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Praying for Life: September 2016
For an end to
violence: May our homes, our nation & countries around the world become
havens of peace.
3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
In light of recent
violence and racial tension, Archbishop Kurtz, President of the U.S.
Conference of Catholic Bishops, has invited all U.S. dioceses to unite in
a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities on Friday, September 9, the
Memorial of St. Peter Claver.
Let us gather at the Cross of Jesus.
Our Savior suffered at the hands of humanity's
worst impulses, but He
did not lose hope in us or in His heavenly father. Love
overcomes evil. ...The need to place ever greater
value on the life and dignity of all
persons, regardless of their station in life,
calls us to a moment of national reflection.
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, July 8, 2016
Acts of Reparation(choose one)
- Prayerfully reflect on the readings for the upcoming Feast of
the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Wednesday, September 14). How do we
face our own personal crosses? Do we see them as means for Christ's
love to be victorious in our lives?
- Read the article in "One Step Further" (below) and
determine some way you will intentionally build up a "culture of
encounter" this week.
- Give up something one day a week during September
for the intention of peace in our communities (i.e. TV, social media,
your favorite food).
Acts of Reparation:
for the protection of religious freedom in our country and around the
world. (Prayer card available to order.)
short flyer on Saints Thomas More and John Fisher. How do their
witnesses apply to our lives today?
- Reflect upon what Pope Francis has said
freedom and "polite
One Step Further
Intercessions and Bulletin Briefs 2016
We travel throughout the diocese to promote the cause of pro-life. Come see where we've been.