Fr. Imbarrato in Fitchburg MA Eucharistic Procession to Planned Parenthood

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Fr. Imbarrato in Fitchburg MA Eucharistic Procession to Planned Parenthood

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On Sat­ur­day after­noon dri­vers on Main Street in Fitch­burg Mass­a­chu­setts saw a sight they had likely not seen before.

Fr Stephen Imbar­rato of Priests for Life and some­times EWTN per­son­al­ity was in Fitch­burg from New Mex­ico for the 2nd of three days in Mass­a­chu­setts invited by WQPH 89.3 FM. Both Fri­day and Sun­day would involve events and din­ners in the Boston area but after a break­fast in Med­ford the rest of Sat­ur­day belonged to Fitch­burg and it was an active one

He would cel­e­brate daily mass at St. Bernards Parish at St. Camil­lus Church at noon, he would be the guest of honor at a lunch at Slattery’s. He would cel­e­brate the Divine Mercy Vigil mass at the now closed Madonna of the Holy Rosary and would hear so many con­fes­sions that evening that it would delay the Din­ner at that’s church’s hall and his speech there.

But the High­light of the day and indeed his trip was to come at 2:30 when he would lead that most Catholic and most rare of events at least around here, a Eucharis­tic Pro­ces­sion where the Holy Eucharis­tic the actual Body blood soul and divin­ity of Christ would be actu­ally be car­ried in full dis­play along the street.

It was three years ago that I had cov­ered a Eucharis­tic Pro­ces­sion from MIT to Har­vard in response to the Satanic Black Mass. Saturday’s event would not be as dra­matic but the tar­get was just as evil, the Planned Par­ent­hood loca­tion in Fitch­burg which ser­vices the Worces­ter loca­tion to facil­i­tate the mur­der and dis­mem­ber­ment of pre-​born babies for finan­cial gain.

at 2:30 a small crowd gath­ered at the old City hall includ­ing a con­tin­gent from the Knights of Colum­bus coun­cil #15962 St. Anthony of Padua Chap­ter Fr Imbar­rato in full regalia held the Mon­strance con­tain­ing the host and began the prayers of ado­ra­tion. And led by a ban­ner call­ing for Rosaries to be prayed for Amer­ica and an image of Divine Mercy with two angels cradling vic­tims of abor­tion Fr. and the Crowd began to process from City Hall to Planned Parenthood.

In addi­tion to this video a sec­ond per­son was stream­ing the pro­ces­sion live to Fr. Imbarrato’s face­book page where 2000 peo­ple watched and prayed live with us as we marched down the street pray­ing the Chap­let of Divine Mercy on the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday.

There were many curi­ous reac­tions as the pro­ces­sion con­tin­ued. A young girl at Espresso’s Pizza took pic­tures or videos with her cam­era as we passed. Dri­vers down main street slowed as they watched us, some vis­i­bly sur­prised at the sight of the blessed sacra­ment and the event drew curi­ous looks from an art gallery where a small event was tak­ing place at the same time.

It took about 11 min­utes for the crowd of 7080 accom­pa­nied unseen by the two thou­sand plus on the life stream to get to the planned par­ent­hood loca­tion across from the park­ing lot where I had parked.

Unlike pre­vi­ous events there was no sign of counter pro­tes­tors nor was there any sign of the press which was odd as fliers for the event had been dis­trib­uted in the area for months. There was also a dis­tinct lack of var­i­ous peo­ple either pass­ing by or dri­ving by throw­ing the odd insult at the pray­ing and protest­ing crowd. Whether it was due to the pres­ence of the blessed sacra­ment or not I leave it for you to say, but there were at least two peo­ple who joined the crowd in prayer as they fin­ished the Divine Mercy Chap­let and went to the Rosary.

Through it all Fr. Imbar­rato stood there hold­ing the Mon­strance with the Blessed Sacra­ment before the Planned Par­ent­hood site not react­ing to the cars pass­ing by, some beep­ing horns in sup­port, some just star­ing, nor at the passers by from the young black man who took some video on his phone, to the fel­low star­ing as he walked back to his apart­ment car­ry­ing this take­out from Fitch­burg Jade to the Span­ish Woman who looked at the sacra­ment and the pray­ing and nod­ded in acknowl­edge­ment and approval.

Oddly there was no activ­ity at the loca­tion itself. On pre­vi­ous Sat­ur­days dur­ing protests there would be peo­ple at the loca­tion but it seemed empty and bar­ren. Per­haps they had left early, per­haps it was a slow day but either way there was nobody enter­ing or leav­ing under the vis­age of Christ.

At it neared 4 pm Fr. prayed the final prayers of Ado­ra­tion and the host was cov­ered and peo­ple began dis­pers­ing. Some to their homes, oth­ers to Madonna of the Holy Rosary for the next set of events which will be cov­ered in later posts but I’ll leave you with this note.

Just under five hours later at Holy Rosary Church near the end of his talk. He informed the crowd that the num­ber of peo­ple who had so far watched the video of the pro­ces­sion still avail­able on his face­book page was in the tens of thou­sands. UPDATE over 200,000 It’s worth not­ing that the entire pop­u­la­tion of Fitch­burg is only about 40,000 souls and it remains to be seen how long it will take the num­ber of view­ers online to eclipse that figure.

But even if not a sin­gle other per­son watches it, this was one of the most sig­nif­i­cant Catholic events ever held in Fitch­burg. Eucharis­tic pro­ces­sions are not com­mon these days and one led by a national leader of the pro­life moment in Fitch­burg is rarer still.

It’s fit­ting that as peo­ple gather from all over the nation in Mass­a­chu­setts at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in the south­west part of the state it serves as a reminder of just how much we need mercy for.

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Fr Imbarrato and the Lord

On Saturday afternoon drivers on Main Street in Fitchburg Massachusetts saw a sight they had likely not seen before.

Fr Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life and sometimes EWTN personality was in Fitchburg from New Mexico for the 2nd of three days in Massachusetts invited by WQPH 89.3 FM. Both Friday and Sunday would involve events and dinners in the Boston area but after a breakfast in Medford the rest of Saturday belonged to Fitchburg and it was an active one

He would celebrate daily mass at St. Bernards Parish at St. Camillus Church at noon, he would be the guest of honor at a lunch at Slattery’s. He would celebrate the Divine Mercy Vigil mass at the now closed Madonna of the Holy Rosary and would hear so many confessions that evening that it would delay the Dinner at that’s church’s hall and his speech there.

But the Highlight of the day and indeed his trip was to come at 2:30 when he would lead that most Catholic and most rare of events at least around here, a Eucharistic Procession where the Holy Eucharistic the actual Body blood soul and divinity of Christ would be actually be carried in full display along the street.

It was three years ago that I had covered a Eucharistic Procession from MIT to Harvard in response to the Satanic Black Mass. Saturday’s event would not be as dramatic but the target was just as evil, the Planned Parenthood location in Fitchburg which services the Worcester location to facilitate the murder and dismemberment of pre-born babies for financial gain.

at 2:30 a small crowd gathered at the old City hall including a contingent from the Knights of Columbus council #15962 St. Anthony of Padua Chapter Fr Imbarrato in full regalia held the Monstrance containing the host and began the prayers of adoration. And led by a banner calling for Rosaries to be prayed for America and an image of Divine Mercy with two angels cradling victims of abortion Fr. and the Crowd began to process from City Hall to Planned Parenthood.

In addition to this video a second person was streaming the procession live to Fr. Imbarrato’s facebook page where 2000 people watched and prayed live with us as we marched down the street praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy on the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday.

There were many curious reactions as the procession continued. A young girl at Espresso’s Pizza took pictures or videos with her camera as we passed. Drivers down main street slowed as they watched us, some visibly surprised at the sight of the blessed sacrament and the event drew curious looks from an art gallery where a small event was taking place at the same time.

It took about 11 minutes for the crowd of 70-80 accompanied unseen by the two thousand plus on the life stream to get to the planned parenthood location across from the parking lot where I had parked.

Unlike previous events there was no sign of counter protestors nor was there any sign of the press which was odd as fliers for the event had been distributed in the area for months. There was also a distinct lack of various people either passing by or driving by throwing the odd insult at the praying and protesting crowd. Whether it was due to the presence of the blessed sacrament or not I leave it for you to say, but there were at least two people who joined the crowd in prayer as they finished the Divine Mercy Chaplet and went to the Rosary.

Through it all Fr. Imbarrato stood there holding the Monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament before the Planned Parenthood site not reacting to the cars passing by, some beeping horns in support, some just staring, nor at the passers by from the young black man who took some video on his phone, to the fellow staring as he walked back to his apartment carrying this takeout from Fitchburg Jade to the Spanish Woman who looked at the sacrament and the praying and nodded in acknowledgement and approval.

Oddly there was no activity at the location itself. On previous Saturdays during protests there would be people at the location but it seemed empty and barren. Perhaps they had left early, perhaps it was a slow day but either way there was nobody entering or leaving under the visage of Christ.

At it neared 4 pm Fr. prayed the final prayers of Adoration and the host was covered and people began dispersing. Some to their homes, others to Madonna of the Holy Rosary for the next set of events which will be covered in later posts but I’ll leave you with this note.

Just under five hours later at Holy Rosary Church near the end of his talk. He informed the crowd that the number of people who had so far watched the video of the procession still available on his facebook page was in the tens of thousands. UPDATE over 200,000 It’s worth noting that the entire population of Fitchburg is only about 40,000 souls and it remains to be seen how long it will take the number of viewers online to eclipse that figure.

But even if not a single other person watches it, this was one of the most significant Catholic events ever held in Fitchburg.  Eucharistic processions are not common these days and one led by a national leader of the prolife moment in Fitchburg is rarer still.

It’s fitting that as people gather from all over the nation in Massachusetts at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in the southwest part of the state it serves as a reminder of just how much we need mercy for.

A photo gallery follows


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