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Today we celebrate the Supreme Court of the United States decision to overturn and reverse Roe versus Wade. Since 1973, our constitution is now free from the scourge of abortion. We celebrate and give thanks that our prayers have been answered. We have awaited this for a long time. Yet the struggle to overcome this scourge must not end with today. We must have the courage and persistence to continue to pray and be active in calling for the end to abortion here in California. We must pray for our legislators to understand life begins at conception and must be protected. Let us pray for those who promote and legislate for abortion. May they come to know the sanctity of life and that all life is sacred. May God continue to be with us, to help us, and aid is to be strong with hope in an end to abortion. Attached is a letter by Bishop Joseph Brennan. May Jesus Christ be with you. God Bless, Fr Mark
Hello Young Adults in our Parish, we are starting a Young Adults Hiking group for fun, exercise and ministry. Please join this first group hike on Saturday, July 9th at 8:00 am in Golden Hills Nature Park. God Bless, Fr Mark
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In this episode of A Moment with Bishop Brennan, Bishop explains what the California Catholic Conference of Bishops is and asks the faithful to join the battle for life.
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CONSECRATION PRAYER - RUSSIA & UKRAINE
United with our Holy Father, Pope Francis, along with Bishops, Priests and faithful all
over the world, we lift up this act, this prayer of consecration:
O Blessed Mother, this very day, we deliver and consecrate Russia and Ukraine to your
Immaculate Heart. We pray that you will take the people of these nations under your
maternal protection. May you reign over these nations as their Queen that they may be
transformed from lands of turmoil and conflict into lands of blessing and peace. May
Russia turn away from aggression and threats of violence. May Ukraine turn to you for
comfort and consolation. May both these nations, and we along with them, enter anew
in the unity of the One Sheepfold, guided by the One Shepherd, your Son and our
Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
O Queen of Peace, with your Son, the Prince of Peace, bring to the world that peace
which the world cannot give. Most of all, dear Mother, bring peace to Russia and
Ukraine through the reign of your most Immaculate Heart. We make this prayer
through Christ, Our Lord. AMEN
ORACION DE CONSAGRACION DE RUSIA Y UCRANIA
Unidos con nuestro Santo Padre, el Papa Francisco, junto a los Obispos, Sacerdotes y
fieles de todo el mundo, elevamos este acto, esta oración de consagración:
Oh Madre Santísima, el día de hoy; ofrecemos y consagramos, Rusia y Ucrania a tu
Inmaculado Corazón. Oramos para que acojas a los pueblos de estas naciones bajo tu
protección maternal, Que gobiernes sobre estas naciones como su Reina para que
puedan transformase; de tierras de conflicto y confusión a tierras de paz y bendición.
Que Rusia rechace la agresión y las amenazas de violencia. Que Ucrania recurra a ti en
busca de alivio y consuelo. Que nosotros, junto a estas dos naciones, nos unamos al
Único Redil, guiado por el Único Pastor, tu Hijo, nuestro Salvador; Jesucristo, nuestro
Reina de la Paz, junto a tu Hijo; el Príncipe de la Paz, trae al mundo la paz que nosotros
no podemos alcanzar. Por sobre todo Madre querida, trae paz a Rusia y Ucrania a
través del reinado de tu Inmaculado Corazón. Todo esto te lo pedimos por Cristo,
Nuestro Señor. AMÉN
Hello Everyone, here is Pope Francis’ prayer for the Consecration of Russia to be prayed on March 25, 2022, 9:00 am our time.
We have a special invitation for our Parish to be able to support the Norbertine Nun Priory for purchase of their Mountain Priory Cheese. They have successfully sold out of their first batch, with a very small amount of some snack sizes still available for purchase, with wedges. I was able to purchase some and have found it an excellent cheese, very tasty! Their next batch of Mountain Priory Cheese will be available for purchase/pick up after March 25,
in two pound ($40), one pound ($20) and snack sizes (varied).
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God Bless, Fr. Mark
Pope Francis’ message after the Angelus Sunday March 6th: ”Dear brothers and sisters,
Rivers of blood and tears are flowing in Ukraine. It is not merely a military operation, but a war, which sows death, destruction and misery. The number of victims is increasing, as are the people fleeing, especially mothers and children. The need for humanitarian assistance in that troubled country is growing dramatically by the hour.
I make a heartfelt appeal for humanitarian corridors to be genuinely secured, and for aid to be guaranteed and access facilitated to the besieged areas, in order to offer vital relief to our brothers and sisters oppressed by bombs and fear.
I thank all those who are taking in refugees. Above all, I implore that the armed attacks cease and that negotiation - and common sense - prevail. And that international law be respected once again!…
Let us pray together for Ukraine: we have its flags in front of us. Let us pray together, as brothers and sisters, to Our Lady, Queen of Ukraine. Hail Mary...”
Bishop Joseph Brennan is notifying all Parishes of an appeal notice today from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to take up a second Collection to Aid the Church in Ukraine and the surrounding countries on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022. A robust response at this moment will allow the Church in the United States to continue to be a strong partner in the rebuilding and restoring of the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, and to give critical and timely humanitarian aid now for Ukraine. The Diocese of Fresno has set up a special fund.
Please write on the memo of your check: UKRAINE SPECIAL COLLECTION.
I thank you in advance for the short notice and your generosity.
“Please pray for the end of the Russian-Ukrainian war. Pope Francis has asked us for prayer and fasting especially on Ash Wednesday.“ ‘And now, I would like to appeal to everyone, believers and non-believers alike. Jesus taught us that the diabolical evil of violence is answered with the weapons of God, with prayer and fasting,’ Pope Francis said. ‘I invite everyone to make next March 2, Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting for peace. I encourage believers in a special way to devote themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war.’”
Dear community, coming soon, January 22 is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Hoping to inspire your prayer life, please pray our rosaries with these special intentions from the USCCB website:
Pro-Life Rosary Prayer Intentions
The Joyful Mysteries
For parents facing an unexpected pregnancy, that they lovingly accept the precious life God has entrusted to their care.
That the family and friends of expectant parents might reach out and support them as they prepare to meet their child face to face.
That the love of the Blessed Mother and the Christ Child may be a source of strength for every expectant mother, especially mothers living in poverty, and that they both will be surrounded by joy and love.
That fathers of young children will model St. Joseph in devoutly practicing their faith, so that they lead their children to God by their words and example.
The Finding of Jesus in the Temple:
For all children who have been lost and forgotten, that they may be led to a place where they are treasured, protected and loved.
The Luminous Mysteries
The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan:
That all baptized Christians will be open to the Holy Spirit and bear witness to the sanctity of life.
The Wedding Feast at Cana:
For all husbands and wives, that they treasure the priceless gift of married love by generously accepting children through procreation and adoption.
The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God:
That those who pray and work for greater respect for human life will be guided by the Beatitudes and reveal the face of Christ to others.
That our world will be transfigured by the witness of faithful Christians so that all may understand the priceless value of every human being.
The Institution of the Eucharist:
That through our worthy reception of the Eucharist and frequent Eucharistic Adoration, Jesus will teach us to love sacrificially the least and neediest among us.
The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Agony in the Garden:
For all who are suffering from abandonment or neglect, that compassionate individuals will come forward to offer them comfort and aid.
The Scourging at the Pillar:
That the victims of violence, torture and slavery will be delivered from their suffering, find healing and know that God is close to them.
The Crowning with Thorns:
That the persecution of Christians will end in a new era of tolerance and respect for the religious freedom and conscience rights of all.
The Carrying of the Cross:
For all who labor under burdens that seem too great to bear—due to illness, age, poverty, cruelty or injustice—that our prayers and aid will lighten their crosses.
For an end to the death penalty and for the release of all prisoners of conscience and all who have been wrongfully convicted.
The Glorious Mysteries
For all who have lost loved ones, and especially for parents of a child who was miscarried, aborted or stillborn, that they will find peace in the promise of the Resurrection.
For all who struggle with addictions, that through Christ’s triumph and ascent into glory, they may triumph over their temptations, and gain strength and peace.
The Coming of the Holy Spirit:
That the Holy Spirit will open the minds and hearts of those who now reject the Gospel of Life and allow them to be convinced of the truth and goodness of all that the Church professes concerning human life.
The Assumption of Mary:
For mothers who have died at the hands of abortion providers, that they may experience reconciliation and together with their children know God’s peace.
The Coronation of Mary:
For all mothers, that they might come to know the wonder of their vocation.
Know, dear brothers and sisters,
that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ,
so by leave of God's mercy
we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection,
who is our Savior.
On the second day of March will fall Ash Wednesday,
and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season.
On the seventeenth day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day,
the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ.
[In those places where the Ascension is observed on Thursday:
On the twenty-sixth day of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.]
[In those places where the Ascension is transferred to the Seventh Sunday of Easter:
On the twenty-ninth day of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.]
On the fifth day of June, the feast of Pentecost.
On the nineteenth day of June, the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
On the twenty-seventh day of November,
the First Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ,
to whom is honor and glory for ever and ever.
A special thank you from the Norbertine Sisters!
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These messages are scams, Please do not fall for them. Thank you.
Lindsey Carlson our Legislative Coordinator works very hard every month to 'synthesize' the most urgent issues to bring before the parish. You can't believe how many attacks on Life we are facing from all corners, State and Federal.
We plan on doing this the first Sunday of the month when issues are warranted.
This month it is important to contact our Governor as he has a bill on his desk related to assisted suicide. This bill removes the 'safeguards' of the previous assisted suicide law.
Thank you as always for your support to our ministry. As we draw closer to the Supreme Court hearings on December 1st on the upcoming Mississippi case....a case that many believe could reverse Roe v. Wade this issue will ever be in the media. It is important that we prayerfully educate and prepare Christians to be able to articulately defend Life.
Litany of Reparation In Honor of the Blessed Sacrament:
Lord, have mercy on us; Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, have mercy on us; Christ, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us; Lord, have mercy on us
God the Father of Mercy, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Mediator between God and man, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, the Enlightener of hearts, Have mercy on us.
Holy and undivided Trinity, Have mercy on us.
O Sacred Host! Victim of reparation for the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
O Sacred Host! Annihilated on the altar for us and by us, Have mercy on us.
O Sacred Host! Despised and neglected, Have mercy on us.
O Sacred Host! Neglected and abandoned in Your temples, Have mercy on us.
Be merciful unto us: Spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful unto us: Hear us, O Lord.
For so many unworthy Communions, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the irreverence of Christians, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the continual blasphemies of the impious, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the infamous discourses made in Your Holy Temples, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the crimes of sinners, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the sacrileges which profane Your sacrament of love, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the coldness of the greater part of Your children, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For their contempt of Your loving invitations, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the infidelity of those who call themselves Your friends, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the abuse of Your grace, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For our unfaithfulness, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For our delay in loving You, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For our tepidity in Your Holy Service, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For Your bitter sadness at the loss of souls, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For Your long waiting at the door of our hearts, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For Your loving sighs, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For Your loving tears, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For Your loving imprisonment, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For Your loving death, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
That You spare us, that You hear us, We sinners beseech You, hear us.
That You will make known Your love for us in this most Holy Sacrament, We sinners beseech You, hear us.
That You will vouchsafe to accept our reparation, made in the spirit of humility, We sinners beseech You, hear us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world: Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world: Hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world: Have mercy on us, O Lord.
Let us pray:
Lord Jesus, Who has chosen to expose Yourself to all the outrages of the impious, rather than withdraw Your Sacred Body from our Churches, grant us the grace to bewail, with true bitterness of heart, the injuries and sacrileges committed against you, and to repair as far as lies in our power, and with sincere love, the many ignominies and contempts You have received, and still continue to receive, in this ineffable mystery, Who lives and reigns with God, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.
From Right to Life Kern County: “A Planned Parenthood sponsored bill, AB 1184, is making its way through the state legislature to force insurance companies to hide from parents “sensitive” medical procedures given to their adult and minor children. These “sensitive” services include abortions, sexual assault treatment, drug abuse and mental health treatment, cross-sex hormones, puberty blockers, and sex-change operations.
In California minors can already consent to abortions at any age and to the other services listed above at the age of 12 years old or older. Now, Planned Parenthood wants parents to pay through their insurance for “sensitive” services for their children, but it doesn’t want parents to know that medical providers like Planned Parenthood are providing the services or what services children are getting. In other words, parents will get the bill, but won't know what it's for. AB 1184 has already passed through the Assembly. The Senate Health Committee plans to hear the bill on Wednesday, July 7th. There are two ways YOU can help stop AB 1184.
First, call your state representatives that sit on the Senate Health Committee and urge them to vote NO on AB 1184.
Sen. Shannon Grove: Sacramento office: 916-651-4016
Bakersfield office: 661-323-0443
Sen. Melissa Hurtado: Saramento office: 916-651-4014
Bakersfield office: 661-395-2620
Second, watch the hearing and when AB 1184 comes up, call in to state your opposition to the bill. The hearing starts at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 7.
To determine the approximate time the bill will be heard, you may access the agenda here.
To watch a live stream of the hearing, click here.
To get find the public testimony participant number, access code and further instructions, click here the morning of the hearing.”
We have wonderful news from Bishop Joseph Brennan I would like to share with you. In Summary, the Sunday Obligation dispensation is rescinded so that means we need to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation unless there are those under exceptions; 100% opening of space inside the Church; Procession in and out at beginning of Mass; sign of peace within households and a gesture to those outside of household; collection baskets by Ushers allowed; and, Holy Water is back! We need volunteers as we start back up please: Liturgy, Office, CCD and events.
Bishop Brennan has written us the following: “Effective on Saturday, June the 19th , 2021, our Pastors and Administrators may open our Churches for the celebration of Mass and for all Sacramental services at 100% of the normal capacity of our worship spaces without social distancing. We are not alone in this. Most if not all the bishops of California will be following suit that same weekend. It is a long time coming and although we still have a way to go, I am proud of the way you have all navigated the troubled waters we have been through.
There are other welcome changes that will also go into effect at the same time although they will be accompanied by a few adjustments. Those changes include the following:
As I said in the introduction to this announcement, we still have a way to go in terms of dealing with the pandemic and getting closer to a more normal way of gathering and celebrating. Please observe the following basic precautions as these changes are implemented:
Finally, and most importantly, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is hereby rescinded and that will be effective from Sunday, June the 20, 2021. From that day forward, all the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Fresno will be obliged to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation. Pastors and Priests especially, please be very attentive and pastoral toward those who cannot fulfill that obligation or who are not obligated to attend. As we know, pandemic or not, the obligation does not apply for those who are too sick to attend, those who are caring for someone who has a serious health problem or for those who might have some other serious reason for being absent. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#2180 and #2181) can be very helpful with your pastoral approach in this regard. Also, we have learned a few things during this past year and the live streaming of our Masses will surely benefit those who cannot attend in person for the reasons just stated.
Let me end this good news with a simple quote from the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy from the Second Vatican Council: "The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ's faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be there as strangers or silent spectators; on the contrary, through a good understanding of the rites and prayers they should take part in the sacred action conscious of what they are doing, with devotion and full collaboration." N.48 Yes, it will be so good for us to gather again for the Sunday obligation, to celebrate the mysteries of our faith on Holy Days of obligation, Holy days of wonder and Holy days of opportunity to grow in our faith and in our love of the Eucharist.
God bless you and those you love, always and in every way.
In Christ, Bishop Joseph V. Brennan”
With this wonderful news we hope to at some point return to a semblance of normalcy. It has been a long journey and God is with us and blessing us always. Although we still have the effects of the Pandemic still present, I hope we will be able to resume some activities like social gatherings and classes taking appropriate cautions. With this in mind we will need assistance and volunteers. Please be willing to help as we ask for more volunteers to become an active vibrant parish.
God Bless, Fr. Mark
Please consider signing and sending this petition to our Elected Officials in protection of the unborn and Hyde Amendment. Thank you and God Bless, Fr. Mark
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.
by the light of the Holy Spirit
you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
In the same Spirit
help us to relish what is right
and always rejoice in your consolation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Letter from our Parish Nurse:
As we live through this pandemic, it has affected many aspects of our lives. Masks, services and meetings canceled, school at home, altered work, loss, unemployment and underemployment are just a sample of the effects.
There have been illnesses and deaths, including in our community. The good news is that we now have vaccines available. We can be optimistic about this. Congratulations to the developers of these vaccines and thanks for your efforts!
This has been a stressful time for many. None of us know how this will play out over the next number of months. There are reasons for optimism and reasons for concern. There are concerns about changes to the virus (variants). Uncertainty is challenging to manage, especially uncertainty about something we have never experienced.
Here are a few things to consider. First and foremost, be kind to yourself. Do what you can, and then give yourself credit for it. Focus on the basics. Care for each other. Didn't get some housework done today? There's always another day. Focus first on the people, not the things.
Stay informed. Think about what you can control. Try not to worry about what you can't control.
And finally, put yourself in others' shoes. What is it like for the family who lost their grandmother to the disease? Or the person who lost his job? Or the child struggling with virtual learning and missing his friends?
We are a community of faith. None of us can "fix" this pandemic. We can, though, reach out and support each other. Being there for each other may make all the difference.
If you'd like to talk more about this, contact the church office.
Janice Hagen, RN, PHN
Faith Community Nurse
St. Malachy Church
Magnificat, Pray with Magnificat during this challenging time.
St. Malachy Church has a Faith Community Nurse Ministry. Nurses are available to talk with parishioners regarding health concerns. To speak with a nurse, leave your Name & Phone Number at the church office. Thank you.
Prayer in time of Pandemic
you always brighten our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.
O loving Mother,
you know what we need,
and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.
Intercede for us with your Son Jesus,
the Divine Physician,
for those who have fallen ill,
for those who are vulnerable,
and for those who have died. Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows,
so as to lead us, through the Cross,
to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.
Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God.
In our needs, despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis.