February 1, 2024 | Local News, Your Stories
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Items for the clients of Hope Unlimited are seen at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Paducah, after an initiative in which parishioners spiritually adopted unborn babies in danger of abortion. The items were later given to Hope Unlimited for those with unplanned pregnancies and newborn babies. COURTESY OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH

Paducah parishioners collect, share items for moms with unplanned pregnancies


St. John the Evangelist parishioners in Paducah on March 25, 2023, named their spiritually adopted babies and began praying each day for nine months for these babies by name that they will be saved from the scourge of abortion. Spiritual adoption consists in praying for a particular but unknown unborn baby in danger of abortion will be given life. 

The week of Christmas 2023, we celebrated their due dates and safe births. Then on the weekends of the Feasts of the Holy Family and Epiphany, parishioners brought baby gifts that can be used at Hope Unlimited Family Care Center for their clients that need help with their unplanned pregnancies and newborn babies.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we love you very much and ask you to watch over the lives of our spiritually adopted babies as they grow in wisdom and grace throughout their lives.

To learn more about Hope Unlimited, which assists women facing unplanned pregnancies and families in crisis, visit https://hopeunlimitedfcc.org.

Originally printed in the February 2024 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.

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