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Christian Family Life Communique #6 – Susan Steiner     October 7, 2017

“We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.”   Quote—Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ Intention for the Month of October—Workers and Unemployed

That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights and that the unemployed may receive opportunity to contribute to the common good.

Communique #6 is coming so soon as I have received so much information in past month that has to get out before it gets forgotten, stale or too late.

Life Chain  took place October 1st in approximately 250 cities and towns in Canada this year.  

40 Days for Life will be taking place September 27 to November, 2017.  Prince George will be holding their protest against Abortion outside University Hospital of Northern B C  and Victoria will be holding their protest outside Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic If you are unable to attend please pray and fast for an end to abortion.

LifeCanada  Gala II was a sold out event September 8th 2017. Over $43,000 was raised which goes to their life saving educational work. LifeCanada’s “Dying Healed Program” is getting off the ground and is now in communities across Canada. The program is designed to train and prepare the average person to visit and provide companionship to vulnerable people experiencing loneliness due to illness, disability or end of life issues.

Dr. Alan Wolfeit—free seminar announcement---Dr. Wolfelt will be facilitating a free two hour seminar on the evening of November 14th 2017, at St. Patrick’s Parish in Vancouver.


The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a new document entitled “Discovering the Unity of Life and Love-A Reflection on the Foundation for a Theology of Human Love. Go to cccb.ca and download. Our National CFL Chairperson, Doreen Gowans encourages us to read it and share it with our CWL counterparts, family and friends. It is an excellent document.

Families on the Way of the Cross—This new prayer resource, designed for pastoral use during moments of parish prayer, on Good Friday, or for public processions and prayer vigils was created as a joint project between the Franciscan Family Centre in Bethlehem and the Commissariat of the Holy Land in Canada. It is available at commissariat.ca/families-way-cross

The Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, hosted a World Congress of Child Dignity in the Digital World October 3rd to 6th 2017.

Pat Deppiesse, Provincial Past-President received a powerful prayer from Sr. Nancy, Sister of Charity. This prayer needs to be prayed by all. Share with your connections and counterparts.

Prayer for a Peaceful Outcome in United States-North Korea Situation

Loving Creator, we come to beg your mercy on us

and on all creatures of Earth.

Most especially now, we pray for two world leaders,

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Move their hearts that they may lay aside

violent words and violent actions.

Open their eyes to see

that if ever they made good on their dire threats,

hundreds of thousands of human beings would be killed,

untold numbers of creatures would be destroyed,

and the very air, earth and water that supports life

would be poisoned for generations.

Inspire the advisors to these two men

to fashion a strategy of peace and

 to press their leaders to follow it.

Remove all hatred from our own hearts

that we may be artisans of peace

and so become the noble creatures you intended us to be.



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