Peace Vigil at St. Paul Parish

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Janet LaPlante focuses on life experiences and how they enable us to grow in our spirituality. Opinions expressed are the writer’s and not necessarily the views of The Catholic Sun or the Diocese of Phoenix.

Janet LaPlante focuses on life experiences and how they enable us to grow in our spirituality. Opinions expressed are the writer’s and not necessarily the views of The Catholic Sun or the Diocese of Phoenix.

St. Paul Parish has joined other parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix in answering Pope Francis call to pray and fast for peace.

Pope Francis said: “Brothers and sisters, I have decided to proclaim for the whole Church on the 7th of September, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world, and I also invite each person, including our fellow Christians, followers of other religions and all men of good will, to participate, in whatever way they can, in this initiative.”

Following the Saturday 5 p.m. Mass, St. Paul’s Chapel will be open and available for prayer until 10 p.m.  There will be a special prayer environment set up in the Chapel during this time which focuses on non-violence and the Culture of Life. Please commit to spending some time in prayer this Saturday and encourage others to respond to this urgent need.

Editor’s Note: In response to Pope Francis’ invitation, a local vigil will also be held at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave. Phoenix, on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., corresponding with Pope Francis’ vigil in Rome. The vigil will include Adoration, Benediction, the Rosary, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available. All are welcome.

Janet LaPlante graduated from the University of San Diego, while it was still known as the Sacred Heart College for Women and the Diocesan College for Men. She wrote a column “Joy from Janet” for her community paper for seven years and her book, “My Children’s Children,” will be published in 2014. She has held many offices, including President of the Phoenix Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. She and her husband of 26 years have four children and sixth grandchildren. Janet’s writing focuses on life experiences and how they enable us to grow in our spirituality. Opinions expressed are the writer’s and not necessarily the views of The Catholic Sun or the Diocese of Phoenix.

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  1. Dear Janet,

    I am the International Director of the Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour.
    Children of the Eucharist, Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
    I would love to send you the video promo that Cardinal Wuerl produced to promote the upcoming Holy Hour this October 4th, Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. I have been promoting the message of Our Lady of Fatima for over 30 years now and I have much to share with you. We promote the message of Fatima to children through parishes, schools and families.

    Would you please send me your e-mail address?

    In her Immacualte Heart
    Connie

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