Mother’s Day is a celebration that almost every mother enjoys, and Sacred Heart
Catholic 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 7:00
p.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 fresh
bedding 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 of
the profits are donated to Jasper County Right to Life.
Joanie Lukavsky is involved in Jasper County Right to Life and said the organization
promotes the value of life.
She said the organization focuses on the Catholic social teaching that promotes life
from the moment it begins, including some research on the controversial debate on
when 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 many
people need to be properly educated on the effects of abortion, not only for the babies
but also for themselves. She encourages mothers who are dealing with post-abortion
depression 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 many
She explained that adults stem cells are present at birth and has heard of success stories of the
use 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 the
medical world in at least the next 20 years.
Hammerly said a lot of the funding for the organization is used on information materials
such as books focusing about life issues.
“A lot of the things they like to get current information for particularly is the adult stem
cell research and all the good that it does, especially to treat leukemia patients,”
Hammerly has been a part of the church for more than a decade and said although she
could not remember when the plant sale started, it has been going on as long as she
For more information visit, Scared Heart’s Parish Office at 1115 South Eighth Avenue or
call (641) 792 2050.