14 Oct: WASHINGSTON DC – Pilgrimage to begin Rosary Novena for Life and Liberty

From the USCCB:

Pilgrimage to begin Rosary Novena for Life and Liberty

WASHINGTON—A Mass and Pilgrimage for Life and Liberty at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington is slated for Sunday, Oct. 14 at 12 noon EDT. Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, will celebrate the liturgy and pilgrimage as part of the U.S. bishops’ annual Respect Life prayer campaign. His homily will focus on the noted quote from Thomas Jefferson: “The god who gave us life gave us liberty.”
Mass will be preceded by time for confessions starting at 10 a.m. Following Mass, there will be Eucharistic Adoration. Shortly thereafter, attendees will recite the rosary as part of the first day of the Rosary Novena for Life and Liberty. At the conclusion of the rosary, Archbishop Lori will offer a 10-minute reflection. The event will conclude with benediction at 2:30 p.m. EWTN television will carry the Mass and Pilgrimage live.
Further details about the October prayer campaign can be found at www.usccb.org/freedom. Resources include the downloadable Rosary Novena for Life and Liberty, recommended for use by individuals or groups from October 14-22, and a Holy Hour for Life and Liberty. The resources provide assistance during the Year of Faith which begins October 11. Among materials are those to help people learn more about courageous forebears in the faith and to follow their example. Particular emphasis will be given to two saints to be canonized October 21: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a young Mohawk woman to become the first Native American saint, and Blessed Marianne Cope, a German nun from the Sisters of St. Francis of Syracuse, N.Y., who aided St. Damien of Molokai in ministering to lepers in Hawaii.

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  1. ecclesiae says:

    Of which form will the Mass be, Ordinary or Extraordinary?

  2. NoraLee9 says:

    As an upstate New Yorker by birth, I am extremely pleased that two “upstaters” are being canonized. I want to alert anyone with extra change in their pockets and time on their hands, that Father Kallumady, from Holy Innocents Church, NYC, will be leading a pilgrimage to Rome for the canonizations. As far as I know, he will be offering Mass in the EF….

    I don’t have the spare change for Rome, but I bet I could get down to DC for this Life and Liberty event. Thank you Father, for posting this. As always, I get my news here first!

  3. Marie Teresa says:

    Regarding “intention” … if my understanding is correct, a priest must have the intention of consecrating the hosts and the wine.

    A priest related an incident wherein an EMHC noticing there was not enough wine for all present at Mass placed an additional container of wine on the altar. He’d already started the Eucharistic Prayer but not yet reached the Epiclesis. He said the additional wine was not consecrated because he did not have the “intention” of consecrating it. (and he voiced a few opinions about over-helpful EMHC’s)

    I’ve often wondered if there are other priestly actions that require the priest to not only say the words but to have the intention?

    Must he have the intention of giving absolution or a blessing or ….

  4. irishgirl says:

    NoraLee9-I’m from Upstate NY (in fact, from the city where Mother Marianne Cope grew up), and I’m as happy and proud as punch that we will have TWO new Saints from here come October!
    Too ‘poor’ to go to Rome for the canonizations, and ditto for Washington for the Rosary Novena. So I guess I’ll just do my ordinary daily Rosary by myself in my apartment…..

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