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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

Feb 25, 2015

Who's in that vaccine?

While the strains of the Mumps and Measles viruses used in the common MMR vaccine are derived from ethical means, the “rubella virus used in the rubella component of the MMR vaccine was obtained from a fetus that was aborted in the 1970s. To make the current MMR vaccine, it is grown in a human cell line, WI-38, that was derived from a 3-month-old fetus that was electively aborted in the early 1960s because the parents felt they had too many children. The cells from that original fetus have been kept in culture media, and have given rise to multiple daughter populations that are use in making vaccines.”

“Prior to 2009, Merck, the manufacturer of the MMR vaccine used in the U.S. and in many other countries, made available individually separate vaccines for mumps and measles that were derived from the ethically acceptable sources as described. In 2009, they stopped making these vaccines available, despite reassurances to the contrary.”

Health Care Conscience Rights Act Re-Introduced
Recently, Reps. Diane Black (R-TN), John Fleming (R-LA), and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) re-introduced the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R. 940). The text is unchanged from the last Congress.
An updated NCHLA Action Alert urging House Members to support and co-sponsor H.R. 940 has been issued. information to easily send a message to your elected officials.

Feb 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

Snow in Egypt too, “we’re all working for the Pharoh” June Tabor

Mar 3 Tue 7am-1pm – 40 Days St. Luke’s
Mar 4 Wed 6:30-7:15PM – The Grafton Parishes will be hosting a Living Rosary across the street from Planned Parenthood for 40 Days for Life
March 6th-7th Fri morning-Sat morning– St. Gabriel’s 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration in support of 40 Days for Life
Fri 6 Mar 2015 8pm “1st Friday” Mass celebrated in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel
Mar 7 Sat 7am-1pm –40 Days Grafton Parishes

Lobby groups funding work to convince Americans that any religious exemptions are un-American. State mandated ‘religion’

Mar 12 Thu 7am-1pm – Grafton Parishes
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

Paul and Thomas Jernberg have collaborated in putting together music videos of the salve regina and The Lord’s Prayer
The music on these videos is from recording sessions this past summer in Chicago, in which the Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle, directed by J. Michael Thompson, performed Paul’s Mass of Saint Philip Neri, Propers for Confirmation. To purchase

Mar 26 Thu 7pm James J. O’Connell Georgetown U. “St. Augustine the Pagan” Maison Franҫais Assumption College
Mar 28 Sat 40 Days 7am-1pm – Grafton Parishes
Mar 29 Palm Sun 3-5:15PM Closing 40 Days will begin with an hour of prayer across the street from Planned Parenthood. At 4:15, Fr. Becker will celebrate Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church.

God Bless America,
Jay G.
Prayer Needs

Feb 16, 2015

4th Trimester

UN Experts Say Mothers Who Killed Their Newborns Must Go Free By Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
NEW YORK, February 6 (C-Fam) Guadalupe was convicted of murdering her newborn baby. Her case failed multiple appeals. But now she is is free, courtesy of a multi-year campaign by abortion groups and pressure from UN officials.

Six UN experts praised El Salvador for pardoning Carmen Guadalupe Vásquez Aldana last week. She was 7 years into a 30-year sentence after being found guilty of murder. Her case is the centerpiece in a campaign to depict El Salvador’s abortion laws as oppressive and unfair.
Note, the children were not in utero when they were killed.

Feb 14 Sat Mass canceled

Pray for the soul of Jordanian Pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh burned alive by ISIS, as well as other victims

Feb 17 Tue 5:30-9PM – 40 days for Life Kick-Off Event will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 17 Waterville Street, N. Grafton, hosted by the Grafton Parishes’ Pro-life Ministries. We’ll have Mass at 5:30, dinner at 6:30, and speakers at 7:30. A panel of students and young adults will share with us how they became involved in the pro-life movement. Please join us for any or all parts of the evening. If you are planning to come for dinner, please let us know by replying to this email or calling 508-839-7674. There is no charge for dinner; free will offerings will be gratefully accepted.

NBC’s Brian Williams lied about being shot at in helicopter in Iraq in 2003, then leaves out key details in his apology

Feb 18 Ash Wed 6:30-7PM – 40 Days for Life Opening Night Candlelight Vigil will be held across the street from Planned Parenthood in Worcester. BYOC – Bring your own candle!
As a Lenten sacrifice, consider covering the same hour every day or every week during 40 Days for Life
Feb 19 Thu 7am-1pm - Our Lady of the Angels covering 40 Days for Life
Feb 19 Thu 7pm Pure in Heart Worcester, a group of young adult Catholics (ages 18-35) committed to the pro-life cause, living the Catholic faith, and studying Pope John Paul's Theology of the Body. Join Pure in Heart-Worcester for Mass, adoration with the rosary, a dinner and discussion. Meetings are at 7pm every third Thursday of the month in the St. Therese Chapel located behind St. Mary's Parish - 20 Summer Street, Shrewsbury MA. Fr. Jim Mazzone, director of vocations, leading the discussion.

Feb 20 Fri, 7am-1pm - Our Lady of the Angels covering 40 Days for Life
Feb 21 Sat 7-10am – Sacred Heart in Webster, 10-11am House of Prayer, Auburn 40 Days for Life
Feb 21 Sat 9am Rosary with prayerful sidewalk protest, Pleasant St. followed by 10am Mass celebrated by Fr. Adam Reid in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel
Feb 24 Tue 7am-1pm – 40 Days St. Luke’s
Feb 25 Wed 7pm Carolyn Y. Woo, President CRS “God, Neighbor, Self” Maison Franҫais Assumption College

Feb 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

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts president and chief executive Marty Walz resigned Wednesday in a phone call to the organization’s board chairman. Boston Globe 1/31/15

Mar 3 Tue 7am-1pm – 40 Days St. Luke’s
Mar 4 Wed 6:30-7:15PM – The Grafton Parishes will be hosting a Living Rosary across the street from Planned
Parenthood for 40 Days for Life
March 6th-7th Fri morning-Sat morning– St. Gabriel’s 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration in support of 40 Days for Life Mar 6 Fri 2015 8pm “1st Friday” Mass celebrated in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel
Mar 7 Sat 7am-1pm –40 Days Grafton Parishes

Mar 12 Thu 7am-1pm – Grafton Parishes
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 28 Sat 40 Days 7am-1pm – Grafton Parishes
Mar 29 Palm Sun 3-5:15PM Closing 40 Days will begin with an hour of prayer across the street from Planned Parenthood. At 4:15, Fr. Becker will celebrate Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church.

Life is but a Weaving (The Tapestry Poem) By: Corrie ten Boom
My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.
Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.
Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned
He knows, He loves, He cares;
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.

God Bless America,
Jay G.
Prayer Needs