As we celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi yesterday, here is a portion of a nice reflection on Corpus Christi from the Daughters of St. Paul entitled We are Called to Nourish One Another.
"For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me, and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me” (John 6:56-57).
The Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) invites us to pause and reflect upon the gift of the Eucharist in our own lives. Our reception of the Eucharistic bread and wine is not a “me and Jesus” feel good experience, but rather an encounter with the Real Presence of Christ that is meant to send us into the world to be Eucharist for one another. Jesus assures us that “whoever feeds on me will have life because of me.” The life that we receive in the Eucharist summons us to love and care for our neighbor: the poor, the marginalized, the ignorant, and the sinful. For us to care for someone, we must be willing to meet people where they are on their spiritual journey, and not where we think they should be."
Please come to the sidewalk this week and meet others where they are.
Monday, 6/23; Tuesday, 6/24 andare all 100% filled - Praise God!
STORIES FROM THE SIDEWALK
On Wednesday, 6/18 - A prayer warrior out to the sidewalk for his first time was able to have conversations with two different young women. After a short conversation with each one of them, these young women left Planned Parenthood. Thanks be to God and to this new prayer warrior.
On Thursday, 6/19 - Vigil for Life was blessed to be visited by the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa as she makes her way across the U.S. in the Ocean to Ocean Pilgrimage in Defense of Life. A special thank you to Fr. Peter West and his driver, Chris, for making the sidewalk a stop on the pilgrimage. Another big thank you to Amy Lang for coordinated this awesome visit. Fr. Peter West led all in attendance at the prayer vigil in the Rosary and gave us some background information on the icon. All in attendance were given a prayer card with a picture of the icon on the front - all in attendance were able to touch the prayer card to the icon for a special memento. The Mass atwas held at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monona. It was a most beautiful Mass with Fr. Peter West as the Celebrant. A special thank you to Fr. John Silva for welcoming the pilgrimage into IHM for the Mass and to Fr. Eric Sternberg for his assistance with the Mass. Our Lady's graces will be flowing from this visit for many days to come.
YOU ARE INVITED TO: A Prayer Rally for Purity organized to spiritually combat the impurity that permeates throughout our society and our culture. Onduring the Hour of Mercy from we are asking people throughout our country to unite in a Prayer Rally for Purity.
To Register for this event or for more information visit - www.reclaimthekingdom.org
VIGIL FOR LIFE SIDEWALK COUNSELOR TRAINING
If you are interested in sidewalk counselor training - mark your calendars forVeteran sidewalk counselor and head of the Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Will Goodman, fellow servant, Jen Dunnett and head of Rachel's Vineyard in Madison, Mary Mead - will conduct the training.
If you are already a sidewalk counselor and wish to come just to share stories with others, feel free to join with this training group.
The location is still TBA.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD FOND DU LAC CLOSING
This past week Planned Parenthood Wisconsin announced that they will be closing their Fond Du Lac birth control center. PRAISE THE LORD!!
Redeemer in the Womb prayer By: Priests for Life
Lord Jesus Christ, You took our human nature upon Yourself.
You shared our life and death, our childhood and adulthood.
You also shared our time in the womb. While still God, while worshiped and adored by the angels, while Almighty and filling every part of the universe, You dwelt for nine months in the womb of Mary. You were our Redeemer in the womb, our God who was a preborn child.
Lord Jesus, we ask You to bless and protect the children who today are in their mothers' womb. Save them from the danger of abortion. Give their mothers the grace to sacrifice themselves, in body and soul, for their children. Help all people to recognize in the preborn child a brother, a sister, saved by You, our Redeemer in the womb.