Works of Mercy

MACCW Initiatives


Spiritual Adoption

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's (1895 to 1979) direct response to Roe V. Wade in 1973 legalizing abortion in the United States, introduced a means for anyone to spiritually adopt an unborn infant who is in imminent danger of being aborted somewhere in the world. The spiritual foster father or mother names the unborn child, and then say the prayer below every day for nine months.  Please join the members of MACCW to say the simple prayer everyday for nine months for a child.  We thought it appropriate to start on the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25 and end on Christmas Day.  But this prayer can be started any day and said for nine months.  

Please click on the button for the prayer. 

Deanery Initiatives


Are there any Works of Mercy your deaneries or group of parishes have Initiated or Completed?  Are you willing to share it with others?  Here's your spot to do just that. 

Please provide information about your works of mercy to be shared with the rest of MACCW.  It will go here.   Provide date(s), the person(s) or organizations helped and whatever else that will help other deaneries and parishes to mimic your work of mercy. 

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