Scandal in the Church requires appropriate responses.  Last month, exorcists  asked Catholics to pray in reparation for pagan influence in the Vatican’s recent Pan-Amazon Synod (http://www.ncregister.com/blog/breedail/four-exorcists-urge-day-of-fasting-prayer-and-reparation-dec.-6).  A pagan goddess, Pachamama, was displayed in a variety of events at the Synod.  During at least one of these events, various individuals were bowing to the goddess during a ceremony on the grounds Vatican (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUVWif9Iam8).   This led to at least one Catholic discarding the pagan idols in the Tiber river (https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-controversial-amazon-synod-statue-siezed-and-thrown-into-the-tiber-river-full-video)

As a reaction to this travesty, four exorcists encouraged Catholics to do one or more of the following:  offer some form of penance such as attending mass and confession, offer prayers to the Sacred Heart, and  make a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Father Chris Jarvis stepped into action with a Day of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus last Friday, December 6th, at St. Stephen Church in Lake City, MI.  This is the what schedule was for the Day of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus:

10:15 – 11:15 AM  Adoration

11:30                      Mass, Consecration to the Sacred Heart, Rosary

After Mass until Midnight:  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

3 PM                      Divine Mercy Chaplet

Midnight                Benediction

1:30 – 3 PM            Confession

5-7 PM                   Confession

10:30 – 11:30 PM   Confession

If ever there was a message of hope for our Diocese and the Church, this action by Father Jarvis is just that.  We encourage all faithful Catholics to thank Father Jarvis with words and prayers of encouragement.  His action should also serve as an inspiration for other priests of our Diocese.

 

St. Stephen Catholic Church

506 West Union Street, Lake City, MI  49651

(231) 839-2121