Saturday, February 27, 2021

New website for Helpers of God’s Precious Infants of Michigan

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Monday, February 01, 2021

Lenten Prayer Vigils and the Holy Face!

Given our gravely troubled world, the blessed Season of Septugesima we have just entered becomes even more crucial. This Season of Septugesima points to the seventy years that Israel was exiled in Babylon, a period of time that seems reflected in our age. 

This three week season is bestowed upon us by our loving Holy Mother the Church so that we may prepare and make our plans to make a good and fruitful Lent. And during this Holy Lent Fr. Fedewa and St. Basil Parish will be hosting Five Prayer Vigils for Life!

Be converted to Me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and in mourning. And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God! Joel 2:12-13

A traditional devotion during the Season of Septugsima is the Novena of the Holy Face.

The Holy Face Novena is traditionally prayed from Sexagesima Sunday for nine days concluding on the Monday before Shrove Tuesday in preparation for honoring the Holy Face on Shrove Tuesday. In 2021 the Holy Face Novena (printable) would be prayed from
Sexagesima Sunday, February 7th, through Monday, February 15th, inclusive.

Having made our Lenten preparation during the season of Septugesima, we will then be prepared to more fruitfully participate in the Lenten Prayer Vigils for Life as part of Holy Lent.

The Lenten Prayer Vigils will be held at 10 AM on Five of the Seven Saturdays of Lent. Details are on this Printable Flier.

Make Thy Face to shine upon Thy servants! Save us in Thy mercy! Ps 30:17

Monday, January 18, 2021

Are You Called To Be A Helper?


Would you spend some time with the little babies in your own neighborhood before they die? Maybe you’ll even be able to directly save some lives. But what is even more important is that you are there. In a sense, it may be a way to redeem the abandonment of Christ by his apostles when they refused to be with Jesus for fear of the Cross.

Friday, January 01, 2021

Prayer Vigil for Life – January 30th!

His Name was called Jesus, the Name given Him by the angel before He was conceived in the womb! (Luke 2:21)  During this month Devoted to the Holy Name of Jesus we will be blessed with a Prayer Vigil to Stand Up For Life!

I will praise Thee, O Lord my God: with my whole heart, and I will glorify Thy Name for ever! (Psalm 85:12)

The Prayer Vigil is being hosted by RTL of GP/HW Affiliate on January 30, 2021 at 10 AM on the Median in front of the Eastpointe Abortion Center. Printable Flier Here

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Turn Your Eyes to Mary!

During this week begun by the Immaculate Conception and completed today by our Patroness, Our Lady of Guadalupe, the intercession of Our Blessed Mother has saved the lives of at least seven babies!
 


For great is the power of God alone, and He is honoured by the humble! (Ecclesiasticus 3:21)

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Raise up your heads, then, ye children of Adam!

And shake off your chains! This day the humiliation which weighed you down is annihilated! 

Behold!  (Dom Gueranger)

 

 

Thou art the glory of Jerusalem! Thou art the joy of Israel! Thou art the honor of our people! Alleluia! Alleluia! (Judith 15:10)

Today is the Blessed Feast of the Immaculate Conception!

Friday, November 06, 2020

Arise, O Lord, and Let Thy Enemies be Scattered!

And let them that hate Thee fly before Thy Face! 

Prayed in the Chaplet of the Holy Face, from Psalm 67, which Saint Ethanasius taught is the verse in the Holy Scriptures that the devils fear the most!

The Divine Savior made me understand that, at present, the impious, by their blasphemies, renewed the outrages and indignities offered His Holy Face... Sister Saint-Pierre, October 27, 1845

The forces of darkness threaten to overwhelm our country. But as devout Catholics we are truly blessed to not only have Public Revelation, but also have Our Lord's and Our Blessed Mother's explicit instructions for this age lovingly provided for us in Private Revelations that have been deemed Worthy of Belief by Holy Mother Church.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Love the Madonna and Pray the Rosary!

So says, Saint Padre Pio! We didn't want to let this Month of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary go by without thanking all those that support Helpers efforts through prayer!

"Love the Madonna and pray the Rosary, for Her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today." Saint Padre Pio

Upheld by your prayers over these last two decades, Helpers has planted seeds of the Faith in countless souls and saved thousands of babies. We are especially grateful to those that have made a spiritual commitment to this struggle against Powers and Principalities through our Prayer Confraternity!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Vigil for Life - Serving Christ with Our Friends!

The incredibly generous outpouring of support from hundreds of our dear friends in the Detroit Pro-Life Community for our September 26th Prayer Vigil continues to awe us and we wanted to share some of the stories and photos!


The day began with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered by Archbishop Vigneron and Father Fedewa at St. Basil the Great Parish. There were about 250 assisting at Mass, and the number was so large that due to COVID requirements those assisting spread into the vestibule as well.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Prayer Vigil for Life and Gratitude!

We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those that supported our Prayer Vigil for Life this Ember Saturday. That in the midst of the current crisis about 200 faithful gathered is a deeply moving testament to the true charity in the hearts of all those that have supported Helpers' mission all these years!

 
 

Come let us adore and fall down: and weep before the Lord that made us. For he is the Lord our God. (Ember Saturday Introit, Psalm 94:6-7)

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Michaelmas Embertide Prayer Vigil!

Given the grave troubles afflicting both the Church and our country it seems especially fitting that our Formal Prayer Vigil is to take place on Ember Saturday, September 26th, of Michaelmas Embertide.


Return, O Israel, to the Lord thy God: for thou hast fallen down by thy iniquity. (Osee 14:2)

Monday, August 31, 2020

Prayer Vigil for Life -- Ember Saturday, September 26, 2020

Thus saith the Lord of Hosts: The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth shall be to the house of Juda, joy, and gladness, and great solemnities: only love ye truth and peace. Zacharias 8:19

Helpers of God’s Precious Infants of Michigan, invites you to its Formal Prayer Vigil which is being held in conjunction with St. Basil the Great Parish on Ember Saturday, September 26, 2020 (Printable Flyer Here).

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

St. John, Martyr for Marriage, Pray for Us!

On this Saturday, August 29th, on the Glorious Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, we will be blessed with another Prayer Vigil at the abortion centers!

This is he of whom it is written: Behold I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. For I say to you: Amongst those that are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist. Luke 7:27-28

Friday, July 03, 2020

Summer Prayer Vigils!

Fr. Eric Fedewa and St. Basil Parish are hosting another series of peaceful prayer vigils outside the abortion centers, this time during August and September 2020!




The prayer vigils will be held from 9 to 10 AM on the following Saturdays: August 8th, August 22nd, August 29th, and September 5th.

Monday, June 08, 2020

Jesus Meek and Humble of Heart!

Make my heart like unto thine!

June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and June 19th is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

And now that we have access to Mass and the Sacraments again what would be better than to offer thanksgiving, reparation, and love to the Heart that is Love!


St. Margaret Mary (1647-1690): “My divine Savior has given to understand that those who work for the salvation of souls will have a gift of touching the most hardened hearts, and will labor with marvelous success, if they themselves are penetrated with a tender devotion to His Divine Heart.”


Saturday, May 09, 2020

A May Crown for Our Mother!

With the arrival of May and the warming of the weather our thoughts naturally turn to providing a beautiful May Crown for Our Blessed Mother Mary. But in the midst of these troubles, we are denied many of our traditional practices.

But perhaps, together we could provide a suitable May Crown for our Mother!



And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. The Apocalypse of St John 12:1

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Faithful Souls and Babies Saved!

The superabundant graces of Our Lord and Savior's Most Sacred Heart continue to pour into our work blessing us with marvelous success during these times of hardship!

On this past Friday, a First Friday, devoted to the Sacred Heart, two babies were saved!
 
  

All Glory and Praise to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


Our Lord to Sr. Josefa Menendez (1890-1923): “I am not attracted by your merits but by your love for souls.” “When a soul is generous enough to give me all I ask, she gathers up treasures for herself and others and snatches great numbers of souls from perdition.” ” I so much want souls to understand this! It is not the action in itself that is of value; it is the intention with which it is done.”


 “Understand this well, Josefa: when a soul loves Me, she can make up for many who offend Me, and this relieves My Heart.” “One faithful soul can repair and obtain mercy for many ungrateful ones.” “A little act of generosity, of patience, of poverty . . . may become treasure that will win a great number of souls to My Heart.”



[Detail,Sacred Heart Window, Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Altoona, PA. Photography: Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.
Sacred Heart Devotion from Catholic Tradition ]

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Ite ad Joseph!

In the midst of these very troubled times Our Dear Lord is continuing to bless our work by saving babies!  And this time He sent His aid through Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons!


Ite ad Joseph (Go to Joseph), and do all that he shall say to you. Genesis 41:55


Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Safe in the Hollow of Our Lady's Mantle

The Lenten Prayer Vigils, led by Fr. Fedewa concluded this past Saturday. And our Helpers counselor recounts feeling a strong sense of Our Blessed Mother's comforting presence during the vigil!


Here I will hear their weeping, their sorrow, and will remedy, and alleviate all their multiple sufferings, necessities and misfortunes. (Our Lady to St. Juan Diego)


We are grateful to Fr. Fedewa, his St. Basil parishioners, and our dear Helpers, for their faithful witness.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Calvary

As we all bear a type of Calvary during these times, we are especially grateful to those among us that are bearing the harshest trials. Helpers and prayer supporters, who in the midst of the trials we face, are out at the mills striving to save babies and their poor lost mothers.


 If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it? Psalm 129: De Profundis


And Our Merciful Lord does answer our prayers. As those at the Rosary Vigil prayed and Helpers labored in the cold rain Saturday – God blessed us.

A woman, prayed over by Fr. Fedewa and counseled by Helpers, turned to life and her baby has been saved and will be born in October, the month of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary!


Saturday, March 28, 2020

Our Lady's Crown & Babies Saved!

During the trials of this corona virus, Helpers have been calling to mind a far different corona – Our Blessed Mother's Holy Rosary. Corona being Latin for Rosary, or Our Lady's Crown.


Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. John 14:1 


And while Helpers prayed the Holy Rosary and labored to bring in the harvest, Our Good God blessed us by saving two babies and their mothers! One of which happened upon the day of one of Fr. Fedewa's Rosary Prayer Vigils!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

March & April Prayer Vigils!

Fr. Eric Fedewa and St. Basil Parish are hosting four informal Lenten Prayer Vigils outside the abortion centers on Saturdays in March and April!



For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Ephesians 6:12


Helpers are very pleased to welcome this effort and encourage our prayer supporters to join them!

Friday, March 06, 2020

Training Meeting Thank You!

Thank you to all the Helpers that braved the big snow to come to our Fat Tuesday training meeting!


And He said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He send labourers into His harvest. Luke 10:2


We had a very good turn out! Due to the snow we had no new faces, but we hope to do even better next time!

So as we start this holy Lenten season, may we re-double our prayers for each other and our efforts to bring the Light of Christ to those most in need at the area abortion centers!

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Come and Spend Fat Tuesday with Helpers!

All our Helpers' friends are invited to our Fat Tuesday Training Meeting to learn about our mission of outreach and support to preborn babies and their families. What better way to start Lent than to discern whether you are being called to Calvary?

 

Do you see that by works a man is justified; and not by faith only? James 2:24


Sunday, February 02, 2020

Let Loving Hearts Enthrone Him!

Sacrifice joined together with the joy of Christmastide brings us today to Candlemas! Joyful self sacrifice, the ideal that we aspire to as Helpers, is personified in our Lord and Blessed Mother in this feast!



Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; And thy own soul a sword shall pierce,  Luke 2:34-35

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Four Babies Saved!


For unto you it is given for Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him. Philippians 1:30 


Over two days, with weather about as harsh as a Michigan winter can produce -- just enough above freezing to produce near non-stop frigid, soaking rain, rather than snow, four babies were saved through the efforts of our Helpers Counselors! 

Praise God, for He is Good!

Friday, January 24, 2020

U.S. President Attends March for Life!


“All of us here understand an eternal truth: Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God."  President Trump, 47th March for Life


In an historic first, President Trump addressed the March for Life today, in Washington, in person!

As Helpers working every day, in the harshest conditions, to bring true help to families in crisis, we could not ask for a stronger defender telling the truth of what we do.


Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Power of the Ave!


Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum!


On these cold, gray days, we struggle to bring the Light of Christ to those most in need. Too often facing laughter or derision for the effort. It is too easy to become discouraged about even trying.

It is at those dark moments, though, that Our Blessed Mother never fails us. As shared by one of our Helpers Counselors, it is precisely at those most difficult moments that Our Blessed Mother will come to our aid!


Sunday, December 15, 2019

Gaudéte in Dómino Semper!

Rejoice in the Lord always!

Holy Mother Church joyfully sets before us today for Gaudéte Sunday the gloriously fierce figure of Saint John the Baptist. Lean as a whip, clothed in animal skins, fearlessly crying out...


"I am the voice of one crying in the desert, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord'"

John 1:23


As Helpers facing mothers-to-be convinced by the World that they must end the life of their child, we can see in the heroic courage of the Baptist speaking the truth to those that seek to ensnare him, the precious Gift of the Holy Spirit that our work relies upon.

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Advent, Sidewalks, and Love



“Send down the dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the Just One: let the earth be opened, and bud forth the Redeemer.” Advent hymn, “Rorate Caeli


The blessed season of Advent begins today!

And while the world around us has already launched itself into seemingly endless, premature celebrations of a largely Christ-less Christmas . . .