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Welcome to
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
 112 North Foord St., New Glasgow, NS  B2H 5G7  lourdes@ns.sympatico.ca  ph 902-752-4822  

Pastor:  Fr. Barrett Clare-Johnson
                 
                  Fr Barrett's office:  Office door entrance is located on the side
                                             of the Glebe that's connected to the church.   
                                            Messages can be left in the mailbox to the right
                                            of the door.  For an appointment,  please contact
                                            Fr. Barrett directly by calling 902-755-3688
                                            Call or text 1-902-304-2140 or
                                                   email whitneypierloop63@gmail.com


 OLOL Parish Office:  lourdes@ns.sympatico.ca
                                           Phone: 902-752-4822
                                           Fax:  902-752-4826               
                                                         

Office Hours:   Mon:  12 pm to 3 pm   Wed: 10:30 am to 4 pm
                                                            
Thurs:  10:30 am to 4 pm 
                                                 
 **Bulletin Notices** must be submitted to the parish office
by Wednesday at 4:00 pm

Find us on FaceBook        www.Facebook.com/LadyofLourdesChurch
 
  September 16, 2018, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time        
 
 
 
Celebration of the Eucharist
    Pastor: Fr. Barrett Clare-Johnson
    ph 902-755-3688 (glebe)  1-902-304-2140 (cell)  whitneypierloop63@gmail.com
           

             Sat     Sept      15     5:30 pm      Isabel Tingley (deceased)

                                                                      
             Sun     Sept      16    9:00 am       Parishioners
                                              11:15 am       Alex & Betty Skoke (living)
          
   Mon     Sept     17     9:00 am    Wilfred Cameron (deceased)
                                                   Continuous Rosary for "Vocations to the Priesthood"
                                                        9:30 am to 10:30 am

                                                              Optional Memorial of St Robert Bellarmine
           
Tues     Sept     18      10:00 am  @ Valley View Villa
             
Wed    Sept     19     9:00 am    Ken MacFarlane (deceased)
            Thurs   Sept    20     6:30 pm   Connie Murphy (deceased)
           
Memorial of St Andrew Kim Tae-Gon, Paul Chong Ha-Sang & Companions     

              Fri       Sept    21     9:00 am    Kathy Skoke-Fortin (deceased)
                                                 
Feast of St Matthew

 

                 
         Saint Spotlight:


Saint Robert Bellarmine – With our religious education program beginning, this is a good time to ask St. Robert Bellarmine to pray for us.  Saint Robert is a patron saint of catechists, and catechumens (an adult preparing for baptism in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).  Saint Robert Bellarmine is one of the Church’s great apologists.  Born in Tuscany, Italy, in 1542, he entered the Jesuits in 1560 and was   renowned for his preaching even before his ordination in 1570.  After years of study and teaching, he was made Professor of Controversial Theology at the Roman College.  Robert’s many roles included reviser of the Latin Vulgate Bible, advisor to Galileo, author of two catechisms, director of the Roman College, leader in the Catholic Reformation, head of the Vatican library, and theological consultant to the Holy See.  Appointed cardinal in 1599 and archbishop of Capua in 1602, he was greatly loved as a pastor.  He died in 1621, was canonized in 1930 and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1931.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


           
 

From  the  Pastor's  Desk:
 

“Let Christ in” or “Let Go, Let God” –

 

We all have days where we are poor, and days when we are rich. We have days when we are hungry and times when we are satisfied. Times of weeping and times of laughing and times when we are admired and those when we are hated. In Luke 6:20-26, Jesus invites us to not hold on too tightly to any of them.

He invites us to not get too attached when things are going well, and everyone loves us. Tomorrow could be the opposite; the old “Palm Sunday/Good Friday” experience.

Today may be filled with suffering and pain, but tomorrow or next week things can change. Our time on earth is temporary. These joys and sorrows are momentary, but what do we do with the reality that in our world today, there are the incredibly, chronically poor and suffering?

It is a tension of our time. Live these times with compassion and love and work for change with and through Christ but hold all things lightly or loosely. Saint Paul tells us, “For the present form of this world is passing away” (1 Cor. 7:31), minute by minute, day by day. Do we hear an invitation, as we walk through our day, to notice what we hold tightly to? Our reputation, wealth, suffering? How are we being invited to loosen our hold and let Christ in?

 



 


RELIGIOUS  EDUCATION 

NEWS




2018-19 Religious Ed Program



Classes for grades 1 to 6 will be held in the S.C.S.C. 

from 10 am to 11:00 am

beginning Sunday, September 16th 
                                                                                                                                                                                           

Classes for grades 7 & 8 will be held in the S.C.S.C

from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm beginning

Thursday, September 20th

Thursday evening classes include Mass at 6:30 pm.

Grade 8 and up includes Confirmation




Religious Education Coordinator

Laurena Greencorn

phone 902-921-1972    email laurenamarie@live.ca


 



 

 




Prayer Corner:    Please pray for Cecilia Greencorn,
Jaime Legresley, Ashley Legresley, Myla MacDonald,
 Patricia Jerrett, Vickie MacLeod, Doris Mae Malcolm, Theresa Aoss (Fitzgerald), Mary Dyer, Agnes Ryan, Herbert Henderson, Stephen Henderson, Marg Worthen, Marilyn Judge and for all the sick

If there is someone sick who would like his/her name added to the prayer corner, or if someone who is listed in the prayer corner recovers or dies, please contact Fr. Barrett at 902-755-3688 or 1-902-304-2140
or e-mail  whitneypierloop63@gmail.com
Thank You


 



Mondays at "Our Lady of Lourdes"

The Continuous Rosary
for "vocations to the Priesthood"
is prayed from 9:30 am  to  10:30 am 
    
"The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest"  (Matthew 9:37
 
 


        
Parish News and Notes

Weekend Collection:  for September 9th, 2018

               Weekend  Collection Envelopes        $ 2,541.00
                                   E-transfers                      105.00
                                  Loose  Offerings              289.90
                                     Other Receipts            4,714.70
          
                     Total  Collection  Income    $  7,650.60
    
# of envelopes used:  115

 
Other Receipts
                          Votives & Literature       $   126.70
                                  Hall rental                    200.00
                   "Pipe Concert" revenue                 378.00
           "Blue-Jay Ticket" revenue                  4,010.00
                 Total  Other  Receipts             $ 4,714.70

      Special collection---Telegraph Creek, B.C.  Total= $50.00    

NOTE:  A very special  "Thanks"  goes out to Darlene Taylor and her team for their Fundraising efforts and to our Finance Committee for generously depositing proceeds from the "Pipe Concert" and "Blue-Jay Tickets" into our Parish Operating Account.
The Finance Committee has lost two special members of their team in the past year and are searching for replacements.  Please consider being a part of the Finance Committee by contacting Russ Oehmen, Fr. Barrett or any member of the committee for further information.   







 
 



Capital Projects Funds as of September 9th,2018   
 Total: $181,278.20
  Debits: -$94,088.58
  True Bank Balance: $87,189.62

 



Zone Pastoral Council
Tuesday, September 18th
at  7:30 pm
in St John the Baptist's parish room


Finance Committee
Wednesday, September 19th
at  6:00 pm
in the SCSC




 





Parish Pastoral Council Chair:   Alex MacInnis  902-752-3198
Religious Education: Laurena Greencorn  902-921-1972   laurenamarie@live.ca
Liturgy: Teresa McKay  902-755-1542        ttmckay@eastlink.ca
CWL:  Bernadette Kellock  902-755-3817     bernadettek@live.ca
Fund-raising:   See   "Capital Projects Fund announcement"
Cemetery: Paul Sutherland   902-396-8002  lourdescemetery@gmail.com
St Vincent de Paul Help Line:    Our Lady of Lourdes Area  902-7591389
                                                     St John the Baptist Area  902-771-2766




 




Parish Ministries Schedule: Sept 22nd  and  Sept 23rd 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: 
Scheduling: Brenda Duffy  ph 902-755-1312
 novascotianana@hotmail.com

Readers:                                     Servers:
Scheduling: Julie Rodgers                               Scheduling: Angela Stroud
ph 902-752-2443                                                 Ph 902-752-1832
                                                                            allan.d.rodgers@gmail.com 
                                                           
Saturday Sept 22nd
Sunday  Sept 23rd
Saturday  5:30 pm Sunday  9:00 am  Sunday  11:15 am

Extraordinary Ministers of

Holy Communion:

Karen Megeney
Dexter Megeney
Barb Jarrett


Richard Keay
Van MacLeod
Betsy Keay

Neniette Fontaine
Peggy Lamey
Mila Walst

 

 

Readers:


Brenda Duffy

 


Ann Munro



Erik Walst

 

Servers:


Brett & Brady

Stephanie Lowe

Kyle/Jarid/Lexter
                                   


An important part of the work of the church
is to care for the poor.
On Thursday, 
September 27th, at the 6:30 pm Mass, the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul, we will gather to pray for the needs of the poor.  Members of the
St. Vincent de Paul Society encourages everyone to join with us at this celebration to collectively give thanks to God for the generosity of many who reach out to serve the poor.  Pictou County Food Bank, Shepherds Lunch Room, Helping Hands, Service Clubs, Pictou County Fuel Fund, Roots for Youth, to name a few.  Come join us at Eucharist as we pray to our Lord to continue to shape us into the People of God.




Catechist:        Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is looking for catechists.  The Diocese of Antigonish describes a catechist as one who teaches and passes along the faith to children, young people and adults.  A catechist ought to be a mature Catholic who has shown, by their Christian living, that they have taken their faith seriously.  They need to feel comfortable working with groups of people, especially the young.   The Diocese has a Protocol.  So, catechists need to complete a volunteer information form with references; a criminal record check and a vulnerable sector check and read and sign a covenant of care document.  A catechist is responsible for taking advantage of formation opportunities provided by the parish/diocese.  If you are interested in becoming a catechist, please contact our religious education coordinator, Laurena Greencorn.  To meet the requirements of the Diocesan Protocol, please contact Fr. Barrett.
 

What is Children’s Liturgy?    The Vatican II Directory for Masses with Children (1973) has provided the guiding principles for The Sunday Liturgy of the Word for Children Series since its origin in 1989. The Directory fulfills the Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy which promotes adapting the liturgy to various cultures and communities.  Serving the spiritual needs of children, the Directory recommends inviting children to a separate Liturgy of the Word in a setting not too distant from the parish assembly. (DMC #17, 38) “By virtue of their baptism,” Father Matthew observes, “children have a right to hear God’s Word in language they can understand.”  Is this possible to do at Our Lady of Lourdes?  Would our children be better able to deepen their faith and become more engaged in liturgy?  Let’s give this some thought over the coming months.  Stay tuned for more information in our weekly bulletins.  Inserts from © 2016 Treehaus Communications, Inc. will be provided for our reflection.



Catechesis on the Family:
The Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life is offering a free digital series of seven catechesis on the family on its website
www.laityfamilylife.va/content/laityfamilylife/en.html
and on its YouTube channel, PcFamiglia.





 

 

CWL NEWS


CWL  Fall Fair---  Saturday
September 29th    12 pm to 3 pm
Chicken Burger
             Take-out Dinner $8.00                        
Tickets are available  from any member of the CWL, after each Sunday Mass, and by calling the parish office (755-4822) Leave a message and your call will be returned.
Arrangements can be made for delivery/pick-up

           
**The CWL are accepting any donations, such as vintage glass, jewelry,  baked goods, preserves, art, hand sculpture, knitted/crocheted items, Christmas items, 2nd hand purses etc.
.
 

         BOOK SALE---
                 Thursdays & Fridays
          from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
         Saturdays from 10:00 am to Noon
       in the Sister Catherine Steele Center

 


The CWL are still collecting stamps for
Development and Peace.
Stamps may be placed in the small basket at the back of the church.

 
 

Capital  Projects 

Fund

 



The Capital Projects Committee is looking for two replacements to fill the seats for Financial member and Fund Raiser member...

For more information please contact
Fr. Barrett (755-3688) or Russ Oehmen  (752-3045) about taking on this vital role.





 


The  return  of  the

"Country Music Jam"          
Tuesday nights are  Country Music Jams in the 
Sr Catherine Steele Center at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Enjoy an evening of classic country, Nfld and old time music
from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm with a light lunch to follow
Admittance $5.00 (musicians are free)               

           
For more information,
please contact
  Bernie McCarron
at 902-928-0426

 

 




Big Brothers Big Sisters
has many different programs to fit any schedule, something for everyone!
We have many children waiting for a Mentor
If you or someone you know may be interested in learning more, please contact:
 bigbrothers@eastlink.ca   www.bbbsofpc.ca
or call 752-6260
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

 

SEPTEMBER  EVENTS
Viola's Place

Viola's Place is excited to be moving forward in achieving its goal of reopening the former homeless shelter under the framework of Viola's Place Society. We have set a tentative opening date of October 1st but we are hoping that this can be achieved before this time. When we open depends on how quickly we can organize volunteers
and fill our volunteer schedule.
 
Viola's Place is also in need of food items for the shelter. These can be non perishable or items to be frozen at this time and can be dropped off to 189 Marsh Street N G at the above dates and times! Or if these times are not convenient someone will be at Viola's Place
Monday
September 17th at 5:30pm
Contact us at
violasplacesociety@gmail.com
or by leaving a message at our new phone number 902-752-0550



Fall Gospel Concert
September 23rd     3:30 pm
 Second United Baptist Church
330 Washington St, New Glasgow
Featuring:  
The East Preston United Baptist
Church Mass Choir

________________

Ultreya

Ultreya - last Thursday of the month,
September 27, 2018
at 730 pm
at Our Lady of Fatima church in Sydney River.

if interested in attending please call
Kevin or Karen McSween at 902- 862- 8517
Bert or Claudia Aucoin at 902-578-1266
or Betty Lahey at 902-270-0891.






Sweet Sounds of the Big Band
performed by "HubTown" 
directed by John MacLeod

Friday    September 28th  at 7:30 PM
Come and enjoy a cabaret–style evening in the
Sharon St. John United Church Hall
(19 and older)
Tickets $25  (includes dessert with tea or coffee)
now available at the church office (902-752-4943)

 

OCTOBER  EVENTS

 



Training by Alpha Canada!

Holy Family, Sydney Mines


October 1, 2018        6pm-9pm

Come be part of Alpha!
Alpha gatherings, where we share the basics of Christian faith, are wonderful ways to build faith communities.
There is even an Alpha for Youth.
This one evening of training will give you the information to participate and host an Alpha in your area.    Training is free.
Please register by emailing Norma Blinkhorn at normablinkhorn@hotmail.com.
 


 

Diocese of Antigonish
Anniversary 175:

Three Regional Gatherings this autumn will open our year of events, which will also include Lenten parish missions and a diocesan-wide event for the Feast of St. Ninian, Sept. 16, 2019. 
Our Regional Gatherings will be held:
Oct. 13th  St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish
Oct. 20th  St. Joseph 's Church, Port Hawkesbury
Nov. 3rd   Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River

All celebrations are 9:30 am-2 pm. Lunch will be provided.
Join us at one, two or all three events to learn more of our history, discuss parish life and consider:  
How is God speaking to us now?
What are we being called to?
Watch for more details in our newsletters and on our website.
Saint Ninian, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Antigonish,
Pray for Us in our Anniversary Year’


 




PILGRIMAGE TO PARIS, LISEAUX
(home of Saint Therese the "Little Flower") 

and    MEDJUGORJE 
with Father Patrick O’Neill (St. Joseph Parish priest in North Sydney)

 Come with me on this FALL pilgrimage

October 13th-25th, 2018

SPACE IS LIMITED   Please contact Tom Lamey at 902-830-5010 or email at tlamey@gmail.com
PRICE determined to be approximately $3,990
Call or email Tom to BOOK YOUR SPOT....you can't wait BOOK NOW




Cursillo weekend schedule

The Cursillo weekend schedule for the fall of 2018

Women's -October 18-21,  2018
Men's - November 1- 4, 2018

if interested in attending please call
Kevin or Karen McSween at 902- 862- 8517
Bert or Claudia Aucoin at 902-578-1266
or Betty Lahey at 902-270-0891.

 

 

 




 

Young Adults Dinner and Dialogue with Bishop Dunn - Monday, October 29, 2018,
St. Theresa Parish, Sydney
In celebration of the October 2018 Synod in Rome, 'Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment"  we welcome young adults to dinner with our Bishop on Monday, October 29, 2018 at St. Theresa Parish, Sydney. Seating is limited so reservations are required. Contact Cathy at youthministry@dioceseofantigonish.ca for more details and to book your reservation.




2019  Colombia Mission Trip

Dates:  Jan 18th - 29th 

12-day  Colombia Mission to

Home for children who've been abandoned


Ages:  Young Adults  18 & up

Flights from Halifax to Toronto:
$1198.00  (Due Sept 17th)
PLUS ground fees: $600         

Contact:  Fr. Andrew Gillies
fr_gillies@yahoo.ca  902-863-4846

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
has been active in our parish for over 38 years.  We strive to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.  The work of justice and charity is carried out only through the generosity of our parishioners.
Please consider making a financial contribution.
Envelopes can be found at the entrance of the church.
Every donation makes a difference!
All contributions are tax deductible.                                
Thank you in advance for your support.




 


Thinking about donating to Our Lady of Lourdes?: The Parish has three accounts: operating, cemetery, and Capital Projects. Cheques intended for Our Lady of Lourdes Parish operating account can be made out to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Cheques intended for the cemetery account can be made out to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Cemetery, and cheques intended for Capital Projects can be made out to Our Lady of Lourdes Capital Projects. Thank you for your support




Prayer Group:
Our Lady of Lourdes has a dedicated Prayer Group that meets each Wednesday. Everyone (kids, teenagers, young adults, singles, parents, seniors) is encouraged to submit a request for a prayer intention by writing the intention out on a piece of paper and placing it in the Prayer Box located in the Grotto
(There is POWER in PRAYER)



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Dear brother priests, deacons and laity,
As you are probably aware the new season for TV Mass for Shut-Ins will begin the first Sunday after Thanksgiving Weekend in October 2018 (October 14th). I am happy to say that the month of October is already booked up.  Looking for November and beyond.  We are in need of priests, deacons, parishes, choirs and groups to come forward to celebrate Mass.  We are the longest running TV program on CTV in Canada.  SO many depend on this Mass for Spiritual nourishment every week.  I receive SO many letters thanking our diocese for this Mass.  Please contact Mae Rowe and book a weekend live or taped.

I would like to invite you and your parish (or group such as CWL, KOC, etc) to come celebrate the Mass.  I also want to invite our retired priests to come on Mass for
Shut-Ins.  I would love to see priests outside of the CBRM to come.
We broadcast live on Sundays.
If that day is not possible for your parish or group we can pre-tape the Tuesday before at 6:30pm
at the CTV Studio on George Street, Sydney. 
We need Parish Priests, parish communities and groups to book a weekend Mass as soon as possible.  Last year we did very well but it was a slow start.  I ended up presiding at many Masses, we had to find congregations and ask choirs to come in and assist us.
So it is my hope that we will have many weekends booked before we begin in October 2018.
Thank you for the support you give to Mass for Shut-Ins.  I look forward to working with you and your parish or parish group in the near future.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  My Glebe House number is 902-562-9810
For bookings please email or phone (902-539-6188 extension 222) Mae Rowe at the Pastoral Center Mae@dioceseofantigonish.ca

Father Patrick O’Neill
Producer CTV Mass for Shut-Ins


Please Note:  Either the 9 am Mass or the
11:15 am Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes church
will be videotaped for Eastlink TV
on October 14th and December 23rd. 
Please stay tuned for further information

In Our Deanery:         

St. John the Baptist: 

Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday at 9 am
Friday:  Glen Haven @ 10:30 am



Stella Maris:

Tuesday & Thursday at 6:30 pm


Holy Name:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 9am

 

Please check Mass times on the Diocesan Website or call their parish office




MASS  FOR  SHUT-INS:
Tune to CTV on Sundays
@ 11:30 am



New Donations Cards Available
in  Support of
Mass for Shut Ins


Mass for Shut Ins has completed its 55th season and will be back on the air in October 2018.   
    
It remains the longest running television program on CTV in Canada.  The Diocesan Pastoral Centre Office now offers donations cards to be given as gifts in celebration of  birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, promotions, retirements, weddings .....and so on. Cards are  available for purchase at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 200 Churchill Drive, Suite 103 in Membertou, Sydney.  All proceeds will go toward the productions costs of Mass for Shut Ins. Receipts will be provided.

 

September 2018
Sa 1 Pope Francis
Su 2 Bishop Brian Dunn
Mo 3 Seminarians
Tu 4 Candidates to the Permanent Diaconate
We 5 Fr. John Yake
Th 6 Fr. Callistus Abazie
Fr 7 Fr.  Frank Abbass
Sa 8 Fr.  Paul Abbass
Su 9 Fr. Jake Andrea
Mo 10 Fr. Antolin Asor
Tu 11 Fr.  Peter Baccardax
We 12 Fr. John Barry
Th 13 Fr. Leo Boone
Fr 14 Fr. Dan Boudreau
Sa 15 Fr. Donald Boudreau
Su 16 Fr. Andrew Boyd
Mo 17 Fr. Bill Burke
Tu 18 Fr. Charles Cameron
We 19 Fr. Francis Cameron
Th 20 Fr. Angus Campbell
Fr 21 Fr. Barrett Clare-Johnson
Sa 22 Deacon Robert Coleman
Su 23 Fr. Bill Crispo
Mo 24 Fr. Gerald Curry
Tu 25 Fr. Duaine Devereaux
We 26 Fr.  Evo Di Pierro
Th 27 Fr.  Dan Doucet
Fr 28 Fr. Bedford Doucette
Sa 29 Deacon Michael Doyle
Su 30 Fr. Conrad Edwards
     
 
Prayer for Priests, Deacons
Diocese of Antigonish
 
Please Pray for a Priest/Deacon Each Day
Let us show our love and appreciation for our priests, deacons and others serving in our diocese, by praying each day.  Please use the calendar in this pamphlet as your guide for your daily prayer intention.
 
Eternal Father,
we lift up to you these
and all the priests, deacons
of the world.
 
Sanctify them.
 
Heal them; guide them.
 
Mold them into the
likeness and holiness
of your Son, Jesus,
the Eternal High Priest.
 
May their lives be pleasing to You.
In Jesus’ name we pray.
AMEN
 
There are some prayers included on the inside of this brochure which you may use.  You may have other forms of prayer that you would prefer, such as
 
Mass
Fasting
Eucharistic Exposition
Rosary
Holy Hour
Other Devotions
 
O Jesus, Eternal High Priest, live in (name of priest/deacon),
act in him, speak in and through him.
Think Your thoughts in his mind, love through his heart.
Give him Your own dispositions and feelings.
Teach, lead and guide him always.
Correct, enlighten and expand his thoughts and behavior.
Possess his soul; take over his entire personality and life.
Replace him with Yourself.
Incline him to constant adoration and thanksgiving;
pray in and through him.
Let him live in you and keep him in this intimate union always.
O Mary, Immaculate Conception, Mother of Jesus and Mother of Priests, Pray and intercede for (____________).
AMEN
 
Let us pray for priests and deacons:
 
The Holy Father
Fill him with your grace, Lord.
Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops             Those who are worried
Give them your gifts, Lord                                     Give them peace, Lord
Diocesan Priests/Deacons                                  Those who are old
Never leave them, Lord                                           Sustain them, Lord.
Priests in seminary work                                    Those who are young
Give them your wisdom, Lord.                             Impel them for your glory Lord.
Those in hospital work                                       Those who are alone
Give them constancy, Lord                                    Accompany them, Lord.
Those who are ill                                                   Missionary Priests
Heal them, Lord.                                                        Protect them, Lord.
Those who are in danger                                    Those who are preachers
Deliver them, Lord.                                                   Enlighten them, Lord.
Those who are weak                                             Those who direct souls
Strengthen them, Lord.                                          Instruct them, Lord.
Those who are poor                                               Parish priests
Relieve them, Lord                                                    Give them prudence, Lord.
Those who are zealous                                         Religious priests
Help them, Lord.                                                        Make them perfect, Lord.
 
On all the Church ---  Lord, have mercy
 
 
For all priests, deacons
               Give them your wisdom, Lord.
               Give them virtue.
               Give them patience and charity.
               Give them obedience and kindness.
               Give them a burning zeal for souls.
               Give them an intense love for the Eucharist.
               Give them loyalty to the Holy See and their Bishops.
               Give them respect for their dignity.
               Give them a great love for Mary.
               Give them rectitude and justice.
               Give them the gift of counsel.
               Give them strength in their labours.
               Give them peace in their sufferings.
               Give them humility and generosity.
               Let them be the light of souls.
               Let them be the salt of the earth.
               Let them practice sacrifice and self-denial.
               Let them enkindle hearts with the love of Mary.
               Let them be other Christs.
               Let them be holy in body and soul.
               May they be men of prayer.
               May faith shine forth in them.
               May they be concerned only for the salvation of souls.
               May they be faithful to their vocation.
               May their hands know how to bless.
               May they burn with the love of You and Mary.
               May all their steps be for the glory of God.
               May the Holy Spirit possess them, and give them his Gifts and
               fruits in abundance.
 
Let us pray:
               O God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you are the soul and the life of the Church.  Hear the prayers we offer for priests and deacons.  We ask this through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, their protector and guide.  AMEN
 
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Words for the Week:        

Without the right to education there is no real freedom, which allows every person to be the protagonist of their own destiny!   May the Virgin Mary help us abandon ourselves with joy to God’s plan for our lives.                God never goes back on His love! Let us involve ourselves in our relationship of love with Jesus and we will be able to perform good works that have the fragrance of the Gospel.                                                                                      
         

                                                                                             
 

 
 
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition UPDATE
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Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Life Legal uncovers shocking facts about California assisted suicide law (Link).

Caring Not Killing (UK) welcomed Court of Appeal assisted suicide decision (Link).
Euthanasia increases by 30% in Canada (Link).
Become a Euthanasia Prevention Coalition member $25.
 

More than 100 viewing codes were sent out for June 26 and Kevin Dunn sold-out at his Cineplex screening on June 25.

We have sold 700 Fatal Flaws DVD's and thousand's of pamphlets.
Order Fatal Flaws DVD's and the pamphlets (Link).

Order the Caring Not Killing pamphlets or the Shedding Light on Assisted Suicide pamphlets. Order information.

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