Dec 26, 2016

Pro-Life New Year

Latest, good Pro-Life news from the President-elect and his cabinet

Dec 28 Wed 8:30am Feast of the Holy Innocents, Meet for 8:30am Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church Pleasant St. Worcester. After Mass we will walk down to pray across from Planned Parenthood.

January is Respect Life month; please consider a donation to Visitation House Inc, a non-profit organization that houses pregnant women in crisis in Worcester, MA. They are privately funded and solely depend on the generosity of donors like you. Since opening in 2005, we have welcomed 340 women to our home. Your financial support will insure our future and the future of babies, who might not have been born, had it not been for a home like Visitation House. And that means that your investment in our future will bring dividends of a different kind. Unlike most stock portfolios, in God’s kingdom, the safest investment also shows the most growth. God bless you, Eve Lindquist, Executive Director
Send donations to Visitation House, Inc. 119 Endicott St. Worcester, MA 01610

Also please do not forget Problem Pregnancy, 495 Pleasant St. in their mission to save babies at death's door across the street.

Jan 6, 2017 Fri 8PM 1st Friday Mass celebrated in Latin by Fr. Dan Becker 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.
Jan 7 Sat 8am 1st Saturday Mass and devotion Problem Pregnancy Chapel, Fr. Michael Roy of St. Roch’s in Oxford.

Jan 14 Sat 10am Mass celebrated by Fr. Grattori or Fr. Infante, Pro-Life Prayer protest on the sidewalk before and after.

American Pastor Andrew Brunson - a U.S. citizen - is in grave danger, having been arrested and imprisoned in Turkey on false charges of "membership in an armed terrorist organization." Even the charges admit no "evidence has[] been gathered" against him. He has served the people of Turkey - who he loves - for 23 years.
Turkey - America's NATO ally - has begun increased crackdowns on Christians. If convicted, Pastor Andrew could face years in prison based on extremely serious - and false - charges.
As his daughter Jacqueline pleaded, "The best Christmas present our family could receive this year is the release of my father."
Please Demand his immediate release, by signing the ACLJ Petition: Free American Pastor Andrew Brunson. Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel

Jan 21 Sat No Mass, Prayer vigil protest on the Sidewalk across the street from Planned Parenthood 470 Pleasant St. Worcester.

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,

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

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

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

PART II: PREPARATION FOR LOVE, Chapter 6: “Practical Suggestions on Temptation”, pp. 52-53
“The mind, however, plays one of its greatest roles when it counsels us against the near occasions of sin. More will be said about this when we discuss confession, but for now it is sufficient to remark that if we take care of the near occasions of sin, the sins will in great measure be taken care of too. Not only should we be content to avoiding dangerous situations, but we should surround ourselves with good ones insofar as it is practically possible: good companions for bad; good reading and entertainment for trash

“The secret of self-discipline, then, is normally not violent repulsion, but a firm, quiet, gentle disowning what is evil and embracing what is good. This leaves us in peace, in full possession of ourselves, and more open to the action of God’s grace. In God’s grace is our greatest help, and we can’t emphasize that enough. Some problems can be solved only by abandoning them to the action of God’s grace. While we see that we do not have to use means that are exclusively spiritual, still all of our techniques are only means which proceed from God’s grace and dispose us to make use of it.”
- Beginnings in Spiritual Life: Dominic Hoffman (Hat Tip Br. Paul)

God Bless America

Jay G.
Prayer Needs;
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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