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 Intercessions and Bulletin Briefs 2017

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Take a look and read about some of the things we've been up to in the Office of Pro-Life Activities.

Praying for Life: February 2017 
                                                

Intention

May the birth of every child be awaited and celebrated with great joy and thanksgiving

 

Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

 

Reflection

The season of Advent calls us to prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah, Emmanuel, God with us. The coming of the Christ child is greeted with overwhelming joy from Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, the Magi, and the entire heavenly host of angels. 

Despite the challenges facing the Holy Family as they are traveling on the road with no place to stay, the coming of Jesus reveals to them the great gift in their midst. The fears and anxieties of Mary and Joseph are overcome by the immense joy of the birth of the Son of God. 

Many children come into the world amidst challenging circumstances. Expectant parents are often consumed with very real hardships as they prepare for the arrival of the new child. No matter the circumstances, the birth of a child is always a gift. Let us pray for all parents to lovingly receive their children with joy and be strengthened and supported as they embrace the journey of parenthood.

 

 

Acts of Reparation(choose one) 

  • Offer up one night's sleep without your pillow, recalling the Christ child who had no crib in which to lay his head.
  • Pray a decade of the rosary meditating on the Nativity of the Lord. (See: Pro-Life Rosary Prayer Intentions
  • Donate baby items to a pregnancy care center, or offer to volunteer an hour of your time.

 

One Step Further 

Read "Accompanying Expectant Mothers Considering Adoption." Drawing from the personal experience of a mother who placed her child for adoption, this article gives nine pointers for offering ongoing support to other expectant mothers considering adoption.

(Also available to order in either English or Spanish!)

 

Acts of Reparation: 

    • Pray for the protection of religious freedom in our country and around the world. (Prayer card available to order.) 
    • Readthis 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 regarding religious freedom and "polite persecution."

    One Step Further 

     

    Photo Gallery

    We travel throughout the diocese to promote the cause of pro-life. Come see where we've been.