OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH: October is the month set aside
to reflect on life issues and pray for and promote greater respect for all
human life. Pick up free literature at the gathering area table on building
a culture that cherishes all life. You can help women facing an unplanned
pregnancy get the support they need to choose life for their baby. St.
John XXIII collects DIAPERS and BABY CLOTHES for Columbus area
pregnancy counseling centers every October. The counsellors and nurses
provide ultrasounds, parenting classes, and mentoring for moms-to-be
nurturing mothers. More than 90 percent of moms who receive ultrasounds
choose life for their babies. New and used baby items may be placed in the
crib throughout October.