Friday, March 31, 2006

THE JACKS FOR LIFE RULE THE SCHOOL!

Last night I arrived at the Pius XII Newman Center after flying across the flatness of Minnesota! We received a proper Catholic greeting and met with several students in the center. We then met Fr. Paul, an awesome priest that has really revitalized the Catholic center here, for a quick meeting.

Then the best part of the evening [not really, but kind of] CHINESE FOOD! We went out with Wendy and Lance, our hosts, to talk about the new abortion ban and some politics just to make sure we were up to speed about the happenings in South Dakota.

After stuffing our faces -- Chinese food, always the same, always good -- we headed back over to the Newman Center to "Cheese, Pie and Ask a Priest!" Yes, they like cheese here. And they make it themselves! [diary production is one of Wendy's majors] Fr. Paul answered all of the questions sent to him very well and overall, it was a good Catechism review.

I received some sanctifying graces by going to confession and spoke with some awesome Catholics. Patrick, who knows Tony Martinez from NET, was very interrested in possibly joing us on our walk. His job after graduation doesn't start until late August ... coincedence? I think not. Overall, everyone was very supportive of our efforts and I really enjoyed talking with them about what we were up to.

I'm currently waiting for my ride [impatiently] into Sioux Falls, SD so that I can meet with a few contacts that we've made in the area. We'll probably head to the mill on Saturday and do some evangelization on Saturday afternoon. Until then though ... I'm outta here!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

from the road to SD

After being on the road for 14 hours we finally arrived in Madison, WI to a hot dinner and a cute baby! We left on Wednesday morning around 5am from Washington, D.C. A few breaks later, we had traveled over 850 miles and were excited to finally stand up and arrive at our host family in Madison. Our host family provided us with a delicious meal and a much needed rest. We were able to get in contact with several media outlets and plan to have dinner with some pro-life students at the University of South Dakota. We are also planning to meet with several convents in the area to solicit their prayers and assistance for the rally on Sunday.

Finally, we'll be meeting with several parishes on Saturday and Sunday to attempt to network with those pro-life groups that are attempting to thwart Planned Parenthood's efforts to overturn this abortion ban in South Dakota. -
Jessica Newman, Missionaries of the Eucharist

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

"Episcopal Approval"

Lauda Deum!

This morning, Missionaries Lacy Howard and Patrick Yungwirth met with His Excellency Martin D. Holley. He gave his approval of our organization and the need for the spread of the Theology of the Body in today's culture. (He has even been speaking with one of his priest friends about it for the past few weeks.)

Not only that, but he mentioned that he is pretty sure that the Cardinal supports us (officially) too. That is pretty amazing. May the Lord continue to bless these, his shepherds, and all Bishops throughout the country and the world. May we continue to support them in all our efforts.

(A letter from the Bishop should be coming in the mail soon. It will be put on the website.)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Missionaries in South Dakota


The frontlines of the abortion debate are in South Dakota. A bill has passed through both the state house and senate and has been signed by the Governor. Right now, on the books, all children are safe in the wombs of South Dakota mothers.

Missionaries of the Eucharist is sending Jessica Newman [pictured left]. She will be a voice for the little ones and their moms. Pray for her as she spreads the truth and good will at the pro-life rally this Sunday. Pray that the media gives the pro-life movement favorable coverage.

May our prayers and support keep the babies of South Dakota safe.

More to come!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Pledge your prayers

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www.ServantsoftheSorrowfulMother.org

You can receive daily, weekly, or montly prayers through your email.

Lauds Deo!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Prayer Request

Please keep us in your prayers as we will be traveling all over the country to inform people that we exist, get prayer support (and financial too - but mainly prayer), and evangelize on the beaches in a little over a week. More info will be up soon (hopefully).

Who we are?

Every summer we, the Missionaries of the Eucharist, are walking from Lewiston, Maine to Washington, DC to proclaim the beauty of the Catholic faith to everyone we meet, specifically through the Theology of the Body.

Conversion begins in our own hearts,which is why prayer is so important to our ministry. For this reason, everyday of our ten week walk begins with daily Mass. By receiving Christ in the Eucharist, we are given the grace to be the Love of Christ not only to those in our community but also to those we meet in the streets.

We walk throughout the day to be a witness of love. We are grounded in prayer-we pray with our lips, our hearts, and our bodies. In walking an average of twenty-five miles per day, we offer our fatigue as a gift of love to Christ and the people we meet. Our walking is both sacrifice and prayer.