Apr 21, 2014

Divine Mercy Pro-Life

MARY KNIGHT - SAM PRICE TRIO Who Rolled The Stone Away - Hat tip Br. Paul

Divine Mercy Novena, 9 Days of prayers from Good Friday until Divine Mercy Sunday
http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena.htm

Apr 26 Sat 10am Mass Problem Pregnancy. Fr. Ken Cardinale
Apr 27 Divine Mercy Sunday
- 1pm Adoration, confession. 3pm Chaplet, 3:30 Benediction 3:45pm Mass – Maronite Divine Liturgy, Our Lady of Mercy, 341 June St. Worc
- 2-4pm Reconciliation/ Benediction Saint Mary's Church 17 Waterville St., N.Grafton, 508-839-3993
- Stockbridge, Fiskdale, many other places…

Apr 30 Wed early bird registration $84/person $50/student Family Resource Council Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC, Sept.26-28, 2014, featuring Glenn Beck, Bill Bnnett, Kirk Cameron, Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, Franklin Graham, Sean Hannity, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Brit Hume, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Megyn Kelly, Rush Limbaugh, Sen Rand Paul, Phil Robertson and others. Champion Traditional Values, Protect Religious Liberty…

May 2 Fri 8pm Mass to “save babies through prayer” celebrated by Fr. Jonathan Slavinskas, followed by all-night Eucharistic Adoration in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel 495 Pleasant St. and concluding at 8am with 1st Saturday Mass celebrated by Father Michael J. Roy of St. Roch Parish, Oxford. Everyone is welcomed. Scheduled Adorers 9PM – Chris T. 10PM - Julie S - Paul T. 11PM - Eileen D, 12 AM midnight – Shawn, 1AM – Jim R. 2AM – Fran W 3AM – Jay G 4AM – Jay G. 5AM – Fred M - Bob D 6:00 – Adrian 7AM – Kathy L. Let me know if you cannot cover your hour.
May 3 Sat 8am 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Roy in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel
May 3 Sat noon 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Gaby Hoyak at Our Lady of Mercy Maronite Church, June St. Worc, 11am confession and Rosary, 1st Sat. meditation and Divine Mercy Chaplet before Mass.

Dale O’Leary, author of “One Man, One Woman, A Catholic’s Guide to Defending Marriage”, (available at Shower of Roses in W.Boylston), has written a well-researched, thorough and compassionate defense of our Church’s teaching that marriage is a life-long union between one man and one woman. I will be quoting from her work to help all of you become familiar with the facts that are so critical to our outreach and help to our brothers and sisters who have Same-Sex Attraction, SSA. “Homosexual behavior is not a novelty of modern times…However in almost every past society and era, it has been regarded as unacceptable, immoral, a sign of weakness, unnatural.” “…those who promote the gay agenda today often point to classical Greece as a culture in which homosexual behavior was glorified. But would they really want to return to classical Greek values? The sexes were strictly separated. Woman were restricted to the home, not educated, and generally regarded as inferior. Adult male citizens were allowed to pursue sexual relationships with adolescent boys whom they were supposed to educate. Once the boys reached maturity, though, they were expected to marry women. What we had then was not an enlightened approach to sexuality, but an organized form of abuse – of both women and boys.”

May 10 Sat 10am Mass celebrated Fr. Mark Rainville, Assoc. from St. Joe’s Charlton, in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worc, followed by Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant St. Worc May 10&11 Sat/Sun - The annual Rose Drive to benefit the work of Problem Pregnancy of Worcester takes place on Mother's Day weekend. Problem Pregnancy has saved thousands of babies in its 32-year history and relies on this principal fundraising event to sustain their life-saving work of helping mothers in crisis choose life for their babies and providing them with needed aid to support their life-affirming decision. This is an excellent opportunity of service for parish Respect Life ministries, Knights of Columbus councils, and others. For more information about how to conduct a rose drive in your parish and/or to order roses contact:Jim Foyle at 508-987-9897 or Linda McManus at 508-864-4114

Mark Fisher, candidate for Governor gives a rousing speech at the Massachusetts Republican Convention, including the point where he re-affirmed the party’s platform that every instance of abortion is tragic.
Please support Mark against the Party officials trying to keep him from the ballot
May 17 Sat 10am Mass to save babies with Fr. Adam Reid in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worc, followed by Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood.
May 17 Sat 8am Mass and Rosary to end abortion at Framingham Union Hospital, St. Stephen's Church.

May 24 Sat 10am Mass Problem Pregnancy. Fr. Ken Cardinale

Jay G.
Prayer Needs

Pro-Life Lazarus

Mark Fisher, candidate for Governor gives a rousing speech at the Massachusetts Republican Convention, including the point where he re-affirmed the party’s platform that every instance of abortion is tragic.

Apr 12 Sat 10am Mass celebrated Fr. Mark Rainville, Assoc. from St. Joe’s Charlton, in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worc, followed by Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant St. Worc
Apr 13 Palm Sunday 3-4 pm 40 Days for Life Closing Prayer Vigil, Across from Planned Parenthood

Apr 18 Good Friday noon – stations of the cross on Pleasant St. and from St. John’s to Cathedral of St. Paul Downtown
Apr 19 Holy Sat No Mass. Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood.
Apr 20 Happy Easter Sunday

America depends upon the free and open discussion of ideas. The use of fear and intimidation to silence public discussion is fundamentally incompatible with the American form of government in which ultimate authority rests with the people…Recently, the tech company Mozilla (maker of the popular web browser Firefox) forced out Brendan Eich, the company’s CEO and inventor of Javascript, over his support of Proposition 8, the 2008 measure to preserve marriage in California as the union of one man and one woman. When Mr. Eich made his modest contribution to support Proposition 8, Barack Obama was on the ballot as a candidate who said he believed marriage was the union of one man and one woman. Now Eich has been the target of a vicious character attack by gay ‘marriage’ activists who have forced him out of the company he has helped lead for years…Fear and intimidation should not be used to control speech.

Apr 26 Sat 10am Mass Problem Pregnancy. Fr. Ken Cardinale

Apr 30 Wed early bird registration $84/person $50/student Family Resource Council Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC, Sept.26-28, 2014, featuring Glenn Beck, Bill Bnnett, Kirk Cameron, Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, Franklin Graham, Sean Hannity, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Brit Hume, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Megyn Kelly, Rush Limbaugh, Sen Rand Paul, Phil Robertson and others. Champion Traditional Values, Protect Religious Liberty…

May 2 Fri 8pm Mass to “save babies through prayer”, followed by all-night Eucharistic Adoration in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel 495 Pleasant St. and concluding at 8am with 1st Saturday Mass celebrated by Father Michael J. Roy of St. Roch Parish, Oxford. Everyone is welcomed.
Scheduled Adorers 9PM – Chris T. 10PM - Julie S - Paul T. 11PM - Eileen D, 12 AM midnight – Shawn, 1AM – Jim R. 2AM – Fran W 3AM – Jay G
4AM – Jay G. 5AM – Fred M - Bob D 6:00 – Mike&Chris S., Adrian 7AM – Kathy L. Let me know if you cannot cover your hour.
May 3 Sat 8am 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Roy in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel
May 3 Sat noon 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Gaby Hoyak at Our Lady of Mercy Maronite Church, June St. Worc, 11am confession and Rosary, 1st Sat. meditation and Divine Mercy Chaplet before Mass.

Jay G.
Prayer Needs

Apr 3, 2014

1st Friday April 4 - Mass in Tridentine Rite

Change to Mass Friday Night – Fr. Becker will celebrate Low Tridentine Rite Mass.

Apr 4 Fri 8pm Mass to “save babies through prayer” will be celebrated in the Tridentine Rite by Fr. Dan Becker from St. Paul’s parish in Warren (Fr. Frederick D. Fraini had to cancel). Mass will be followed by all-night Eucharistic Adoration in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel 495 Pleasant St. and concluding at 8am with 1st Saturday Mass celebrated by Father Michael J. Roy of St. Roch Parish, Oxford. Everyone is welcomed. Scheduled Adorers 9PM – Chris T. 10PM - Julie S - Paul T. 11PM - Eileen D, 12 AM midnight – Shawn, 1AM – Jim R. 2AM – Fran W 3AM – Jay G 4AM – Jay G. 5AM – Fred M - Bob D 6:00 – Mike&Chris S., Adrian 7AM – Kathy L. Let me know if you cannot cover your hour. Apr 5 Sat 8am 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Roy in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel Apr 5 Sat noon 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Gaby Hoyak at Our Lady of Mercy Maronite Church, June St. Worc, 11am confession and Rosary, 1st Sat. meditation and Divine Mercy Chaplet before Mass.

Apr 5 Sat Worcester Diocese Men’s Conference. This year speakers are; Stephen Ray, Gus Lloyd, Father Frank "Rocky" Hoffman, Kevin Reilly, Christopher West, Mass with Bishop McManus
Apr 5 Sat 7:30-9:30pm Christopher West “Theology of the Body” Our Lady of the Rosary 23 Fales St. Worcester, MA - FREE

This Noah controversy just doesn’t stop. Catholic Culture weighs in on the side that this film may be worth seeing.

40 Days for Life contact Lee Crowley, Vigil Coordinator

Apr 12 Sat 10am Mass celebrated Fr. Mark Rainville, Assoc. from St. Joe’s Charlton, in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worc, followed by Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood.
Apr 13 Palm Sunday 3-4 pm 40 Days for Life Closing Prayer Vigil, Across from Planned Parenthood 470 Pleasant St. Worc

Apr 19 Holy Sat No Mass. Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood. Apr 20 Happy Easter Sunday

Brian O’Malley’s daughter Amanda continues to recover outside of the hospital from her injuries from a car accident. Prayers and if you can donate there is a fundraising website

Apr 30 Wed early bird registration $84/person $50/student Family Resource Council Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC, Sept.26-28, 2014, featuring Glenn Beck, Bill Bnnett, Kirk Cameron, Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, Franklin Graham, Sean Hannity, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Brit Hume, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Megyn Kelly, Rush Limbaugh, Sen Rand Paul, Phil Robertson and others. Champion Traditional Values, Protect Religious Liberty…

Jay G.
Prayer Needs

Mar 27, 2014

Divine Mercy Friday

40 Days for Life
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Gal 6:9) contact Lee Crowley, Vigil Coordinator
The vigil is the most visible part of any 40 Days for Life campaign and, unfortunately, the vigil calendar is not yet as full as we’d like it to be. That is why we need YOU to come and pray. Without people praying peacefully on the sidewalk, no one is there to give witness to the horror that is abortion in our community.

Mar 28 Fri 11am Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet Led by with Bishop Reilly, Across from Planned Parenthood 470 Pleasant St. Worc

The Boston Pilot, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston, published an article about the recent Pro-Family Lobby Day. Each year, Catholic Citizenship co-hosts a Lobby Day at the State House with leaders from the Coalition for Marriage and Family and Mass Family Institute. The paper has published articles about our work in the past; be it the annual Lobby Day or an interview about legislation.
Please consider sending the editor a brief note of thanks: editorial@thebostonpilot.com.

Apr 4 Fri 8pm Mass to “save babies through prayer” will be celebrated by Fr. Frederick D. Fraini, III, Pastor of St. Anna Parish, Leominster, followed by all-night Eucharistic Adoration in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel 495 Pleasant St. and concluding at 8am with 1st Saturday Mass celebrated by Father Michael J. Roy of St. Roch Parish, Oxford. Everyone is welcomed. Scheduled Adorers 9PM – Chris T. 10PM - Julie S - Paul T. 11PM - Eileen D, 12 AM midnight – Shawn, 1AM – Jim R. 2AM – Fran W 3AM – Jay G 4AM – Jay G. 5AM – Fred M - Bob D 6:00 – Mike&Chris S., Adrian 7AM – Kathy L. Let me know if you cannot cover your hour.
Apr 5 Sat 8am 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Roy in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel
Apr 5 Sat noon 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Gaby Hoyak at Our Lady of Mercy Maronite Church, June St. Worc, 11am confession and Rosary, 1st Sat. meditation and Divine Mercy Chaplet before Mass.

Apr 5 Sat Worcester Diocese Men’s Conference. This year speakers are; Stephen Ray, Gus Lloyd, Father Frank "Rocky" Hoffman, Kevin Reilly, Christopher West, Mass with Bishop McManus
Apr 5 Sat 7:30-9:30pm Christopher West “Theology of the Body” Our Lady of the Rosary 23 Fales St. Worcester, MA - FREE

Apr 12 Sat 10am Mass celebrated Fr. Mark Rainville, Assoc. from St. Joe’s Charlton, in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worc, followed by Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood.
Apr 13 Palm Sunday 3-4 pm 40 Days for Life Closing Prayer Vigil with Bishop Reilly, Across from Planned Parenthood 470 Pleasant St. Worc

Apr 19 Holy Sat No Mass. Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood.
Apr 20 Happy Easter Sunday

Tantasqua Regional School Committee recently became the fourth school district to allow parents the ability to opt their children out of the field testing of the Common Core's PARCC assessment. Norfolk School Committee, Chaired by Shawn Dooley who recently won a special election for the State House of Representatives, was the first school district in the Commonwealth to vote to allow parents the option. Worcester Public School Committee has also voted to give parents the same right. Northampton has sought to opt out of the field test altogether.

The controversy starts with Common Core Standards which are the Federal education standards that the Obama Administration has coerced states into adopting. These Federal standards take away local control and for Massachusetts, which already has some of the highest standards in the nation, they lower the standards.

Jay G.
Prayer Needs