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Spanish Rosary, daily at 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.
RADIO FAMILY ROSARY PROGRAM SCHEDULE
1ThurThe Pope’s Monthly Mission Intention – Fr. James Kubicki, SJ
2Fri The Pope’s General Intention – Fr. James Kubicki, SJ
5Tue Clares of Perpetual Adoration – Chelsea Rios
6TuesNun Run – Chelsea Rios
7 Wed 40 Days for Life - Bishop Thomas Olmsted
8ThurScience and Faith – Tim Harris
12Mon Bishop Thomas Olmsted – Our Lenten Focus
13TuesHistory of the Irish Clergy in AZ - Msgr. Michael O’Grady
16Fri The Tradition of St. Joseph – Karin O’Doherty
20TuesBishop Thomas Olmsted
21WedGift of Fasting - Mario Fierros
23Fri Our Brothers and Sisters in the Holy Land – Jackie Shoen
26MonFeast of the Annunciation
27TuesBishop Thomas Olmsted
28WedContinuing Our Journey – Sr. Jessica of Schoenstatt
29ThurThe Joy of Our Faith – Fr. James Kubicki, SJ.
30Fri The Gift of Divine Mercy
Programming subject to change
We Depend on Speaker Suggestions Please call us about possible speakers coming to the Valley. It is good to do an interview in advance to promote the event. Interviews may be recorded by phone from anywhere in U.S.
Bonus Gift for Orders over $20 will be included with order.
The Lord Asks for an Hour--The Archbishop Fulton Sheen tape is a masterpiece. Donation for mailing only. Excellent, a real treasure.
Walk Ye in Love, Eucharistic Vigil, written and narrated by Bishop William Gomes. Specify cassette tape or CD. Suggested donation $10. Encourages devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Suggested donations include postage.
Receiving Holy Communion leaflet by Bishop Wm. Gomes. Send small donation for postage. Laminated copies suggested donation .50 each.
Divine Mercy Booklet presents comprehensive story of this growing devotion. Includes special prayers. Suggested donation $2.50.
Divine Mercy Novena Leaflet, and Chaplet. Excellent for the Most of Sacred Heart. Suggested donation $l includes postage.
Change the World. Prayer for the conversion of terrorists. Free. Postage donation appreciated.
Litany for the Unborn prayer cards. Ideal card to be an Apostle for Life and distribute prayer cards.
Apostleship of Prayer Leaflet. (Enclosed with your newsletter last month.) For additional copies send donation and include postage.
Catholics in the Public Square, booklet by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. For a complimentary copy write us.
Stations of the Cross booklets available for suggested donation of $3 including postage.
Divine Mercy Booklet presents comprehensive story of this growing devotion. Includes special prayers. Suggested donation $2.50.
Communion Prayer Book, The Body and Blood of Christ. Produced by Court Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2250, CDA. Collection of Communion prayers. Suggested donation $4.
Sharing with the Radio Family Rosary includes Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries with Msgr. John McMahon; Fr. Billy Kosco, Excellent. Sug. donation $10.
The Bible, the Word of God for Me, book by Bishop Gomes. Suggested donation $12. (only 5 copies left)
Be an Apostle--Distribute Prayer Cards and Leaflets They are great Valentine remembrance enclosures.
Litany of the Precious Blood, send self-addressed stamped envelope.
Apostleship of Prayer Leaflet. Includes monthly
intentions suggested by the Pope.
Prayers after Communion by Bishop Gomes. Laminated copies suggested donation .50 each. Not laminated suggested donation .10 each.
Change the World. Prayer for the conversion of terrorists. Free. Postage donation appreciated.
Through the Eyes of His Mother includes all four mysteries, Divine Mercy, the Litany of the Saints. Songs sung by Mark Forrest Irish tenor. Suggested donation $15.
Rosary Tape of Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous and Glorious Mysteries with Fr. Billy Kosco, Fr. Kevin Barrett.. Suggested donation $6.
Rosary Tape of Scripture Meditation of Luminous Mysteries led by Catholics United for the Faith; Joyful and Glorious with Fr. Oliver Mohan, OMI; Divine Mercy Chaplet. Suggested donation $6.
The Blessing of the Family Rosary tape with Fr. John Phalen, CSC, and Fr. Thomas Feeley, CSC. Fruits of the Rosary and How to Start the Family Rosary. Suggested donation $5.
The Door Keeper – Marvelous illustrated 32-page booklet and prayer leaflet about Ven. Solanus Casey. Suggested donation $2.
The Rosary with Scripture and Religious Reflections book, Including Luminous Mysteries. bead by bead meditations, by Court Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2250, CDA. Donation $6, large print $10 incl. postage.
Lessons for Successful Living, Reflections on Rosary, tapes by Fr. Thomas Feeley, CSC. Meditations for Joyful, Sorrowful or Glorious Mysteries. Sug. donation $6 each. Specify which Mystery.
NEW--Prayers to Our Lady of Guadalupe, by Court Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2250, CDA. Donation of $7
We pray to Jesus That unborn children may have the gift of life,
Suffering Christ Hear us.
That laws be passed to protect the right to life of the unborn,
Suffering Christ Hear us.
That our nation return to reverence and respect for all life,
Suffering Christ hear us.
That God answer the prayers of those women who seek the gift of motherhood,
Suffering Christ Hear us.
That mothers who are unable to keep their babies choose the gift of adoption, and give others the chance to share the gift of love,
Suffering Christ Hear us.
We pray to Jesus that He will give special blessings and consolation to parents who are unable to keep their babies, who choose the gift of adoption, and give others the chance to share the gift of love,
Suffering Christ Hear us.
Home Enthronement of
Many families enthrone a picture or statue of the Sacred Heart in a place of honor through a special ceremony. Enthronement honors Jesus as the King and Lord of the home, and the family pledges to serve Him in loving obedience to His commandments.
For additional information on this devotion and how your home can have enthronement, write Legion of Mary at Radio Family Rosary, Inc., P.O. Box 17484, Phoenix, AZ 85011. When Mother Teresa visited Phoenix in 1989, she encouraged families to participate in enthronement.
Bl. Mother Teresa’s Remedy
Mother Teresa's life and
work continue to inspire and
bring the gospel message to
the world. Her focus was
reaching out to the poorest
of the poor on a one-on-one
basis. Her emergency prayer
was nine Memorares plus
one more in thanksgiving.
Bl. Mother Teresa said, “It is
everyone’s responsibility to become a saint.”
What will convert America and save the
world? “My answer is prayer. What we need
is need is for every parish to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Hours of prayer.”
Some saints have so touched people that they are known not by the formal names used in canonization, but by familiar, affectionate titles such as: The Little Flower, Mother Cabrini, Padre Pio. And so it is with St. John-Baptist Mary Vianney, universally called The Cure of Ars. This amazing priest is a prime example of St. Paul’s observation that God chooses the weak to shame the strong (1Cor.1:27-29).
Holy and humble, John longed to be a priest, but struggled with his studies, almost unable to digest the minimum knowledge needed for ordination. God, however, supplied the inspiration and used John’s intense holiness to transform him into a priest sorely needed at his time. The ravages of the French Revolution had caused the falling away of many priests and the indifference of others.
With some reluctance on the part of his
superiors, John was ordained in 1815
because his evident piety outweighed
his limitations. He was assigned to the
remote village of Ars, where the faith had
been abandoned. Soon the village was
transformed by his holiness, kindness,
humility and teaching. His reputation as
a preacher and especially as a confessor
drew people from all over.
John spent as many as 17 hours a day
hearing confessions most of his priestly
life. He existed mostly on boiled potatoes and managed to get an hour or so of sleep each day. He could scarcely make his way from the church to his home, with crowds eager to see him, touch him and even snip a scrap from his cassock. At times he scattered religious medals to disperse the crowds and clear a path. He suffered often from the torments of Satan and he took on many penances to lessen the penances he assigned in confession.
Ars became known as a place of physical healings as well as spiritual healings, which John attributed not to himself but to St. Philomena. He worked in partnership with her and said that she would grant a miracle whenever he asked her to. The beloved priest became an example to all priests and is known everywhere. His penitents averaged about 100,000 per year. At the height of his ministry he heard about 300 confessions a day.
This year we observe the 150th anniversary of his death, August 4, 1859. He was beatified in 1905 and canonized May 31, 1925. His incorrupt body lies in a glass coffin in the basilica in Ars.
throughout the world in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Give them the grace needed during these difficult times. We pray that all of them will be brought safely home.
Thank you for this land of opportunity where we can be citizens and practice our faith in freedom. Guide each of us with your faith and power. May our leaders follow your will to direct our U. S. of America in the path of peace and safety. Let your outstretched arm bear the beacon of light to shine on all of us and bring us under your mantle of love. Amen.
- Fr. Richard Rasch, O. de M., The Fathers of Our Lady of Mercy
St. Gabriel the Archangel, Cave Creek (8:30 A.M. to
St. Bernadette, Scottdale
*St. Maria Goretti, Scottsdale (8:30 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.)
Sacred Heart, Prescott
St. Germaine, Prescott Valley
Renewal Center (White House), Flagstaff
NEW! Most Holy Trinity Parish, 8620 N. 7th St., Phx., started May 1.
“America, defend life so that you may live in peace and harmony. Woe to you if you do not succeed in defending life.” -- Pope John Paul II, Denver 1993
QUOTES FOR MEDIATAION
ON ROSARY AND COMMUNION
"I have come to this holy dwelling attracted by its heavenly perfumes. O Mystical Rose [Mary], obtain for me grace to inhale them, that I may be steeped in the aroma of the celestial virtues which emanate from the Holy Eucharist" (Concepcion Cabrera de Armida).
"My beloved Mother, it is to you, then, that I owe the happiness which I enjoy in contemplating him. He derived the light from your eyes, the color from your cheeks, the flesh from your flesh, and a heart from your heart . . . Yes, O Mother, you gave me Jesus, the Word made Flesh, who at this moment I am contemplating in the Host." (Concepcion Cabrera de Armida)
"O Mary, without you there would be neither Holy Eucharist, nor Tabernacle. There would be no Jesus, the blessed fruit of your womb, for me to adore." (Concepcion Cabrera de Armida)
Join Saturday Morning Prayer Vigils
at local abortion sites.
Every Saturday throughout the Valley the Rosary is prayed in front of abortion centers. It is coordinated by the Children of the Rosary. More abortions are performed on Saturday than other days.If you are unable to participate on site, attend Mass or make a Holy Hour in church, chapel or home. Click here for Schedule
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Pray frequently during the day
The Rosary is a means of blocking out the world and opening the door to communication with God. “ - unknown
Pope John Paul II said:
“The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the Church.”
“Pray, hope and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayers.”
- St. Padre Pio
America needs Rosary Power!
Let us offer an extra decade daily. Through history the Rosary has changed the course of events. Elections are crucial at every level of government. In 2008, more than ever, we need the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary to overcome evil forces working behind the scenes.
St. Padre Pio referred to the Rosary as his
“weapon.” Let us take up our weapon on
behalf of America by praying an extra decade
of the Rosary every day in addition to
our regular Rosary. Your choice might be the
Descent of the Holy Spirit, to beg the Spirit’s
gift of discernment upon voters.
Remind the homebound and elderly that they
can have a vital role in shaping the future.
To our petitions we should add our prayers of
great gratitude for the countless blessings our
nation has received.
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
pray for us.
Ask St. Michael’s Protection for Our Country
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and you, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
A PRAYER FOR THE DYING
AND A SPECIAL SOUL
O MOST MERCIFUL JESUS, lover of souls,
I beseech Thee, by the agony of Thy most
Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Thine
Immaculate Mother, wash clean in the Thy
Blood the sinners of the whole world who are
to die this day.
Remember most especially the soul I spiritually adopt with the intention of entrusting him or her to Thy Shepherd's care: I beseech Thee for the grace to move this sinner, who is in danger of going to Hell, to repent. I ask this because of my trust in Thy great mercy.
If it should please Thy Majesty to send me a suffering this day in exchange for the grace I ask for this soul, then, it, too, shall please me very much, and I thank Thee, Most Sweet Jesus, Shepherd and Lover of Souls; I thank Thee for this opportunity to give mercy in thanksgiving for all the mercies Thou hast shown me. Amen.
Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying.
“Love others as God loves you
Remember, Works of love are Works of peace.”
Dear Jesus, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Thy spirit and love. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine.
Cathedral Gift Shop, Ss. Simon & Jude Parish, 6351 N. 27th Ave., 602-246-2569
Corpus Christi Gift Shop, 3550 E. Knox, Phoenix
Mary Immaculate Books and Gifts, 1457 W. Southern, Mesa, 480-833-7272 and 8978 W. Union Hills, Peoria, 623-572-7512
King’s House, 7460 E. McDowell, Scottsdale, 480-947-9205
Mt. Claret Gift Shop, 4633 N. 54th St., 602-840-5066
Our Lady of Guadalupe Gift Shop, St. Catherine’s, 6401 S. Central, 602-276-5581
The Marian Shop, St. Francis Xavier Church, 4715 N. Central, 602-212-4509
St. Helen’s Gift Shop, St. Helen’s Church, Cholla & 55th Ave., Glendale
St. Gregory’s Gift Shop, 18th Ave. and Osborn
St. Mary’s Basilica Gift Shop, 3rd St. & Monroe
St. Thomas the Apostle, 24th St. and Campbell, 602-954-8251
Treasures of Faith, NW Corner of Thunderbird and Tatum, 602-493-3302
.Holy Spirit Prayer
Breathe into us, Holy Spirit,
that our thoughts
may be holy.
Move in us, Holy Spirit,
that our work,
too, may be holy.
Attract our hearts, Holy Spirit,
that we may defend
all that is holy.
Protect us, Holy Spirit,
that we may always be holy.
-- St. Augustine
March Highlights . . .
Bishop Thomas Olmsted will be on several times.
Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, will help us on our Lenten journey
and tell about his visit to the Vatican.
Msgr. Michael O’Grady will give us the History of Irish
Priests in Arizona.
Sr. Jessica of Schoenstatt will help us reflect on The Joy of
Tim Francis will talk on Science Tests Faith, which is an
upcoming Mission theme at St. James’ Parish,
March 19, 20, 21. 7-9 p.m.
A Pro-life Prayer for
Our President and Public Officials
Lord, God, Author of Life and Source of Eternal Life:
Move the hearts of all our public officials and especially our President, to fulfill their responsibilities worthily and well to all those entrusted to their care.
Help them in their special leadership roles, to extend the mantle of protection to the most vulnerable, especially the defenseless unborn, whose lives are threatened with extermination by an indifferent society.
Guide all public officials by your wisdom and grace to cease supporting any law that fails to protect the fundamental good that is human life itself, which is a gift from God and parents.
You are the Protector and Defender of the lives of the innocent unborn. Change the hearts of those who compromise the call to protect and defend life. Bring our nation to the values that have made us a great nation, a society that upholds the values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all.
Mary, the Mother of the living, help us to bear witness to the Gospel of Life with our lives and our laws, through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
Imprimatur: January 22, 2009
Most Reverend Robert J. Baker
Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama
This prayer is prayed at the Masses on EWTN
A Hidden Treasure
Evil must be overcome with good. Greater
evil must be overcome with greater good. The
extraordinary evils of the world today must
be overcome with the extraordinary good
of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration! Your
sacrifice in spending one Holy Hour each week, especially in the middle of the night, will repair for the evils of the world and open up the floodgates of God’s merciful love upon all humankind. This is why our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, in calling for unceasing adoration asks us to be “ready” to sacrifice that we may “make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the world” (Dominicae Cenae, Ch. I, Sec. 2, Art. 3)
Reprinted from the Missionaries of the Blessed
Sacrament monthly publication Sept. 2001.
O Mary Bright Dawn
O Mary bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life:
Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy
Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time
Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout their lives and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely, in order to build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. Amen.
By Pope John Paul II March 25, 1995
"For this I am a priest: to apply the merits of the most precious blood" (St. Gaspar del Bufalo).
"To contemplate Christ involves being able to recognize Him wherever He manifests Himself in His many forms of presence, but above all in the living sacrament of His Body and His Blood. The Church draws her life from the Eucharist; by Him she is fed, and by Him she is enlightened. The Eucharist is both a mystery of faith and a 'mystery of light'" (Pope John Paul II, Servant of God, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, 6).
Prayer for Priests: Gracious God, grant us holy ministers of Your altar, who are careful and fervent guardians of the Eucharist, and call forth ministers of Your mercy, who, through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, spread the joy of Your forgiveness
St. John Vianney "spoke of the priesthood as if incapable of fathoming the grandeur of the gift and task entrusted to a human creature: 'O, how great is the priest! ... If he realised what he is, he would die. ... God obeys him: he utters a few words and the Lord descends from heaven at his voice, to be contained within a small host'. Explaining to his parishioners the importance of the Sacraments, he would say: "Without the Sacrament of Holy Orders, we would not have the Lord. Who put Him there in that tabernacle? The priest. Who welcomed your soul at the beginning of your life? The priest. Who feeds your soul and gives it strength for its journey? The priest. Who will prepare it to appear before God, bathing it one last time in the blood of Jesus Christ? The priest, always the priest. And if this soul should happen to die [as a result of sin], who will raise it up, who will restore its calm and peace? Again, the priest. ... After God, the priest is everything! ... Only in heaven will he fully realise what he is'. These words, welling up from the priestly heart of the holy pastor, might sound excessive. Yet they reveal the high esteem in which he held the Sacrament of the Priesthood. He seemed overwhelmed by a boundless sense of responsibility: 'Were we to fully realise what a priest is on earth, we would die: not of fright, but of love. ... Without the priest, the passion and death of our Lord would be of no avail. It is the priest who continues the work of redemption on earth. ... What use would be a house filled with gold, were there no one to open its door? The priest holds the key to the treasures of heaven: it is he who opens the door: he is the steward of the good Lord; the administrator of His goods. ... Leave a parish for twenty years without a priest, and they will end by worshipping the beasts there. ... The priest is not a priest for himself, he is a priest for you.'"
Pro-life Corner: Friday Penance
It is easy to forget that the Church still designates every Friday as a day of penance. Bishop R. Daniel Conlon of the Diocese of Steubenville, OH, has invited his flock “to resume the practice of abstaining from meat on all Fridays throughout the year.” He urged linking this practice with prayer and service, giving witness to the sacredness of human life. Bishop Conlon said that penance can be regarded “as a prayer for life and in reparation for sins against life,” and that this penance can also be a service by offering the financial savings of a simple meatless meal “to the poor or to pro-life efforts.” The late Cardinal John O’Connor of New York likewise urged Friday abstinence in reparation for abortion.
Madonna Christmas Postage Stamps
The beautiful Madonna stamp is available
at the Post Office. Buying and using this
stamp is a wonderful way to give witness
and evangelize our belief in the true eaning of Christmas. Several RFR members tell us they use Madonna stamps year around. Please note that RFR will be glad to receive stamps we can use for postage.
effort to reach many souls via radio and the internet.
“I will give to priests the gift of
touching the most
Prayer for Priests Based on this Promise of the Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Eternal High Priest, let Your love flow into the hearts of Your priests and transform them into living images of You. By Your grace, make them true apostles of Your Sacred Heart. I pray for the fulfillment of the promise You made to St. Margaret Mary: “I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts. May Your Kingdom come to the hearts of all through the ministry of holy priests! Amen.
The Twelve Promises of Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary
1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
2. I will establish peace in their families.
3. I will console them in all their troubles.
4. They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and
especially at the hour of death.
5. I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and infinite ocean
7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.
8. Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
9. I will bless the homes in which the image of my Heart shall
be exposed and honored.
10. I will give to priests the power to touch the most hardened
11. Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names
written in My Heart, never to be effaced.
12. The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who
shall receive Communion on the first Friday of nine
consecutive months the grace of final repentance;
they shall not die under My displeasure, nor without
receiving their Sacraments. My Heart shall be their
assured refuge at the last hour.
Available through RFR
Re-live Rosary Sunday
Rosary Sunday 2010 CD with Bishop Olmsted, Bishop Nevares, Fr. Kubicki, SJ, Fr. Juan Diego, OP, Rosary. Sug. donation $10.
Receiving Holy Communion leaflet by Bishop Wm. Gomes. Sug. donation .10 each. Laminated copies sug. donation .50 each. Great to include in Christmas cards.
Walk Ye in Love, Eucharistic Vigil written and narrated by Bishop William Gomes, D.D. Specify cassette tape or CD. Suggested donation $10.
St. Philomena 2-CD set: With Julie and Kurt Carrick: Story, novena, music and more. Sug. donation $15. Mark Miravalle, Ph.D, author and professor at Franciscan University at Stubenville says that Saint Philomena should be part to everyone’s household. She can intercede for us in our challenges to everyday life.
Hear Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Servant of God: The Lord Asks for An Hour. Excellent talk on Eucharistic adoration. Specify CD or tape. Free. Postage donation appreciated.
An Evening Review with Fr. James Kubicki, SJ. This CD is an excellent means of entering into a deeper relationship with God. Fr Kubicki, the National Director of the Apostleship of Prayer, has a unique gift of bringing the spirit of Christ into our lives. This is a real treasure. An ideal gift. Suggested donation $10.
Suggested donations include postage.
“You were made for the great Sacred Heart of Love and no one but God can satisfy you.”
- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Servant of God.
Pray for the Papal
Visit to the U.K.
On September 16 Pope Benedict will begin the first official visit by a Pope to the United Kingdom (England and Scotland). As the historic visit approaches we need to intensify our prayers for the safety and success of this landmark event. The many successful journeys of John Paul II were preceded by intense prayer.
Pope Benedict will visit the U.K. by an invitation of the previous Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. The Pope will be received by Queen Elizabeth at her official Scottish residence in Edinburgh and will offer an open air Mass in Glasgow.
His busy schedule in London includes meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury at Westminster Abbey and meetings with other churchmen and government officials. He will address the U.K. political and cultural leaders in Westminster Hall, the place where St. Thomas More was tried and condemned. The Pope will offer Holy Mass in Westminster Cathedral (Catholic) and will lead a prayer vigil in Hyde Park.
On Sunday, September 19 he will travel by helicopter to Crofton Park, near Birmingham, to beatify Ven. Cardinal John Henry Newman.
Our Holy Father’s ambitious agenda is signifi-cant far beyond the United Kingdom. It is feared that he will encounter serious opposition. We should always offer daily prayer for the Pope but at this time it is crucial to intensify our prayers and sacrifices for the success of his journey.
St. Joseph, patron of the Universal Church, protect our Holy Father.
“Lent is a Time to Please God in Secret”
So said Bishop Thomas Olmsted
in an Ash Wednesday homily at
SS. Simon & Jude Cathedral,
preparing us for Lent. He said that
Lent is a time when God disturbs
our peace, if it is a false peace. He
said if we do not speak out when the
opportunity is there, it is a false
He stated ashes on our forehead
say “change.” Ashes remind us that we are dust and to dust we will return. Ashes remind us to change, to be reconciled to God and to see, as God does, what is inside. Without God we are nothing.
Excerpts from Bishop’s Ash Wednesday homily.
St. Joseph, Powerful Patron
of Husbands and Fathers
Some of the problems so rampant today
result from the absence or negligence of
husbands and fathers. St. Joseph
was selected by God for the vital role of devoted husband of Mary and “chosen father” of the Son of God. He is a model of faith, humility, strength, purity, courage, unquestioning submission to God’s plans.
St. Joseph’s intercession and patronage are so important for
+ holy, loving marriages + responsible fatherhood
+ priests and others called to spiritual fatherhood
+ unborn babies and children + widows and orphans
+ workers of every sort. St. Joseph is also invoked for the sick and the dying and for a happy death.
In 1870 Bl. Pius IX declared Joseph patron and guardian of the Universal Church. Countless saints and popes have urged devotion to him. Some have suggested that prayers to Mary should always include Joseph because the two are more closely linked in heaven than they were on earth. Let us seek St. Joseph’s intercession daily, especially for husbands and fathers.
Madonna Christmas and Blessed Mother Teresa Postage Stamps--a wonderful way to give witness and evangelize our beliefs. Please note that RFR will be glad to receive stamps we can use for postage.
Would you like Jesus to be as welcome in your home as He was in the Bethany home of Martha, Mary and Lazarus? Home Enthronement of the Sacred Heart makes your home another Bethany. The Enthronement ceremony includes placing a statue or picture of the Sacred Heart in a place of honor with special prayers.
Bishop Thomas Olmsted encour-ages Home Enthronement. For info. on this devotion and how your home can have Enthronement in English or Spanish, email Mario
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in your
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world.
I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, the union of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father.
Special Dates in March
17 – Sat. - St. Patrick’s Day
19 – Mon. - Feast of St. Joseph
26 – Mon. - Feast of Annunciation
Prison Ministry Shows Compassion for Prisoners
“I was …in prison and you visited Me…”
Thus Jesus called us to love prisoners
A valuable Radio Family Rosary
volunteer was at one time incarcerated. Through prison ministry this person met Our Lord. She prayed the rosary with us while she was inside.
This is an urgent appeal for volunteers to give one hour monthly. For information on how you can bring Christ to others through this ministry, contact Charlotte .
PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH AND
THE HOLY FATHER
MOST POWERFUL Patriarch St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, which has always invoked thee in anxiety and trouble, from the exalted seat of thy glory cast a loving glance upon the whole Catholic world. let thy fatherly heart be touched at the sight of the Mystical Spouse and the Vicar of Christ overwhelmed with sorrow and persecuted by powerful enemies. Oh, by the bitter anguish thou didst experience upon earth, dry the tears of the venerable Pontiff, defend him, comfort him, intercede for him with the Giver of peace and charity, that, all adversity being removed and all error dissipated, the entire Church may serve God in perfect liberty. Amen.
“Behold the Lamb
of God” at Eucharistic
This month we congratulate Our
Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Scottsdale,
celebrating its 25th year of Perpetual
Adoration, and St. Joseph’s Parish
celebrating its seventh year.
A priest giving a Mission on the Eucharist recently at Most Holy Trinity Parish appealed to the faithful to include in Rosary intentions: “That more pastors will be open to Perpetual Adoration.” He said Eucharistic Adoration brings joy and peace to the adorers and makes reparation for our sins and the sins of the world.
Bl. John Paul II, who established Perpetual Adoration in the Vatican, said that the course of history can be changed through Eucharistic Adoration in every parish.
This Lent let us commit to the practice of a weekly Holy Hour. For a Eucharistic Adoration Chapel nearest you or for info about being an adorer, contact Loretta Winn to transform us. We need to consider not only what we will give up but also what we will give
“A Million Roses for the World”
The Filipinos, worldwide, ask us to join in committing to praying the Rosary every day to benefit each nation so that war may end, famine may cease, terrorism may stop, justice may reign and only God’s love and mercy may prevail. The campaign began October 10 and continues through May 31, 2012. www.millionrosesfortheworld.org
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Remember, Divine Mercy starts on Good Friday, April 6. To see our Divine Mercy site, click here.