Festival of the Blessed Virgin Mary


September 8-15th 2015

Please join us in the festival of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Activities are as follows:

Tuesday September 8th:

Our Lady’s Birthday
Madonna Holy Rosary Church, 118 Theresa St. Fitchburg

6pm- Living Rosary To sign up to be part of the Living Rosary contact:

Birthday cake and ice cream Joan Conroy (978-343-9278)

Saturday September 12th:

Feast of the Holy Name of Mary Madonna Holy Rosary Church, Fitchburg

  • 10am – 3pm Day Retreat – Fr Leonard ($25 offering)
  • 10am – 4pm
    • Festival in Church Hall
    • Catholic Book Fair
    • WQPH Radio-a-thon
  • 3 – 3:45pm Confession – Fr Leonard Mary MFVA of EWTN
  • 4sandrpm Holy Mass – Fr Leonard Mary MFVA of EWTN

Sunday September 13th:

Fatima Anniversary

9am HolyMass St Francis of Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway W. Medford

10:30am Breakfast Anthony’s, 105 Canal St, Malden

Susan Campbell Trainor (781) 391-7374 for tickets ($25 per person)

Special Guest: Fr. Leonard Mary MFVA of EWTN

Monday September 14th:

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

St Bernards at St Camillus Church, Fitchburg

Noon Holy Mass with Fr. Leonard Mary MFVA of EWTN

Luncheon to follow in lower church

Roland & Carol Vallee (978)343-4927 for tickets ($22 per person)

Tuesday September 15th:

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows For lost children

St Joseph Church, 114 High St., Medford


6pm Living Rosary of the Seven Sorrows and Divine Mercy Chaplet

Followed by Mass celebrated by Fr. Leonard Mary MFVA of EWTN . Contact Sandi Arjune (781) 333-4800

For more information or to volunteer to help

www.prayersforlife.org

info@wqphradio.org

781-218-2834

Intercessory Prayer

  • 9/8/15 Living Rosary: Joan Conroy (978) 343-9278
  • 9/12/15 Day Retreat: Chris Toloczko (508) 856-9416

WQPH Radio-a-thon: Peter Ingemi and Knights of Columbus

By: Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT – It’s been a rough month in Louisiana. We have lost three law enforcement officers in as many weeks, and just next door in Texas, we lost another one this weekend. All of this on top of the tragic killing of two news reporters on live television last week…enough already!

All lives matter.

The group #blacklivesmatter is exacerbating the problem with their hate speech.  I’m not going to perpetuate it by repeating their garbage, but this group should be called out and cited for hate speech.  Nobody should give them any attention or publicity at all.  Their mission is pure evil.

In the wake of all this, I find myself longing for a leader who can instill calm, common sense, and peace among us.  I had a conversation with a friend this week who is on the opposite end of the political spectrum than I am, but he is reasonable and intelligent.  We agree to disagree on politics. After the murder of the journalists last week, we discussed gun control.  He said, “Perhaps I am on the side that there are too many guns out there and maybe you believe there are not enough.”

Well, no, that’s not what I believe. I’m not sure what the answer is to end all of this anarchy, but I don’t think gun control is the answer; that didn’t work for drugs or for alcohol, and those weren’t protected by the Second Amendment.

In the end, my friend and I did agree that the answer must lie somewhere in the fact that there is no longer respect for human life. We must somehow figure out a way to once again instill a respect for all life: white lives, black lives, unborn lives, lives of those of different religions, income brackets, or neighborhoods.

We must quit hating each other for perceived injustices and find a way to work out our problems without simply killing each other. In the case of the Texas deputy that was killed this weekend, no known motive has been offered except that the man was wearing a uniform.  He was simply filling his patrol car with gasoline when he was approached from behind and shot.

Our president, who has in the past not felt any qualms about speaking out on local law enforcement issues, has been silent on the rash of law enforcement murders and on the growing racial tension in our country. When he has commented, it has only served the purpose of exacerbating the problem. We need a leader to instill calm – to insist that all lives matter.

It’s got to stop.

 

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport.

 

Festival of the Blessed Virgin Mary


September 8-15th 2015

 

Please join us in the festival of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

Activities are as follows:

 

Tuesday September 8th:

Our Lady’s Birthday
Madonna Holy Rosary Church, 118 Theresa St. Fitchburg

6pm- Living Rosary To sign up to be part of the Living Rosary contact:

Birthday cake and ice cream Joan Conroy (978-343-9278)

 

Saturday September 12th:

Feast of the Holy Name of Mary Madonna Holy Rosary Church, Fitchburg

  • 10am – 3pm Day Retreat – Fr Leonard ($25 offering)
  • 10am – 4pm
    • Festival in Church Hall
    • Catholic Book Fair
    • WQPH Radio-a-thon
  • 3 – 3:45pm Confession – Fr Leonard Mary MFVA of EWTN
  • 4sandrpm Holy Mass – Fr Leonard Mary MFVA of EWTN

     

Sunday September 13th:

Fatima Anniversary

9am HolyMass St Francis of Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway W. Medford

10:30am Breakfast Anthony’s, 105 Canal St, Malden

Susan Campbell Trainor (781) 391-7374 for tickets ($25 per person)

Special Guest: Fr. Leonard Mary MFVA of EWTN

 

Monday September 14th:

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

St Bernards at St Camillus Church, Fitchburg

Noon Holy Mass with Fr. Leonard Mary MFVA of EWTN

Luncheon to follow in lower church

Roland & Carol Vallee (978)343-4927 for tickets ($22 per person)

 

Tuesday September 15th:

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows For lost children

St Joseph Church, 114 High St., Medford


6pm Living Rosary of the Seven Sorrows and Divine Mercy Chaplet

Followed by Mass celebrated by Fr. Leonard Mary MFVA of EWTN . Contact Sandi Arjune (781) 333-4800

 

For more information or to volunteer to help

www.prayersforlife.org

info@wqphradio.org

781-218-2834

 

Intercessory Prayer

  • 9/8/15 Living Rosary: Joan Conroy (978) 343-9278
  • 9/12/15 Day Retreat: Chris Toloczko (508) 856-9416

 

WQPH Radio-a-thon: Peter Ingemi and Knights of Columbus

A teacher in New Jersey is reinstated after being tardy 110 times. Yawn. Tell me something new.

As library director,I once fired a young man for being insolent. He had dropped in at various Board members’ homes on Easter Sunday to discuss his grievances. One of the Board members insisted he be fired. In any private enterprise in New Jersey, an employee can be fired at any time, for any cause. I know this because I looked it up. I knew there would be repercussions, even as I drafted the letter relieving him of his responsibilities.

Our library did not have a union at that time, but we had Civil Service, which is just as good at assuring any public employee that he had a cast-iron right to his job. And so it turned out. The employee threatened to sue. The municipality settled the case in his favor, giving him everything he had been asking for. They even paid for his lawyer.

There is a procedure for firing an employee who is a civil servant. It involved keeping a log of the person’s misdeeds, oral counseling (in Civil Service lingo, that means talking to him). After that comes written counselling, (writing the person a letter). There was plenty more that had to be done before saying sayonara, but I will spare you the details. Just thinking about it makes me tired.

The amount of work needed to get rid of an employee was phenomenal and took up most of the supervisor’s time for weeks. I also learned that I needed another employee in the room when I did all this counseling, etc, or it would be a case of he said/she said.

Nevertheless I did get rid of two good-for-nothing lazy employees. I did this by writing them endless letters and having sessions of criticism with both of them (separately) in my office, with a witness. I kept track of them like God does when he keeps an eye on a sparrow, only God does not have to issue written reports and memos and have limitless discussions. Nor does God have to have a witness present.

Meanwhile, the supervisor (me) and the witness (someone else) cannot perform any other of our duties because of the time suck involved in showing an employee the door.

How I envy Donald Trump!

Posted by miriam sawyer at 9:25 PM 0 comment

cruz 2 007Yesterday I took a trip to Mike and Mar Mar Rogers house to cover a Ted Cruz House party.

Mike (of Granite Grok) and his wife have hosted many events over the years. Earlier this year I covered Ben Carson’s event but this one was the largest I’d seen, there were several tables of food, multiple tents including one for Granite Grok (which I was allowed to share) and a table at the front to allowed in registered guests.

This was the first time I’d ever seen either police or a security table but the draw here was large and included over 200 people (my count was 215 when the Senator started speaking which explained the 30 pizzas).

I arrived a couple of hours early and recorded parts of my podcast (emailed weekly to subscribers btw) including interviews with skip from Granite Grok, Mary Lotz, Frank Ardinger and others, but held back some space hoping for an interview with the Senator and to includes some audio from the event.

About 10 minutes before the event started Mar Mar invited those who helped with the event to Meet the Senator socially. While I had covered the senator on multiple occasions it was our first meeting socially and I was gratified that he remembered me from various events (The hat and scarf comes in real handy here) after which he came to the back yard to the crowd of 225.

Senator Cruz was preceded by a few speakers including local selectmen and was finally introduced by former NH Speaker Bill O’Neill after which he took the mic

Cruz spoke for about 25 minutes and gave pretty much his standard stump speech, he listed the things he would do on day one as president (revoke regulation, drop Iran deal, investigate planned parenthood and more) and on his long term goals. It was a message of optimism that we would be able to make a difference.

One the speech was done the Q & A came he took questions on the Trade Deficit

On the Iran Deal

On Power plant Closings

and on the Black Community

Unfortunately I violated a primary rule of mine and dug into the excellent spread so it was at this point that nature decided to call, however I had my USB microphone set up and the entire event was recorded in audio (available here)

At this point he sat down for an interview with Granite Grok when it was completed I asked for an interview but deferred when the Senator asked to greet the attendees first.

The sun was setting fast so I moved inside and set myself up in an area with some good light to be ready for him, but his handlers said at this point that they were running late and had no time, fortunately the Senator overruled them and sat down with me for six minutes (which for me is a long one).

You’ll notice the mic next to him, I used the recording from the Mic and a subsequent interview with Mike Rogers on the event for the Podcast.

Cruz continues his march forward slowly gathering support, he is using his money and grass roots support wisely and I suspect when we get to the end of the primary season he will still be standing because of it

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