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Cross Catholic Outreach

We are excited to share that an Outreach Priest from Cross Catholic Outreach will be visiting our parish on the weekend of October 15 & 16 to celebrate Masses and speak about the amazing mercy ministries our Church is accomplishing around the globe. Cross Catholic Outreach was founded to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. It supports existing ministries by partnering with Catholic bishops, priests, religious brothers and sisters, and lay workers already serving the poor in 28 countries around the globe.

To learn more about Cross Catholic Outreach, please visit CrossCatholic.org/outreach or text BLESSINGS to 474747.

Beginning Experience of Wyoming in Casper on October 14 – 16, 2022

Beginning Experience is a weekend program that offers healing and renewal to divorced, widowed, and separated men and women. It is a non-profit, faith-based, comprehensive program offered to all persons, regardless of religious preference. A Beginning Experience weekend offers support and direction to help resolve grief or anger that can follow the end of a marriage by divorce, separation, or death. The weekend can be a time for a real awakening, a re-evaluation, and a new start. Beginning Experience is a positive experience of hope. You can anticipate an intense reflective, possibly painful, but spiritually honest self-encounter. You will also find support, warm fellowship, and community. The next Beginning Experience weekend will be in Casper and starts promptly at 7:00 P.M. on Friday evening Oct, 14th and runs through Sunday afternoon around 4pm Oct. 16th. You must commit to the entire weekend. The donation we ask for the weekend is $150.00, which includes sleeping arrangements, meals, and materials. We do not provide meals on Friday P.M. or Sunday P.M. Scholarships are available. No one is turned away due to finances. Registration deadline is Oct. 12, 2022.

Contact these team members for more information: Sandi 307.462.3922 (phone or text) sandi.pa2731@gmail.com; Diane at 307.262.4142, or Pauletta at 307.267.6375

Worldwide Marriage Encounter:

As summer comes to an end and school gets into full swing, we encourage all married couples to attend a weekend “learning” about their spouse, their marriage, and the great gift the Sacrament of Matrimony is to our Church. Knowledge is power, and this experience can give you the tools to empower your relationship.

What a gift to our Church! Upcoming Experience dates: Green River, November 4-6, 2022, and Billings, Montana, February 3-5, 2023. Application fee is $100. For more information or to apply, call Dan and Clare 406-697-3275, or visit our website: wwme.org

Statement from Bishop Steven Biegler, Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, which overturns Roe v. Wade, a law that has been in place for nearly fifty years, places the legality of abortion in the hands of each state. Wyoming is among 13 states with trigger bans in place.

On March 15, 2022, Governor Gordon signed into law HB 92 Abortion Prohibition-Supreme Court Decision. The new law states: “An abortion shall not be performed except when necessary to preserve the woman from a serious risk of death or of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, not including any psychological or emotional conditions, or the pregnancy is the result of incest…or sexual assault...” The law can only go into effect after the governor certifies the Supreme Court’s decision.

The Supreme Court ruling is bound to stir the emotions and fears of many people—whether pro-life or pro-abortion, but now is the time for all people of good will to engage in reasonable discourse and decision making. We also must encourage all people, including our state legislators, to advocate for services that will support families and accompany women experiencing unplanned pregnancies by providing resources and assistance so that children will be welcomed into the world with love and provided essential care that all human persons deserve.

Enduring Faith

A documentary film on the faith, perseverance, and inspiring example of Indigenous Peoples across North America – available for all to watch at kofc.org/enduringfaith

Indigenous communities across North America have a rich and vibrant testimony to share – both past and present – including the witness of their faith. Enduring Faith: The Story of Native American Catholics dives deep into the rich contribution of Native Americans in the tapestry of the Catholic faith. Produced by the Knights of Columbus as part of its Faith Formation and Native Solidarity initiatives, the 60-minute documentary offers a missing piece to the greater story of Catholicism on the continent and a beautiful example of how Christ reveals himself through the uniqueness of every culture. A must watch with the family, classroom, or faith group. Available to all at kofc.org/enduringfaith.