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About Grace Girl

Brigid Curtis Ayer has worked as a print, radio, and television journalist for over 25 years covering religion and politics.

A TIME AND A SEASON

“People came to Jesus with the objection, ‘Why do John’s disciples and those of the Pharisees fast while Yours do not?’ ” —Mark 2:18

The people in today’s Gospel reading thought it was time to fast, although it was time to feast. They had the right idea but the wrong time. You may be doing something appropriate to the way things were twenty years ago but inadequate for the present. For example, if you send your children to the school you attended in your own youth, you may be making a big mistake. That school had its time, but possibly its time is not now, if you want your children to be followers of Jesus.

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Human Trafficking Awareness

HUMAN TRAFFICKING MONTH – HOPE AND HEALING – IN THIS SEGMENT OF FAITH IN ACTION, OUR GUEST SIMONA REISING, WHO SERVES ON THE ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASKFORCE, OFFICE OF SOCIAL CONCERNS- CATHOLIC CHARITIES IN INDIANAPOLIS, TALKS WITH CO-HOSTS BRIGID AYER AND KENT BLANDFORD, ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND HOW THE LOCAL CHURCH IS ADDRESSING THIS SOCIAL PROBLEM. FOR DETAILS THE CATHOLIC CHARITIES CARE MINISTRY WEBSITE IS HTTPS://WWW.ARCHINDY.ORG/CARE/INDEX.HTM

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Annual Indiana March for Life & Memorial Mass – Jan. 22

Indiana March For Life & Prayer Vigil – Marc Tuttle, President of Right to Life Indianapolis talks with Faith In Action co-hosts, Brigid Ayer and Kent Blandford about the Annual Indiana March for Life and the events surrounding it. A memorial Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist at 10:30am Friday, Jan. 22 followed by the Annual Indiana March for Life. On the eve of the March, a Prayer Vigil will take place Thursday, Jan. 21 at St. Elizabeth Seton, Carmel, IN from 7pm-9pm. The event is free. A donation of diapers will be collected at the door and distributed to a local crisis pregnancy centers. For details the website is https://www.archindy.org/humanlifeanddignity/march.html

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Supporting Our Seniors in a Covid World

How to Support Our Seniors in a COVID World – In this segment of Faith in Action, guests Monica Woodsworth, Director, RSVP of Central Indiana and Joyce Beavens, Associate Director, Senior Companion Program of Catholic Charities Indianapolis talk with co-hosts Brigid Ayer and Jim Ganley about how people can support our seniors in a Covid world. For more information, www.helpcreatehope.org

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Grief & The Holidays

Grief & The Holidays- In this segment of Faith in Action, our guest Judi Phillips, a clinical pastoral counseling associate with Pastoral Solutions Institute, a Catholic, mental health telemed practice, talks with co-hosts Brigid Ayer and Jim Ganley about dealing with grief and the holidays and she offers suggestions for coping during the holiday season, and support others who are experiencing grief. For a resource on grief & the holidays, CLICK HERE For more information about Pastoral Solutions Institute, the website is https://catholiccounselors.com/

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