Feb 26 Wed 10a-2p >Pro-Family Lobby day, MA State house rm 437, Boston
Feb 26 Wed 6:30-9pm 40 Days for Life Spaghetti Supper (6:30-7:30pm) at St. Mary’s 17 Waterville St. N.Grafton with speaker Linda Thayer, head of the MCFL Speakers Bureau, who will talk on a very timely topic: The Massachusetts Health Curriculum Frameworks – What Parents Should Know About Sex Education in the Public Schools. RSVP to Lee Crowley.
This week the LDI Pro-Life Letter writing campaign targets: eBay, which includes PayPal and Bill me Later. Mr. John Donahoe, Pres.&CEO, eBay Inc. 2065 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA 95125, 800.322.9266, www.ebay.com Sample Letter
Since TurboTax is now listed on the boycott list of Planned Parenthood supporters, I recommend you look into either H&R Block or TaxAct tax preparation software
Jo Massarelli and Marc Tumeinski opened their home to their Beloved Ron Wehrle, who returned from a 3 week hospital stay this past Monday. Ron’s liver had failed and he appeared to be in his final days, as Jo put it “Medicine has done it's very best for Ron, so now it is time to come home and be with those who love him.” Jo and Marc had opened their home on Oxford Street to all who would like to visit Ron and/or pray the Liturgy of the Hours, and some dear friends did make it, but Monday evening rRon passed away. His Wake will be in the lower chapel at St. Paul's this Thursday 4-7pm with funeral Mass Friday 10am at the cathedral. RIP.
Feb 28 Movie ‘Son of God’ opens at Regal Solomon Pond Mall, 12:15pm, 3:35pm, 7:05pm, 10:10pm – it’s also at the Showcase, but Showcase is on the LDI boycott for supporting Planned Parenthood
Last email I said this was “Probably a much better bet than Noah…(post modern deconstructed Noah)”, but Stephen Graydanus takes a wait and see approach to Noah,
Feb 28 ‘Last’ Fri at 8pm a ‘1st Friday’ Pro-Life Mass to “save babies through prayer” will be celebrated by Fr. Marcin Novicki, Associate of St. Mary Parish, Shrewsbury, 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.
Mar 1 Sat 8am 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Roy in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel
Mar 1 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.
Boycott Adobe, LDI letter writing week
Mar 4 Tue 7pm – Janet E. Smith, Ph.D., “Religious Liberty and the Culture of Life”-Assumption College
Mar 5 Ash Wed - 40 Days For Life Spring campaign begins. Please encourage everyone to participate in this very worthy effort.
- 7,536 lives spared from abortion - that we know about.
- 83 abortion workers have quit their jobs
- 39 abortion facilities completely shut down
- Hundreds of women and men have been spared from the tragic effects of abortion, including a lifetime of regrets. The organizers of the 40 Days campaign are asking everyone to consider donating one hour of time, inviting relatives and friends to do the same, and coordinate youth groups to cover several hours at a time. Sign up or contact Lee Crowley, Vigil Coordinator
Mar 6 Thu 7pm Cathedral of St. Paul Parish festival planning meeting, Cenacle, High St. Worcester
Mar 8 Sat 9:30am-1pm “Reaching 21st Century Teens” New Evangelization Catholic outreach training with Speaker Frank Mercadante. North American Martyrs Parish, Auburn, $10
Mar 8 Sat 10am Mass to save babies with 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.
Mar 9 Sun St. Paul’s Cathedral at 40 Days for Life vigil on pleasant St.
Boycott Hilton, LDI letter writing week
Mar 15 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.
Mar 15 Sat 8am Mass and Rosary to end abortion at Framingham Union Hospital, St. Stephen's Church.
Romney Gives Marriage Reinforce Mitt
Mitt Romney may not be running for president again, but there is one issue he's still campaigning for -- marriage. The former governor, who was criticized for not doing more to try to stop the Massachusetts Supreme Court from imposing same-sex "marriage" on his state, is not mincing words. With state amendments being attacked one-by-one in the era of Obama lawlessness, Romney is back in the spotlight, speaking up for the millions of Americans who feel like they're losing their voice. The Republican nominee wasn't willing to concede marriage then -- and, on NBC's Meet the Press, he showed he isn't willing to now either.
"I think marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman," Romney said.
"And I think the ideal setting for raising a child is in a setting where there's a father and mother. Despite what the media wants people to believe, Republicans haven't "lost" the gay marriage issue, he explained. "I think you stand for various principles, you communicate those to the American people, and they either support those or not. Sometimes if something is lost, while you move on to the next issue, you wish you had won that one but you move on. In this case, it continues to be an issue that people find relevant and important, something that is being considered in various states around the country."
Like most Americans, he thinks it should be up to the states -- not judges -- to define marriage. "I do believe, by the way, that it's best decided by the people rather than the courts," Romney said. "When the courts step in and make a decision of this nature, they're removing from the people something which they have the right to decide themselves."
Mar 22 Sat 9am prayers on the sidewalk followed by 10am Mass to save babies with Fr. Ken Cardinale, Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worcester
Mar 24 Mon 7pm John C. Cavadini, Ph.D. ,“What St. Augustine really thought about Sex”-Assumption College
Mar 25 Tue 10am - Feast of the Annunciation - Annual Mass for Life with Bishop McManus, St. Paul's Cathedral High St. Worc
Apr 2 Wed 7pm His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, “Pope Francis and the New Evangelization” – Assumption College
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 Eucharistic Adoration through the night concluding with Mass celebrated by Father Michael J. Roy, Pastor of St. Roch Parish, Oxford, on First Saturday at 8 A.M. in Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worcester
Apr 5 Sat 8am 1st Saturday Mass celebrated by Fr. Michael Roy in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel
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 Christopher West “Theology of the Body”
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 – closing day 40 Days for Life.
Beyond Belief: The World of the Persecuted Church
Habila Adamu will never be a household name in America -- but to the millions of persecuted Christians in Eastern Africa, he is a symbol of the fierce courage it takes to live by faith in the face of death. Fourteen months ago, the Nigerian businessman was at home when two masked gunman showed up at his door and ordered his wife to leave. We're here, they said, "to do the work of Allah." Pointing their AK-47s in his direction, the shooters asked if Habila was a Christian. "Yes," he replied. They asked him why he hadn't accepted Islam, despite hearing the message of Mohammed. Again, he told them, "I am a Christian. We are also preaching the gospel of the true God to you and to other people who do not yet know God." "Are you ready to die as a Christian?" the men sneered. "I am ready to die as a Christian," he told them. They asked him one more time -- and before Habila could finish, a bullet silenced him, permanently.
Mark Fisher, candidate for Governor, the only candidate the Pro-Life could vote for. Vote values - Fisher for the Primary. Scott Lively will run as an Independent.
Scott publically stated that if Mark wins the Primary and carries the true conservative banner, he would step aside and support Mark in the General. Two honorable men indeed.