Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from her town. When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!”
– Luke 7: 11-14
A few years ago, Lauren was hospitalized at 16 years of age after receiving a severe beating from her mother. The violence had been going on for several months, and Lauren was afraid to talk about it. Eventually, he mother faced charges of abuse and Lauren was removed from her family’s home. She came to Sancta Maria House looking for a more permanent, safe place to live. Lauren spent that last 2 years here and has made many positive gains. Through the counseling of supportive staff, she was able to let go of the anger from her past and focus on making a bright future for herself. Lauren is grateful for all of the devoted staff at ShareLife-supported Sancta Maria House for making such a wonderful difference in her life. Last year, ShareLife-supported Family Services agencies provided family counselling to over 5,100 people in the Greater Toronto Area.
Thank you to all those who have supported out parish ShareLife Campaign. To those who have yet to give, please do so before the end of the campaign on July 26th! You can continue to add your ShareLife donation envelopes to your Sunday Mass collection offerings, and you can give online as well, and make it count towards our parish goal!
Together we can work wonders!