St. Gianna 7th Annual Banquet - Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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Intercessions and Bulletin Briefs 2017
PRAY FOR LIFE - Respect Life Month - November 2017
Intercession May we help each other on
our earthly pilgrimage to heaven.
Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail
Marys, Glory Be
The annual observances
of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2) remind us that "death
is not the end, but rather the door through which we must pass to gain eternal
life." We are called to journey together on our pilgrimage to heaven, and we
can take steps now to deepen our understanding of the transition from this life
to the next and prepare for it.
For example, let's
encourage each another in regular prayer and reception of the sacraments,
especially Confession and the Eucharist; these give us "grace to live in
ever-deeper communion with God and with one another." It is also important to
learn about the dignity of human life and applicable principles for medical
care, so we can make decisions about end-of-life care that respect God's gift
of life. And, knowing "our prayers can help those who are being purified in
Purgatory," let us pray especially this month for those who have gone before
*Excerpts are from "Catholic
Considerations for Our Earthly Passing."
Reparation (Choose one.)
- Praying for the living and the dead is a spiritual
work of mercy. Pray a decade of theRosary today for someone you know who is nearing
death or who has passed away.
- Visiting those who are sick is one of the corporal
works of mercy. Set a time this
month to visit someone who is ill. Your local church may be able connect you
with a parishioner who would welcome a visit.
- November is celebrated in the United States as
Black Catholic History Month. Learn about one of the following candidates for
sainthood: Venerable Henriette Delille; Venerable Pierre Toussaint; Servant of
God, Mother Mary Lange; and Servant of God, Father Augustus Tolton. Focus this
week on practicing one of the virtues he or she exemplified.
Maggie was diagnosed with brain cancer and strongly opposed assisted suicide until her peaceful passing in September 2015. Watch her powerful story of hope and courage. View video https://youtu.be/XJwWKDGBS5o
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
We travel throughout the diocese to promote the cause of pro-life. Come see where we've been.