Family Life

Celebrating the Mother of our Lord
FATIMA CENTENNIAL PRAYER 2017 Marian Year – Catholic Diocese of Charleston, SC

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, you are our Mother of Joyful Hope. As we commemorate your extraordinary concern shown for the Church and the world at Fatima, we thank you for your message that would assure universal peace. You urged penance by fulfilling our daily responsibilities, aided by our daily meditation on your holy Rosary. In this way, you desired to prevent the worldwide catastrophe of war. Your counsel, however, was not accepted by many and in our own time we still struggle to find world peace.

You also asked us to make proper reparation to your Immaculate Heart by practicing the five First Saturday devotions. These devotions focus on your Immaculate Conception, your Holy Virginity, your Divine Motherhood, and your spiritual Motherhood of all humanity. Therefore, enlighten us to be evangelizers of your holy love for God and for us. Help us to tell our children about your love. We ask you to strengthen our appreciation of your continuous compassion towards us. Obtain for us the grace to respond wholeheartedly to your presence in our midst - a presence that leads us to your Son, His Sacrifice and to the Father through the Holy Spirit.

For this reason, we implore you: Come, Mother, come! We need to know your Son. We want to know your Son. Come, Mother, come! Tell us about your Son. Teach us about your Son. Come, Mother, come! Prepare us for your Son. Unite us to your Son - our Eucharistic King of Divine Mercy.

Sources: This prayer is based on the message of Fatima, the Second Vatican Council, and on the prayers to Our Lady by St. John Paul II.

The title ‘Eucharistic King of Mercy’ recalls the apparition of the Angel who led the children of Fatima in reparative prayer before the Bl. Sacrament as well as the recent Year of Mercy. Our Lord spoke to St. Faustina from the Eucharist saying, “Here I am the King of Mercy.”


Special Rosary Vigils in the Year of Mary and 100th Anniversary of the Marian Apparitions in Fatima

October 13 at the 3 Abortion Clinics in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, we will be united in prayer at 7pm.
Charleston Women's Medical Center, 1312 Ashley River Rd, Charleston

Planned Parenthood, 2712 Middleburg Dr, Columbia

Greenville Women’s Clinic, 1142 Grove Road, Greenville

At all three sites we will pray for an end to abortion and the closing of each abortion facility. For more information please contact the Office of Family Life at 803.547.5063 or email familylife@catholic-doc.org.



YOU can help save lives! From September 27th through November 5, 2017, our state will be joining together for the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history -- the 40 Days for Life campaign. For more information, please review the national website at www.40daysforlife.com Please join us in our prayer and fasting:

The Rosary for Life will also take place in conjunction with 40 Days for Life. Please email your weekly parish totals to FamilyLife@catholic-doc.org. If you have any questions please call 803.554.6088 or 803.547.5063.

Special Rosary Vigils in the Year of Mary and 100th Anniversary of the Marian Apparitions in Fatima

October 13 at the 3 Abortion Clinics in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, we will be united in prayer at 7pm.


At all three sites we will pray for an end to abortion and the closing of each abortion facility. For more information please contact the Office of Family Life at 803.547.5063 or email familylife@catholic-doc.org.

SC three locations:

CHARLESTON
Location: Charleston Women's Medical Center,1312 Ashley River Road (Hwy. 61)
Website:
www.40daysforlife.com/Charleston
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Charleston40Days

Campaign Coordinator : Alex or Susan
(843) 580-6587 or (703) 328-2334
charleston40daysforlife@gmail.com

COLUMBIA
Location: Parenthood of Columbia, 2712 Middleburg Drive, Suite 107 Columbia, SC 29204.

Campaign Coordinator: Mark Baumgartner
803 348 1984
mjbaumgartner@gmail.com

GREENVILLE
Location: Greenville Women's Clinic, 1142 Grove Road, Greenville, SC 29605

Campaign Coordinator: Ingrid Ireland - 864-329-004440
Email: Days4LifeUpstateSC@gmail com




Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats support individuals in managing unresolved issues that they struggle with after abortion. The retreat can also bring spiritual healing and strengthening of faith. The retreatant has the opportunity to experience the saving power of Jesus and the forgiveness that He extends to us all!

If you or someone you know could benefit from the retreat, please have them contact:
Christy 803 554 6088
Kathy 803 546 6010
Grace4healing@gmail.com www.rachelsvineyard.org

November 10-12, 2017 – Rock Hill
March16-18, 2018 - Greenville