SAINTS JOACHIM AND ANNA’S RELICS IN ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
Here in Roseville, California, United States of America, a Bride and Groom
last month (Party A and Party B) were married, but when they came back from
their honeymoon they received a call from the county stating that they we
NOT legally married, since they added the words next to Party A and Party
B, BRIDE and GROOM on their marriage application.
It is also here in Roseville, California,United States of America, that the
relics of St. Joachim and Anna ( grandparents of Jesus, parents of His mother
Mary) are housed at the St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church at 1001 Stone Canyon
St. Anna’s Greek Orthodox Church was given their first relic of St. Anna in
2005. On September 8, 2007 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in
Sacramento, California, Bishop Weigand gifted St. Anna’s Greek Orthodox Church
relics of Saint Joachim and Saint Anna.
Has God given us an answer to our prayers for the passing Propositions 8 and 4?
HERE IS AN AVENUE TO WORK WITH GOD’S GIFTS FOR LIFE, AND FOR FAMILY
The doors are open each day at St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church off East
Roseville Parkway from 11:00AM until 3:00PM. Tuesday thru Friday, and are closed
on Saturday. Everyone is welcome to come and pray during these hours.
This coming Sunday Night, November 2, 2008, a Supplication Prayer Service will be held at St. Anna’s. Everyone is invited to join this prayer service, and ask these two married saints for their intercession for the upcoming elections, and especially for Propositions 8 and 4. Their relics will be venerated for a short while after the service.
Suggestion: For a donation of your own choosing, you can purchase a small thin white candle, which you would place in the sand with the rest of the candles for your prayer petitions. There are also large glass red candles for a donation, which will be placed close to the relics of these two married saints with your verbal prayer request.
Along with to the beautiful prayer below, we can invoke holy married couples: Saints Joseph and Mary (parents of Jesus), Joachim and Anna (grandparents of Jesus, parents of his mother Mary) along with the newly-beatified Louis and Zelie Martin (parents of St. Therese, the Little Flower). May these married saints help us protect marriage and protect our daughters with the passage of Props 8 and 4.
PLEASE VOTE YES ON PROPOSITIONS 8 AND 4!
“Dearest Joseph, Mary, Joachim, Anna, Louis and Zelie, please pray for the sanctity and protection of our families! Amen”
PRAYER FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
Triune Lord of Life and Love,
Bless husbands and wives
With the graces
To be life-giving lovers
And life-loving givers.
As generous and responsible parents,
Who respect children
As the most excellent fruit of marriage.
May every marital embrace
Be free, total, faithful
And open to new life.
May the dark scourge
Of self-centered anxiety,
Contraception, sterilization, abortion,
And every other sin against the
Sacred meaning of human sexuality,
Be vanquished by your healing Mercy,
Coupled with the graces
To faithfully live
The glorious beauty of your purpose
For marriage and family,
In the image of the Holy Family,
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
And in your own Image:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen*
Please pass this prayer on!
*Reprinted from the Guardian of the Redeemer Magazine
Prayer cards of the above prayer are available from the
California Association of Natural Family Planning
To download and send this prayer to others: www.thecatholictreasurechest.com/wmarriage.htm
JMJ Divine Inspirations
Spiritual Advisor, Fr. John Warburton, O.S.J. (Oblate of St. Joseph)