Zoom Prayer Meeting on Good Friday

The following is from an email blast sent by Dr. Monique Ruberu

Pat and I are so proud of all of you!! You guys have continued to pray and that prayer support has allowed the few out on the front lines to be so effective…

40 days officially ended on the 4th so now we are into sidewalk servant time, but since we are unable to do our usual Good Friday closing and vigil outside of PP we thought we could possibly come together online with maybe a few people coming to us from the front lines at 12th and locust…

We can have a max of 10 people with physical distancing downtown, so if you want to go there please let me know so we can be ready for you with a mask and know where you will stand.
Pat will have a cross down there and hopes to do stations of the cross.

Please email Monique for the Zoom link at roobearoo@hotmail.com. 

Pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart on Good Friday

Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles is asking the faithful to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart on Good Friday (April 10th) at 3PM.

Here is how to pray it:

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lord, have mercy

R: Lord, have mercy

Christ, have mercy

Christ, have mercy

Lord, have mercy

Lord, have mercy
God our Father in heaven

R: have mercy on us

God the Son, Redeemer of the world

R: have mercy on us

God the Holy Spirit

R: have mercy on us

Holy Trinity, one God

R: have mercy on us

(Response for every petition is: Have mercy on us)

Heart of Jesus, Son of the eternal Father

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in
the womb of the Virgin Mother

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, one with the eternal Word

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, infinite in majesty

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of
heaven

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, aflame with love for us

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, source of justice and love

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, well-spring of all virtue

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, worthy of all praise

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, treasure-house of wisdom
and knowledge

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, in whom there dwells the
fullness of God

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is
Well pleased

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, from whose fullness we
have all received

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, desire of the eternal hills

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, patient and full of mercy

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, generous to all who turn
to you

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, atonement for our sins

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, overwhelmed with insults

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, broken for our sins

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, obedient even to death

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, pierced by a lance

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, victim of our sins

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, salvation of all who trust
in you

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, hope of all who die in you

have mercy on us

Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints

have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away
the sins of the world

have mercy on us

Lamb of God, you take away
the sins of the world

have mercy on us

Lamb of God, you take away
the sins of the world

have mercy on us
Jesus, gentle and humble of heart.

Touch our hearts
and make them like your own.
Let us pray.
Father, we rejoice in the gifts of love we have received from the heart of Jesus your Son. Open our hearts to share his life and continue to bless us with his love. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

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Live Stream the Stations of the Cross with Pro-Life Action League

From Eric J.​​​​​ Scheidler

Every year on Good Friday, the Pro-Life Action League hosts a nationwide event known as the “Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” outside abortion facilities across the country.

This year’s event was on track to top over 100 locations when the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

To allow this cherished annual event to go forward while preventing the spread of the coronavirus, I’m inviting all my pro-life friends to participate in a “virtual” version of this event on Good Friday.

At 10 a.m. CT this Friday, I will live-stream the “Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” with my family outside the Planned Parenthood mega-center in our home town of Aurora, Illinois.

The Way of the Cross will be broadcast live on the Pro-Life Action League Facebook page. I’ve attached a prayer booklet for you to pray along with.

Just print out the prayer booklet, log into Facebook a couple minutes before 10 a.m. Central Time on Friday, and together we can pray for an end to abortion.

(And by the way, you don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch the live stream. Just go to the League page on Friday to watch.)

If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s how much more our lives are knit together than we realized — how dependent we are upon one another.

The most dependent of all is, of course, the unborn child. May this moment deepen our sense of solidarity with our unborn brothers and sisters!

That will be my prayer during the live-streamed pro-life Way of the Cross on Friday. I look forward to praying together with you!

Annual Stand Up for Life Dinner Set for November 22nd

 

The quarantine has put our lives on hold that we are at the point where we ask ourselves “Can we look forward to something?”

The answer is yes.

The annual Stand Up for Life Dinner will take place on Sunday, November 22nd. This year’s speaker is Matt Walsh (no relation to Fr. Chris Walsh of St. Raymond’s in Mt. Airy). Walsh is a writer for Daily Wire and an influential voice for conservatives. He hopes to use it as a platform to connect with his generation and beyond. More information will be available at a later date. 

Matt Walsh was even one of the speakers from the rally against bullying last year outside of Planned Parenthood after videos of Brian Sims harassing pro-lifers surfaced. Listen to his speech here

Divine Mercy Novena Begins Friday

The Divine Mercy Novena starts this Friday. Here are the devotion and history of this powerful prayer.

Here is the breakdown for each day.

Learn how to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Here’s the breakdown below for each day

Divine Mercy Novena Day 1

Divine Mercy Novena Day 2

Divine Mercy Novena Day 3

Divine Mercy Novena Day Four

Divine Mercy Novena Day Five

Divine Mercy Novena Day Six

Divine Mercy Novena Day Seven

Divine Mercy Novena Day Eight

Divine Mercy Novena Day Nine

 

Alicia Keys Revealed How She Chose Life for Second Child

In an April 2nd article from The Blaze, Alicia Keys revealed how she chose life for her child. 

Grammy Award-winning singer Alicia Keys felt overwhelmed when she learned she was pregnant with her second child. She and her husband, music producer Kasseem Dean (known professionally as Swizz Beatz), were at an extremely busy stage in their lives and careers, and a new baby could derail all of that.

Her husband was about to go to Harvard Business School. She had an album to put out. Her lifestyle simply wasn’t a good fit for another child, Keys said she told her doctor at the time.

“I wasn’t ready for this, which is what I told the doctor,” Keys wrote in an excerpt from her upcoming book, “More Myself,” which she shared with People. “‘This is the worst time ever. I’m working on my next album. My husband just got into Harvard Business School. And I’ve been drinking—a lot.’ I left her office feeling so torn.

“The music I was creating felt more important and urgent than just about everything. I’d have to put off its release for at least a year if I chose to have the baby,” Keys wrote.

Her dilemma is one felt by many women who get pregnant, especially those who may lack the resources and support of a famous singer. Many women and couples feel that they just can’t manage to have a child, so they choose abortion. Others fear having a child will keep them from pursuing their goals in life.

But the argument for choosing life is the same for everyone, and Keys and her husband ultimately chose that path once she realized the inherent value and potential of an unborn child.

“While I was struggling over my choice, I went into the studio one evening and began listening to ‘More Than We Know,’ a song Swizz and I had written,” Keys wrote. “The lyrics are about how we’re capable of so much more than we can ever imagine. My eyes filled with tears. How could I take away the potential for this beautiful child, this light that could touch others in ways I couldn’t dream of. For me, the song was a powerful message that I should go on with the pregnancy.”

Keys also wrote that the realization that her mother considered abortion before choosing to give birth to her impacted her perspective. From People:

Beatz and Keys welcomed son Genesis in December 2014. After working on her new book, in which Keys’s mother Teresa Augello shares her own story of considering abortion when she learned she was pregnant with the star in 1980, Keys says she now feels even closer to her mother’s story.

“It wasn’t until writing this that I realized, ‘Oh s—, she chose me’, even through all the difficulties,” Keys tells PEOPLE of Augello, who raised her alone after she suddenly became pregnant following a brief relationship with the star’s father. “How would she ever know what I was brought here to do? In a way we are parallel, but I didn’t even know that.”

Pope on Palm Sunday: Life, measured by love, is meant to serve others — CNS top stories

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With a small procession down the vast and empty central nave of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis began the first of a series of Holy Week liturgies celebrated without the presence of the faithful from the general public. Palm Sunday Mass, the liturgy that begins […]

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Knocking on Windows

This is taken from an email blast sent out by. Dr. Monique Ruberu

I was blessed to spend some time at 12th and locust this afternoon.
As I stood there praying I saw a Lyft car pull up… the girl was in the front seat. I saw her lean into the driver and saw him try to pacify her as she wept.
I approached the car and gently tapped on the window… she lowered the shutter and I introduced myself and told them that I wanted to help them…in the conversation, she shared with me that her name was N___, He was K___, she was 7 weeks pregnant and they appreciated the resources…

When she wasn’t willing to talk anymore I resumed prayer on the sidewalk. Eventually, she put on a mask and gloves and went into the abortion center. I reminded her that she could step off the table even at the last minute.
after she went in I returned to the car…
I had a great chat with the father of this child. We spoke about how his role as a father was to protect, to love. To honor…not to allow someone else to harm his child or his girlfriend.
I told him that if this child would be allowed to live… he or she could be his best friend in the future… he or she may be the one that is there when everyone else has left him… I asked him to please stand up for this child… his flesh and blood … because he is the only one that has the power to change her mind.
he agreed with everything, he even looked up the Levatino abortion procedure videos to share with her… he promised to keep me posted…

but I haven’t heard anything… so I leave this in God’s hands… I trust that Our amazing God can move hearts and change minds.
The beautiful thing about praying alone out there today was that there were no escorts… according to those who have been present daily this is the new COVID norm…

So as 40 days come to an end, there are some of you who are young and healthy… I would ask you to consider returning by yourself for an empty hour on the sidewalk. If you need a mask I will find one for you.  The killing continues, and we have the opportunity to one by one safely witness and pray.
if you are immunocompromised or older – please stay at home…

nobody should go without a mask.
the supporting prayer for those out there on the front lines is imperative. PLEASE continue to pray during your committed hours.
please let me know if you want to be added to the sidewalk servant mailing list for emails after the 40 days close.
God bless you,

please pray for N, K and baby!
dr Monique

40 Days For Life: DAY 40: Jesus is the answer to the pandemic — Deacon John’s Space

As we enter Holy Week, we remember that the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ provide our Light at the end of the tunnel. There is great opportunity to use these days, hand them to Jesus Christ, and draw closer to Him. I discuss that as Timothy Joseph rejoins the video blog as co-host: […]

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LifeNews: Pennsylvania Governor Bans Elective Surgeries, But Allows Planned Parenthood to Keep Doing Abortions — Deacon John’s Space

Pennsylvania Governor Bans Elective Surgeries But Allows Planned Parenthood to Keep Doing Abortions LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Thursday, April 2, 2020 To read the news, visit LifeNews.com. Top Stories • Judge Rules: If Abortion Clinics Think Killing a Baby is “Essential,” Then It’s Essential • Kansas Gov Laura Kelly: Killing Babies in Abortions is “Essential” […]

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