Jan 19, 2017

Pro-Life Inauguration

After the election Carl Anderson, the head of the 2 million member Knights of Columbus, had this to say: though many of us were frustrated by the unusual political campaign and election, “this is precisely the time when Catholics need to step up and more fully exercise their responsibilities as citizens for the common good. It is time for more - not less- Catholic involvement in the life of our nation”!
Stay informed
Knights of Columbus
EWTN and their Newspaper,
the National Catholic Register, (try their free 6 issue Trial at no risk!)
Priests for Life
MCFL, and
Catholic Citizenship
This is precisely the time when we Catholics must step up and more fully exercise our responsibilities as citizens for the common good.

Planned Parenthood announced on Friday that they have closed their "feeder clinics" in Somerville and Milford. The whole point of PP's current business plan is to have satellite "clinics" feed into mega clinics which specialize in abortion (in this case Worcester and Boston). Explanations in the article don't really explain this great news.

Jan 21 Sat No Mass, Prayer vigil protest on the Sidewalk across the street from Planned Parenthood 470 Pleasant St. Worcester.
Jan 21 Sat starts the National Novena for Life, until Jan 29th, 9 Days for Life is a focused period of prayer, penance, and pilgrimage set aside to mark the tragic 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion during all nine months of pregnancy. Sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Visit
Jan 22 Sun 2-4PM MCFL annual Assembly for Life, featured speaker Mother Olga Yaqob of the Sacred Heart. Mother Olga is the founder of the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth religious community. She was born and raised in Iraq and lived there through four wars, serving the poor and vulnerable regardless of religion, including the infamous Abu Ghraib prison. Mother Olga came to the United States in 2001 and began working in campus ministry in Boston.

Victory at Georgetown with your pro-life petition
Wow. That was fast.
Less than 24-hours after I asked you to contact Georgetown University and protest its listing of Medical Students for Choice, I have good news to report.
The pro-abortion club was DELETED.
March for Life
Jan 27 Fri March for Life in Washington DC.
Worcester Diocese Bus leaves Thursday night from St. Paul’s Cathedral after 7:30PM Mass, $85 per person

MCFL holds its annual Caucus from 9:30-11am in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building, 224 1st Street NE, Washington

Jan 28 Sat Mass with Fr. Cardinale preceded by Pro-Life Prayer vigil 9-10am hosted by St. Mary’s N.Grafton

Feb 3 Fri 8PM 1st Friday Mass celebrated by Fr. Richard Fortin, 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.
Feb 4 Sat 8am 1st Saturday Mass and devotion Problem Pregnancy Chapel, Fr. Michael Roy of St. Roch’s in Oxford.

Feb 11 Sat 10am Mass celebrated by Fr. Grattori or Fr. Infante, Pro-Life Prayer protest on the sidewalk before and after.

Jay G.
Prayer Needs;
Shawn Paul who is recovering from liver transplant surgery, William Peter Blatty, Baby Joy (19 months) nearly drown in pool, Jim who just passed away, Dave with liver cancer and his family, Jim dying, Lisa at Visitation House, Angie and her family (Martin in prison, her daughters, grandkids and Mosie her granddaughter), 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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