“Make justice your aim: redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea” (Isaiah 1:17)
Yesterday marked the celebration of two days. It was the 100th anniversary celebration of the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa (our diocese) where thousands gathered to celebrate the great Catholic community that has been established for central and southwest Iowa.
It was also Orphan Sunday, a day to remember how God has a special heart to care for orphans; events were celebrated worldwide to advocate for orphans and to inform about adoption. Because of the conflict with the Diocesan Centennial Celebration, Orphan Sunday in Des Moines will be remembered instead on Sunday, November 13 when the St. Theresa’s Prolife Group will sponsor a free adoption information event at St. Theresa Catholic Church from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
The event is a great opportunity for people looking into adoption, who think it might be an option in the future, or who simply want to know more about the process to be able to share with others. The event is free and there will be FOOD. No registration required; come and bring a friend!
Orphan Sunday is a beautiful idea; check the Resources section of the website and give yourself 5 minutes to watch this True Religion video — a lovely video reminding us about caring for Jesus in the most vulnerable, including orphans, children in foster care, and babies who are given up for adoption — a natural extension of prolife work.