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Nov 28, 2016

Empty Manger Caroling - for Life

Post-Election – pray every day for our President-elect and for a peaceful transition

Nov 30 Wed 12 Noon, Holy Hour for Life, Marriage, and Religious Freedom with scripture, rosary, adoration and Benediction, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 23 Fales St, Worcester.

Dec 2 Fri 8PM 1st Friday Mass celebrated by Fr. Jim Boland of St. Lukes, followed by Eucharistic Adoration all night in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worc until 8am 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Michael Roy. Everyone is welcomed. All Adoration hours could use backup. Scheduled Adorers 9PM – Chris T. 10PM - Julie S - Paul T. 11PM – Julie S, 12 AM midnight – Fran W, 1AM – Carol 2AM open. 3AM – Jay G 5AM – Fred M - Bob D 6:00 – Adrian 7AM – Kathy L. Could really use a committed adorer at the 11pm to midnight spot now that Eileen has moved as well a backup at 6AM.
Dec 3 Sat 8am 1st Saturday Mass and devotion Problem Pregnancy Chapel, Fr. Michael Roy of St. Roch’s in Oxford.

Dec 10 Sat Pro-Life Prayer protest on the sidewalk, with Mass at 10am Fr. Grattori. Pleasant St. Pray for America
Dec 10 Sat Noon Empty Manger Caroling, On Main Street in Fitchburg, Across from the Planned Parenthood Office. The caroling is done in memory of all of the children, born and unborn, who have been lost to us due to violence. Contact: Joyce Aucoin

LEONARD COHEN, RELIGIOUS ALCHEMIST, by Sean Curnyn in First Things
Leonard Cohen was a Canadian, but he was the poet laureate of another nation: a nation of souls by turns sensitive, lost, alienated, ecstatic, bitter—souls seeking truth through the fog of modernity. Cohen was one of those rock-era poets (and arguably the only genuine poet among them) who sounded like he knew something of the utmost importance, even as he spent most of his time sidestepping every certainty and making the most of every mystery.

His songs could enthrall people of virtually every brand of belief—even those whose belief was unbelief. In his final year of life, Christopher Hitchens, who billed himself as an aggressive atheist, wrote a piece reflecting on the loss of his voice to cancer, and more generally on the significance of voice to one's identity. He had been listening (at the suggestion of friends) to Leonard Cohen, and he made special note of Cohen's song “If It Be Your Will,” which goes like this:

If if be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before

I will speak no more
I shall abide until
I am spoken for
If it be your will
You Tube of 'If It Be Your Will' Yet Another Hat Tip to Br. Paul for this

Dec 17 Sat Pro-Life Prayer vigil but no Mass. On the Sidewalk across from Planned Parenthood, Pleasant St. Worcester

MAN WALKS INTO CHICK-FIL-A: Is Completely Blown Away When He Saw This for Vets
According to a Facebook post Georgia resident Eric Comfort published recently, when he walked into a local Chick-fil-A, Comfort discovered a "Missing Man Table" that contained a single rose, a Bible & a folded American flag, as well as a plaque w/in which was the following explanation: "This table is reserved to honor our missing comrades in arms...

Dec 24 Sat No Mass with Fr. Cardinale this month, but 9am sidewalk vigil

UN LGBT Enforcer Established, For Now
Under extreme pressure from the rich donor countries, the UN Third Committee voted to uphold a Human Rights Council decision to establish a global homosexual czar with the mandate to travel the world and generally be a busybody on all-things gay. The proposal passed narrowly in Geneva, and passed narrowly in the UN Third Committee this week. It will likely be challenged in the General Assembly in the next few weeks.
Stefano Gennarini reports

Jan 27 Fri March for Life in Washington DC.
Worcester Diocese Bus leaves Thursday night from St. Pauls Cathedral after 7:30PM Mass, $70 per person by Dec. 31,
St. John's in Townsend Pilgrims for Life leaves late Wed. early Thursday 1am to Basilica of the National Shrine, 6pm Vigil Mass, and Thursday overnight with your own sleeping bags at Catholic University of America, for Friday's march, Register online or contact St John’s Rectory 978-597-2291, $25 per person or family

God Bless America

Jay G.
Prayer Needs;
Michele M with MS, Bill and Karen’s (host the Tuesday night Rosary in Barre) granddaughter Gabriella born with sepsis back in September and now appears to have hydrocephalous - pray for a miracle that Gabriella not need surgery. Jack Kelley husband of Anita Kelley from Our Lady of the Rosary Parish RIP after suffering a great deal and passing on All Saints Day, Nana decided to have Fr. Roy baptize her little Jewel at Visitation House, Libby Brennan who died Sunday Oct. 9, her mom Judge Martha Brennan who had predeceased her and her dad, Joe Brennan, a very good man who has had to suffer such losses, and family, Paul Wood RIP, Larissa and her newborn Lilah, our newest addition to Visitation House family. 5 year-old Andrew of the of Mahoney and Tosche families tragically killed by a car, Please continue to pray for Bill and Karen’s granddaughter, new-born Gabriella who was born with a fever then contracted sepsis (some improvement after Rosaries for her), John O’Mara RIP, Barbara Reidy RIP, Phyllis Schlafly RIP, 4 year-old Sarah is fine now after sustaining 2nd & 3rd degree burns over 10% of her body in an accident, Jarrett's past girlfriend Ashley to return to the church and turn her life around, Jonathan Ard RIP, Alyssa, Mike Jones & Renie McGee surgery, Baton Rouge LA & Dallas TX Police officers and their families, Philando Castile… http://dtf-jayg.blogspot.com/2016/05/prayer-list-2016.html

Nov 25, 2016

No Pro-Life Mass this Saturday Nov. 26th

Post-Election – pray every day for our President-elect and for a peaceful transition

Countries Take up Positions Ahead of UN Vote on LGBT Rights
By Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
NEW YORK, November 11 (C-Fam) The UN General Assembly is preparing the battlefield for the most important vote on the homosexual agenda it has ever faced. The African Group tabled a resolution last week challenging the legality of a narrow decision of the Human Rights Council in June to establish the first-ever UN bureaucratic post on LGBT issues.

Nov 19 Sat no 10am Mass, but Sidewalk peaceful prayer vigil starting at 9am
We will no longer be having a Mass at the Problem Pregnancy Chapel on the Third Saturday of the Month. Fr. Adam Reid from Sacred Heart Parish in Oxford will not be able to celebrate this Mass for us, unless or until we find another Priest to commit to this day.

Nov 26 Sat 10am Mass with Fr. Cardinale, 9am sidewalk vigil

Nov 30 Wed 12 Noon, Holy Hour for Life, Marriage, and Religious Freedom with scripture, rosary, adoration and Benediction, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 23 Fales St, Worcester.

Dec 2 Fri 8PM 1st Friday Mass celebrated by Fr. Jim Boland of St. Lukes, followed by Eucharistic Adoration all night in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worc until 8am 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Michael Roy. Everyone is welcomed. All Adoration hours could use backup. Scheduled Adorers 9PM – Chris T. 10PM - Julie S - Paul T. 11PM – Julie S, 12 AM midnight – Fran W, 1AM – Carol 2AM open. 3AM – Jay G 5AM – Fred M - Bob D 6:00 – Adrian 7AM – Kathy L. Could really use a committed adorer at the 11pm to midnight spot now that Eileen has moved as well a backup at 6AM.
Dec 3 Sat 8am 1st Saturday Mass and devotion Problem Pregnancy Chapel, Fr. Michael Roy of St. Roch’s in Oxford.

Dec 10 Sat Pro-Life Prayer protest on the sidewalk, with Mass at 10am Fr. Grattori. Pleasant St. Pray for America

LGBT activists fill Federal Courtroom to stop Pastor Scott Lively's efforts to dismiss "crimes against humanity" case against him Outrageous lawsuit by radical New York-based Soros-funded legal group against Christian pastor. Huge attack on free speech. This could affect the entire pro-family movement
Dec 17 Sat Pro-Life Prayer vigil but no Mass. On the Sidewalk across from Planned Parenthood, Pleasant St. Worcester

God Bless America

Jay G.
Prayer Needs;
Michele M with MS, Bill and Karen’s (host the Tuesday night Rosary in Barre) granddaughter Gabriella born with sepsis back in September and now appears to have hydrocephalous - pray for a miracle that Gabriella not need surgery. Jack Kelley husband of Anita Kelley from Our Lady of the Rosary Parish RIP after suffering a great deal and passing on All Saints Day, Nana decided to have Fr. Roy baptize her little Jewel at Visitation House, Libby Brennan who died Sunday Oct. 9, her mom Judge Martha Brennan who had predeceased her and her dad, Joe Brennan, a very good man who has had to suffer such losses, and family, Paul Wood RIP, Larissa and her newborn Lilah, our newest addition to Visitation House family. 5 year-old Andrew of the of Mahoney and Tosche families tragically killed by a car, Please continue to pray for Bill and Karen’s granddaughter, new-born Gabriella who was born with a fever then contracted sepsis (some improvement after Rosaries for her), John O’Mara RIP, Barbara Reidy RIP, Phyllis Schlafly RIP, 4 year-old Sarah is fine now after sustaining 2nd & 3rd degree burns over 10% of her body in an accident, Jarrett's past girlfriend Ashley to return to the church and turn her life around, Jonathan Ard RIP, Alyssa, Mike Jones & Renie McGee surgery, Baton Rouge LA & Dallas TX Police officers and their families, Philando Castile… http://dtf-jayg.blogspot.com/2016/05/prayer-list-2016.html

Nov 10, 2016

Prayer request for Gabriella

Please pray again for Bill and Karen’s granddaughter Gabriella born with sepsis back in September and now appears to have hydrocephalous - pray for a miracle that Gabriella not need surgery. They host the Tuesday night Rosary in Barre.

Election – pray for our President-elect and for a peaceful transition

Nov 12 Sat Pro-Life Prayer protest on the sidewalk, but no Mass. Pleasant St. Pray for America in front of the Temple of the Secular Religion, Planned Parenthood

What follows is a quotation from the end of an article Br. Paul read recently by James Kalb, an astute observer of the spirit of the modern world. I think it accurately depicts some of what’s fueling our present cultural and political crisis. Hat tip Br. Paul for this:
“The Christian concepts of love, mercy, and human dignity thus grow naturally out of a particular understanding of the world, and of human nature and destiny, that calls for transformation of fallen lives. As such they enable us to make sense, among people as we find them, of an aspiration for a radically better world. But suppose that understanding is taken away? Suppose—for example—people believe they have no natural goal or destiny but are simply thrown into a world in which the only meaning anything has is the meaning they choose to give it? What happens to love, mercy, and dignity?

“What happens is that they come to mean what they increasingly mean in present-day discussion. What’s special about man, people come to think, is autonomy, the ability (in the words of the Supreme Court) “to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life,” and to act on that concept. Respect for autonomy thus becomes the basis of human dignity. Love becomes acceptance and support for however we exercise autonomy—in other words, “the path of accompaniment.” And mercy comes to mean putting aside as a denial of love and an offense to human dignity any standard that condemns the path some people choose to take.

“The contrast with the Christian understanding could hardly be greater. Where dignity was once based on features of human nature and destiny that are authoritative for us, it now lies in the assertion that we invent our nature and destiny. Where love once supported the other’s good, it now supports his will. And where mercy restored us to justice and truth, it now tells us we should follow our own justice and truth, whatever they may be.”

Nov 19 Sat no 10am Mass, but Sidewalk peaceful prayer vigil starting at 9am
We will no longer be having a Mass at the Problem Pregnancy Chapel on the Third Saturday of the Month. Fr. Adam Reid from Sacred Heart Parish in Oxford will not be able to celebrate this Mass for us, unless or until we find another Priest to commit to this day.

Nov 26 Sat No Mass with Fr. Cardinale, but still a 9am sidewalk vigil
Nov 30 Wed 12 Noon, Holy Hour for Life, Marriage, and Religious Freedom with scripture, rosary, adoration and Benediction, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 23 Fales St, Worcester.
God Bless America

Jay G.
Prayer Needs;
Jack Kelley husband of Anita Kelley from Our Lady of the Rosary Parish RIP after suffering a great deal and passing on All Saints Day, Nana decided to have Fr. Roy baptize her little Jewel at Visitation House, Libby Brennan who died Sunday Oct. 9, her mom Judge Martha Brennan who had predeceased her and her dad, Joe Brennan, a very good man who has had to suffer such losses, and family, Paul Wood RIP, Larissa and her newborn Lilah, our newest addition to Visitation House family. 5 year-old Andrew of the of Mahoney and Tosche families tragically killed by a car, Please continue to pray for Bill and Karen’s granddaughter, 2-week old Gabriella who was born with a fever then contracted sepsis (some improvement after Rosaries for her), John O’Mara RIP, Barbara Reidy RIP, Phyllis Schlafly RIP, 4 year-old Sarah is fine now after sustaining 2nd & 3rd degree burns over 10% of her body in an accident, Jarrett's past girlfriend Ashley to return to the church and turn her life around, Jonathan Ard RIP, Alyssa, Mike Jones & Renie McGee surgery, Baton Rouge LA & Dallas TX Police officers and their families, Philando Castile…

Nov 7, 2016

Vote Pro-Life Nov 8th

Election – flawed & vulgar vs. evil & completely corrupt:
Central MA Voter Guides

Operation Rescue Voter Guide

Volunteers Needed to Distribute Voter Guides in Metro West, along the Route 495 corridor, in Worcester County. Info@RenewMACoalition.org
MCFL endorses Rich Baker for Governor’s Council, 5th MA Gov Council District, NE Massachusetts

While one may pragmatically vote for a flawed candidate, one may not vote for anyone who advocates and enables unmitigatedly evil acts, and that includes abortion. “In the case of an intrinsically unjust law, such as a law permitting abortion or euthanasia, it is therefore never licit to obey it, or to 'take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law, or vote for it'" (EvangeliumVitae, 73).
FROM THE PASTOR, by Fr. George W. Rutler

Nov 8 Tue VOTE . . . for Life, Religious Liberty, return to economic prosperity, & common sense.
Vote your pocketbook – because a $1Trillion tax increase during a Recession is a recipe for a Depression.

Wikileaks: Clinton Will Fund Overseas Abortion Without Conscience Protections
By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.

Catholic Citizenship Position Papers
http://www.catholic-citizenship.org/index.php/resources/12-faithful-citizenship/114-november-8-2016
Nov 12 Sat Pro-Life Prayer protest on the sidewalk, but no Mass. Pleasant St. Pray for America in front of the Temple of the Secular Religion, Planned Parenthood

Thu Nov 10 6PM Meet & Greet , 7PM Gosnell Film Screening , Devlin Hall, Boston College

Nov 19 Sat no 10am Mass, but Sidewalk peaceful prayer vigil starting at 9am
We will no longer be having a Mass at the Problem Pregnancy Chapel on the Third Saturday of the Month. Fr. Adam Reid from Sacred Heart Parish in Oxford will not be able to celebrate this Mass for us, unless or until we find another Priest to commit to this day.

There's a story floating that back in 1991 Donald Trump sent a Tower Air jet to Saudi Arabia to get U.S. Marines and solders back from Gulf War 1, but the actual story was the flight was from Marine Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to Miami, to get Cprl. Stickney (not Ron Knouse) and 200 other Marines home for Easter, because the logistics for transporting all Marines home in time for the holiday were not complete.
Trump Air could not fly overseas, it was domestic. But he was still a nice guy to help out.
Loyalty for loyalty, respect for respect.

Nov 26 Sat 10am Mass with Fr. Cardinale, 9am sidewalk vigil
Nov 30 Wed 12 Noon, Holy Hour for Life, Marriage, and Religious Freedom with scripture, rosary, adoration and Benediction, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 23 Fales St, Worcester.
God Bless America

Jay G.
Prayer Needs;
Jack Kelley husband of Anita Kelley from Our Lady of the Rosary Parish RIP after suffering a great deal and passing on All Saints Day, Nana decided to have Fr. Roy baptize her little Jewel at Visitation House, Libby Brennan who died Sunday Oct. 9, her mom Judge Martha Brennan who had predeceased her and her dad, Joe Brennan, a very good man who has had to suffer such losses, and family, Paul Wood RIP, Larissa and her newborn Lilah, our newest addition to Visitation House family. 5 year-old Andrew of the of Mahoney and Tosche families tragically killed by a car, Please continue to pray for Bill and Karen’s granddaughter, 2-week old Gabriella who was born with a fever then contracted sepsis (some improvement after Rosaries for her), John O’Mara RIP, Barbara Reidy RIP, Phyllis Schlafly RIP, 4 year-old Sarah is fine now after sustaining 2nd & 3rd degree burns over 10% of her body in an accident, Jarrett's past girlfriend Ashley to return to the church and turn her life around, Jonathan Ard RIP, Alyssa, Mike Jones & Renie McGee surgery, Baton Rouge LA & Dallas TX Police officers and their families, Philando Castile…

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