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Apr 22, 2015

March for Marriage in April

Apr 25 Sat March for Marriage Washington DC. our last, best hope to show the justices of the US Supreme Court that the American people demand that their views, values and votes be respected and that marriage be preserved!

Apr 25 Sat 9am Prayer vigil on the sidewalk across from Planned Parenthood, 472 Pleasant St., Worcester followed by 10am Mass in Problem Pregnancy Chapel. Fr. Ken Cardinale

Read report: Why Justice Elena Kagan must disqualify herself from Supreme Court 'gay marriage' case.
Kagan's outrageous record as Dean of Harvard Law School -- aggressively pushed the LGBT agenda over period of years.

Apr 28 Tue 7pm Northborough Tea Party’s meeting featuring guest speaker Jessica Vaughan, Center for Immigration Studies. Northborough Free Library, 34 Main Street, RSVP northboroughteaparty@gmail.com

May 1 Fri 8pm 1st Friday Mass celebrated in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, celebrated by Fr. Miguel Pagan, followed by all night Eucharistic Adoration and concluding at 8am with 1st Saturday Mass celebrated by Father Michael J. Roy of St. Roch Parish, Oxford. Everyone is welcomed. All Adoration hours could use backup. Scheduled Adorers 9PM – Chris T. 10PM - Julie S - Paul T. 11PM – Eilleen, 12 AM midnight – Jim R., 1AM –open 2AM – Fran 3AM – Jay G 4AM – open 5AM – Fred M - Bob D 6:00 – Adrian 7AM – Kathy L.. Let me know if you cannot cover your hour. All hours could use backup.
May 2 Sat 1st Sat, 8am Mass with Fr. Roy, Problem Pregnancy and 11am confessions Our Lady of Mercy with noon 1st Saturday
Mass with Fr. Gaby Hoyak at Our Lady of Mercy Maronite Church, June St. Worc

PEARLS OF PADRE PIO (#2), taken from "Counsels, Exhortations: Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, Italy" : "That which comes from Satan begins with calmness and ends in storm, indifference and apathy" (p.15).

SERIES ON FAITH (#18) More from WORSHIPPING A HIDDEN GOD: Unlocking the Secrets of the Interior Life by Archbishop Luis M. Martinez (Sophia Institute Press: Manchester, New Hampshire: 2003, 2014):

"This is what we must do during prayer when we suffer desolation: keep our eyes fixed on the road. If, at some time, we have enjoyed sweet, tranquil prayer, let us strive to recapture it; let us do without joy and pleasure what we do with joy and pleasure on days of consolation. Whoever has experienced such prayer will know how to make his prayer when he is desolate -- not, of course, with sweetness, but with the same care and ingenuousness. If any feeling enters into that simple gaze upon God, it seems to me that it should be an utter self-abnegation in the presence of God and an abandonment to Him: 'I am nothing, but I place myself at Your disposition. Here I am' " (p. 207).

May 9 Sat 10am Mass at Problem Pregnancy

May 16 Sat 9am Rosary with prayerful sidewalk protest, Pleasant St. followed by 10am Mass with Fr. Adam Reid.
God Bless America,
Jay G.
Prayer Needs

Apr 3, 2015

Good Friday

Holy Week – Good Friday
Apr 3 Good Friday – No 1st Friday Mass. May 1st is next 1st Friday, 9pm, 1am and 4am hours could use Adoration coverage
Apr 3 Fri 7pm Rosary at my house

Apr 3 Good Friday Noon, Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion
Through His Holy Passion, Our Lord united Himself with all the victims of suffering in this life. None suffer more innocently than children in the womb whose lives are taken by abortion. None suffer more deeply than their mothers, who carry such a burden of guilt and shame. On Good Friday we remember all the victims of abortion - the children lost, the mothers and fathers wounded, the communities blighted - in a solemn prayer service. Across from Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant Worc More Info: Call Julie at 508-320-2965
Please join us as we pray for healing for the victims of abortion and for a final end to this injustice in our land.
Apr 3 Fri Noon Stations of the Cross begins at St. John’s on Temple St. through downtown Worcester to St. Paul’s Cathedral on Chatham St.

Stunning Holy Week procession in Spain

Apr 5 Sun Easter, Jesus is Risen
SERIES ON FAITH (#11) More from WORSHIPPING A HIDDEN GOD: Unlocking the Secrets of the Interior Life by Archbishop Luis M. Martinez (Sophia Institute Press: Manchester, New Hampshire: 2003, 2014):

"Somewhere, either in history or in legend, I read that God once said to Tauler, that doctor of the Middle Ages, that He was going to give him a master of the spiritual life. Tauler was to go to a certain church, and there at the door he would find this master. Tauler went and encountered a miserable beggar covered with rags. He greeted him and bade him good day. The beggar answered him, assuring him that all his days were good, since God sent all of them to him. Tauler understood the deep spiritual doctrine that those words contained.

Stand up for Indiana!
By Patrick J. Buchanan
In what has been called the “Catholic moment” in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to “live the faith” and “set an example” for others.
Public lives were to reflect moral beliefs. Christians were to avoid those “living in sin.” Christians who operated motels and hotels did not rent rooms to unmarried couples. Fast forward to 21st-century America.
Indiana just enacted a law, as have 19 other states, to protect the rights of religious people to practice their beliefs in how they live their lives and conduct their businesses.
And the reaction? Nearly hysterical.

Apr 11 Sat 10am Mass in Problem Pregnancy Chapel
Apr 12 Sun 2-4pm Divine Mercy Sunday CELEBRATION, ST. MARY’S CHURCH 17 Waterville St., NORTH Grafton. As requested by our Lord through St. Faustina, we will have the opportunity to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament, venerate the Divine Mercy Image, celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation and sing the Divine Mercy Chaplet together at 3:00pm. We will also pray the Rosary and listen to excerpts from St. Faustina’s diary.

Apr 13 Mon 7pm Fr. Nicholas DiMarzio Bishop of Brooklyn “The Church and Immigration Reform” Hagan Ctr Assumption College

MA Fiscal Alliance has a series of web videos that poke fun at Beacon Hill legislators who'd rather do the people's work in back rooms than out in the open.

Apr 18 Sat 9am Rosary with prayerful sidewalk protest, Pleasant St. followed by 10am Mass celebrated by Fr. Adam Reid in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel

Apr 25 Sat March for Marriage Washington DC. our last, best hope to show the justices of the US Supreme Court that the American people demand that their views, values and votes be respected and that marriage be preserved!
Apr 25 Sat 9am Prayer vigil on the sidewalk across from Planned Parenthood, 472 Pleasant St., Worcester followed by 10am Mass in Problem Pregnancy Chapel. Fr. Ken Cardinale

May 1 Fri 8pm 1st Friday Mass celebrated in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, celebrated by Fr. Miguel Pagan, followed by all night Eucharistic Adoration and concluding at 8am with 1st Saturday Mass celebrated by Father Michael J. Roy of St. Roch Parish, Oxford. Everyone is welcomed. All Adoration hours could use backup. Scheduled Adorers 9PM – Chris T. 10PM - Julie S - Paul T. 11PM – Eilleen, 12 AM midnight – Jim R., 1AM –open 2AM – Fran 3AM – Jay G 4AM – open 5AM – Fred M - Bob D 6:00 –Adrian 7AM – Kathy L.. Let me know if you cannot cover your hour. All hours could use backup. May 2 Sat 1st Sat, 8am Mass with Fr. Roy, Problem Pregnancy and 11am confessions Our Lady of Mercy with noon 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Gaby Hoyak at Our Lady of Mercy Maronite Church, June St. Worc

God Bless America,
Jay G.
Prayer Needs

Mar 17, 2015

Baile Tobair Phadraig

MA Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey will most likely vote against an aid to victims of human trafficking bill, because it enforces the Hyde Amendment which prevents Tax payer funding of abortion. Call and ask if our Senators support human trafficking victims or restrictions on abortion.
Senator Warren, (202) 224-4543
Senator Markey, (202) 224-2742

Mar 19 Thu, 9-12 – St. Stephen’s covering 40 Days for Life
Mar 20 Fri 11am - Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet with Bishop McManus. 495 Pleasant St., Worcester
Mar 21 Sat 9am Rosary with prayerful sidewalk protest, Pleasant St. followed by 10am Mass celebrated by Fr. Adam Reid in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel
Mar 21, Sat, 40 Days4Life 7-10am – Sacred Heart in Webster, 8am-4pm Our Lady of Czestochowa
Mar 21 Sat. Noon St. Mary’s Grafton Public Rosary in support of traditional marriage.
In "The Secret of the Rosary", St. Louis de Montfort said: "Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer to appease the anger of God and call down His mercy, and Holy Mother Church, guided by the Holy Ghost, has always advocated public prayer in times of public tragedy and suffering."
Mar 21 Sat Worcester Diocese Men’s Conference DCU Convention Center

Mar 24 Tues, 2-3pm – St. Columba covering 40 Days for Life
Mar 25 Wed 10am Mass for Life on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, Bishop McManus celebrates, St. Paul's Cathedral, Worcester, with students from our Catholic Schools. The annual diocesan pro-life awards, honoring individuals who have shown outstanding dedication to the pro-life cause, will be presented at this Mass. All are welcome!
Nominate Pro-Life Award recipients

Why artificial contraception is the flip side of the abortion coin

Mar 26 Thu 7pm James J. O’Connell Georgetown U. “St. Augustine the Pagan” Maison Franҫais Assumption College
Mar 26 Thu, 9am-noon – Sacred Heart/St. Catherine covering 40 Days for Life
Mar 27 Fri, 7am-7pm – Christ the King covering 40 Days for Life

Mar 28 Sat 7am-1pm – 40 Days Grafton Parishes, 9am Prayer vigil on the sidewalk across from Planned Parenthood, 472 Pleasant St., Worcester followed by 10am Mass in Problem Pregnancy Chapel. Fr. Ken Cardinale
Mar 29 Palm Sun 3-5:15PM Closing 40 Days will begin with an hour of prayer across the street from Planned Parenthood. Immediately following, there will be adoration and benediction in the Problem Pregnancy chapel.

Apr 3 Good Friday – No 1st Friday Mass. May 1st is next 1st Friday, 9pm, 1am and 4am hours could use Adoration coverage
Apr 3 Fri Noon Stations of the Cross begins at St. John’s on Temple St. through downtown Worcester to St. Paul’s Cathedral on Chatham St.
Apr 3 Fri 7pm Rosary at my house

Apr 11 Sat 10am Mass in Problem Pregnancy Chapel
Apr 13 Mon 7pm Fr. Nicholas DiMarzio Bishop of Brooklyn “The Church and Immigration Reform” Hagan Ctr Assumption College

The difference between Sloth and Laziness
http://blog.adw.org/2015/03/what-is-sloth-it-is-more-subtle-and-devilish-than-than-mere-laziness/ Gigue Fugue for Weddings by J.S.Back performed by Diane Bish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_Xp3rORvPU
Apr 18 Sat 9am Rosary with prayerful sidewalk protest, Pleasant St. followed by 10am Mass celebrated by Fr. Adam Reid in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel

Ballintubber Abbey, the only church in the world where Mass has been said every day for 800 years, even during the Reformation and time of persecution in Ireland, including two fires. From the Irish "Baile Tobair Phadraig", or the Town of the Well of Patrick.

Apr 25 March for Marriage Washington DC. our last, best hope to show the justices of the US Supreme Court that the American people demand that their views, values and votes be respected and that marriage be preserved!

Pray for Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco as he defends Church teachings in the employment clauses of Catholic school teachers against hired gun Sam Singer

God Bless America,
Jay G.
Prayer Needs

Mar 15, 2015

Thanks Knights

A triumph of resolute religious believers over the homosexual lobby

Statement of the Massachusetts State Council of the Knights of Columbus
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The Massachusetts State Council of the Knights of Columbus had planned to march in the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade as a Catholic witness, to honor this great Catholic saint and in gratitude for the contributions of Irish Americans to the history of our country. We did so in the belief that the St. Patrick’s Day Parade would be an occasion for unity and celebration in the city of Boston. We deeply regret that some have decided to use this occasion to further the narrow objectives of certain special interests, which has subjected this occasion to undeserved division and controversy. In addition, certain groups have chosen to misrepresent our reason for marching, insisting that we were participating in the parade to support another group or for political reasons. Such allegations are complete fabrications and have no basis in reality whatsoever. Because the parade has become politicized and divisive, and because of the misrepresentation of our motive for participating, we will not be marching in this year’s parade. Instead we invite Catholics to join us in prayer to celebrate St. Patrick during the hours of the parade.
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Russell Steinbach
State Deputy
Mass State Council Knights of Columbus
470 Washington Street Suite #6
Norwood MA 02062

Last December, in a shocking defeat for Catholic religious freedom rights, a minority on the board of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council---the organizers of Boston's Saint Patrick's Day Parade---dispossessed the majority, surrendered to political pressure orchestrated by Mayor Martin Walsh, and agreed to permit a homosexual group to march in the 2015 parade. Many Catholic groups, including Immaculate Heart of Mary School, have publicly withdrawn from the parade, But the Massachusetts State Council of the Knights of Columbus had announced that they would march.
The Knights phone rang off the hook, and their web site became slow as Catholics expressed their dissatisfaction at this decision. My last email questioned the motives of Russ and the MA knights, in this email I will commend his decision and add that Russ had put out an e-mail to the Knights stating that years ago the Knights of Columbus marched in this parade, and this year he as State Deputy originally wanted to fulfill his long held desire to march again as Knights, to be a presence in the Diocese of Boston. "We have a truck displaying our prolife banners, wreaths across America program, and coats for kids, and have members with our yellow aprons pass out Tootsie Rolls along the route with the message in support of God’s special children." It not easy being Catholic in the US today, we all feel pressure to compromise, and sometimes are unsure where the line is between compromise and engagement. I regret questioning Russ’ motives, and am glad we are all in agreement on this case.

Mar 14 Sat 10am Mass in Problem Pregnancy Chapel
Mar 14 Sat, 7am – afternoon St. Bernadette’s, 1-7pm St. Anne/St. Patrick covering 40 Days for Life

Mar 19 Thu, 9-12 – St. Stephen’s covering 40 Days for Life
Mar 20 Fri 11am - Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet with Bishop McManus. 495 Pleasant St., Worcester
Mar 21 Sat 9am Rosary with prayerful sidewalk protest, Pleasant St. followed by 10am Mass celebrated by Fr. Adam Reid in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel
Mar 21, Sat, 7-10am – Sacred Heart in Webster, 8am-4pm Our Lady of Czestochowa covering 40 Days for Life
Mar 21 Sat Worcester Diocese Men’s Conference DCU Convention Center

Mar 24 Tues, 2-3pm – St. Columba covering 40 Days for Life
Mar 25 Wed 10am Mass for Life on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, Bishop McManus celebrates, St. Paul's Cathedral, Worcester, with students from our Catholic Schools. The annual diocesan pro-life awards, honoring individuals who have shown outstanding dedication to the pro-life cause, will be presented at this Mass. All are welcome!
Nominate Pro-Life Award recipients

Mar 26 Thu 7pm James J. O’Connell Georgetown U. “St. Augustine the Pagan” Maison Franҫais Assumption College
Mar 26 Thu, 9am-noon – Sacred Heart/St. Catherine covering 40 Days for Life
Mar 27 Fri, 7am-7pm – Christ the King covering 40 Days for Life

Mar 28 Sat 7am-1pm – 40 Days Grafton Parishes, 9am Prayer vigil on the sidewalk across from Planned Parenthood, 472 Pleasant St., Worcester followed by 10am Mass in Problem Pregnancy Chapel. Fr. Ken Cardinale Mar 29 Palm Sun 3-5:15PM Closing 40 Days will begin with an hour of prayer across the street from Planned Parenthood. Immediately following, there will be adoration and benediction in the Problem Pregnancy chapel.

Apr 3 Good Friday – No 1st Friday Mass. Stations of the Cross noon, from St. John’s to St. Paul’s Cathedral through downtown Worcester. We could use Adoration coverage next 1st Friday in May at 9pm, 1am and 4am

Apr 13 Mon 7pm Fr. Nicholas DiMarzio Bishop of Brooklyn “The Church and Immigration Reform” Hagan Ctr Assumption College

Apr 25 March for Marriage Washington DC. our last, best hope to show the justices of the US Supreme Court that the American people demand that their views, values and votes be respected and that marriage be preserved!

God Bless America,
Jay G.
Prayer Needs