Friday, July 25, 2014

All five Wisconsin dioceses to hold Adoration in defense of marriage this weekend

Earlier this week, Matt posted about a La Crosse parish holding Eucharistic Adoration for the defense of marriage in Wisconsin. There are more!
THIS WEEKEND!  Adoration in Defense of Marriage
Defending and promoting God’s Goodness, Beauty and Truth is crucial if we are to be serious Christians.  Recently, we have seen a degradation of the truth of marriage between one man and one woman.  This truth is etched in the essence of our being.  The family is the foundation stone of society.   We find this biblical truth revealed in the beginning of the Old Testament and throughout Sacred Scripture and Tradition and Teachings of the Church.
This weekend is critically important for prayer because the States of Indiana and Wisconsin have recently petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to overturn a recent ruling that their laws recognizing marriage as between one man-one woman is unconstitutional. There are a series of key deadlines approaching  that will determine the outcome of the case; thus, the time for prayer before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in support of Christian marriage is now!  
Various groups in Indiana are mobilizing immediately, and they have asked us to unite in prayer and solidarity with them in support of the USCCB's call to prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty. We  have one parish in each diocese in Wisconsin designated for the Eucharistic Adoration all night prayer vigil for marriage beginning after the last vigil mass on Saturday, July 26, the Feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, and ending before the first morning mass on Sunday, July 27.  Some of the parishes participating currently have a Perpetual Adoration Chapel.

Here is the contact information for this effort in each of Wisconsin's five dioceses:
Milwaukee Diocese:
St Jerome - Fr John Yockey
995 S Silver Lake St
Oconomowoc, WI
(262) 569-3020

Madison Diocese:
St Mary's Pine Bluff - Fr Richard Heilman
3673 County Highway P
Cross Plains, WI 53528
(608) 798-2111

Superior Diocese:
Our Lady of Sorrows - Fr Christopher Kemp, Assoc.
1st and Corbett Avenue
Mail to: 611 First Street South
Ladysmith, WI 54848

LaCrosse Diocese:
St James the Less - Fr Robert A Schaller
1032 Caledonia Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603-2510
(608) 782-7557

Diocese of Green Bay:
St Pius X - Fr Thomas Farrell
500 W Marquette St,
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 733-0575

Once a date is finalized for the appeal hearing to be heard in Chicago, a similar, more widespread effort will be organized.

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