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Today's Pro-Life Reflection
(From Fr. Frank Pavone's Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day) 
March 18
"My righteous servant will justify many and he will bear their iniquities." (Isaiah 53:11)
Reflection: Lent is a season of life. The passion, death, and resurrection of Christ have brought us the new life we now live. We commit ourselves to join all our suffering to his for our own salvation and that of the whole world.
Prayer: Jesus, you are the Suffering Servant of the Father. Your passion took away my guilt; your death brought me life. I offer you all my sufferings, that they may be borne in union with your cross and may help bring about a Culture of Life, starting in me. Amen.

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Cycle A

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General Intercessions: [English PDF]

Celebrant: Aware that God cares for us more than we can imagine, we present to Him our needs.


That our Holy Father, and all bishops, priests, and deacons will joyfully and effectively proclaim the grace of God that brings us salvation, we pray to the Lord...

For our President, Congress, and Courts, that they may carry out their duties with reverence for God and His unchanging law, we pray to the Lord...

That God, who rescues the life of the helpless, may enable us to rescue children from abortion, the sick from euthanasia, the criminal from capital punishment, and the poor from starvation, we pray to the Lord…

That Christians who are persecuted for their faith may grow in the courage to acknowledge Christ in the presence of others, we pray to the Lord...

That the sick may be healed, the dying consoled, and the departed welcomed into eternal life, we pray to the Lord...


To You we have entrusted our lives.
As we proclaim Christ your Son,
Provide for all our needs,
And fill us with Your Spirit.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Bulletin Insert:

A Mother’s poem to her child lost by abortion

“Forgive me.  I am sorry my baby, my little one. You were killed by the one who loved you the most. For the months I carried you, Flesh of my flesh, flesh of his flesh. I felt your every move, I could feel you ….But I was too young, I did not know. Your father, my little one, did not know you. You are a boy, a man like him. I call you Stewart William, like him. You have curly, brown hair like him. Your face is his face. I love you like I love him. I have no excuses. I saved you from a world. Where babies are killed by the ones who should love them the most. You are safe with God now. If I should ever have another child, You must remember that I will always love. You the most, my first baby. Sleep well, my little one.”  For healing after abortion, contact

Homily Suggestions:

Jer 20:10-13
Rom 5:12-15
Mt 10:26-33

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“All the hairs of your head are counted…you are worth more than many sparrows.” This assertion in today’s Gospel forms the basis for preaching on how much God values human life. It is not just “living things” that God values, because he created them. Rather, it is human beings – worth more than other living beings – who are privileged to have a particular relationship with God. This “capacity for God” marks out what we mean by the “sanctity” of human life. There is a relationship opened up for us with the Creator – a relationship of which lower forms of life are not capable. We can know him, praise him, receive a share in his divine nature, and one day see him face to face. We were made for him, as St. Augustine said, and our hearts are restless until we rest in him.

If a sparrow does not fall to the ground without the Father’s knowledge, what about a tiny unborn child killed “in secret” by chemical abortions (sometimes masquerading as birth control), or a new human embryo destroyed “in secret” in a laboratory in the name of “research?” 

Part of acknowledging Jesus before others, then, is to bear witness to the care that he and the Father give to the smallest human lives, and the concern God has to preserve such life.