Too often, too many of us take our shepherds for granted; shepherds who have dedicated their lives in the service of God’s people; shepherds who lead us and guide us along the straight and narrow for the sake of our eternal life; shepherds who share in our grief and loss and hurts and disappointments and family issues; shepherds who are available to us 24/7 – in the wee hours of the night, at our hospital bed, during crisis and at our graveside. When did you last thank your pastor, priest, deacon, nun or religious? When did you last offer some encouragement, do something special, drop them a note or even just say thank you! They may be shepherds, but they are also human, and they too face the challenges of life. The typical parish priest works every weekend and holiday, lives in the same building as their office, gets one day off a week, not to mention they’re being asked to care for more souls and take on more responsibilities and roles than ever before. Here are some suggestions in thanking your priest/Pastors. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner – Lena, Il – 10-29-14 - “Dedicated to God” is the title of a book written by Abbie Reese . She has spent the last 10 years visiting with the sisters of the Poor Clares in Rockford, Illinois. These sisters are cloistered and have dedicated their lives to prayer and service to our lord. Abbie has been traveling far and wide, sharing with all who will listen what she has learned about these wonderful sisters over the past 10 years. She will be at Saint Joseph’s Church hall in Lena on November 6 at 7:00 PM. St Joseph is located at 410 West Lena Street, in Lena, Illinois. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner- Monroe Wis- The Care Net Pregnancy Center of Green County is having Our annual Fundraising Banquet – November 13 at the Ludlow Mansion Monroe Wi.
Our Dear Partners for Life, Thank you for all you do to support the cause for life and especially for your support of the Care Net Pregnancy Center’s ministry. Our annual Fundraising Banquet is fast approaching and we have two very exciting announcements to share with our guests. More on this later. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner – Freeport, Il – 10-25-2014 – by Staff –The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, are pleased to present a brief tour of the building which will house the Madonna Renewal Center. Some of the restoration has been completed already; for example, the roof has been replaced and the grounds have been restored to their beauty. While much has been accomplished, there is still much work to be done. See and hear where the Sisters currently are in their project. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner- Gianna’s House in Rock Falls, IL is having an open house where you will be able to visit with board members, volunteers, staff and the director and tour our facilities. This event will take place on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 2PM to 4PM. Come and see our wonderful facility and meet all of us. Our location is 700 10th Ave., Rock Falls, Il. 61071 Continue reading
Rockford, Il – ProLifeCorner.com – 10-5-2014 – by James – On October 13, 2014 the Poor Clares Monastery will be having a celebration commemorating Our Lady of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun.
Starting at 9:30 AM will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary, and Benediction. A procession, followed by Holy Mass will be celebrated. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner.com- Rockford/Freeport – 9-29-2014 - Rockford’s Life Chain will take place Sunday Oct 5, from 2-3:30pm at the corner of Alpine and Highcrest. Easy parking and pro-life signs will be available in the parking lot of Holy Family Church. Now more than ever we need to show our country that Christians will stand in public and defend life as long as one child is in danger of abortion.
Please join your Christian neighbors as we stand in prayer and public witness to Christ’s love for every child. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner.com – Freeport, Il - 9-26-2014 – by Staff - Late last year Stephenson County Right to Life and the Knights of Columbus began a campaign to erect pro-life billboards in and around the Freeport area.
Pictured below are the four signs already placed in Freeport. One is at Walnut and Pleasant St.; a double sided sign has been placed at the old railroad station; the fourth sign is located on Pearl City Road, West of Freeport near Highland Community College. Continue reading
Beloit Wi. – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 9-20-2014 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative - Concerned citizens and parents are needed to attend Tuesday evening’s School District of Beloit business meeting to voice concerns about a proposed “student wellness clinic” that may be placed in Beloit Memorial High School. Continue reading
Pro Life Corner – Freeport, Il – 9-14-2014 – by Annarae
Freeport, Il has been blessed to have several Nigerian nuns from the order of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ. Their presence has been noted not only by their tireless work in the community, but also by their bright blue habits; many of us refer to them as our Blue nuns. They are now working on a very special project that will help not only women, but the entire community as well. They have already been teaching at the local Catholic schools, providing care at a local nursing center and many other spiritual and social services for our area. They were given, for a meager sum, the old St. Francis Hospital building.
St. Francis Hospital closed its doors in the 1960′s, then the building was used for a home for exceptional children. That operation closed several years ago and the five story building has stood vacant and had been slowly deteriorating. Continue reading