A Message from Pete Baklinski, Canadian Pro-Life News Bits where I let you know what’s happening on our country’s pro-life and pro-family front.
For all the newcomers to Campaign Life Coalition, welcome aboard! We’re glad to have you with us as we engage in the greatest battle of all time for life, marriage, and family.
The most important news you need to know about this week is that two courageous representatives from Africa, one of them a Parliamentarian from Uganda, told the Canadian government to stop flooding the African continent with contraception and abortion. You can read my report about that here. We’ll be coming out with a play-by-play video on this shortly. Stay tuned. Click below for the video.
Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre has given his support to a Tory MP’s bill that would stop the expansion of euthanasia to include the mentally ill. It’s a bill in the right direction and it's good to see Poilievre coming out publicly in support of it.
Finally, CLC Youth has published a blog responding to the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada’s request for women to send in their “love letter” to the abortionist of their child. Yes, it’s a sick and perverted world we live in.
Lent is the yearly celebration by the Church of its corporate conversion in Jesus Christ. During Lent, the liturgy prepares catechumens to celebrate the Paschal Mystery by the various stages of Christian Initiation. It also prepares the faithful for Easter as they recall their Baptism and do penance in preparation for the greatest Feast of the year. (See GINLY, no. 27)
Lent has two major purposes: It recalls or prepares for Baptism, and emphasizes a spirit of penance Through forty days of closer attention to God's Word and of more fervent prayer, believers are prepared to celebrate the Paschal Mystery.
Lenten instructions stress these baptismal and penitential themes.
During Lent, it is important to teach the social consequences of sin as well as the fact that the heart of the virtue of penance is hatred of sin as an offence against God.
The Church encourages penitential practices that are external and social, reflecting the circumstances of individuals and communities, as we pray and do penance for sinners. (See CSL, nos. 109-110)
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION PRAYER:
Oh Jesus, I turn toward the holy tabernacle where You live hidden for love of me. I love you, O my God. I cannot receive you in Holy Communion. Come, nevertheless, and visit me with Your grace. Come spiritually into my heart. Purify it. Sanctify it. Render it like unto Your own. Amen. Lord, I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.
“Spiritual Communion is very profitable; therefore do not omit it, for by it the Lord learns how much you love Him” - St. Teresa of Avila
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POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER TO OUR LADY
(in the coronavirus emergency)
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross, you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman people, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana in Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
And to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection.
This beautiful prayer may be prayed at any time; however, it is particularly efficacious when prayed just after receiving Holy Communion:
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ’s side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints and with Thy angels
Forever and ever, Amen.
WORKS OF THE LITTLE BROTHERS OF STE. THERESE IN HAITI
Below are some photos showing how the little brothers obtain a goat for each student, and provide for their parents as well. Also, photos show them providing help to those afflicted by recent hurricanes.
FOR THE XXVIII WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2020 .
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Lenten Rosary Before Daily Mass:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30a.m
Stations of the Cross:
Friday, March 31 at 7p.m
Saturday, April 1 - 5p.m
Sunday, April 2 - 9a.m, 11a.m, 4p.m
Confession: Wednesday, April 5, 5p.m-8p.m
Holy Thursday Mass, April 6 - 7p.m
Good Friday Liturgies, April 7 - 11a.m; 3p.m
Blessing of Easter Food, Saturday, April 8 at 11a.m
Easter Vigil Mass, Saturday, April 8 - 8p.m
Easter Sunday Mass, April 9 - 9a.m; 11a.m; 4p.m