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Monday, November 23, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015: Rosary, Litany & Mass for Life

Jessie Barrera provided the pictures

Every 13th of the Month the Legion of Mary prays the Fatima Rosary at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 509 W. Garza St, in Del Rio, Texas. This time Father Antonio O. Moreno, Spiritual Director of the Legion of Mary of the Del Rio Catholic Community wanted to pray especially for the cause of life. The Legion of Mary members prayed the Bilingual Fatima Pro-Life Scriptural Rosary and The Litany of Life at 5:00 p.m. and Father Moreno celebrated the Mass for Life at 6:00 p.m.

Father Antonio O. Moreno

Praying the Rosary for America banner 
outside of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

The Scriptural Rosary Glorious Mysteries
Bilingual Pro-Life Rosary
1st, 3rd, & 5th Scriptural Verses - Damianita Dena
2nd & 4th Scriptural Verses - Michelle Guajardo
1st Decade – English Hail Marys: Olga Acosta
2nd Decade – Spanish Ave Marias: Maria Rosales
3rd Decade – English Hail Marys: Eva Nieto
4th Decade – Spanish Ave Marias: Esperanza Villanueva
5th Decade – English Hail Marys: Dolly Rogers

Carmen Tijerina

Pro-Life Litany
Part 1: Eva Nieto
Part 2: Maria Berny
Part 3: Araceli Faz
Part 4: Leticia Martinez
Part 5: Carmen Tijerina

Legion de Maria Banner

First Reading (Spanish) – Maria Berny
Responsorial Psalm (English) – Leticia Martinez

Congregation at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Los Misterios Gloriosos

1st — The Resurrection of Jesus
1-      La Resurrecion de Jesus
(before the "Our Father")
"He was seen by Cephas, then by the Twelve. After that He was seen by five hundred brothers at once, most of whom are still alive, although some have fallen asleep. Next He was seen by James; then by all the apostles. Last of all He was seen by me." —1 Cor 15: 5-8
(before the "Hail Marys")
1. "Jesus rose from the dead early on the first day of the week. He first appeared to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons." —Mk 16:9
2. "They hurried away from the tomb half-overjoyed, half-fearful, and ran to carry the good news to His disciples. Suddenly, without warning, Jesus stood before them and said: 'Peace!' The women came up and embraced His feet and did Him homage." —Mt 28:8
3. "The Lord has been raised! It is true! He has appeared to Simon." —Lk 24:34
4. "With that their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; whereupon He vanished from their sight. They said to one another, 'Were not our hearts burning inside us as He talked to us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?' " —Lk 24:31-32
5. "On the evening of that first day of the week, even though the disciples had locked the doors of the place where they were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood before them. 'Peace be with you,' He said. When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side." —Jn 20:19-20
6. "A week later, the disciples were once more in the room, and this time Thomas was with them. Despite the locked doors, Jesus came and stood before them. 'Peace be with you,' He said." —Jn 20:26
7. "The eleven disciples made their way to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had summoned them. At the sight of Him, those who had entertained doubts fell down in homage." —Mt 28:16-17
8. "Later, at the Sea of Tiberias, Jesus showed Himself to the disciples (once again). This is how the appearance took place." —Jn 21:1
9. "Finally, as they were at table, Jesus was revealed to the Eleven. He took them to task for their disbelief and their stubbornness, since they had put no faith in those who had seen Him after He had been raised." —Mk 16:14
10. "Then He led them out near Bethany, and with hands upraised, blessed them. As He blessed, He left them, and was taken up to heaven. They fell down to do Him reverence, then returned to Jerusalem filled with joy. There they were to be found in the temple constantly, speaking the praises of God." —Lk 24:50-53

2nd — The Ascension of Jesus
2 – La Ascension de Jesus
(before the "Our Father")
"Yet I tell you the sober truth: It is much better for you that I go." —Jn 16:7
(before the "Hail Marys")
1. "God mounts His throne amid shouts of joy; the Lord, amid trumpet blasts." —Ps 47:6
2. "You have ascended on high, taken captives, received men as gifts — even rebels; the Lord God enters His dwelling." —Ps 68:19
3. "What, then, if you were to see the Son of Man ascend to where He was before...?" —Jn 6:62
4. "I solemnly assure you, the man who has faith in Me will do the works I do, and greater far than these. Why? Because I go to the Father." —Jn 14:12
5. "Go to My brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God!' " —Jn 20:17
6. "It is like the strength He showed in raising Christ from the dead and seating Him at His right hand in heaven." —Eph 1:19-20
7. He "ascended high above the heavens, that He might fill all men with His gifts." —Eph 4:10
8. "God highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name above every other name." —Phil 2:9
9. "He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the Spirit; seen by the angels; preached among the Gentiles, believed in throughout the world, taken up into glory." —1 Tm 3:16
10. "Her child was caught up to God and to His throne." —Rv 12:5

3rd — The Descent of the Holy Spirit
3 – La Venida de Espirito Santo
(before the "Our Father")
"Together they devoted themselves to constant prayer. There were some women in their company, and Mary the mother of Jesus." —Acts 1:14
(before the "Hail Marys")
1. "The angel answered her: 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you." —Lk 1:35
2. "If you, with all your sins, know how to give your children good things, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him." —Lk 11:13
3. "Scripture has it: 'From within Him rivers of living water shall flow.' (Here He was referring to the Spirit, Whom those that came to believe in Him were to receive.)" —Jn 7:38-39
4. "Then He bowed His head, and delivered over His Spirit." —Jn 19:30
5. "He breathed on them and said: 'Receive the Holy Spirit.' " —Jn 20:22
6. "All were filled with the Holy Spirit." —Acts 2:4
7. "The pair upon arriving imposed hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit." —Acts 8:17
8. "Saul, my brother, I have been sent by the Lord Jesus Who appeared to you on the way here, to help you recover your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit." —Acts 9:17
9. "Peter had not finished these words when the Holy Spirit descended upon all who were listening to Peter's message." —Acts 10:44
10. "The Holy Spirit came down on them and they began to speak in tongues and to utter prophecies. There were in the company about twelve men in all." —Acts 19:6-7

4th — The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
4 – La Asunción de María al Cielo
(before the "Our Father")
"Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, but whoever humbles himself shall be exalted." —Mt 23:12
(before the "Hail Marys")
1. "Then Enoch walked with God, and he was no longer here, for God took him." —Gn 5:24
2. "A flaming chariot and flaming horses came between them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind." —2 Kgs 2:11
3. "The queen takes her place at your right hand." —Ps 45:10
4. "He has deposed the mighty from their thrones and raised the lowly to high places." —Lk 1:52
5. "Jesus replied, 'I assure you: this day you will be with Me in paradise.' " —Lk 23:43
6. "I know that this man — whether in or outside his body I do not know, God knows — was snatched up to Paradise." —2 Cor 12:3
7. "I am indeed going to prepare a place for you, and then I shall come back to take you with Me, that where I am you also may be." —Jn 14:3
8. "Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it so much as dawned on man what God has prepared for those who love Him." —1 Cor 2:9
9. "Both with and in Christ Jesus He raised us up and gave us a place in the heavens." —Eph 2:6
10. "The woman was given the wings of a gigantic eagle so that she could fly off to her place in the desert." —Rv 12:14

5th — The Queenship of Mary
5 – La Coronación de María como Reina
(before the "Our Father")
"You who have followed Me shall likewise take your places on twelve thrones.' " —Mt 19:28
(before the "Hail Marys")
1. "How can this be since I do not know man?" —Lk 1:34
2. "I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say." —Lk 1:38
3. "Near the cross of Jesus there stood His mother." —Jn 19:25
4. "He has looked upon His servant in her lowliness; all ages to come shall call me blessed." —Lk 1:48
5. "God Who is mighty has done great things for me, holy is His name." —Lk 1:49
6. "I will give the victor the right to sit with Me on My throne." —Rv 3:21
7. "Then I saw some thrones. Those who were sitting on them were empowered to pass judgment." —Rv 20:4
8. "A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars." —Rv 12:1
9. "Do whatever He tells you." —Jn 2:5
10. "There are still many other things that Jesus did, yet if they were written about in detail, I doubt there would be room enough in the entire world to hold the books to record them." —Jn 21:25

A Pro-Life Litany

Pro-Life Litany Part 1
Please repeat: Lord, have mercy . . .Christ, have mercy . . . Lord, have mercy…
Now the response is: “Have mercy on us.”
God the Father in heaven . . .God the Son, Redeemer of the world . . . God the Holy Spirit . . .Holy Trinity, one God . . .

Pro-Life Litany Part 2
The response now will be: “We turn to You, O Lord.”
On behalf of unborn children everywhere . . .On behalf of abused or neglected infants and children . . .On behalf of children who’ve been made to feel unloved or unwanted . . .On behalf of children who are trapped in poverty . . .On behalf of children whose lives are scarred by violence . . .On behalf of children who suffer from poor health or disease . . .On behalf of children who lack adequate food, shelter, clothing, or education.
On behalf of mothers and fathers who are struggling to care for their children . . . On behalf of parents who have no one to help them . . .On behalf of parents who have lost a child to violence . . .On behalf of parents who feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities.
On behalf of parents who grieve over their children’s sufferings . . .On behalf of unwed mothers trying to do the right thing . . .On behalf of women who feel pressured into having an abortion . . .On behalf of fathers who are given no say in whether their unborn children live or die . . . On behalf of women who now regret having had an abortion . . .On behalf of men who now regret having arranged an abortion for their wives, girlfriends, or daughters.
On behalf of medical personnel who now regret their involvement in any form of abortion . . .On behalf of all survivors of abortion . . .On behalf of politicians who’ve opposed abortion at the risk of their own political careers . . .On behalf of those leaders in our society who are trying to respect the gift of life . . . On behalf of our president, that he may lead our nation with wisdom and integrity.
On behalf of the unsung heroes of the pro-life movement . . .On behalf of our pro-life comrades who’ve gone before us into the new life of Your Kingdom . . .On behalf of all Americans who seek to cherish and defend Your gift of life.

Pro-Life Litany Part 3
Now the response will be: “Forgive us, O Lord.”
For the times we’ve not appreciated Your gift of life . . .For our failures to respect and acknowledge the dignity of others . . .For the ways we’ve not done our part to defend human life . . .For the times we’ve been lazy or complacent in opposing euthanasia and abortion . . . For failing to take seriously our responsibilities as citizens.
For the ways we’ve relied only on ourselves, and not on Your grace . . .For the times we’ve been silent instead of speaking out in defense of life . . .For failing to love our political opponents as much as we should . . .For the ways we’ve not shown enough compassion for all the victims of abortion.
On behalf of our society and its efforts to devalue human life and dignity . . .On behalf of our nation and its failures to extend legal protection to the unborn . . .On behalf of our world and the constant violence it allows against innocent men, women, and children.

Pro-Life Litany Part 4
The response is: “Deliver us, O Lord.”
From population planners who seek to control others in their greed or lust for power . . . From politicians who claim to be personally opposed to abortion but who do nothing to restrict it . . .From those who argue for choice but refuse to give all children the choice of whether or not to be born . . .From those who claim to favor equal rights but who would deny these rights to the unborn . . .From those who justify the use of violence on behalf of their cause.
From religious leaders who excuse or defend attacks upon Your gift of life . . .From slanted media coverage that goes to any length to hide or distort the truth . . .From legislators and judges who place their rulings and opinions above Your eternal Law . . .From pressure to be politically correct even if it means denying Your truth . . .From a spirit of indifference and apathy that afflicts so many of our fellow citizens.
From a blasphemous misuse of religion which tries to justify killing the innocent in Your Name . . .From an unwillingness on the part of so many Christians to be active in defending all human life . . .From a spirit of despair which might make us forget that Your Kingdom will come.

Pro-Life Litany Part 5
Lastly, the response is: “We praise You, O Lord.”
For the millions of Americans who are willing to march, demonstrate, and pray on behalf of the unborn . . .For our brothers and sisters willing to gather peacefully and pray and give witness outside abortion clinics . . .For dedicated volunteers serving in right-to-life offices and crisis pregnancy centers, and on community agencies, church committees, and national organizations.
For doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel who remain true to their consciences by serving human life rather than assaulting it . . .For elected leaders, politicians, judges, and other officials who have the courage and integrity to act upon their pro-life beliefs . . .For media consultants, authors, lawyers, businesspeople, and other professionals who donate their time and expertise to the pro-life cause.
For religious leaders willing to speak out and provide moral guidance to their people . . . For reporters and members of the media who try to report the news honestly and fairly. . . For all who support the right-to-life movement with their money, time, or prayers . . .For those citizens of our country who are willing to hear the truth and act upon it.
For mothers and fathers who cherish the gift of their children . . .For pediatricians, principals, teachers, school bus drivers, photographers, day care personnel, religious education catechists and Sunday school teachers, youth ministers, guidance counselors, social workers, and all who work with the young.
For families who love, nourish, and respect one another . . .For the gifts of wonder, innocence, and love each new child brings into the world . . .For the gifts of wisdom, experience, and perspective each older person offers to our society . . .For the talents, abilities, and potential present in each person on earth.
For making each one of us in Your own image and likeness . . .For giving us the opportunity and duty to shape and influence the world around us . . .For every sunrise and every sunset, for every new day and every peaceful night, for the beauty of nature and the joy of life . . .For the seasons of nature and the seasons of life, for the present moment and for the passing of years.
For our faith in You and our unity with one another . . .For allowing us to unite and pray together in Your Name . . .For calling us to work together in the grace and power of Your Spirit . . . And for offering us the gift of eternal life in Your Kingdom.
Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Show our nation the way to peace—a peace which can only come by proclaiming Your truth and by cherishing Your gift of life. May Your Kingdom come, and may Your Name be praised forever and ever. Amen.