World Pride Reparation Day

Reader Sheepcat writes:

For the third year running, we’ve organized a global prayer event in reparation for Pride Toronto–this time, it’s WorldPride. We’re inviting people to make a mortification and commit to an hour in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord for the intentions of Charity, Clarity, Chastity. Our event runs from June 20 through July 2.

The full prayer intentions and other instructions for participating are here:

[W]hen the drums beat incessantly this time of year for the empty promises of LGBTQ+ Pride, my heart breaks for all those who don’t yet know something far better is possible; and I’ve felt weighed down by memories of encounters I now recognize as a counterfeit for what love is supposed to be. Seeing the problem, my wife ushered me to the Tabernacle, where Jesus heals and restores what has been wounded in me.

We advise people,

When you’re signing up and sharing the link, please remember two things: 1) it is hardest to fill the slots from 1 am to 5 am EDT (overnight in Toronto), so those in different time zones, working odd hours, or with unusual access to the Blessed Sacrament (in a religious house, hospital, church, etc) do well to sign up then; and 2) sign-ups will tend to snowball over several days, so it’s preferable to fill the earlier slots and then share the link with others who would be interested.

To anticipate a frequently asked question: YES, you may participate from around the world: wherever YOU assist at holy Mass, worship the Exposed Eucharist, visit the Tabernacle, attend a Corpus Christi Procession… so long as you remember the three-listed intentions. Any and all participation is appreciated. May God reward you for your fidelity and generosity!

Many thanks, and God bless.

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  • Hermann o

    Joining in prayer!

    I just hope you let us protestants join you… 🙂


    • Marthe Lépine

      I am sure you can join us… I just finished reading some of the Sheepcat’s blog, and his father was a United Church minister and his mother is still a protestant. But their prayers eventually brought him to change, even further than their expectations, since he became a Catholic. If you have not done it yet, try the link in Mark’s post, the Sheepcat’s blog is interesting reading.

      • Dear Hermann,

        Thanks so much for your support and your prayers, which are most welcome and help to sustain our apostolate. The Sheepcat and I are so grateful for what we’ve been given through our ecumenical backgrounds — and for your question.

        Here’s a question for you: do you believe that the Body and Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ are truly present in the Holy Eucharist? If so, come worship Him this weekend! The formal way to participate in Charity, Clarity, Chastity is (1) to offer a mortification (that means one fasts or gives up something bodily) from now through July 2 at 3 pm (which is called the hour of Divine Mercy because of the sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary), and (2) to sign up for at least one hour with Our Eucharistic Lord in any form, remembering the three-listed prayer intentions.

        Although you don’t receive Holy Communion in a Catholic Church, you’re most welcome to visit. The two of us did, respectively, before we were received into full communion with the Catholic Church. So check with your local parish and find out the schdule for holy Mass or even the special liturgy called Adoration and Exposition; and outside of those times, when the doors remain open for you to visit Jesus where He lives in the Tabernacle. This Sunday happens to be the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, AKA Corpus Christi, and that means that you may even be able to attend a Eucharistic Procession, where the Sacred Host is worshipped in the open air. And the Scripture readings at Sunday Mass aren’t to be missed; even better if they’re followed up with a devotional study of the rest of John 6.

        I don’t know if you’ve tried any of this before. Any one of these opportunities could be counted for the event, so long as you remembered the three-listed prayer intentions. I must caution you, though, that worshipping Our Eucharistic Lord will tend to foster desire for Our Eucharistic Lord, which will tend to have certain consequences for a Protestant. Consider yourself warned! We’ll look forward to your sign up.

        Yours in Christ,
        Mrs Sheepcat

  • Fr. Denis Lemieux

    This is a truly great thing, and the SheepCat is a wonderful fellow. Yes, prayer and fasting is the best and truest answer to these things.

  • tz1

    And will we ever worry about no-fault Divorce or the annulment factories? The probability the chanceries can find no invalid marriage is near zero.

    The 1% (who claim 10%) might be gnatsty to strain at, but we shouldn’t start smoking camels nasally under the big tent.

    • I’ve seen a solution to that in just the last week.

    • Donna

      Here’s part of the prayer intentions : “Chastity : We repent of any sins against God’s plan for male and female complementarity and the gift of human life, including, but not limited to immodesty, masturbation, use of artificial birth control and artificial reproductive technologies, abortion, production and use of pornography, sexual abuse, adultery, fornication, polygamy, prostitution, no-fault divorce, and same-sex acts. We affirm the unitive and procreative meanings of authentic married love; and the treasure of holy celibacy as lived by single persons, religious, and priests.”