A Message from the Pastor : Fr. Pedro de Oliveira
January 22, 2020
A Day of Fasting and Prayer for the 48th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade on January 22, 2021
The Day of Fasting and Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children is this Friday the 22nd, 2021. On Friday the 22nd, we Catholic Americans are asked to fast and pray for the protection of unborn children. In preparation for this please read the message from the Bishops of New Jersey below:
“Message from the Bishops of New Jersey”
A Call for Prayer & Fasting to End Abortion - January 22, 2021
We, the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, ask Catholics and people of good will to join us on Friday January 22, 2021, the 48th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, in a Day of Prayer and Fasting to end abortion. As we mark this tragic event in our nation’s history, we remember the millions of lives lost to abortion and pray for the mothers and fathers left to suffer the tragic effects. The Catholic Church is committed to protecting all life from conception to natural death. We will work vigorously to ensure the laws of our state and country protect and defend the intrinsic dignity of all people. We humbly implore our Blessed Mother under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas and Protectress of the Unborn, to intercede on our behalf that these efforts to end abortion are guided by mercy, compassion, and above all charity.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. Archbishop, Archdiocese of Newark
Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M. Bishop, Diocese of Trenton
Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan Bishop, Diocese of Camden
Most Reverend Kevin J. Sweeney Bishop, Diocese of Paterson
Most Reverend James F. Checchio Bishop, Diocese of Metuchen
Most Reverend Kurt Burnette Bishop, Eparchy of Passaic
Most Reverend Yousif Habash Bishop of Our Lady of Deliverance of Syriac Catholic
In Preparation for the 48th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, we will have a Day of Fasting and Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn Children; Our Parish of St. Peter’s invites you to attend a Vigil Holy Hour of prayer for the End of Abortion and the Protection of the Unborn, this Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 3:00pm. And On Friday, January 22, 2021, please join us for the 8:30 am mass to pray for the end of Abortion and for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.
We are united in solidarity with Catholics across our country, as we do each year, to fast and pray, that, the ruling of Roe vs. Wade will be overruled and that the legal Protection of Unborn Children will be restored in our Country! May we strive to imitate Christ and follow in his footsteps, caring for the most vulnerable among us. And through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and St. Joseph her most chaste spouse, and the Guardian of the Holy Family, may Our Lord grant us the grace to live courageously and faithfully his Gospel of life.
Please pray the Prayer to St. Joseph to end abortion (see below).
PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH TO END ABORTION
St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and Guardian of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus, the Son of God whom she carried in her Immaculate womb: intercede for us, we pray, that all recourse to abortion might cease in our nation and our world. As your cared for Mother and Child, care for all women who bear the gift of life in their womb. May no harm ever endanger them and may no choice ever threaten the blessing of human life that God has created within. Guard them with your loving protection, at every moment, until His will has been fulfilled. St. Joseph, spouse of Mary and foster father of the Lord, help us build a culture of life that yields a civilization of love among us.