Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 29

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

Each year, since 1990, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption- related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. But did you know that before becoming a foster care child, there is a period of time, usually just a few …

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Oct 27

Pope: Christian family should pray, keep faith, and experience joy together!

The Holy Father after the World Family Day Mass on Oct 27th paused before an icon of the Holy Family that was placed on the steps of the Basilica, and recited a prayer composed for the occasion: “Holy Family of Nazareth,” he prayed, “reawaken in our society the awareness of the sacred and inviolable character …

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Oct 27

Eucharistic Adoration – Source of Many Graces

If people only knew the graces received during the time spent in Eucharistic Adoration, they would be on their knees visiting our most beloved Lord and Savior often. How about joining our movement and giving a half an hour of your time each week to pray for pro-life intentions in the presence of the Holy …

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Oct 17

Volunteer Ministry Training at Pregnancy Center

The Bakersfield Pregnancy Center has a need for women and men to train as pregnancy counselors, receptionists, and medical staff (R.N., L.V.N., or C.N.A.) to work one 3-hour shift per week. Positions are also open for post-abortion counselors, pregnancy loss counselors and non-client-contact project assistants to work on an “as needed” basis. Attending the training …

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Oct 07

The Holy Rosary

October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. On Oct 7th we celebrate Our Lady of the Rosary, a feast celebrated on the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto. In 1571, as Ottoman invaders threatened to round the Gulf of Corinth into the western Mediterranean and threaten Europe, Pope Pius V (1504-1572) called for two kinds of …

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Oct 02

October is Respect Life Month

For 41 years, Catholics have observed October as Respect Life Month. Begun in 1972, the Respect Life Program stresses the value and dignity of human life. It is observed in the 195 Catholic dioceses in the United States. In a statement marking Respect Life Month, October 2013, Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston exhorted Catholics to “engage …

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