PRO LIFE -MARCH FOR LIFE

FROM CONCEPTION TO NATURAL DEATH IS THE CRY OF EVERY CATHOLIC AND HOPEFULLY EVERY CHRISTIAN.

THE MARCH FOR LIFE ON FRIDAY, JAN 28, 2017 WAS AGAIN VERY SUCCESSFUL AND VERY ENERGETIC. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE ENTIRE 44 YEARS OF THE MARCH, SINCE THE YEAR AFTER ROE VS WADE WAS PASSED THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. SPOKE FROM THE STAGE. I DIDN’T HEAR HOW MANY WERE THERE, IT REALLY DOESN’T MATER, THEY MADE THEIR POINT. AND THERE WERE CHILDREN, TEENS, AND ALL AGES OF ADULTS. THERE ARE MORE EVERY YEARS AND THEY COME FROM EVERYWHERE. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME, THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT ARE PRO LIFE.

A NEW SLOGAN:  ADOPTION NOT ABORTION.

IF ANYONE READING THIS NEEDS HELP OR KNOWS OF SOMEONE THAT NEEDS HELP TELL THEM TO CALL CATHOLIC CHARITIES. They are listed in the phone book. They will have names and addresses of safe places to go for help.  Most neighborhood clinics will have names and addresses.   There are places to get free mammograms. There are places to get free birth control and there are places that will help women to keep their babies, finish school, get a job, or help them put their babies up for adoption. They do not need Planned Parenthood.   I thought the meditation  and prayer below  from the  book: THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA apply.

__________________MEDITATION____________________

JESUS, HAVING CONQUERED LIFE WITH DEATH AND SIN WITH LOVE ,appears to the women and his followers at various times and in various ways to deliver a PRO LIFE MESSAGE that goes beyond what this finite existence is able to contain.  Christ’s power is over life and death in this world and in the next!  LOVE is more powerful than death;  LIFE reaches beyond the grave for those who believe. Suffering has saving power.  Penance, and remission of sins in Christ, saves souls.

———————-PRAYER————————–

OH MARY, MOTHER OF THE LIFE WITHIN,  ALL LIFE WE ENTRUST TO YOU: THE LIFE OF EVERY EXPECTANT MOTHER, AND THE CHILD WITHING HER WOMB, THE LIFE OF EVERY HUMAN BODY, THE LIFE OF EVERY HUMAN SOUL, THE LIFE OF EVERY NEWBORN CHILD AND THE LIFE OF ALL GROWN OLD. YOU HELD THE LORD TO YOUR OWN HEART AND DREW HIM SO CLOSE IN.  SO DRAW US NOW IN ALL OUR NEEDS, OH MOTHER OF THE LIFE WITHIN.

 

Advertisements

OUR LADY OF FATIMA-100TH ANNIVERSARY

THE TRAVELING STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA IS COMING TO OUR LOCAL CHURCHES. May 9th at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 238 Detroit St., Pittsfield, Maine  and on May 10th, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 64 Free St., Dexter, Maine

The goal of the Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace is to allow Our Lady of Fatima to claim her dominion over America through her Immaculate Heart, and to bring the urgent Message of Fatima-the Peace Plan from Heaven-to a world in need. It also encourages devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. which was the mission given to Lucia, the seer at Fatima, by Our Lady and Our Lord. Jesus relayed to Sister Lucia in 1936 that he wished to establish devotion to the Immaculate Heart in the Church next to HIS SACRED HEART, and the HE had placed the peace in the world in her Immaculate Heart.

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima was sculpted in 1947 by famous sculptor Jose Thedim, upon the precise instructions of Sister Lucia. On October 13, 1947 the statue was blessed by the Bishop of Fatima and commissioned to serve as the Pilgrim Virgin that would carry the blessings of Fatima throughout the world. The Bishop prayed that Mary herself accompany the statue wherever it goes.

Many graces and favors, including cures, and countless conversions have been associated with the precious image. The statue has traveled around the globe many times, visiting more than 100 countries, including Russia and China..

STATUE CUSTODIAN, PATRICK SABAT. The statue travels around the United States in a trailer. Patrick drives the vehicle. Patrick was born in the Philippines and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, later held a teaching position, he hosted a Catholic radio and TV program and ventured into a computer/media production business. Then he was asked to accompany the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima in 2003, mostly to Asia and Australia, and five years later gave up his career to work full time as the Statue Custodian worldwide.

Patrick has visited 25 countries and territories, traveling nearly one million miles by land, sea and air, spreading the message of Fatima and promoting devotion to Our blessed Mother, the Rosary and the Scapular. He has delivered over 2000 engaging talks and various presentations in many different settings. You will note in the schedules below that he will speak at both our churches in the evening.

St. Agnes Catholic Church, Pittsfield, Maine: May 9th
9:15 Mass with procession of the Statue into the church
10:15 private devotions to start
12 pm Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament followed by additional private devotion until…
6pm Patrick to speak
6:30 Scapular enrollment or private devotions for those not participating with enrollment
7pm Five decades of the Rosary and litany of Our Lady
7:30-8:30 Holy Hour

St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Dexter, Maine: May 10th
8:30 Mass with Procession of Statue at start
Private devotions to start
3pm Angelus and five decades of the Rosary
Private devotions to continue
6pm Patrick to speak

6:30 pm 5 decades of Rosary and Litany of Our Lady
7pm Closing Mass (with Patrick to speak)
Directly followed by scapular enrollment and private devotion

Everyone, Catholic and non-Catholic, is welcome to come at anytime during the day, during one of the services or for private devotion. Our Lady will not be alone, someone will be with her at all times during the day and you will be welcome.