You Can Protect Our Youth as They Go 
Back to School 
                                         
Greetings!
  
Did you know that there is an anti-Catholic, anti-Mary spirit that wants to destroy your child's faith?

We've recently had Dr. Carrie Gress as our guest speaker on television, radio and at our Women of Grace retreat who taught us about the aggressive, anti-Mary spirit which has taken over our culture, our media and our government institutions, including our schools.

The hallmark of this spirit includes destroying the family by elevating promiscuity, abortion, homosexuality, and gender confusion.

But we, as parents and spiritual guardians, can place a hedge of protection around our young people, our sons and daughters, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and our godchildren. Our children need not be victims of this anti-Mary spirit. Our children need not lose their sense of well-being, resolve, and most importantly, their Catholic faith. They need not be swallowed up in the quagmire of unhealthy social and cultural influences.

We at Women of Grace, are here again to help you fortify your children and build a strong perimeter of protection around them and you by offering you our Back to School Novena of Masses.
At the beginning of this school season, Reverend Father Samuel Mwaka, a priest of the Archdiocese of Gulu, Northern Uganda, is going to offer this Novena of Masses for your young people.

We are going to include you, too, that God would give you the wisdom you need to guide your son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter, niece or nephew, godson or goddaughter - and the actual grace necessary to meet the challenges and struggles this school year may present. 

If you are a teacher, catechist, or school administrator, know that we will be praying for you as well. We will be asking Our Lord to give you a supernatural vision and fortitude to bring the presence of Christ to your classroom in every way you can.

It is fitting that this special Novena of Masses will begin on August 28th, the Feast of St. Augustine and will include the Feast of St. Monica and concludes on September 4th. What better saints to intercede for our children to become all that God created them to be than Sts. Monica and Augustine?

Click on the link below to submit your special intention for this Novena of Masses and to enroll your children. We invite you to join us in prayer using the prayer below, as we lift up your children to the Heavenly Throne of God.
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Let's give our children the start they really need at the beginning of this school year - the spiritual protection and graces that come through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In this way, we can do much to safeguard them, encourage them, lead them, and guide them.

These are unprecedented times and unprecedented times require unprecedented grace. Let's see what we can do together!

May God bless you and may the abundant life of Jesus Christ be yours.

In His Service and with gratitude,
Johnnette Benkovic Williams
Founder and President

 
PRAYER TO ST. MONICA

Exemplary Mother of the Great Augustine,

you perseveringly pursued your wayward son,

not with wild threats but with prayerful cries to heaven.

Intercede for all parents, guardians, and spiritual parents in our day

so that we may learn to draw our children to God.

Teach us how to remain close to our children,

even prodigal sons and daughters

who have sadly gone astray.

Amen.

 

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