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Prepare for Lent – Week 1

A time of Spiritual preparation

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 26, 2020
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9 Days For Life: Day 1

January 21, 2020

Intention May the tragic practice of abortion end. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection At every stage and in every circumstance, we are held in existence by God’s love. The presence of an illness, disability, or other challenging situation never diminishes the value of human life. God does not call us to the perfection of appearance or abilities, but to perfection in love. Christ invites us to embrace our own lives and the lives of others as true gifts.

Full Reflection and Additional Steps are found here.

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9 Days for Life: Day 2

January 22, 2020

Intention May all unborn children be protected in law and welcomed in love. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection Today, on this 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we mourn the many children’s lives ended by abortion and remember in prayer those who suffer the aftermath. The Church comes together today to pray for the protection of all unborn children and to make reparation for abortion, trusting that the Lord hears our prayers.

Full Reflection and Additional Steps found here.

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9 days for Life: Day 3

January 23, 2020

Intention May every expectant mother receive compassionate care and support as she nurtures the life in her womb. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection When the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, she opened her heart to receive his message that she would conceive the Son of God in her womb. As a young, betrothed, but unmarried, woman, Mary knew that her pregnancy presented many challenges. Despite this knowledge, she faithfully responded, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).

View full Reflection and additional steps from USCCB here.

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9 Days for Life: Day 4

January 24, 2020

Intention May expectant fathers lovingly support the mothers of their children in welcoming new life. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection Fatherhood has its origins in God, who chose to reveal Himself to us as Our Father, sending his only Son for the sake of our salvation. Fathers, therefore, have a special role “in revealing and in reliving on earth the very fatherhood of God”. Pope Saint John Paul II said fathers are called to exhibit “generous responsibility for the life conceived under the heart of the mother” (FC 25). They are uniquely entrusted with the protection and defense of both mother and child and, in this way, in safeguarding the sanctity of human life.

View full Reflection and additional Steps found here.

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9 Days for Life: Day 5

January 25, 2020

Intention May each person suffering from the loss of a child through abortion find hope and healing in Christ. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection After more than four decades of legalized abortion, many children’s lives have been ended, and many parents and family members suffer that loss—often in silence. Yet God’s greatest desire is to forgive. No matter how far we have each strayed from His side, He says to us, “Don’t be afraid. Draw close to my heart.” Be assured that it is never too late to seek God's forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Full reflection found here

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9 Days for Life: Day 6

January 26, 2020

Intention May expectant mothers choosing adoption receive grace and support in embracing this loving option. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection Mothers placing their children for adoption often face many challenges along the way. One of the greatest obstacles can be inaccurately perceiving adoption as abandonment. But mothers who place their children for adoption are not abandoning their children. Rather, they are exemplifying the sacrificial love of Christ on the Cross in choosing to do what is best for their children, even at great cost to themselves. Like Christ, they pour out their bodies and souls for the sake of another.

View full Reflection and additional steps found here

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9 Days for Life: Day 7

January 27, 2020

Intention May all who support or participate in abortion experience a conversion of heart to seek and receive the Lord’s boundless mercy. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection When God fashioned the human person in His own image and likeness, He destined us for eternal life with Him. Yet because of the sin of our first parents, death entered the world. The book of Genesis recounts the first occasion in which a person takes the life of another, as Cain violently kills his brother Abel. This instance of brother rising up against brother “at the very dawn of history is thus a sad witness of how evil spreads with amazing speed” (Evangelium vitae 8).

View full Reflection and additional steps found here

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9 Days for Life: Day 8

January 28, 2020

Intention May civic leaders work for the protection of all human life, in every stage and circumstance. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection The entire moral vision of our nation is based on respect for the dignity and sanctity of the human person. The Declaration of Independence boldly affirms that first among our inalienable rights is the right to life, given to us by the Creator. Yet despite being so solemnly proclaimed, the right to life is today threatened and often denied, particularly at the moments when life is most fragile.

View full Reflection and additional steps found here

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9 Days for Life: Day 9

January 29, 2020

Intention May all who defend life find strength and renewal in the Holy Spirit. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection God has carefully, tenderly created every person in His own image and likeness, to be in a loving relationship with Himself. From each tiny child knit within a mother’s womb, to every person approaching death, all are loved perfectly and completely by God. “It is, therefore, a service of love,” Pope Saint John Paul II explains, “which we are all committed to ensuring our neighbor, that his or her life may be always defended and promoted, especially when it is weak or threatened [emphasis added]” (Evangelium vitae 77).

View full Reflection and additional steps found here

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Pope's Prayer Intentions - January

January 5, 2020

Promotion of World Peace We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.

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9 Days For Life: Day 1

January 21, 2020

Intention May the tragic practice of abortion end. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection At every stage and in every circumstance, we are held in existence by God’s love. The presence of an illness, disability, or other challenging situation never diminishes the value of human life. God does not call us to the perfection of appearance or abilities, but to perfection in love. Christ invites us to embrace our own lives and the lives of others as true gifts.

Full Reflection and Additional Steps are found here.

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9 Days for Life: Day 2

January 22, 2020

Intention May all unborn children be protected in law and welcomed in love. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection Today, on this 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we mourn the many children’s lives ended by abortion and remember in prayer those who suffer the aftermath. The Church comes together today to pray for the protection of all unborn children and to make reparation for abortion, trusting that the Lord hears our prayers.

Full Reflection and Additional Steps found here.

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9 days for Life: Day 3

January 23, 2020

Intention May every expectant mother receive compassionate care and support as she nurtures the life in her womb. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection When the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, she opened her heart to receive his message that she would conceive the Son of God in her womb. As a young, betrothed, but unmarried, woman, Mary knew that her pregnancy presented many challenges. Despite this knowledge, she faithfully responded, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).

View full Reflection and additional steps from USCCB here.

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9 Days for Life: Day 4

January 24, 2020

Intention May expectant fathers lovingly support the mothers of their children in welcoming new life. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection Fatherhood has its origins in God, who chose to reveal Himself to us as Our Father, sending his only Son for the sake of our salvation. Fathers, therefore, have a special role “in revealing and in reliving on earth the very fatherhood of God”. Pope Saint John Paul II said fathers are called to exhibit “generous responsibility for the life conceived under the heart of the mother” (FC 25). They are uniquely entrusted with the protection and defense of both mother and child and, in this way, in safeguarding the sanctity of human life.

View full Reflection and additional Steps found here.

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9 Days for Life: Day 5

January 25, 2020

Intention May each person suffering from the loss of a child through abortion find hope and healing in Christ. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection After more than four decades of legalized abortion, many children’s lives have been ended, and many parents and family members suffer that loss—often in silence. Yet God’s greatest desire is to forgive. No matter how far we have each strayed from His side, He says to us, “Don’t be afraid. Draw close to my heart.” Be assured that it is never too late to seek God's forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Full reflection found here

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9 Days for Life: Day 6

January 26, 2020

Intention May expectant mothers choosing adoption receive grace and support in embracing this loving option. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection Mothers placing their children for adoption often face many challenges along the way. One of the greatest obstacles can be inaccurately perceiving adoption as abandonment. But mothers who place their children for adoption are not abandoning their children. Rather, they are exemplifying the sacrificial love of Christ on the Cross in choosing to do what is best for their children, even at great cost to themselves. Like Christ, they pour out their bodies and souls for the sake of another.

View full Reflection and additional steps found here

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9 Days for Life: Day 7

January 27, 2020

Intention May all who support or participate in abortion experience a conversion of heart to seek and receive the Lord’s boundless mercy. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection When God fashioned the human person in His own image and likeness, He destined us for eternal life with Him. Yet because of the sin of our first parents, death entered the world. The book of Genesis recounts the first occasion in which a person takes the life of another, as Cain violently kills his brother Abel. This instance of brother rising up against brother “at the very dawn of history is thus a sad witness of how evil spreads with amazing speed” (Evangelium vitae 8).

View full Reflection and additional steps found here

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9 Days for Life: Day 8

January 28, 2020

Intention May civic leaders work for the protection of all human life, in every stage and circumstance. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection The entire moral vision of our nation is based on respect for the dignity and sanctity of the human person. The Declaration of Independence boldly affirms that first among our inalienable rights is the right to life, given to us by the Creator. Yet despite being so solemnly proclaimed, the right to life is today threatened and often denied, particularly at the moments when life is most fragile.

View full Reflection and additional steps found here

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9 Days for Life: Day 9

January 29, 2020

Intention May all who defend life find strength and renewal in the Holy Spirit. Prayers Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection God has carefully, tenderly created every person in His own image and likeness, to be in a loving relationship with Himself. From each tiny child knit within a mother’s womb, to every person approaching death, all are loved perfectly and completely by God. “It is, therefore, a service of love,” Pope Saint John Paul II explains, “which we are all committed to ensuring our neighbor, that his or her life may be always defended and promoted, especially when it is weak or threatened [emphasis added]” (Evangelium vitae 77).

View full Reflection and additional steps found here

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Pope's Prayer Intentions - January

January 5, 2020

Promotion of World Peace We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.

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