regina-maternity-services; Birthright in Wantagh at (516) 785-4070, or MOMMAS HOUSE in Wantagh at 516-781-8637 or info@mommashouse.org.

For couples having difficulty conceiving a child, the Gianna Center for Women’s Health and Fertility, located at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY 11795, offers a highly regarded and successful infertility program that provides specialized obstetrical and gynecological care to women, while honoring both their dignity and the sanctity of human life. The Gianna Center’s skilled staff, headed by Dr. Paul Carpentier, MD, CFCMC, helps couples diagnose and treat underlying causes of infertility to help them conceive naturally. The Gianna Center can be reached at 631-376-3232.

For women who have experienced an abortion and may be seeking healing and confidential counseling, the wonderfully gentle Sisters of Life in Manhattan offer a caring program for post-abortive women. They will hold a Day of Prayer and Healing for Women on Saturday, May 25, 2019. For information, visit http://www.sistersoflife.org/hope-and-healing-after-abortion, or call the Sisters of Life at 866-575-0075, or email them at hopeandhealing@sistersoflife.org

The Sisters of Life is a contemplative/active religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O'Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. All will be warmly welcomed.

For men who carry the pain and suffering from losing a child to abortion, Lumina – a Hope and Healing After-Abortion Ministry run by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal - will host a Men’s Day of Prayer and Healing on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Paterson, NJ. For more information visit http://postabortionhelp.org/pah/for-men-2/mens-day-of-prayer-healing/, or call Spiritual Director Rev. Mariusz Koch, CFR at 877-586-4621, or email Lumina’s office at lumina@postabortionhelp.org.

May God Bess all Mothers. Thank You for Life!

Sincerely,

The Churches of St. Joseph and St. Anne Respect Life Ministries and The Knights of Columbus St. Joseph-Bishop Baldwin Council #15809
 

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