Our Lady holding Jesus as He accepts flowers from the shepherd child

Our Lady holding Jesus as He accepts flowers from the shepherd child

Welcome to our intercessory prayer ministry for families, babies, little ones and those who love them.

In our prayers for families, we pray for the sanctity of all life and for vocations to marriage, the priesthood and consecrated life, which are born and nurtured in families.

The Prayer of Entrustment to Mary was prayed for this ministry at the icon of the Madonna Salus Populi Romani (Salvation of the Roman People, Our Lady of Good Health) in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica of Mary Major) in Rome, Italy, in Nossa Senhora do Rosario da Fatima (Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary) in Fatima, Portugal and in Eglise du Sacre-Coeur (Sacred Heart) Parish Church, the site of Saint Bernadette's baptismal font, in Lourdes, France.

The Consecration Prayer by Saint Louis Marie de Montfort and the Prayer of Entrustment to Mary was prayed for this ministry at The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts at the Shrine of the Holy Innocents before Our Lady of Guadalupe.

This ministry is consecrated to Jesus Christ, Wisdom Incarnate, through the hands of Mary and dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. In our prayers to Mary, we honor and worship her Son Jesus. When He was on the Cross, He gave His Mother to John and she became our Mother as well. "Behold, your Mother." John 19:27

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
For the greater glory of God

February 18, 2017

30 Day Novena to Saint Joseph

The Feast Day of Saint Joseph is March 19th. Today we begin 30 Days of Prayer and the novena will conclude on Saint Joseph's Feast Day. This is a powerful novena. Let us pray for the next thirty days and ask Saint Joseph to intercede for our intentions.

Thirty Days Prayer to St. Joseph
In honor of the 30 years he spent with Jesus and Mary

Ever blessed and glorious Joseph, kind and loving father, and helpful friend of all in sorrow! You are the good father and protector of orphans, the defender of the defenseless, the patron of those in need and sorrow. Look kindly on my request. My sins have drawn down on me the just displeasure of my God, and so I am surrounded with unhappiness. To you, loving guardian of the Family of Nazareth, do I go for help and protection.

Listen, then, I beg you, with fatherly concern, to my earnest prayers, and obtain for me the favors I ask.

I ask it by the infinite mercy of the eternal Son of God, which moved Him to take our nature and to be born into this world of sorrow.

I ask it by the weariness and suffering you endured when you found no shelter at the inn of Bethlehem for the holy Virgin, nor a house where the Son of God could be born. Then, being everywhere refused, you had to allow the Queen of Heaven to give birth to the world's Redeemer in a cave.

I ask it by the loveliness and power of that sacred Name, Jesus, which you conferred on the adorable Infant.

I ask it by that painful torture you felt at the prophecy of holy Simeon, which declared the Child Jesus and His holy Mother future victims of our sins and of their great love for us.

I ask it through your sorrow and pain of soul when the angel declared to you that the life of the Child Jesus was sought by His enemies. From their evil plan you had to flee with Him and His Blessed Mother to Egypt. I ask it by all the suffering, weariness, and labors of that long and dangerous journey.

I ask it by all your care to protect the Sacred Child and His Immaculate Mother during your second journey, when you were ordered to return to your own country. I ask it by your peaceful life in Nazareth where you met with so many joys and sorrows.

I ask it by your great distress when the adorable Child was lost to you and His Mother for three days. I ask it by your joy at finding Him in the Temple, and by the comfort you found at Nazareth, while living in the company of the Child Jesus. I ask it by the wonderful submission He showed in His obedience to you.

I ask it by the perfect love and conformity you showed in accepting the Divine order to depart from this life, and from the company of Jesus and Mary. I ask it by the joy which filled your soul, when the Redeemer of the world, triumphant over death and hell, entered into the possession of His kingdom and led you into it with special honors.

I ask it through Mary's glorious Assumption, and through that endless happiness you have with her in the presence of God. O good father! I beg you, by all your sufferings, sorrows, and joys, to hear me and obtain for me what I ask: (Name your petitions or think of them.)

Obtain for all those who have asked my prayers everything that is useful to them in the plan of God. Finally, my dear patron and father, be with me and all who are dear to me in our last moments, that we may eternally sing the praises of: JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH. 

O Holy Family, pray for us and for all the intentions we bring to you.

February 14, 2017

Reflection: Saint Valentine and Love...

Saint Valentine’s Day is a day that celebrates romantic love. A great love, a romantic love is good and it brings blessings!

My lover speaks; he says to me,"Arise, my beloved, my beautiful one, and come!" For see, the winter is past, the rains are over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of pruning the vines has come, and the song of the dove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs,and the vines, in bloom, give forth fragrance. "Arise, my beloved, my beautiful one,and come!" Song of Songs 2:10-13

Romantic love, eros, has a place and a purpose in God’s plan, a dignity to draw man and woman toward marriage, family and ultimately toward God. The deep desire that man and woman have for each other is a sign of the ultimate desire of the human heart for deep union with God.

There is an even greater love, agape love. Agape love is loving God above ourselves, above all things and above all people. There is perhaps no greater example of agape love than that of the martyrs. They were willing to give up everything for Christ, paying the supreme price of this love, the gift of their very own life.

Saint Valentine was a martyr. Christian tradition recognizes two saints from the early Church as “Valentine.” The first was the Roman priest Valentine. He was decapitated in 268 AD for the crime of trying to convert a member of Emperor Claudius. He was also a renowned healer. The second Valentine is Bishop Valentine who was also a renowned healer and was turned in for converting people to Christianity. He was imprisoned and the attempt was made to force him to sacrifice to pagan gods. When he refused an attempt was made to club him to death. When that failed he was beheaded in 273 AD. It is interesting that both Saint Valentines were renowned healers. Jesus is Our Divine Healer and He heals with His love.

Eros is noble and necessary, a love to be celebrated, but there is no greater love, agape, than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend.

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, it is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.  1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Saint Valentine, Protector of Marriages, pray for us and for all those we pray for.



February 11, 2017

Reflection: Our Lady of Lourdes...

I am the Immaculate Conception.

Our Lady of Lourdes appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, a fourteen year-old girl in Lourdes, France on February 11, 1858. The Blessed Mother told Bernadette to drink from the fountain within the grotto. This fountain was unknown and there was no sign of its location. Bernadette scratched the ground and a spring gushed forth from the spot from which she was asked to build a chapel. This is where The Blessed Mother proclaimed that she was the Immaculate Conception.

Since Our Lady appeared to Bernadette, Lourdes has been a site for miracles. There have been 67 miracles from the site that have been proven scientifically inexplicable. Mount Saint Mary's Grotto of Lourdes was built two decades after the apparitions of Mary to Bernadette. The grotto at Lourdes is a place of miracles, healings, laying on of priestly hands, and blessings for the sick.

Bernadette entered the convent of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Nevers in 1866, serving our Lord with dignity, grace, and love in her short life. She passed away from tuberculosis in 1879 and was canonized as a saint in 1933. To this day, her body remains incorruptible, showing no signs of decomposition or decay, a sign of the miracles associated with her.

Saint Bernadette once said of the spring she discovered that “one must have faith and pray; the water will have no virtue without faith.” Let us all be inspired by this prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes approach her with faith, hope and love!

Last October, my husband and I were blessed to go on a pilgrimage to Lourdes. In the evening, we walked in the beautiful candlelight Rosary Procession, listening to the sounds of the rosary being prayed in so many languages. The first morning, our priest concelebrated Mass at the Grotto where Our Lady appeared to Saint Bernadette. It was overwhelming to be in that sacred place, gazing at the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes which overlooks the Grotto. We were amazed that the huge basilica is built on top of the Grotto. We toured the beautiful Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and the Basilica of Saint Pius X, the largest underground basilica in the world. Truly spectacular!

Day and night, people gathered in the Grotto, the sick and disabled, young and old, priests, seminarians and sisters, all praying to Our Lady of Lourdes. It was particularly moving to see the sick and disables children who were wheeled to the Grotto. There was one family who remain in my heart and prayers. The father was pushing his son in a wheelchair. There were five younger boys and the mother was carrying a baby in her arms. The father was leading the rosary and praying with his young family as they walked the grounds near the Grotto.

My husband and I witnessed a Eucharistic Procession, a gathering of altar servers from all over France. The procession began with the Eucharist, held by a priest under a canopy, followed by many priests, seminarians and 2,500 altar servers, followed by their families. The procession crossed over the river by the Grotto. I thought about the Eucharist as the "river of life" flowing from the sanctuary and this verse came to mind:

"Then the angels showed me the river of life-giving water sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of its street. "  Revelation 22:1

As I have pondered this pilgrimage, there is no doubt in my mind that Our Lady called us to her beautiful shrine to shower us with her graces. We each went to confession to be cleansed spiritually through the Sacrament of Reconciliation and we went to the miraculous baths at the Grotto. Both of us experienced the presence of Our Lady, each in our own unique and special way. We were together, yet apart. I remember being immersed in prayer and overwhelmed by the love of Jesus and Mary.  When I came out of the baths, as I prayed at the beautiful statue of Our Lady, I noticed it was the Hour of Divine Mercy. How amazing that was to me! We met afterwards, hugged each other and immediately went to pray in the adoration chapel, overcome with joy and emotion, pondering all Our Lady had done for us.

PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF LOURDES
Mary, you showed yourself to Bernadette in the crevice of the rock. In the cold and grey of winter, you brought the warmth, light and beauty of your presence. In the often obscure depths of our lives, in the depth of the world where evil is so powerful, bring hope, return our confidence!

You are the Immaculate Conception, come to our aid, sinners that we are. Give us the humility to have a change of heart, the courage to do penance. Teach us to pray for all people. Guide us to the source of true life. Make us pilgrims going forward with your Church, whet our appetite for the Eucharist, the Bread for the journey, the Bread of Life.

The Spirit brought about wonders in you, O Mary, by His power, He has placed you near the Father, in the glory of your eternal Son. Look with kindness on our miserable bodies and hearts. Shine forth for us, like a gentle light, at the hour of our death.

Together with Bernadette, we pray to you, O Mary, as your poor children. May we enter, like her, into the spirit of the Beatitudes. Then, we will be able, here below, begin to know the joy of the Kingdom of Heaven and sing together with you: Magnificat!

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

February 09, 2017

Reflection: On earth as it is in heaven...

There is a snowstorm, with blizzard warnings, in the Northeast. Schools, stores and businesses are closed.

The day before the storm, the stores were jammed with crowds, all preparing for the storm by buying food. At Mass, my pastor spoke about his experience of going to the store before the storm. He went to one store and it was, as though he walked into Iraq, with shelves stripped bare of food, bread and milk. He left and went to another store. It was even worse, like Armageddon. The dairy shelves had only one gallon of milk left.

He reflected on this experience that if only all Christians prepared for eternal life, the way we prepare for snowstorms, how different the world would be!

How can we prepare for eternal life?
Pray, pray, pray and stay close to Jesus by receiving the Sacraments frequently. The Sacraments keep us in the state of grace. When we pray, we develop a relationship with the Lord. Prayer opens the heart of God.

In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus taught us how to pray and how to live. The Kingdom of God is on earth as it is in heaven. We are on earth but we want to make our way to heaven. Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and listen to His teachings, always remembering that He made us for eternal life with Him.

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church CCC 2827:
It would not be inconsistent with the truth to understand the words, "Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven," to mean: "in the Church as in our Lord Jesus Christ Himself"; or "in the Bride who has been betrothed, just as in the Bridegroom who has accomplished the Will of the Father."

Jesus is Heaven. It is not a place in the clouds. To see how God's Will is fulfilled in heaven, we can imitate Him here on earth. Jesus is heaven on earth and we imitate Him through prayer and by being obedient to His commandments. Jesus does God's Will on earth as it is in heaven. Jesus prepares the way for us.  When heaven and earth are free from war and strife, we will be joined with the Blessed Trinity. Let us ask Jesus to help us prepare our hearts for Him...

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a Bride adorned for her husband. Revelation 21:1-2

February 06, 2017

Reflection: Then God said, "Let there be light..."

In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters, then God said, "Let there be light and there was light." God saw that the light was good. God then separated the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:1-4 

In ancient times, salt and light were needed in life. Jesus used the images of salt and light to teach about love and life. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus spoke of salt and light after he had given the Sermon on the Mount.

At World Youth Day in July 2002, Saint John Paul II spoke these words to the young people, "You are the salt of the earth...You are the light of the world." Matthew 5:13-14

Saint John Paul II said that the image of salt of the earth reminds us of Baptism. Through God's grace, we are reborn into new life, life in Jesus Christ.  He spoke these words to the young people: "Do not let yourselves be dispirited by those who are disillusioned with life and have grown deaf to the deepest and most authentic desires of their heart." He said that we are called to be the light of the world. "It is you, dear young people, who must show that faith is a personal decision which involves your whole life. Let the Gospel be the measure and guide of life's decisions and plans! Then you will be missionaries in all that you do and say, and wherever you work and live, you will be signs of God's love, credible witnesses to the loving Presence o Jesus Christ. Never forget: 'No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a bushel.'" Matthew 5:15

How can you be salt and light?

Pray and read the Word of God daily.
Go to Mass, as often as possible.
Receive the Eucharist often.
Go to Eucharistic Adoration,
Go to confession often.
Witness to the sanctity of all life.
Meditate on the Sermon on the Mount.
Do the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.

When God said, "Let there be light," He created light in the world. It is God who creates light in us. He scatters the darkness. Turn to Him and receive the Sacraments frequently. He will shine His wonderful light upon you and He will send you out as a sign of His love and mercy to bring His light to everyone you encounter.

You are the light of the world.  Matthew 5:14

February 02, 2017

Reflection: The Presentation of the Lord and Vocations...

Today is the Feast of the Presentation, often called Candlemas, which took place 40 days after the birth of Jesus, as Jewish law required. Mary and Joseph took Jesus to Jerusalem because every firstborn child was to be dedicated to the Lord.

Simeon saw Mary and Joseph enter the temple and immediately recognized Jesus, the Savior he had been waiting for. In the presence of Anna, the prophetess, Simeon, upon seeing the Messiah, gave thanks to the Lord, singing a hymn now called the Nunc Dimittis.

On this day, the candles are blessed, symbolizing Christ, the Light of the World. Today is World Day for Consecrated Life, often a day when consecrated men and women profess their vows and lay down their lives to be the Light of Christ in the world.  Let us pray for all those who have consecrated their lives to Christ that they will be filled with His Light that they may draw others into His Light and Love by the witness of their lives.

Saint John Paul II Prayer for Vocations
Lord Jesus, once You called the first disciples in order to make them fishers of men. Continue to let resound today Your sweet invitation: "Come and follow me." Grant to young men and young women the grace of responding promptly to Your voice. Sustain our bishops, priests and consecrated souls in their apostolic work. Give perseverance to our seminarians and to all those who are fulfilling an ideal of a life of total consecration to Your service. Enkindle in our communities a missionary zeal. Send Lord, workers into Your fields and do not let mankind be lost because of lack of pastors, missionaries and people dedicated to the cause of the Gospel. Mary, Mother of the Church, Model of Vocations, help us say Yes to the Lord Who calls us to collaborate in the Divine Design of Salvation. Amen.

Ave Maris Stella
Traditionally sung at the first Vespers of Candlemas
Hail, Star of the Sea, Blessed Mother of God, yet ever a Virgin! O Happy Gate of heaven. Thou that didst receive the Ave from Gabriel's lips, confirm us in peace, and so let Eva be changed into an Ave of blessing for us. Loose the sinner's chains, bring light to the blind, drive from us our evils, and ask all good things for us. Show thyself a Mother, and offer our prayers to Him, who would be born of thee, when born for us. O incomparable Virgin, and meekest of the meek, obtain us the forgiveness of our sins, and make us meek and chaste. Obtain us purity of life, and a safe pilgrimage; That we may be united with thee, in the blissful vision of Jesus. Praise be to God the Father, and to the Lord Jesus and to the Holy Spirit: to the three one self-same praise. Amen

Luke 2:25-35  Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord. He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying: "Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel." The child's father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted and you yourself a sword will pierce so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."

O Mary, Star of the Sea, you carried the Light of the World in your arms. On this day, we entrust to you all those who have consecrated their lives to Jesus and we ask you to give them strength in every trial. O Most Loving Mother, your heart was pierced by a sword; when they are suffering, help them to turn to the Light of the World, your Beloved Son Jesus, for healing, consolation and peace.

February 01, 2017

Reflection: Hail Mary...

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

The Hail Mary is a powerful prayer. When we pray it, we greet Mary as she was greeted by the Angel Gabriel. Do you know Mary as your Mother? She is always near, especially when you call upon her. She listens to your prayers and brings them to Jesus, her Beloved Son. As you pray the Hail Mary, imagine she is standing beside you and she has enfolded you under her protective mantle. She is gentle and loving yet she is also strong and a powerful intercessor. Consecrate yourself to Jesus through Mary. Pray the Rosary every day. Jesus gave her to us as our Mother because He knew we would need her. Ask Mary to guide you to Jesus in all the moments of your life.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

The Hail Mary
by Victor Hoagland, C.P.

In heaven God said, "One day I will send my Son to help all people and show them how to live. And I choose Mary to be the mother of Jesus, my Son. So God sent his angel Gabriel to Mary and the angel said:
Hail Mary,
The angel Gabriel visited Mary in Nazareth, in Galilee. The angel said to Mary that God loved her. She was
full of grace,
The angel Gabriel told Mary that God, who was in heaven so far away, had come to be close to her. She was to be the mother of Jesus. The angel said,
the Lord is with you.
After the angel left her, Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth. her cousin knew how good God was to Mary. Elizabeth said,
Blessed are you among women
Mary's cousin Elizabeth knew that Mary was going to be the Mother of Jesus Christ. Elizabeth said,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
We pray to Mary because she is so close to God, and because she is so close to her Son, Jesus Christ. And so we say,
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners
Like a good mother, Mary always hears us when we call to her. She hears us now, at this very moment; and when we come to the last moment of our life. And so we pray,
Now and at the hour of our death. Amen.



Hail Mary, Holy Mary, Mother of Mercy, we entrust all these little ones and their families to you.

January 31, 2017

Reflection: "If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured."

In the Gospel of Mark, there was a woman who was afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years. She had grown worse and worse and had spent all her money seeking help from doctors but continued to suffer greatly.

When she heard about Jesus, she made her way through the crowd that was pressing upon Him and she said, "If I but touch His clothes, I shall be cured." Immediately her flow of blood dried up. She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. Mark 5:28-29

As soon as she touched Jesus, He was immediately aware that power had gone out from Him and He asked His disciples who touched Him. The disciples did not understand why He said that because the whole crowd was pressing on Him. Jesus looked around to see who touched Him.                              

When the woman heard Him, "she approached in fear and trembling." Mark 5:33

Are you afraid to approach Jesus? 
Do not be afraid. Ponder what the woman did. She heard about Jesus and wanted to be cured. She had faith that she would be cured if she could touch His clothes. She touched Him and was immediately healed.

Has it been a long time since you have been to confession? 
Jesus is waiting there for you. Go immediately to the Throne of Grace and tell the priest everything. Lay your burdens and sins down before Him. Tell Jesus you want to be cured. Have faith that He will heal you. Open your heart to receive God's healing Mercy and Sanctifying Grace through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

The woman fell down before Jesus and told Him everything. Then Jesus said to her. "Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction." Mark 5:34

The woman had an encounter with Jesus and she was healed and forever changed. Jesus wants to have an encounter with you. When you confess your sins and tell the priest your miseries, Jesus sends His power upon you through the Absolution the priest gives you. Immediately, sanctifying grace comes down upon you and Jesus heals you of your sins, burdens and afflictions. Come to Him in faith...

Brothers and sisters: Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1-2

January 28, 2017

Reflection: "Quiet! Be still!"

In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus was with the disciples in a boat and a violent storm arose. Waves were breaking over into the boat and it was filling up with water.

Jesus was asleep. The disciples were terrified and they woke Him up, asking if He did not care that they were perishing. Jesus woke up, rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Quiet! Be still!" The wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39

Jesus asked the disciples, "Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?" Mark 4:40

The disciples were in awe and wondered who Jesus is that even the wind and the sea obey Him.

Have you ever been terrified? Have you ever felt turmoil swirling inside you?

Place yourself in the boat with Jesus and the disciples. As the storm begins to arise, you become so frightened. You look at Jesus and He is asleep. How can He sleep with the waves crashing into the boat? Go to Jesus and wake Him up. Tell Him how terrified you are. Pour out your heart and tell Him what you are afraid of. Allow Jesus to touch you, rebuke your fears and bring a great calm upon you.

When Jesus calmed the storm, He asked the disciples why they were terrified, didn't they yet have faith.

Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1

Jesus is your dearest friend. He wants to have an intimate relationship with you. Sit in His Presence and open your heart to Him. Every time you have an encounter with Jesus, you are changed. He is calling you to come to Him...

Be still and know that I am God.  Psalm 46:10

January 26, 2017

Reflection: Made in the Image of God...

Then God said: "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and the cattle, and over all the wild animals and all the creatures that crawl on the ground." God created man in His image; in the Divine image, He created him; male and female, He created them. God blessed them, saying: "Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth."  Genesis 1:26-28  

We are made in the image and likeness of God. What does that mean? God created us like Him. He loves us and wants us to be with Him eternally. We were created with a body and a soul. God infused every life with a soul. God is the Giver and Author of all life. Every life has meaning. We were created to love and serve God, to pray and speak with Him and with one another.

Let us pray for a conversion of all who favor, promote, seek and perform abortions. Let us pray that the powerful witness of all the pro-life young people attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C. will open hearts and minds and that the Culture of Life will be restored to our country.

You formed my inmost being; You knit me in my mother's womb.  Psalm 139:13