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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

Feb 6, 2015

1st Friday Feb. 6

Fri 6 Feb 2015 8pm “1st Friday” Mass celebrated in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel by Fr. John Hamm. 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 – open 10PM - Julie S - Paul T. 11PM – Eilleen, 12 AM midnight – Jim R., 1AM –open 2AM – Fran 3AM – Jay G 4AM – Jay G. 5AM – Fred M - Bob D 6:00 –Chris&Mike, Adrian 7AM – Kathy L.. Let me know if you cannot cover your hour. All hours could use backup. Feb 7 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,

Jan 24, 2015

Pro-Life reparation and healing

Jan 17-25 Nine Days of Prayer, Penance, & Pilgrimage Novena, Following the 8am daily mass at St. Bernard Parish at St. Camillus Church and after all Sundays masses.
O Holy Mary of Guadalupe,
You first came to us as a mother expecting her child. You are the Patroness of all expectant mothers and unborn children. Millions of these children, O Mary, will be rejected by their parents and perish in the terrible scourge of abortion. Pray for parents, O Mary. Let them realize their child is a gift and blessing from God. Help them to rear their child in the fear and love of God so that he may one day return to God who made him. Console the poor parents who have lost their child through abortion.
Let them see the terrible folly of their decision. Lead them to forgiveness and healing through the Divine Mercy of Your Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Through Your Immaculate Conception, O Mary, You crushed the head of the serpent. Crush and destroy abortion in the Americas and throughout the whole world. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee. Amen

March for Life; EWTN, CFP
#WhyWeMarch
#9DaysforLife
#MarchforLife

Jan 22nd an amendment by MA State Senator Bruce Tarr's (R-Gloucester) passed which allows most Senate committee votes to be made available to the public within 48 hours.
Sign petition to get the Rules committee to add this:

Jan 25 Sun 2-4pm MCFL's Interfaith Assembly at Faneuil Hall; Anthony Esolen and TV host Claudette Petra Joseph.
Jan 25 Sun 4pm Vespers, 4:30-5:30 Holy hour followed by Pot Luck Suppoer, Franciscans of the Primitive Observance 20th anniversary gathering in the lower church at Holy Cross Cathedral, (bring some food or beverages).

Jan 29 Wed. 12pm noon - Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 23 Fales St., Worcester - Holy Hour for Reparation and Healing for an end to abortion, with adoration and benediction.

Fri 6 Feb 2015 8pm “1st Friday” Mass celebrated in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel by Fr. John Hamm. 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 – open, 1AM – Jim R. 2AM – Fran 3AM – Jay G 4AM – Jay G. 5AM – Fred M - Bob D 6:00 –Chris&Mike, Adrian 7AM – Kathy L.. Let me know if you cannot cover your hour. All hours could use backup.
Feb 7 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,

“A long time ago is coming. . .” The words of Fr. Joseph Ratzinger from 46 years ago.

Feb 14 Sat 10:15 am Mass celebrated Fr. Jonathan Slavinskas, in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worc, a little later due to scheduling, followed by Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant St. Worc

Next 40 Days for Life campaign will be starting in one month, running from Ash Wednesday, February 18th through Palm Sunday, March 29th.

Several churches have already signed up to cover time at the vigil. Days covered so far are:
Tues, Feb 24, 7am-1pm – St. Luke’s
Sat, Feb 28, 7am-1pm – Grafton Parishes
Tues, Mar 3, 7am-1pm – St. Luke’s
Wed, Mar 4 6:30pm+ – Grafton Parishes’ Living Rosary
Sat, Mar 7, 7am-1pm – Grafton Parishes
Thurs, Mar 12, 7am-1pm – Grafton Parishes
Sat, Mar 28, 7am-1pm – Grafton Parishes

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 25 Wed 7pm Carolyn Y. Woo, President CRS “God, Neighbor, Self” Maison Franҫais Assumption College

Feb 28 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

Middle school tries to sneak in “gay” assembly -- but MassResistance intervenes!

Mar 26 Thu 7pm James J. O’Connell Georgetown U. “St. Augustine the Pagan” Maison Franҫais Assumption College

Former Holyoke police chief says President Obama created era of mistrust in race relations
By Anthony R. Scott, Guest View Point, The Republican, Jan. 8, 2015
I have been putting off writing this op-ed piece for the past several months hoping in vain that our President and Attorney Eric Holder would become real leaders and not continue down the racist road they have been traveling. However the most recent police murders in New York City have prompted me to break my silence. I did not vote for President Obama when he first ran nor did I vote for him in 2012. When he was first elected I hoped that as a person of color he would move race relations forward and become a good, if not great, president. Needless to say I was wrong as the undeniable evidence soon began to mount. I am a person of color and a retired member of the law enforcement community. I took notice of his inaction towards the violence within his home city of Chicago and what I believe to be his stealth contempt of law enforcement.

God Bless America,
Jay G.
Prayer Needs