Hello everyone. As we continue to prepare for the Easter season, we at Oremus Communications (OC) never cease to be penitent and thankful for what our lord did for all of us on the cross on that Good Friday wherein he atoned for our sins. Because of His Sacrifice, we have an opportunity to spend eternity in heaven with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and all the angels and saints. Thank you Lord!
The month of March has seen a number of spiritual activities throughout the world as do all the months of the Liturgical Calendar. Beginning with Pope Francis, he has had a very active schedule. In addition to his weekly audiences with pilgrims from all over the world, he continued to deliver inspirational messages and bestow spiritual blessings on all the faithful. On March 22nd “World Water Day”, he drew attention to his Encyclical, Laudato Si wherein he emphasized the importance of protecting our planet’s resources, especially water.
Another item which especially caught our attention was the official announcement by the Vatican that Pope Francis will visit Dublin, Ireland in July 2018 for the World Meeting of Families. It was just a little more than two years ago when Pope Francis visited Philadelphia, PA (USA) for the World Meeting of Families in September 2015. Our event in Philadelphia was very successful, and we wish the faithful in Ireland to also have a wonderful World Meeting of Families later this year.
Here in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at the Man Up Philly Conference held at Neumann College on Saturday, March 3, many Catholic husbands, fathers, sons et al. gathered together in prayer and reflection, and to hear inspirational talks from such distinguish speakers as Mr. Steve Bozza, Director of the Family & Life Office for the Philadelphia Archdiocese. OC participated with our own exhibits, featuring the 50th Anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical, Humanae Vitae and the benefits of Natural Family Planning (NFP).
Oremus Communications at the Man Up Philly Conference on March 3, 2018.
Pictured: Tony McGinley, Program Director Oremus Communications (left) and Steve Bozza, Director of the Family & Life Office for the Philadelphia Archdiocese (right)
The month of April promises to also be a time of solemn observance as we participate in the events of Holy Week and a time of joyous celebration as we honor the Easter Season.
We plan to have Mr. Carl Malburg, Guardian of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima be our guest on Oremus Communications Family Rosary Program (OCFRP) Thursday, April 12 who will share with us the latest insights regarding the Message of Our Lady of Fatima. On Friday, April 13, Father Peter Welsh, Parochial Victor of St. Helena Parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be our guest host, where he will pray the rosary with us and talk about Pope Paul VI and his relationship with St. Martin, Ist. On Friday, April 27, our good friend, Charlie DeFeo, renowned author and member of the Lay Dominicans will visit us again, and will be bringing with him a special guest, Mr. Massimo Paris, an expert in the history of the Shroud of Turin.
We certainly hope that you can join us on these special dates as well as on other occasions throughout the days and weeks to come as we continue to strive to make a spiritual difference. OREMUS
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