Mar 27, 2014

Divine Mercy Friday

40 Days for Life
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Gal 6:9) contact Lee Crowley, Vigil Coordinator
The vigil is the most visible part of any 40 Days for Life campaign and, unfortunately, the vigil calendar is not yet as full as we’d like it to be. That is why we need YOU to come and pray. Without people praying peacefully on the sidewalk, no one is there to give witness to the horror that is abortion in our community.

Mar 28 Fri 11am Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet Led by with Bishop Reilly, Across from Planned Parenthood 470 Pleasant St. Worc

The Boston Pilot, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston, published an article about the recent Pro-Family Lobby Day. Each year, Catholic Citizenship co-hosts a Lobby Day at the State House with leaders from the Coalition for Marriage and Family and Mass Family Institute. The paper has published articles about our work in the past; be it the annual Lobby Day or an interview about legislation.
Please consider sending the editor a brief note of thanks:

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 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.
Apr 5 Sat 8am 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Roy in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel
Apr 5 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.

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 7:30-9:30pm Christopher West “Theology of the Body” Our Lady of the Rosary 23 Fales St. Worcester, MA - FREE

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 3-4 pm 40 Days for Life Closing Prayer Vigil with Bishop Reilly, Across from Planned Parenthood 470 Pleasant St. Worc

Apr 19 Holy Sat No Mass. Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood.
Apr 20 Happy Easter Sunday

Tantasqua Regional School Committee recently became the fourth school district to allow parents the ability to opt their children out of the field testing of the Common Core's PARCC assessment. Norfolk School Committee, Chaired by Shawn Dooley who recently won a special election for the State House of Representatives, was the first school district in the Commonwealth to vote to allow parents the option. Worcester Public School Committee has also voted to give parents the same right. Northampton has sought to opt out of the field test altogether.

The controversy starts with Common Core Standards which are the Federal education standards that the Obama Administration has coerced states into adopting. These Federal standards take away local control and for Massachusetts, which already has some of the highest standards in the nation, they lower the standards.

Jay G.
Prayer Needs

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