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Catholic Connection – November 17, 2020 – Hour 2

Fr. Chris Alar tells us about an important prayer service taking place at 3pm today. Fr. Mark Toups tells us about Rejoice! LIVE – Sundays in Advent.

Segment 1 – Intro and News

Segment 2 – Special Prayer Service from the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA

Fr. Chris Alar

Father Chris Alar, MIC, is a priest with the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr. Chris wrote and produced the popular “Divine Mercy 101” DVD and is the author of the soon-to-be released book After Suicide: There is Still Hope for Them and You. He is an international speaker and is a regular host and guest on EWTN. He also hosts the online “Divine Mercy Matters” series at DivineMercyMatters.org.

Click for the website to The Divine Mercy


Segment 3 Shrine of the Divine Mercy Prayer Service

Fr. Chris Alar continued

Segment 4 – Rejoice! LIVE – Sundays in Advent

“This year on the Sundays in Advent, we invite you to Rejoice! LIVE with Fr. Mark Toups as he joins us LIVE via Ascension’s YouTube page. We’ll be coming together to share in the beautiful tradition of the Advent wreath to pray, unpack the Sunday Scripture reading, and prepare our hearts for the coming week of Advent.” Fr. Toups joins us.

Fr. Mark Toups


Fr. Mark Toups is the Director of Seminarian Formation for the Diocese of Houma/Thibodaux Louisiana. He is the cofounder and Spiritual Director of ADORE Ministries which promotes Eucharistic adoration and formation across the nation in response to John Paul II’s prophesy for a New Springtime in the Church. He is also pastor of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Thibodaux, LA and St. Lucy’s Catholic Church in Houma, LA.

Click here: Rejoice! Advent Meditations with the Holy Family

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