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 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…

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