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Faithful Catholic Parents - 2021-10-3
October 10, 2021
[Faithful Catholic Parents] God offers grace to each soul [cf. CCC 678]. God wants every soul to turn from evil and be saved [cf. Ezek 33:11]. So, we encourage our fellow Catholics to keep praying for their lost or lukewarm loved ones.
A woman, a devout Catholic, dropped back out of a group of three other adults to talk to the evangelist. The woman confided that the college student, who came from a country south of here and is staying with her husband and herself, is only nominally Catholic. He has shown no interest in the Faith. His girlfriend, also with the group, was raised without religion, the mother reported. She had invited the two of them to attend Mass with them that morning, and they did, but their hearts didn’t seem to be in it. Lord, please hear that mother’s prayer and bring both young adults to Faith and salvation!
A man stopped for a Rosary, saying he was familiar with it from his past. He tried to give us a donation but, since we do not accept donations on the street, the evangelist suggested he give it to the poor. “Who?” he asked, looking around the plaza. I suggested the woman in the wheelchair around the northwest corner. He found her, and smiled again as he went past the table, continuing on his way. Later, the woman passed by several times. She was the one the evangelist had referred to SVdP the previous week. The woman, though, hadn’t contacted the Society, but said she would “keep them in mind” if she needed help. She again declined the offer of a free Rosary.
A nicely dressed Catholic man, in his 40s or 50s, let the small group with him continue on while came to our table to select a Rosary. Surprisingly, he chose the light pink chain one.
A woman from another Catholic family group also dropped back to visit our table. She wanted a Rosary for her daughter, and chose one that was in the school colors of her college. Blessed Mother, please keep the young woman safe and close to your Son!
Our team member on the street heard “no thank you” more times than not last week. In the resulting lull between visitors, she offered the prayer taught the Fatima children by the Angel of Portugal: “O Jesus, I believe, I adore, I hope in, and I love You. And I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope in, and do not love You.” Lord, have mercy on us all!
The evangelist gave away perhaps a dozen Rosaries and its pamphlet, as well as one copy of the kerygma.
Please pray for us again today? Ask that God send people to us prepared to perceive their need for Our Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, and that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes of today’s efforts.
In answer to the prayers of Catholic parents, God may grant the grace of salvation to their children and grandchildren. We’re there to encourage them, so thank you again for your prayers and other support for this apostolate! In turn, may God protect and greatly bless you and all those you love!
“Go with the strength you have” (Judg 6:14).