Monday, June 17, 2019

Facing Violence is a weekly reality for pro lifers in Canada

Abortion activists frequently lie and claim that pro-lifers pose a risk to abortion workers. The reality on the ground is that pro-lifers, often young women, are attacked with shocking regularity. Jonathon Van Maren breaks it down.

https://soundcloud.com/the-bridgehead/episode-7-why-are-abortion-supporters-so-violent


Hymn to Our Lady of Kibeho

BEAUTIFUL QUEEN OF LOVE
HOLY MOTHER OF OUR KING
HIS LIGHT OF GRACE UPON YOUR FACE
IS SHINING FOR OUR EYES TO SEE
OH MARY, OH MOTHER
YOU HAVE COME TO US
TO SPEAK FOR YOUR SON, OUR GOD
OUR LORD HAS SENT YOU TO KIBEHO
WITH HIS WORDS OF HOPE AND LOVE

OUR LADY OF KIBEHO
BLESSED MOTHER OF THE WORLD
YOU'RE THE VOICE OF YOUR SON LORD JESUS
WITH HIS MESSAGE TO ALL THE WORLD
WHEN WE LOOK INTO YOUR EYES
WE CAN SEE THE LIGHT OF GOD
YOU'RE THE STAR THAT IS SHINING TO THE WORLD
FROM THE HEART OF AFRICA

HOLY QUEEN YOUR SOMBER VOICE
THE TEARS WE SEE UPON YOUR FACE
YOU'RE TELLING US, YOU'RE WARNING US
YOU'RE PLEADING WE REPENT AND PRAY
OH, MOTHER
WE HEAR THE SACRED WORDS OF HOPE
TO HELP US TO LIVE IN PEACE
KIBEHO SINGS TO YOU: “WE LOVE YOU
FOR YOUR GRACE IN THE NAME OF JESUS”

MARY SINGS:
“DEAR CHILDREN I'VE COME TO YOU
FOREVER YOU'LL RECEIVE MY LOVE
I'LL COMFORT YOU IN KIBEHO
WITH ALL THE GRACE FROM GOD ABOVE
DEAR CHILDREN, PLEASE, PRAY TO HIM AND WORSHIP HIM
AND REMEMBER THE THINGS YOU'VE HEARD
OUR SAVIOUR'S MESSAGE WILL LEAD YOUR SOULS TO HIM
LIVE YOUR LIFE BY HIS HOLY WORD
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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Run With Life: March for Life Ottawa 2019

Run With Life: March for Life Ottawa 2019:

March for Life Ottawa 2019





Received these links from my friend Maryke for the March for Life 2019. EWTN televised the whole event, which I hadn't been aware of. The taping includes Stephanie Gray, the producers from Gosnell and Abby Johnson.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Eight Principles of Effective Evangelization - Robert Barron

https://wordonfire.institute/courses/principles/

This course is really good . Each video is about 15 minutes in length  and covers one of the principles. I just watched the first video and plan to watch one each morning

LESSON 1 - Unwavering Christocentrism
LESSON 2 - Evangelization of the Culture
LESSON 3 - Special Commitment to New Media
LESSON 4 - Rootedness in the Mystical Body
LESSON 5 - Leading with Beauty
LESSON 6 - Affirmative Orthodoxy
LESSON 7 - Collaborative Apostolate
LESSON 8 - Grounded on the Eucharist

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Spirit Song - Katy Feeney




by Katy Feeney

The reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation 
Is necessary for the completion of Baptismal Grace 
for by the Sacrament of Confirmation 
the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church 
and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit, 
hence they are as true witnesses of Christ 
more strictly obliged to spread and 
defend the faith by word and deed.

Refrain

Come Holy Spirit take hold of my life,
Sign me with your Holy love.
Give me your gifts, Confirm me in faith, 
Spirit Come

1... Spirit of Wisdom enlighten my mind
Make me see things as they are
Spirit of Wisdom enlighten my words,
Let my mouth speak words of truth.

2.  Spirit of Counsel Please show me the way
Guide me in paths that are true and straight
Allow me to lead all to know their life's work
Work in me wonders of love

3. Spirit of knowledge lead me to light
Open my eyes to your love.
Believe in me, strengthen me, deepen my faith
Let me reflect you to all.

4. Spirit of Piety strengthen my soul
Lift up my thoughts to the Lord
Marveling at your mercy so great
Fill me with Your love






Wisdom: helps us judge what is important, meaningful, purposeful, etc.

Understanding:
to know something is different from truly understanding it. I can know a lot of facts about someone, but that is different from truly understanding that person.

Counsel:
helps us differentiate between right and wrong.

Fortitude: courage and endurance.

Knowledge:
helps us to know God.

Piety:
proper reverence for God, helps us obey God out of love.

Fear of the Lord: proper disdain for sin and awe of God’s goodness and love.



Sunday, June 2, 2019

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Pilgrimage 2019

The Inaugural "Cape - Capital Pilgrim Experience"
August 21st - 25th, 2019





Come and join 

Dennis & Angelina Girard - Pilgrimage Hosts,
Dan & Lynn Potvin - Blessed Sacrament Parish,
Keith and Peggy Doucette - from the JP 2 Centre
Chris Keyes - Blessed Sacrament Parish,
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast
Mother Mary Bernadette and the Sisters of the Queenship of Mary Community,
Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay
Fr. Timothy Nelligan: Pastor of Blessed Sacrament
Fr. Roger Vandenakker, CC:
and all the pilgrims


for ( all or part of) 

Capital Pilgrim Experience - Ottawa
Wednesday August 21st, 2019 to Sunday August 25th 2019


This 5 Day Pilgrimage begins at 8:00 am, Blessed Sacrament Parish in Ottawa Wednesday August 21, 2019 with adoration, the Holy Rosary and the Holy Mass and comes to a close in Cap de la Madeleine Sunday August 25th, 2019 with the wrap up in the Basilica Basement hub at 9;30 and Holy Mass in the Old Shrine at 1130

For the Complete itinerary click here

Register here

Confessions will be available at various times throughout the pilgrimage.

Bus/Hotel Packages:
From Toronto - Contact Mary - 416.497.7059 or Marg - 416.226.1449
From Ottawa - Contact Carol Ann Parlato - cparlato@tpi.ca - for Registration Form - Click "HERE"
From Halifax - Contact Jaunita - juanitabates1987@gmail.com

If you making your own way to the Cape a limited number of rooms are available at the Hotel Maison de la Madone located across the street from the Shrine – call 819.375.4997.


I hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

March for Life, May 9, 2019

Parts of the March 
with Taize music in the background



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Thanks Pat for videotaping the entire March 

Homily 
Cardinal Collins


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Pat also videotaped the Counter Protesters


To listen to Abby Johnson`s awesome speech 
click on the link below on Pat`s blog

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Photos 














































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The crude anti protesters were there of course with their hateful signs 
It seems to be ok it in our city to hate Christians 







Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Pro Lifer, do not live in fear.

 Mike and I attended the  screening of UNPLANNED last evening at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. The movie  is the true story of Abby Johnson  the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who quit her job in October 2009  and  walked down the street to join the Coalition for Life.  This is such an amazing story of hope, conversion and the power of prayer. 

After the film, Abby answered questions with her sharp wit, her candid humour and her endearing personality. One thing she said was that we should not live in fear. The truth is on our side. For more see Pat's bog  here




Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Be Christ Bearers for the World

Today Father Rob Arsenault celebrates his 25th Anniversary as a priest.  How blessed are we as a parish to have been able to join in this celebration with the beautiful mass this morning followed by adoration until 4:00PM with Deacon Marc Gauthier

Father Rob and Father John concelebrated mass and Father Rob gave the homily. He spoke of sacrifice: offering up to appease God.. He quoted from Bishop Baron "Catholicism is an inversion. God offers Himself up to appease us.

On the altar we offer the simple elements of bread and wine. We offer this to God who in turn gives us the Body and Blood Soul and Divinity of His Son, Jesus Christ.

When you eat food, your body breaks it down. It becomes you. When we receive Holy Communion worthily we become more like Christ for the benefit of those who were not at mass today.

If the priest is willing to sacrifice himself for us, our role is to sacrifice ourselves for the world: to be evangelizers, to be Christ bearers.

If God can use simple elements like bread and wine He can use you and me.

Be a Christ Bearer and do not be afraid.

Father Rob also asked us to pray for priests

Monday, April 22, 2019

Viva Cristo Rey!

Yesterday Father Rob Arsenault had the entire congregation saying Viva Cristo Rey during his homily. I thought it was awesome. I will provide a link to his homily when it comes available.
Father said ``What matters to God is you. You are more valuable to God than Notre Dame Cathedral. You are an eternal being. The reason for your great value is the redemption that has been wrought for you in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is risen! Our hope dawns in the resurrection.

You can listen to Father Rob`s homily at this link 
https://companionscross.org/homilies/fr-rob-arsenault-cc/easter-your-value

Father told us about Padre Pro and his brother Humberto who were executed by a firing squad in Mexico  in 1927. President Calles had news photographers present, expecting the Pros to die cowardly. But Padre Pro refused the blindfold and welcomed the bullets with his arms extended in the form of a cross, crying out, “Viva Cristo Rey!” Although Calles outlawed any public demonstration, thousands of Mexicans defiantly lined the streets, honoring the martyr as he was carried in procession to his grave. 

For more about Blessed Miguel Pro, SJ (1891-1927)
Read this article by Bert Ghezzi
and this ONE  Visiting Padre Miguel Pro

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ducks In A Row

Pat and I volunteer at  Laurier Manor most Wednesday mornings This is a Long Term Care Facility located in the East End of Ottawa.

We usually spend time visiting a few of the Residents although occasionally we help the Activities Directors in different ways. Today Kate from the fifth floor asked me if I would help her and some of the Residents create these cute little Easter ducks. Kate is so talented and the Residents absolutely loved making these adorable mommies and babies: cutting, pasting etc.

They are always in need of volunteers so if you think you would like to spend an hour or 2 each week Click Here 














Thursday, April 4, 2019

Corner of Bank and Queen yesterday





Father Tony Van Hee S.J can be seen most weekdays at the corner of Bank and Queen right outside the Bubble Zone. He is quietly protesting the lack of Freedom of Speech in Ottawa. Father balances himself on his one legged stool for up to 6 hours each day while fasting and praying. 


He prays that democracy will survive; he prays for the city of Ottawa police officers who ticketed him; he prays for his lawyer Albertos and he prays for Mayor Jim Watson. 

Yesterday Lois and I joined Father Tony around 12:30 and chatted with him before praying the rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. Carole who works in the vicinity stopped by to see Father Tony during her lunch break offering her support

Please pray for Father Van Hee; pray that freedom of speech will be respected in our country; and if you have the means support his legal case in a financial way.

Here  is a link to Patricia Maloney's blog site where up to date information is periodically added. 

Thank you and God bless you!



Monday, March 25, 2019

Annunciation of the Lord - Parish Feast Day- March 25, 2019

I have heard it said that the Feast of the Annunciation is greater than any other.
This evening we had a beautiful Mass celebrated by Fr. John Likozar. Fr. Rob Arsenault and Fr. Dennis Hayes and assisted by Deacon Marc Gauthier and Deacon Will Read. Father Rob's homily was awesome and the music provided by Janet Warren was wonderful. I will provide a link to Father Rob's homily when it is on the Parish website.






Friday, February 22, 2019

Victoria Vacation 2019 - Visiting Pat and Fred




 -Tour of the City shortly after we arrived - 
 -Mike's birthday - 
-yummy nachos -




 -Dinner on Tuesday before we left to return to Ottawa - 

Pat Making Sunday Brunch - so yummy


 -Tour of Downtown in the evening -



A few photos and videos together





We had a wonderful time. Pat and Fred rented a car for the time we were there so they could meet us at the airport on February 10, bring us back to the airport  February 21, and drive us all over the place in between.  We toured the city and the harbour the day after we arrived. There were snowmen all over the place. Is it politically incorrect to say that?

Pat attended mass every day  (except Saturday ) at beautiful St. Andrew Cathedral and I went with her last  Friday. We all went to mass on Sunday. Father Michael, the Parish Priest gave great homilies and the music was very reverent.

A day trip to Villa Eyrie Resort in the Cowechan Valley which is located about half an hour drive from Victoria was awesome.  

The Tuesday evening before we left to come home. Fred gave us a tour of beautiful downtown Victoria with its spectacular light displays.

Really it was all just so much fun in spite of the fact that we arrived in Victoria during one of their largest snowfalls ever and we were even told that the plane might be unable to land in Victoria and could possibly be re-routed to Seattle. Gulp! ( it didn't happen )

Mike and I enjoyed Pat's delicious cooking. I have to say my sister and her husband are quite gracious and charming. And not only is Pat a terrific cook but her dancing ain't so bad either

They even had a birthday celebration for Mike ( 73 years young) complete with one of Pat's scrumptious cakes and melt in your mouth steak cooked on the barbecue.  In the snow. In the dark.

Thanks you two!