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GOOD SHEPHERD PARISH BULLETIN Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Nov. 14/15, 2009 PARISH REGISTRATION Please stop by or call the Parish Office to register in the parish. Parish registration is required to enroll in diocesan schools or our Religious Education Program, as well as scheduling baptisms and marriages or to obtain certificates of eligibility to be godparents and/or sponsors. Dear Friends, May our prayer this week be..."In every generation, O God, your purpose presses on S TEWARDSHIP toward fulfillment. Near indeed is the One Offertory Collection for Nov. 1 $7.091.15 whose words will not pass away. Ready us to Weekly Budgeted Amount $7,250.00 face whatever anguish attends the accomplish- Shortfall $ 158.85 ment of your will for creation. As you gather your elect from the ends of the earth, count us Month of October 1, 2009 to October 31, 2009 also among those whose names are written in the book of life. We ask this through the Christ Church Income $34,587.00 who was, who is and who is to come: your Son Church Expenses $27,276.09 who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the $ 7,210.91 Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen!" Prayers for Sundays and Seasons School Income $74,396.80 Year B Liturgy Training Publications School Expenses $79,692.28 -$5,295.48 Have a wonderful week! Collection Counters for Nov. 16:B.Callaway/ M.Reissmann Your faithful generosity to our parish enables the Fr. Jay and Junior continuation of ministry and outreach to people in our faith community and beyond. To all parishion- Catholic Campaign for Human Development ers who completed a commitment card, thank you. The recent economic downturn has affected each of us, but If you have not done so, please return your re- for our hard-working neighbors who already live on the edge sponse card as soon as possible. of poverty, it presents a numbing challenge. As Catholics, we are called to respond to those in need, but we also have a In today’s reading from Daniel and in Mark’s Gos- gospel mandate to break the cycle of poverty by helping to pel, we hear a description of the world in distress. change the structures and conditions that cause it. Many of us cannot read these passages without Locally and nationally, the Catholic Campaign for comparing the conditions of those times to today’s Human Development (CCHD) works in our name to help world, in which we experience “unsurpassed dis- poor and low-income people lift themselves out of poverty. tress” and much tribulation, both in the national Next week our parish community will participate in the col- sense and in the global sense. But the end of lection for CCHD and by doing so respond to the Church’s Daniel shows us what we need to do if we are call to bring a lasting end to poverty across our nation. wise: “The wise shall shine brightly like the splen- You support will help low-income people as they dor of the firmament, and those who lead the many work together to solve community problems, increase educa- to justice shall be like the stars forever.” For more tional opportunities, and create jobs. CCHD is committed to information on Catholic social teaching, or to ar- helping people change the conditions that keep them living range for a speaker at a parish function, contact in a state of poverty. You can make a difference. Please give Andy Zampini at Catholic Charities at 302-655- your generous support to CCHD in next week’s second col- 9624 or email@example.com lection. LITURGY Sunday, Nov. 15 11/14-4:00pm-GSC-For the People ♦10am St. A-Children’s Liturgy of the Word 11/15-8am-St.A-Edward Scholly (Harry & Margaret Gray) ♦11am GSS Children’s Liturgy of the Word 11/15-9:30am-St.T–Helmut Gellrich (Johnson Family) ♦11:30am Baptisms St. A 11/15-10am-St.A-Robert Jugler Sr. (Rita Wernek) ♦12pm GSMR Coffee/donuts 11/15-11am –living intention, Roy Sparks ♦12:15pm GSC-YPWT rehearsals (Sandy Voetsch) .♦5pm GSMR K of C Squires Mtg. .......................................... Tuesday, Nov. 17 11/16-John Andrews (Frank & Agnes Sellare) ♦7pm Pastoral Council 11/17-Fr. Joseph Hurley Wednesday, Nov. 18 11/18-Shannon Wyatt (St. Agnes Guild) ♦6:30pm GSS Religious Education 11/19-Karen Marbey (Doris & Frank Truit) ♦6:30pm POMR RCIA 11/20-For the People ♦6:30pm GSSMR High School Rel. Ed 11/21-For the People ♦6:30pm GSS Adult Bible Study ………………………………….. ………………... ♦7pm St. Agnes Spanish Choir Rehearsal 11/21-4:00pm-GSC-Charles & Regina Citrano Thursday, Nov. 19 (Dennis Citrano) ♦11:30am St. Agnes Hall - Luncheon 11/22-8am-St.A-Robert Jugler (Paul & Connie McIlwain) ♦6:15pm GSC Cantor Rehearsal 11/22-9:30am-St.T–Helmut Gellrich ♦7pm POMR Pastoral Council Exec. Mtg. (Paul & Connie McIlwain) ♦7pm GSC Choir Rehearsal 11/2210am-St.A-Ronald Smith (St. Agnes Guild) Friday, Nov. 20 11/22-11am –GSC-Emil “Bud” Morris (Morris Family) ♦6:30pm St. A Children’s Choir Rehearsal Saturday, Nov. 21 Good Shepherd Memorial Walkway ♦4:30pm Aud. All Night Bingo With the purchase of an engraved brick for the Good Shepherd ♦7pm St. Agnes, Spanish Mass Memorial Walkway, you can remember those who have died, Sunday, Nov. 22 special people in your life, Good Shepherd Alumni or just your ♦.12:15on GSC - YPWT Rehearsal family name. Call the parish office 410-642-6534 Memorial Bricks $100.00 Alumni Bricks $100.00 Circle of Honor Bricks $250.00 If you are ill or recovering from an op- eration and need a Eucharistic Minister In today’s gospel, Jesus tells his disciples of the sick to visit you, please call the “heaven and earth will pass away, but my parish office. words will not pass away.” What is his word for you? How does he want you to Please also pray for Jason Wehmer, Lyle live out your life? Is he calling you to mar- Shackelford , Danny McKenrre, riage or to the single life? Or is you voca- Cpl. Edwin Perez, Joshua Shelley, Danny tion to religious life and/or priesthood? If you think it Silva, Kyle Hovatter, James D. Koch , might be the latter, call or write Fr. Joe Cocucci, Diocesan Jason Bierly and Troy Hope who are soldiers in Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations (302-573- the Middle East. 3113; or firstname.lastname@example.org). And check out our new website: www.calledbytheLord.com. Listen to Catholic Forum every Sunday morning at 10:05am on 1150 WDEL and www.wdel.com. Pennies!!! Pick up a penny pouch at St. Next Sunday, November 22nd, tune in to hear Teresa’s this weekend. Fill the pouches School Superintendent, Cathy Weaver and CYM with pennies and return to St. Teresa’s. Director, Patrick Donovan discuss the Try This & What an easy way to help provide for the Home family catechesis initiative. Catholic Forum upkeep of St. Teresa’s. Thank you!!! is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington. The St. Patrick’s Chapel Historical Society Would like to thank the following, who on Friday, evening, Nov. 6, made a record 104 pies to benefit the St. Patrick’s Chapel restoration fund. We thank: Linda & Jim O’Rouke and granddaughters Mason and Desiree Debbie Dugan Mary Denver and children, Alex, Josh & cousin Adam Jack & Lynn Scarbath Ken Miller & daughter Yvonne Motejzek Helen & Bob Pennell Jean Griffiths & mother Kate Pat Widmeyer Julie Burden Carl Kaplan Joan Lupenetti Trudi Stroup Hazel Patterson Mary McWilliams Krysia Hudson & children, Kendi, Jacob & Claire We are pleased to announce the installation “But of that day or hour, no one knows”. Today’s Gos- of a scholarship program for Good Shepherd pel challenges us to be prepared. None of us knows School. Recipients will be based upon a need our last day, so don’t wait – take time now with your and/or a merit. For more information please spouse. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter contact the school office. Weekend is February 12–14 in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Openings fill up fast. For more information visit our SACRISTANS Nov. 21 website at: wwme.org or to register, call Jack and Bridget O’Connell @ 302-653-0593. St T - Teresa Trycinka St. A– Helen Pennell North Elk Coffee House, St. Mary Anne’s Church Parish GSC - A. Ferrante and M.Reissmann Hall, 315 S. Main Street, North East, Md. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30 and ends around 9:30pm. Ad- St. Vincent de Paul Society… mission is $8 for adults and $6 for children under 18. St. Agnes Luncheon there are snacks and drinks available for purchase. All November 19, 2009 proceeds go to support Meeting Ground, a non-profit 11:30 am to 1 pm group that helps the homeless individuals and families in Soup, chicken alfredo, spaghetti, salad, dessert our area. More info at: www.stmaryane.org. This week A free will offering is accepted featuring Christie Burns on the hammered dulcimer. To All proceed benefit St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry learn Christe’s music and see clips of some of her per- formances go to: www.dulcimergirl.wordpress.com. Try this at home: Creating Faith Filled Families Knights of Columbus A Parent’s Blessing over one’s children is powerful; Tootsie Roll Drive most people are yet to realize its significance. The Bible talks about Fathers blessing their children and Weekend of Nov. 21 - 22 thus speaking destiny into their lives. It is simple, yet After all masses. powerful gesture that you do with your children each day to keep them rooted in faith. Some suggestions for daily blessing are to make the sign of the cross on your child’s forehead at bedtime or as they leave for Flowers at St. Teresa this weekend were donated in school. It doesn’t have to be a one-way gesture; your memory of the Brauer and Daly Families by Joanne children may want to start blessing you as well. Daly. The anointing of the sick is a sacrament in which the priest prays, lays hands, and anoints the sick with blessed oil. The sacrament may be administered to those who are seri- ously ill due to sickness, old age, injury, or mental and emotional illness. Within our Christian community, our faith is strengthened by prayer, scripture and the sacra- ments. The communal anointing of the sick unites us in the mystery of suffering and the hope of the resurrection. Good Shepherd Parish Cordially invites you To participate in an ANOINTING MASS At Good Shepherd Church 11:00 am Mass On December 13, 2009. Light refreshments to follow. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to Ursula or Marie at the parish office—410-642-6534. If you need transportation, please let them know. Ten Question on influenza/H1N1 (Swine) Flu and the Liturgy Throughout the years, the Committee on Divine Worship’s Newsletter has addressed the liturgical implications of the transmis- sion of pathogens on numerous occasions. With the H1N1 (swine) flu virus appearing in the United States, the Secretariat for Divine Worship, having consulted with experts, offers the following brief reflections on “influenza/H1N1 (swine ) flu and the Liturgy.” 1. What is H1N1 (swine) influenza? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “2009 H1N1( referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. this virus is spreading from person-to-person worldwide, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. One June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) signaled that a pandemic of 2009 H1N1 flu was underway.” 2. Why is there particular concern of the spread of H1N1 (swine flu) at this moment? Numerous cases of H1N1 (swine) flu have been confirme in the United States, with more expected during the fall and winter of 2009.The CDC continues to monitor this health issue and will provide further guidance as the situation warrants. 3. What is the best way to prevent the transmission of the H1N1 (swine) flu virus? The CDC suggest that, “as with other infectious illnesses, one of the most important and appropriate preventive practices is careful and frequent hand hygiene. Cleaning your hands often using either soap and water or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizers removes potentially infectious materials from your skin and helps prevent disease transmission.” 4. How is the influenza virus transmitted? According to the CDC, “influenza viruses are spread when a person who has the flu coughs, sneezes, or speaks and spreads virus into the air, and other people inhale the virus. When these viruses enter the nose, throat, or lungs of a person, they begin to multiply, causing symptoms of the flu.” 5. Does the transmission of the flu require direct contact between person? “The viruses can also be spread when a person touches a surface with flu viruses on it (for example, a door handle) and then touches his or her nose or mouth. A person who is sick with the flu can spread viruses - that means they are contagious. Adults may be contagious from one day before developing symptoms to up to seven days after getting sick. Children can be contagious for longer than seven days.” 6. How can the spread of the influenza virus be prevented? The single best way to prevent the flue is to get vaccinated. In addition to the yearly seasonal flu vaccine the CDC is monitoring the production of a vaccine for the H1N1 (swine) flu, which should be available in the fall of 2009. The CDC recommends these other ways to prevent the flu: “Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep you distance from others to protect them from getting sick too; stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness; cover you mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent others around you from getting sick; clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.” 7. In previous years, what has the Church done in localities where the outbreak of influenza is most significant? In those localities where the outbreak of the disease has been the most significant, bishops have introduced several liturgical adaptations in regard to such practices as the distribution of Holy Communion and the exchange of the Sign of Peace in order to limit the spread of contagion. 8. What measures should be taken in Roman Catholic liturgies in the United States of America now? Priest, deacons, and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion should be especially reminded of the need to practice good hygiene. Ministers of Holy Communion should always wash their hands before Mass begins; a further precaution suggests using an alcohol-based anti-bacterial solution before and after distributing Holy Communion. The faithful should be instructed not to receive from the cup if they feel ill. 9. What about further adaptations or restriction of options at Mass? The Diocesan Bishop should always be consulted regarding any changes or restrictions of options in the celebration of Roman Catholic Liturgy. However, the need for the introduction of widespread liturgical adaptations for the prevention of the transmission of influenza in the diocese of the United States of America is not evident at this time. 10. What is the Secretariat of Divine Worship doing to address this question? While the Secretariat will continue to monitor the situation and provide the best advice possible to Diocesan Bishops and their Offices of Worship, it is ultimately the responsibility of the Diocesan Bishop to recommend or mandate liturgical changes in response to influenza in particular local areas. The Secretariat likewise appreciates whatever information Diocesan Offices of Worship are able to provide concerning local conditions and the pastoral response Developed by Diocesan Bishops. Continuously updated information is available from the CDC at www.CDC.gov/hiniflu. Christian Formation Hispanic Mass at St. Agnes Church If you have questions about Christian Formation contact: Join us for the Hispanic Mass held every Saturday email@example.com or 410-642-6534 ext. 21 evening beginning at 7:00pm . Fr. Chris Posch, from the Diocese of Wilmington Confirmation: Watch the Confirmation Schedule for events, services Hispanic Office, will be the celebrant for the Mass. and classes that are coming up! Misa en Espanol en Rising Sun! Confirmation Class— Sabados, 7:00 PM — Dec. 2 6:30pm 21, y 28 de Novembre. Session 1 Mass @ Good Shep- Iglesia de Santa Ines: “Saint Agnes” Dec. 13 11:00am herd Church (arrive at 150 S.Queen Street, Rising Sun, Maryland 21911 10:30) En frente de la cancha de beisbol, en la ruta 274 Confirmation Class— Para mas, information o nesicita que alquien lo Dec. 16 6:30pm Session 2 lleve, pueden IIamar al Hermano Cristobal, 302-655-0518. Confirmation Interviews with Fr. Jay—If you have Todos son bienvenidos not met with Fr. Jay or Deacon Luke Yackley for your interview you must call the Parish Office (410-642- 6534). It must be completed before the first session on Theology on Tap – is a Catholic speaker and dis- Dec. 2, 2009 in order to continue with the Confirmation preparation. cussion series for young adults, women and men in their twenties & thirties, single or married, that Religious Education: If your child is not attend- takes place in the relaxed setting. The series will ing a Catholic School and/or enrolled in the Parish be held Tuesdays at 7pm at Catherine Rooney’s Religious Education Program, please contact Zeita Irish Pub and Restaurant, 1616 Delaware Ave., in Sypolt at the Christian Formation Office to register Trolley Square, Admission to each event is free. your child. November 24 - Fr. Kempski and Tim Nolan “Priestly Vocations from Community Outreach: As we approach the Holi- Two Generations” day Season—Thanksgiving & Christmas—we be- December 1 - Fr. John Gayton, come mindful of children whose families are in “Ministry to the Military” difficult times and need some help for the holidays. December 8 - Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, Good Shepherd School, Staff, Faculty, Religious “An Evening with the Bishop” Education, Confirmation and Youth of Good Shep- December 15 - Fr. Jim Jackson, “Prison Ministry” herd Parish will be collecting funds to supply gifts and food for several families. In addition, they will also be collecting non-perishable food items that will be donated to the families and St. Vincent de Paul. “Thank You” in advance for your generosity towards those less fortunate than us. If you have any questions please contact Zeita Sypolt. Parish Reconciliation Service— Our Parish Reconciliation Service is on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 @ 6:30pm at Good Shepherd Church. The Good Shepherd School News Veteran’s Day President Ronald Reagan once said, “It’s our earnest prayer to serve America in peace. It’s our solemn commit- ment to defend her in a time of war.” At Good Shepherd Catholic School we share the same philosophy as our 40th president. We pray to our God above that our world may be at peace. However, when America finds its freedom is threatened or our country needs to defend those who can not defend themselves, we are resolute in our support for this nation’s military. Good Shepherd Catholic School has had a long-standing relationship with the Armed Forces. Since our founding in 1958, our school has served the families of enlisted personnel and civilians from the Aberdeen Proving Ground and Bainbridge Naval Training Station. Our strong military ties have fostered a sense of respect and admiration among our student population for all the men and women in uniform who serve our great nation. From the shores of Tripoli to the mountains of Afghanistan, wherever our military goes into battle, they go with our utmost grati- tude and countless prayer. As a way to honor our veterans, we invited local VFW and American Legion members to join us for a prayer ser- vice. This student led prayer service was our school’s way of honoring all of our men and women who served in the armed forces and for those still serving. Our students then presented our guests with cards that showed how grateful they were for all the sacrifices made by our veterans. In closing, I would like to personally thank you for the sacrifices you made for our country. Please know that Good Shepherd is committed to educating future genera- tions about the importance of you service, and instilling in them a sense of respect and gratitude for all veterans. Student of the Month Good Shepherd School is proud to announce the Students of the Month for October. Pre-K Melissa Shipley Kindergarten Cecilia Sypolt First Grade Julianna Eder Second Grade Jacob Shiber Third Grade Ali Kunkel Fourth Grade Henry Byers and Elizabeth Zatalava Fifth Grade Emily Brooks Sixth Grade Paige Brinsfield Seventh Grade Laraine Hines Eighth Grade Julia Travagline and Ashlyn Kieber Band Lucy Brooks We are very proud of these students and offer them a heartfelt congratulations. All Night Bingo, November 21st Good Shepherd will host an All Night Bingo on Saturday, November 21st. Doors open at 4:30. Student Council Food Drive Good Shepherd School’s Student Council will again hold the Thanksgiving food drive for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. We ask that you be as generous as possible in light of the increased number of people that now rely on Saint Vincent de Paul during these tough economic times. Here is what we request students in each grade to contribute. Pre K and K-Instant Mashed Potatoes 1st and 2nd - Stuffing Mix 3rd and 4th - Canned Cranberry Sauce 4th and 5th - Canned Yams 6th, 7th and 8th - Green Beans Also, if any parents have earned a “Free Turkey” at Martin’s, and are unable to use it, Martin’s has graciously of- fered to allow Saint Vincent de Paul to use those coupons. Those coupons can be sent into the school office . Joe Corbi Fundraiser Good Shepherd School is currently in the middle of a Joe Corbi Pizza fundraiser. Joe Corbi’s pizza, pretzel dogs, grilled cheese pretzels, and calzones make for a quick and easy dinner on those nights when time is short and a great snack while you are watching the big game. Did you know Joe Corbi sells cookie dough, brownie mix, and cinnamon rolls, too? So if you would like to purchase any of the above items, please see one of our Good Shepherd students or call the school office at 410-642-6265. Presentation of the Saints Good Shepherd School students will make a presentation on the lives of the saints. This presentation will occur in the school hall on Thursday, November 19th. All are welcome to attend. Great Lakes Gift Cards We will be placing 1 more order for gift cards before Christmas!!! This is a great way for you to check some of those gifts off your shopping list and make some money for the school that is no additional cost to you!!! The orders and money are turned into the office, we take it from there and we will let you know when the order arrives!!! Look over the attached ‘short store list’ to see what is available. You can view a much longer list at www.glscrip.com. Cards may be purchased for any of these stores as well Order date is Monday November 30, 2009 Pick up date is Monday December 14, 2009 If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Gretchen Blethen 410-658-2952 or 443-206-0766. Thank you so much for your support!!! Date:______________________________________________________________ Name: ________________________________________________________________ Phone Num- ber:__________________________________________________________ Pick-up Options: School: ÿ Send home with: Child’s Name:________________ Grade:__ ÿ I will pick up from school office Church: I will pick up from ÿ St. Agnes ÿ St. Teresa ÿ Good Shepherd Qty Company Denomination Total Check # United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Re: URGENT: Nationwide USCCB Bulletin Insert on Health Care Reform For many years, the U.S. bishops have supported decent health care for all based on our teaching that health care is essential for human life and dignity and on the Church’s experience in providing health care and assisting those without coverage. Specifically, the bishops have clearly required that longstanding federal protections that restrict abortion funding and mandates and that protect conscience rights must be reflected in health reform leg- islation. In addition, the bishops have focused on efforts to insure that coverage is affordable to families and that immigrants have better health care as a result of reform. We seek reform that protects the life, dignity and health care of all. The President of the Conference and the Chairmen of the three major USCCB committees engaged in health care reform have written all the bishops and asked that the attached USCCB Nationwide Bulletin Insert on health care reform be printed or hand-stuffed in every parish bulletin and/or dis- tributed in pews or at church entrances as soon as possible. Congressional votes may take place as soon as early November. If your Arch/bishop is not in agreement with disseminating the bulletin insert, you will be hearing from your Arch/diocese immediately. Also included are suggested Pulpit Announcements and a Prayer Petition. Please encourage parishioners to pray for this effort as well. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/ healthcare. Thank you for your urgent actions and prayers on behalf of this nationwide effort! United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 3211 FOURTH STREET NE WASHINGTON DC 20017-1194 202-541-3100 FAX 202-541-3166 USCCB NATIONWIDE BULLETIN INSERT Tell Congress: Remove Abortion Funding & Mandates from Needed Health Care Reform Congress is pre- paring to debate health care reform legislation on the House and Senate floors. Genuine health care reform should protect the life and dignity of all people from the moment of conception until natural death. The U.S. bishops’ conference has concluded that all committee approved bills are seriously deficient on the issues of abortion and conscience, and do not provide adequate access to health care for immigrants and the poor. The bills will have to change or the bishops have pledged to oppose them. Our na- tion is at a crossroads. Policies adopted in health care reform will have an impact for good or ill for years to come. None of the bills retains longstanding current policies against abortion funding or abortion coverage mandates, and none fully protects conscience rights in health care. As the U.S. bishops’ letter of Octo- ber 8 states: “No one should be required to pay for or participate in abortion. It is essential that the legislation clearly apply to this new program longstanding and widely supported federal restrictions on abortion funding and mandates, and protections for rights of conscience. No current bill meets this test…. If acceptable language in these areas cannot be found, we will have to oppose the health care bill vigorously.” For the full text of this letter and more information on proposed legislation and the bishops’ advocacy for authentic health care reform, visit: www.usccb.org/healthcare. Congressional leaders are attempting to put together final bills for floor consid- eration. Please contact your Representative and Senators today and urge them to fix these bills with the pro-life amendments noted below. Otherwise much needed health care reform will have to be opposed. Health care reform should be about saving lives, not destroying them. ACTION: Contact Members through e-mail, phone calls or FAX letters. To send a pre-written, instant e-mail to Congress go to www.usccb.org/action. Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at: 202-224-3121, or call your Members’ local offices. Full contact info can be found on Members’ web sites at www.house.gov & www.senate.gov. MESSAGE to SENATE: “During floor debate on the health care reform bill, please support an amendment to incorporate longstanding policies against abortion funding and in favor of conscience rights. If these serious concerns are not addressed, the final bill should be opposed.” MESSAGE to HOUSE: “Please support the Stupak Amendment that addresses essential pro-life concerns on abortion funding and conscience rights in the health care reform bill. Help ensure that the Rule for the bill allows a vote on this amendment. If these serious concerns are not addressed, the final bill should be opposed.” WHEN: Both House and Senate are preparing for floor votes now. Act today! Thank you!