PLEASE INSERT THIS IN YOUR PARISH BULLETIN AND ANNOUNCE AT SUNDAY MASSES
The Sacramento Helpers of God’s Precious Infants invite the community to participate in our “Candlelight Prayer Vigil for Life” on Friday, January 22, 2010 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in reparation for the tragedy of abortion and the Roe vs. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision. We will meet at the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood located at (201 29th Street) in Sacramento, California. We will pray the Angelus, Holy Rosary and sing Marian hymns. Bishop Jaime Soto has declared this a day of penance, so let us make a small sacrifice to come out and pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Please call Elizabeth Pierini at (916) 813-8269 for more information or visit: www.sacramentohelpers.org.After looking around the diocese website I found this: January pro-life events planned in Sacramento, San Francisco.
The Mass in reparation for the sin of abortion is held annually to mark the date of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton which legalized abortion...I've been reading more and more positive things about our Bishop this week. I stumbled across quite a few people protesting a wonderfully courageous speech he made about Chastity a couple of years ago when I googled him. Maybe we will have a Bishop of the Week from California before too long.Bishop Soto has invited Catholics in the diocese as well as all people of good will to join together for fasting, abstinence, prayer and works of charity on Jan. 22 as day of reparation for “the sinful national scourge of abortion.”
Now if only he'd stand up to the California Bishops whose idea it was to make that "statement of support" for those ridiculous women religious who are attempting to rally against the Vatican a few weeks ago (as I learn more about him I'm really hoping he wasn't one of the Bishops that had that brilliant idea).