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Sacred Heart Catholic Church to have Mother's Day flower sale

Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 11:42 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 11:59 a.m. CST
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church will be celebrating its annual Mother's Day Flower Sale Saturday, May 11, from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, May 12, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Plants for sale include fresh bedding plants and hanging baskets.

Mother’s Day is a celebration that almost every mother enjoys, and Sacred HeartCatholic Church will be celebrating by hosting its annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale.

The flower sale will take place after Masses on Saturday, May 11, from 6:30 to 7:00p.m. and on Sunday, May 12, from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

“Mother’s Day weekend is traditionally when we have our Mother’s Day Plant Sale,”Stewardship Coordinator Kathy Hammerly said. “Some of the available plants are freshbedding plants and hanging baskets.”

People of all ages purchase plants for their mothers during the sale. Hammerly said mothers often take advantage of the plant sale themselves, as all ofthe profits are donated to Jasper County Right to Life.

Joanie Lukavsky is involved in Jasper County Right to Life and said the organizationpromotes the value of life.

She said the organization focuses on the Catholic social teaching that promotes lifefrom the moment it begins, including some research on the controversial debate onwhen life begins.

“Did you know that a baby can dream?” she said.

She said she understands many mothers have a hard time, but strongly believes manypeople need to be properly educated on the effects of abortion, not only for the babiesbut also for themselves. She encourages mothers who are dealing with post-abortiondepression to seek help, which the organization gladly provides information to.

“For every baby that may be killed, there is a mom out there suffering,” Lukavsky said.

Lukavsky is also a major advocate of adult stem cell research, which suggests adult stem cells are effective at curing manyaliments.

She explained that adults stem cells are present at birth and has heard of success stories of theuse of adult stem cells. That includes a story of a man who had a damaged heart but was able to make a full recovery due to the use of adult stem cells.

She also said she hopes adult stem cell treatment will become a major part of themedical world in at least the next 20 years.

Hammerly said a lot of the funding for the organization is used on information materialssuch as books focusing about life issues.

“A lot of the things they like to get current information for particularly is the adult stemcell research and all the good that it does, especially to treat leukemia patients,”Hammerly said.

Hammerly has been a part of the church for more than a decade and said although shecould not remember when the plant sale started, it has been going on as long as shecan remember.

For more information visit, Scared Heart’s Parish Office at 1115 South Eighth Avenue orcall (641) 792 2050.