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40 Days For Life 2018 Fall Campaign

 

 

Fall campaign 2018

Wed. Sept. 26 thru Sun. Nov.4 – 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. daily

We are praying at the right-of-way outside of

Planned Parenthood at 201 N. Hamilton in Richmond

Area churches are taking one day of the campaign and staffing it with parishioners to ensure prayer coverage

Saturday, October 27 is Saint Bridget’s Day

Please consider committing to one hour of prayer on this day either at the vigil site outside of Planned Parenthood,

in church, or in your home. Of course, you are welcome to pray anytime during this campaign!

Our goal is to have 24+ parishioners signed up.

Your prayers make a difference! Thank you.

  For more info go to: 40daysforlife.com/Richmond

Or contact Darius at dmyaz@verizon.net or by cell (804) 397-0754.

We pray for…

*An End to Abortion … (14,643 lives saved that we know of

since 40 Days for Life began in 2007)

*The conversion of abortion workers…(abbyjohnson.org)

*Healing of those hurt by abortion…

(rachelsvineyard.org, rv4hope@gmail.com)

*The continued success of our pregnancy resource centers –

prcrichmond.org, eastendpreg.org, pregnancytricities.org, phcchesterfield.com

 

CHURCHES SPONSORING A DAY:

September 26              St. Benedict

October 3                    Our Lady of Fatima

October 5                    Ironbridge Church

October 7                    Our Lady of Lourdes

October 9                   Saint Peter

October 10                  Saint John

October 11                  Saint Patrick

October 20                  Winn Baptist Church

October 21                  Holy Rosary

October 22                  Saint Michael

October 27                  Saint Bridget

October 28                  Saint Edward

 

FORMS:   40 Days_statement_of_peace 2018 2

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House Fire on Rhodes Lane – Help Needed

Dear Brothers,

 For the Brothers that don’t know me I am Ron Paquette a retired public school teacher, football coach, and the last eleven years of my career the Athletic Director at L C Bird High School in Chesterfield.

 Last Tuesday one of our former players, Donavan Ginger a basketball player, lost everything and I mean everything including two dogs in a house fire on Rhodes Lane. He has a son age 9, a daughter age 6 and a new baby due in August. Donavan is 28 and facing some bleak times.

 My reason for this is, we, the Bird High Skyhawk family are looking for donations to help him and his family.  We are looking for the following items clothes for a 9yr old boy and a 6yr old girl, any household items, dishes, cookware, etc,,, toys, anything you might have no more use for and would like to part with.

 I will gladly put anything in my garage and get it delivered.  My address is 8368 Abbey Rd, Richmond VA.  I would come and get it but on this Monday I am having a total knee replacement and will be out of commission as far as driving and lifting. Pennie, my wife will be here after Monday’s surgery unless she is running me to St Francis for PT.  Even if she is not you can leave it by the garage door. We will take good care of it

 Thanks Brothers in  advance for whatever you can do.

 Ron Paquette

 Questions? c 804 837-0950

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Here are sizes needed

Clothing Sizes & Information:

Men’s: 2XL Shirts, 36×36 Pants, XL Shorts, Size 12-12.5 Shoes L Shirts, 33×30 or 34×30 Pants, Size Shoes Women’s: Large Shirts, 10-12 or Large Pants (Maternity), Size 7.5-8 Shoes Boy’s: Medium Shirts, 8-10 Pants/Shorts, Size 4 Shoes Girl’s: Large Shirts, 10-12 Pants/Shorts, Size Shoes ? Baby Boy: Newborn-12 months, Diapers (any size) Toys: 9 year old boy, 6 year old girl

 

Brother Dale Vincent Matanic passed away 2/2/17

From Lotsa Helping Hands:

Nancy Matanic has posted a new announcement for Dale Matanic .

Dale Vincent Matanic passed peacefully this morning February 12 at 7:28.  Although our hearts are heavy, we are comforted that Dale suffered no pain.  Over the past days each of his family members were blessed to be able to express their love and say meaningful goodbyes.

Dale touched so many lives in such a positive way. He is loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Service details will follow.

You are receiving this message because you are a member of the community. If you feel that you are receiving this message in error, please e-mail a coordinator of your community.  If that does not work, feel free to email support@lotsahelpinghands.com – we’re happy to help!

Thanks for all you do to help others,
Your friends at Lotsa Helping Hands

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From John:

Friends and Brothers,

Barry Matanic, Dale’s son, asked me to let you know that Dale passed this morning at about 7:30.  Barry and Dale’s sisters Nancy and Marianne were present and Barry said it was a peaceful death.

Ann and I arrived back from NoVa about 8:30 am and were stopping at the hospital anyway.  We were able to visit briefly with Barry and family, and to say a few prayers over Dale.

Thank you all for your prayers and support for Dalea and his family.  They said it was very, very loving and reassuring in this tough time.

So sad, but Dale is at rest in the hands of God!

Fraternally,

John McCulla

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Christian Cozens

Posted: Saturday, April 2, 2016 2:05 pm

LINK to the RTD Article: http://www.richmond.com/sports/high-school/article_8de4ef80-ce3d-55b9-81a1-25127741591f.html 

Christian Cozens, a recent graduate of Douglas Freeman High School, died Friday after a fight with cancer. He was 20 years old.

At Freeman, he was a fullback on the football team, a lacrosse player and a shot putter and discus thrower. He graduated in 2014 and went to Randolph-Macon, where he played football.

In April 2015, he was diagnosed with chondroblastic osteosarcoma, a bone cancer. He underwent chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. The cancer left him paralyzed from the waist down.

“He was such a hard worker, and that was evident in the way he battled the cancer and the way he played the game of football,” said Freeman football coach Mike Henderson.

Two weeks ago, the Freeman lacrosse team held a benefit game in Mr. Cozens’ honor. Proceeds were given to the Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration. More than $4,000 was raised.

When he was a senior on the Freeman football team, he mostly blocked as other players carried the ball. But when the Rebels entered the playoffs with their top two running backs hurt, Mr. Cozens was thrust into the lead role.

He carried the ball 25 times that night for 81 yards and a touchdown. It was perhaps his best game, but Freeman lost 24-10.

“He was a good fullback,” Henderson said. “He was a tough kid. He was a big kid.”

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bliley’s Funeral Homes at 3801 Augusta Ave. A wake will be held at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Saint Bridget Catholic Church, 6006 Three Chopt Rd.

The Loss of Our Brother and Friend – Dante Pelei

Friends,

 

With a heavy heart we are sorry to let you know that Poppy passed peaceable into heaven last night at about 11:30. He was resting peacefully and comfortably.

 

Thank you so much for all of your prayers and the assistance you provided to Pop, Nana, and our family.   Poppy and Nana have been overwhelmed by the support given.

 

We will provide funeral details later but believe they will be held on Saturday afternoon.  At this time Nana would like to have a quiet day so if you could hold any calls until later we would greatly appreciate that.

 

We will miss him dearly,

Sincerely,

Steve & family.

ZENIT—The World Seen From Rome – 10/1/12

Archbishop John Myers: Marriage in the United States Is Threatened and Undermined
 
Head of Newark Archdiocese Releases Pastoral Letter on Marriage
 

ROME, SEPT. 25, 2012 (Zenit.org).- The subject of marriage has been an area of constant debate in recent years. As election season approaches in the United States, advocates of same-sex “marriage” have increasingly gained more and more influence in politics and the entertainment industry. Those on the other side of the debate have faced criticism, even so far as being accused of bigotry for voicing support for traditional marriage.

The Catholic Church in the United States has not remained silent despite many attempts by supporters of same-sex “marriage” to quiet and discredit them. In spite of many attacks from different fronts, the U.S. bishops have remained steadfast in support of the traditional union between man and woman.

Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, New Jersey has released today a pastoral letter on the definition, purpose and sanctity of marriage. As head of one of the nation’s largest diocese with well over 1 million Catholics, Archbishop Myers set out to help the faithful “form their consciences” on the sacrament of marriage. Using the writings of philosophers, both religious and secular, the American prelate makes the case for traditional marriage according to the natural law, thus giving a balanced view of the sacrament of marriage through the eyes of both faith and reason.

Archbishop Myers spoke with ZENIT on his pastoral letter and on the state of marriage in the United States.

ZENIT: What prompted you to write the pastoral letter on marriage?

Archbishop Myers: Well, I worked for some time on it because marriage is one of the foundations of any society and, of course, important in the Church.  In our society, it’s being undermined in many ways, both by some government actions, also by cultural pressures and the preferences of people. So, my concern is that people live the mystery of the sacrament of marriage; and also that we have the stability which is required for stability in society and for rearing children properly. So, I was concerned about all those things when I set out several months ago to write the pastoral [letter].

 For the rest of this article go to:

http://www.zenit.org/article-35595?l=english

ZENIT—The World Seen From Rome – 9-24-12

 Archbishop John Myers: Marriage in the United States Is Threatened and Undermined
 Head of Newark Archdiocese Releases Pastoral Letter on Marriage
 

ROME, SEPT. 25, 2012 (Zenit.org).- The subject of marriage has been an area of constant debate in recent years. As election season approaches in the United States, advocates of same-sex “marriage” have increasingly gained more and more influence in politics and the entertainment industry. Those on the other side of the debate have faced criticism, even so far as being accused of bigotry for voicing support for traditional marriage.

The Catholic Church in the United States has not remained silent despite many attempts by supporters of same-sex “marriage” to quiet and discredit them. In spite of many attacks from different fronts, the U.S. bishops have remained steadfast in support of the traditional union between man and woman.

Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, New Jersey has released today a pastoral letter on the definition, purpose and sanctity of marriage. As head of one of the nation’s largest diocese with well over 1 million Catholics, Archbishop Myers set out to help the faithful “form their consciences” on the sacrament of marriage. Using the writings of philosophers, both religious and secular, the American prelate makes the case for traditional marriage according to the natural law, thus giving a balanced view of the sacrament of marriage through the eyes of both faith and reason.

Archbishop Myers spoke with ZENIT on his pastoral letter and on the state of marriage in the United States.

ZENIT: What prompted you to write the pastoral letter on marriage?

Archbishop Myers: Well, I worked for some time on it because marriage is one of the foundations of any society and, of course, important in the Church.  In our society, it’s being undermined in many ways, both by some government actions, also by cultural pressures and the preferences of people. So, my concern is that people live the mystery of the sacrament of marriage; and also that we have the stability which is required for stability in society and for rearing children properly. So, I was concerned about all those things when I set out several months ago to write the pastoral [letter].

 For the rest of this article go to:

http://www.zenit.org/article-35595?l=english

ZENIT—The World Seen From Rome

 Faith-focused Films Out on DVD

‘October Baby,’ ‘For Greater Glory’ Were Both Hits on Big Screen
 NEW YORK, SEPT. 12, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Two successful faith-focused films from this season are now available on DVD.

 The first, “October Baby,” is essentially a movie about forgiveness. It also shines a light on the little-known reality of survivors of failed abortions.

 The DVD went on sale at Wal-Mart on Tuesday.

 “October Baby” the book was also released this month. 

Co-authors Eric Wilson and Theresa Preston take readers even deeper into the story of the movie protagonist, Hannah, whose increasing anxiety and sudden collapse point to the surprising circumstances of her birth. Hannah learns from her parents that she is adopted and the survivor of a failed abortion attempt.

 ZENIT spoke with the co-producer of the film before it was released in March.

 True story

Also now available on DVD is “For Greater Glory.” This film follows the true story of the 1920s Cristero War — the people’s revolt in Mexico in demand of religious freedom. Directed by Dean Wright and produced by Pablo Jose Barroso, “For Greater Glory” stars Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia, Golden Globe winner Eva Longoria and Oscar Lifetime Achievement winner Peter O’Toole.

ZENIT covered the release of “For Greater Glory” in a series of articles, including a review from Rome Notes columnist Edward Pentin, and an interview with historian Ruben Quezada

 The movie is available now in stores and online retailers.

On ZENIT’s Web page:

Interview with Andy Erwin of October Baby: www.zenit.org/ article-34491?l=english

Interview with historian Ruben Quezada on “For Greater Glory”: www.zenit.org/article-34874?l=english

Edward Pentin’s review of “For Greater Glory”: www.zenit.org/ article-34495?l=english

Action Alert for September 14th

Gentlemen:
     Please forward the message below to your Men’s Ministry and KofC distribution.  For the Men’s Ministry, this presents an opportunity to take action in line with the talk given by Dave Whitehead this morning.  Dr. John Seeds will be speaking to the Board.
Fraternally,
Dante    

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Action Alert

PLEASE ATTEND CRITICAL HEARING ON ABORTION CENTER REGULATIONS

Strong pro-life presence needed on September 14.  Mark your calendars now!

On Friday, September 14Th, the Virginia State Board of Health will reconvene in Richmond to vote again on proposed permanent abortion center safety standards.  Please come to this crucial hearing and bring your pro-life friends with you.  It is imperative to show the Board of Health, the media, and elected officials how widespread support is for commonsense safety standards.

Strong pro-life presence needed on September 14.  Mark your calendars now!

For more information see website:

http://capwiz.com/vacatholic/issues/alert/?alertid=61777591

ZENIT—The World Seen From Rome – 8/17/12

Fast and Furious; Growing up in a Media Saturated World

 By Father John Flynn, LC

 

 ROME, AUG. 17, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Violence, video games, and sex: what effect does it have on children and adolescents? The latest contribution to this debate comes in a book recently published in Australia.

“Growing Up Fast and Furious,” is a collection of essays edited by Wayne Warburton and Danya Braunstein (The Federation Press).

In his contribution Warburton, Deputy Director of the Children and Families Research Center at Macquarie University (Sydney), noted that in the United States children aged 8-18 are exposed to an average of almost 11 hours of media each day. Children in other countries might not reach this level, but they are not far behind, he added.

In recent years media is not only more portable but it is also easier for children to access it in multiple places within and outside the home. This means it is increasingly difficult for parents to monitor their children’s media consumption, Warburton observed.

Looking at the research Warburton commented that media is a powerful teacher, for both good and bad, and the effects can be both short and long-term.

John P. Murray, who has been researching children’s social development for almost 40 years in the United States in a number of academic position, looked into the matter of the effects of media violence.

Some decades ago studies clearly demonstrate that the viewing of violence and aggressive behaviour are clearly related, but they do not establish a cause and effect relationship.

Video games

More recent studies do, however, lead to the conclusion that viewing violence does affect the attitudes and behaviour of viewers, he said.

Violent video games was the topic of an essay by Warburton and Craig A. Anderson, a professor of psychology at Iowa State University. Video games can enhance the lives of children and adolescents they said, but exposure to anti-social and violent video games increases the likelihood of a range of negative outcomes, they warned.

Video games, they noted, can improve visual and spatial skills and can also be a valuable instrument in teaching children.

 For the rest of this article go to:

http://www.zenit.org/article-35388?l=english