from John Pisciotta, Director
1. CANCELLATION of overpass outreach on Thursday, May 16.
2. YouTube video of 40 Days Jericho March & Candlelight Vigil
3. Stericycle Protest in Temple, TX. May 22
4. Last I-35 Pro-Life Overpass Outreach in Waco
1. CANCELLATION of overpass outreach that was set for this Thursday, May 16.
I am sorry. I have a scheduling conflict.
2. Terrific YouTube video of 40 Days Jericho March and Candlelight Vigil
On Saturday, I received the final version of a 4-minute video of highlights of the closing event for Waco’s 2019 40 Days for Life prayer vigil. James Bezdek, with the help of his father Michael, created the video as a gift to Pro-Life Waco. Here is the link to view the video and the narrative for my post to YouTube.
Highlights of the Waco 40 Days for Life Closing Event
(April 13, 2019). The location was Planned Parenthood Waco, 700 W Highway 6. This was a very cold and windy evening. Still, about 150 participated. The first hour from 7 to 8 PM featured speeches from local leaders and prayer volunteers and a Jericho March reenactment.
The speakers were Deborah McGregor, CEO of Care Net Pregnancy Center; Aine Fitzgerald, Campaign Leader for 40 Days for Life Waco; John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco; and Rev. John Palmer, Pastor of Waco First Assembly of God.
Father Robert Verrill led 7 laps around Planned Parenthood blowing the Shofar horn with an amazing level of skill. Father Verrill is from Britain and is a graduate student at Baylor and a pastoral assistant at the Catholic Student Center at Baylor.
Then at dusk we began a candlelight vigil featuring hymns and personal testimonies about experiences participating in 2019 Waco 40 Days for Life. We estimate that 500 prayed at 40 Days Waco in 2019. Waco was one of 377 cities in 30 countries that delivered a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil during Lent of 2019.
3. Stericycle Protest in Temple, TX. May 22 (Wednesday) 10:30 to noon.
Stericycle Corporation is a national abortion industry enabler through providing medical waste removal for a large portion of the abortion industry. This is why a nationwide protest of Stericycle has been organized by the Pro-Life Action League (Chicago). The Temple protest is being organized by Daniel Maddox of Temple and Anne Marie McNew of Copperas Cove. The address for the protest is 7445 Pegasus Dr, Temple, TX 76501 (just off I-35 at the southern edge of Temple). I encourage all to join this protest. It would be great to have participation on this from Williamson and Travis counties, in addition to Bell, Coryell and McLennan counties. We must counter the abortion industry in every way possible. The life-defender movement must have many arrows in its quiver. Businesses profiting from the deaths of precious little ones should NOT get a free pass. I am organizing a car/van pool from the St. Mary’s Waco parking lot (15th Street and Columbus Avenue). We will depart from St. Mary’s at 9:30 AM on May 22. Call me (644-0407) or email me (ProLifeWaco@gmail.com) if you would like a seat reserved for you in the car/van pool.
4. The Last I-35 Pro-Life Overpass Outreach in Waco
Interstate 35 construction is going to bring this structure down in a matter of days. We had a superb final outreach on May 11. Over a dozen life-defenders were on board. Pro-Life Waco’s first overpass outreach over I-35 in Waco was January 22, 2014. Three of us on board were there for the fist overpass outreach in Waco: Doel Garcia, Carroll Warschak, and John Pisciotta. Of course, we ended with lunch at Panera Bread. If you are on Facebook, you can click this link to view my short Facebook Live video up on the bridge.
See more photos at the link below.