Apr 12, 2011

40 Days

40 Days for Life update,
With just a few days left in the spring campaign, let us remember that when you get right down to it, abortion is a spiritual battle.
The idea of taking the life of an innocent human being under the guise of compassion, choice or "reproductive rights" could have only been devised by Satan himself.
We know of Christ’s love for women and their children. We also know that in the end, life wins.
Over these last few days, let us persevere -- and "put on the full armor of God," as Paul tells us -- and know that victory is assured!

Worcester 40 Days update:
Thursday, April 7 – What a great day to be outside, and parishioners from a number of parishes were there to enjoy the sunshine while they prayed. Prayer volunteers from Our Lady of Czestochowa, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel/St. Ann, and Blessed Sacrament were there along with parishioners from St. Michael’s in Mendon, St. Mary’s in Shrewsbury, and St. Mary’s in Uxbridge. As the group was praying the rosary just before noon, Eileen, a counselor at Problem Pregnancy, came out to ask that we pray for a woman who was there undergoing an ultrasound to check the viability of her baby. She already had an appointment at Planned Parenthood for an abortion. Because she did not drink enough water in preparation for her ultrasound, the baby’s image was not clear, although the heartbeat could be detected. She was invited back for a repeat ultrasound; however she left with the intention of keeping her appointment for the abortion. Please pray that she has a change of heart.
Fr. Joseph Mahoney, senior priest at St. Stephen’s, came by later with Dan Fullen, the “grandfather” of 40 Days for Life in Worcester. Dan’s son, Paul Fullen, and his wife Crystal, brought 40 Days for Life to Worcester in 2008, and they directed the first five campaigns. Fr. Ed Chalmers, pastor of St. Stephen’s, came to pray at the vigil in the afternoon, bringing the total number of St. Stephen’s vigilers to eight. Pauline Morris, Campaign Director, was there that day and brought her camera along.

Apr 14 Thu 11AM pray the rosary with Bishop McManus during 40 Days for Life, Pleasant St.
Apr 15 Fri 4PM "40 Days for Life" Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, 551 Pleasant Street, Worcester. Celebrant is Fr. Laurence Breault; music by Assumption Schola Gregoriana. A Eucharistic procession around the block of Planned Parenthood immediately following the Mass. All are welcome. Area priests are invited to concelebrate the Mass.
Apr 16 Sat 8AM Mass in the Chapel, then Prayer Vigil Protest in front of Planned Parenthood on Pleasant St. with 40 Days for Life.
Sun Apr 17 6-8PM Faith of the Patriots National Heritage Museum , Lexington , MA

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Apr 22 Good Fri 3PM - Pray the rosary for world peace and a return to holy values.
Apr 23 Holy Sat AM Prayer Vigil Protest in front of Planned Parenthood on Pleasant St.

Apr 28 Thu 7PM Visitation House Dinner
Apr 29-May 4, 2011, JP-II Beatification in Rome
Apr 30 Sat AM Prayer Vigil Protest in front of Planned Parenthood on Pleasant St.

Jun 12 Sun 2nd annual Terri Schiavo Life and Hope concert, Dayton Ohio.

Thanks and God Bless,
Jay G.
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1 comment :

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Jay, your readers may be interested in this item: The Museum of Russian Icons (the largest collection of Russian Icons in North America) is having an Easter sale. There are many attractive items for sale and the proceeds help fund this incredible museum which is located in Clinton, Massachusetts. I drop by there from time to time as I also visit St. John's for Eucharistic Adoration.

The website of the museum:


The place is fun for the whole family. And educational.