Pray to end abortion as part of the 40 Days for Life fall campaign.Participants will pray for one hour while standing on the public sidewalk in front of Heritage Clinic for Women, the only surgical abortion facility in Grand Rapids.
Help save lives in KALAMAZOO!You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization to pray and fast for an end to abortion! Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach, 40 Days for Life has inspired 1,000,000 volunteers!
With God’s help, here are the proven results in 26 global coordinated campaigns:
• 17,226 babies saved from abortion
• 206 abortion workers converted
• 107 abortion centers closed
The fall campaign runs from Sept 23 to Nov 1. We pray on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Bishop Bradley will lead a time of prayer to close out the local 40 Days for Life fall campaign on November 1 at 5 pm. Candles will be provided (or you are welcome to bring your own). The vigil will include singing, encouragement from Bishop Bradley, Scripture reflection and a time of individual/group prayer.Parking is available at the following locations:
4006 W. Michigan (Prestige Motor Sales) - no longer in business
3928 W. Michigan Ave (Kalamazoo Imports Auto Repair) - no longer in business
Dead-end street (W Michigan Ave) 2 blocks west of Planned Parenthood
Empty lot to the west of the TJ's Party Store
We hope you'll join in praising God and giving Him thanks for a successful campaign!
Once a Month Kitchen: Harvest Pies [Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell]
Tue, 11/10 –
The Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes St. NE Lowell, MI invites you to Once a Month Kitchen: Harvest Pies with Sister Darlene Wessling, FSE and Sisters on November 10 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Get ready for Thanksgiving dinner! Learn how to make tasty pie crusts and leave with a fresh apple pie to bake at home. Cost: $43. Go to https://oamkharvestpies20.eventbrite.com to register.
Wednesday, November 11, 7-8:30pmWith Dr. John Pinheiro, Professor of History, Aquinas College
Registration Required: This will be a Zoom meeting, a link will be emailed to you.
(RSVP by November 6)
The American bishops have called religious freedom “our first, most cherished liberty.” This talk will explore the background and goals of the First Amendment and look at key moments in the struggle by Catholics for religious liberty in American history.
Dr. John Pinheiro is professor of history and the founding director of Catholic Studies at Aquinas College, where he also co-founded the popular Semester-in-Rome. He is the author of the award-winning Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War (Oxford, 2014). His newest book is, The American Experiment in Ordered Liberty (Acton Institute, 2019).
A Morning Online Retreat for Couples
Saturday November 14, 2020
8:00 – 11:00am EDT
"The Word Became Flesh and Dwelt Among Us” (John 1:14)
This time will be interactive between the couple and include moments of
interaction and sharing with other couples through exercises in intergenerational family
We will explore the following areas:
- The power of body awareness for healing
- Belonging to my family
- Balancing the dynamic of giving and receiving in the couple relationship
- Letting go of family baggage
- Honoring those who came before
- Moving on to begin a new family
Fr. Dennis Moorman, MM will be our retreat director for
this morning reflection. Fr. Dennis grew up in rural Decatur County
in southeastern Indiana. He was ordained as a Maryknoll priest in
1998. He has been working in Brazil since 1994 when he first went
there for his overseas training as a Maryknoll seminarian.
Throughout these past 26 years, he has been missioned in various
places throughout Brazil, and he currently lives in the mega-city of
São Paulo. He is trained as a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner,
which uses a neurophysiological approach for helping people
renegotiate traumatic experiences in their lives.
WHAT: Morning Reflection for Couples
WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2020
WHERE: Via Zoom Online
TIME: 8:00-11:00AM (EDT)
WHO: Couples (engaged or married)
To REGISTER please send an email to Socorro at firstname.lastname@example.org before
November 11th in order to receive information for the day of retreat.
1 Sponsored by the Diocese of Kalamazoo – Secretariat for Parish Life & Lay Leadership - Domestic
Church Office - 2020
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