16 Jun They Gave Themselves First to the Lord (Mt 5:48) by Paula Parmelee
“So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” ~ Mt 5:48 (full readings)
Paula’s Reflections: Mary’s Choice Resource Center in Sioux City Iowa is strategically located next door to Planned Parenthood. On Monday May 18th Bishop Walker Nickless celebrated a dedication Mass in the chapel at Mary’s Choice. The long awaited for Mass was indeed a blessing for those able to attend. It was as though the mighty wind of the Holy Spirit blew in and gently lifted our weary and heavy hearts directly to heaven. The dedication Mass was a sign of hope, a renewal of faith within the landscape of abortion strewn with sorrow and among the massive death toll that has destroyed so many lives and wounded and damaged the survivors who mourn and weep in this valley of tears. As Life Runners let us continue our Mission for Life and by the grace of God , “to excel in every respect in faith, discourse, knowledge, all earnestness”, to defend life from conception until natural death.
* Paula Parmelee is the NFP & Pro-Life Coordinator for the Diocese of Sioux City Iowa and works full time as a Medical Assistant. She has 6 children and 8 grandchildren and is blessed to have her grandson, Vitali Michael with her this summer..
Faith Challenge: Take time to renew your commitment to the Pro-Life Movement by attending a spiritual retreat this summer. And firmly resolve to put God first in all things.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel..
Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. John Francis Regis
Faith Quote: “I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father.” ~ Mt 5: 43-44
Through Christ our Lord,