Laudetur Iesus Christus! Blessed Feast of St. Agnes, the 13 year old virgin and martyr. Fisheaters.com has a beautiful write up on her life and martyrdom: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterepiphany2.html
Respect Life Latin Mass 8am – Saturday January 23
Friday January 22 is the 48th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, as such, the U.S. Bishops have declared Friday to be a day of prayer and penance for the unborn. The next day, Saturday, January 23 at 8am, St. Ann will host its monthly Low Mass for an end to abortion. Father will lead a group to pray at Planned Parenthood, while a deacon leads a Holy Hour of Reparation in the Church.
End of Christmas Celebration – Sunday January 24
Please join us on Sunday January 24 for the annual “End of Christmas” celebration, with the Cantate Domino Latin Girls Choir and some deserts. This will occur after the 12:30pm St. Ann Sunday Latin Mass.
Lenten Spiritual Enrollment
The traditional Carmelite Hermits of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Fairfield, PA are again offering a special Lenten spiritual enrollment which you can begin to participate in today. The Hermits will be offering 40 Masses, 40 days of praying the Divine Office (and other daily prayers), and 40 days of fasting and penance all for the intention of your family or other enrolled loved ones. This is an amazing spiritual gift. Here is the link to the enrollment form: http://www.ednmc.org/
Please make an offering of alms along with this enrollment. Your generous financial sacrifice will bear all the more fruit for your intentions.
Continue to Pray for Our Nation
Additionally, let us continue to pray the Rosary daily for our country. Many people are worried about this country becoming Marxist. However, it should be noted that after World War II, Austria was occupied by the Soviet Union, and the bishops and faithful (amounting to perhaps only 10% of the population), prayed the Rosary daily for reparation as requested by Our Lady of Fatima. A few years later, in 1955, the Soviet Union announced it would be withdrawing peacefully from Austria. It was the only European nation during the Cold War where Soviet Troops withdrew. It shows the power of the Rosary even when only 10% of the people are praying it. How much more can happen in our country if more people pray the Rosary and practice the 1st Saturday devotions?