The wonderful people at Leeds People for Life are holding a pro-life walk next Sunday in York, following a path we followed in our recent pilgrimage. The Mass advertised below is in the Ordinary Form. Mass in the EF will be at 6.30p.m. at English Martyrs. "...a great prayer for Life is urgently needed..." is a quote from the newly beatified Blessed John Paul II's Evangelium Vitae in which he coined the term "the culture of death". Seven million abortions is a lot of innocent blood. Of all the many people I know, those who at some point have deliberately ended their pregnancies, have lost something so profound that they have never been the same again and regardless of their creed or colour, background or status they have been deeply affected by it if not traumatised.
My own pro-life prayers invariably include any woman who wants to keep her baby but is under pressure to get rid of it and for those suffering from the after effects of an abortion and that we as a nation will open our eyes to what our society permits....and possibly more sinisterly forbids under the dubious term 'human rights'.
Of all the Bishops' mottos I have seen, my favourite one was that of Bishop John Crowley the former Bishop of Middlesbrough. It was "Choose Life", from St. John's Gospel.
Leeds People For Life
An Apostolate of prayer and reparation for the growth of a ‘Civilization of love’,
“...a great prayer for Life is urgently needed..” Evangelium Vitae.
SUNDAY MAY 8TH 2011
100 CROSSES FOR LIFE WALK
With Our Lady of Guadalupe and the English Martyrs, praying to end the ‘culture of death’ and reclaiming England as ‘Mary’s Dowry’ (over 7 million babies have been killed in 43 years of abortion in England, Scotland and Wales.)
Assemble at West door precinct of York Minster 1.15p.m. for 1.30p.m.,
(Eucharistic Adoration 12-15a.m. to 1-15p.m. in St Wilfrid’s)
Procession and prayers at Margaret Clitherow Plaque, Ousebridge, veneration of her relic at the Bar Convent, prayers at the Knavesmire, Holy Mass at English Martyrs’ Church, Dalton Terrace.YO24 4DA
Total distance approx.2 miles.
Both St Wilfrid’s, Petersgate (near the Minster) and English Martyrs are open for prayer all day.
Coach from Leeds
St Mary’s, Horsforth, 10.00a.m. Leeds Playhouse 10-15a.m.
St Augustine’s, Harehills 10.25 a.m., and St Theresa’s, Crossgates 10.35a.m. Cost £8.
Further details Pat. 0113 2582745. Mob 07747698553