WELCOME LOVING GOD, HELP US TO REMEMBER THE INHERENT DIGNITY OF ALL PEOPLEThe intent of the St Mel Parish Life, Justice and Peace Council is to bring about awareness ofissues involving the legal and social fabric by which we live and are governed a fully informedpeople a sense of civility and responsibility in our community.We are a group of 7 parishioners who meets once a month with Father Dave to discuss, coordinate and oversee several programs designed to help our less fortunate brothers and sisters in Christ. Please check our programs by clicking on the right hand side list.They work because of YOUR help! Please consider how you can help and give a bit of your time. Thank you!Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishopof Washington thanks Muslim scholars for theDECLARATION OF MARRAKESH a call for the protection and rights of minorities in Muslim countries. He acknowledges the considerable courage of these scholars of 120 Sunni and Shiite countries in addressing the plight of non-Muslims. 2-5-16http ://al-bushra.org/?p=4930Keeping the spirit of the Gospel means that Catholic institutions are to bear witness in love to the full truth about the human person by providing social, charitable, and educational services in a manner that fully reflects the God-given dignity of the human person."From Archbishop William E. LoriLike St Martin of Tours, let's try to show charity and compassionto our neighbors in need.While Martin was a soldier in the Roman army and deployed in Gaul (modern day France), he approached the gates of the city of Amienswhere he met a scantily clad beggar. He impulsively cut his militarycloak in half to share with the man. That night, Martin dreamed ofJesus wearing the half cloak he had given away. He heard Jesus sayto the angels: "Martin, who is still a catechumen, clothed me with this robe."The part kept by himself became the famous relic preserved inthe oratory of the Merovingien kings of the Franks at the Marmoutier Abbey near Tours."The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you,to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers ofMine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.''