40 Days of Prayer and Repentance – September 23rd – Nov 1 – Planned Parenthood, 610 Louis Drive, Warminster, Pa. Hours are 9:00 am – 12:00 noon each day. This is the minimum number of hours we are asking to be covered and we encourage parishes to cover more hours if they can.
We will have a scripture and short prayer posted each day on Voices for Life blog that will be shared each day with everyone to remind us all to pray for an end of abortion in our community.
Walk/Run – Saturday, October 3 rd – Crossroads Crisis Pregnancy Care Center 10 AM at Quakertown, Park, Univest Center, 4 th & Par, Quakertown. For more information: email@example.com
Run/Walk Saturday, Oct 10 th – A Baby’s Breath – 9:00 am – Tyler State Park Rt. 332 (Richboro-Newtown Road) at One Trail Lane Richboro, PA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The True Story of Kermit Gosnell – Sunday, October 25 th – 2:00 pm – Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doylestown, Pa.
A presentation by Detective Jim Wood detailing his experience during the investigation and trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, the world’s most prolific serial killer. This event, sponsored by Bucks County Right to Life, will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person.
The following is from an email blast sent by Tom Stevens
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of former Pro-Life Union Board President, Bill Wohlgemuth, who died peacefully in his sleep on September 22nd. Bill was a true hero for life in Chester County and throughout Pennsylvania, working with legislators on the political front, his Respect Life Committee at SS. Simon & Jude and as a member of the Chester County Pro-Life Coalition.
Bill’s Funeral Mass will take place this Thursday at 11 a.m. at Saints Simon & Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester, PA 19382. To read Bill’s full obituary, click here.
Below is a photo of Bill at the 2015 Stand Up For Life Dinner presenting the JP II “Be Not Afraid” Award to Dr. Doris Fernandes.
We will miss him. Please pray for Bill’s wife Pat and their family.
The World Series, Homecoming, Halloween, Month of the Holy Rosary, beautiful fall foliage, but most importantly, Respect Life Month are just some of the highlights set aside for the tenth month of the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
What is the most important for us in 2020 is the fact that we will be a month away from a crucial decision that puts 2020 on steroids with our vote.
Here are some general things to do during the month of October
Participate in your local 40 Days for Life campaign
Donate to a local pregnancy center/pro-life coalition
Encourage members of the clergy to be more vocal in preaching the pro-life message from the pulpit. They can no longer be silent on this issue. Silence makes them complacent in promoting the culture of death
40 Pro-lifers came from near and far to peacefully pray for an end to abortion outside of Planned Parenthood located in Center City Philadelphia.
The highlight of the evening was Mat Britton from the 40 Days for Life Council. He shared about his experience touring the country and how he was amazed at the pro-lifers that come out and peacefully be loving to those who enter the abortion facility.
Students from University of Pennsylvania led the singing of Amazing Grace, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, and other Christian songs.
Those gathered also took part on a “Jericho Walk” going around the Planned Parenthood facility three times praying and singing while holding a lit candle.
A stranger even joined the procession after learning of what they were doing.
Praise God every hour was covered at both vigils today.
Planned Parenthood-Center City
We also had a beautiful candlelight vigil with Matt Briton from 40 days Leadership!
God’s timing was PERFECT we prayed, we processed in prayer and song around the block of PP 3 times and we collected sign ups just as a black lives matters protest began coming down the street.
We packed up and everyone made it safely home with no problems 🙂 God provides perfectly!
During the procession one passer by stopped to ask what we were doing- Mickey responded that we were praying to end abortion in our city. The gentleman said he didn’t approve of abortion either and joined the procession – The power of public witness!
Philadelphia Women’s Center
Diane spent the 1st hour at 777 from 7-8 and then moved to 12th and locust to fill a gap there from 8-9 Talk about stepping up to help fill the gaps!!! She reported that 25 women and babies entered 777 from 7-8. She was shocked to witness the gravity of the situation!
Right now our biggest holes are at 777 – please join us to fill this holes and provide alternatives, prayer and love for these women.
Last year, an Exorcist came to exorcise and bless our church property. Nothing creepy is going on, just felt it was way overdue.
He asked me to follow him as we walked the perimeter of the property. He instructed me to sprinkle rock salt (he felt it lasts longer) and, as I do that, to pray the Chaplet of St. Michael. WOW!! I thought to myself … “Why didn’t I think of this before?!” The Exorcist said anyone could do this at their own homes. You are calling upon St. Michael and the Nine Choirs of Angels while building a wall of protection around your home.
PRAYER CAMPAIGN BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 20
September 29 is the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel. This is also the date of the first Presidential debate. I am asking everyone to pray the Chaplet of St. Michael from September 20 to September 28. On September 29, we will make an Act of Consecration to St. Michael the Archangel.
This amazing Chaplet of St. Michael is a powerful way to call upon St. Michael the Archangel along with the Nine Choirs of Angels, especially in your acts of spiritual warfare.
ABOUT CHAPLET OF ST. MICHAEL
This amazing Chaplet of St. Michael is a powerful way to call upon St. Michael the Archangel along with the Nine Choirs of Angels, especially in your acts of spiritual warfare. Sacred Scripture distinguishes nine such groupings: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and Angels (Isa. 6:2; Gen. 3:24; Col. 1:16; Eph. 1:21; Rom. 8:38). We are calling upon God’s mighty angels to join us in this battle.
The history of this Chaplet goes back to a devout Servant of God, Antonia d’Astonac, who had a vision of St. Michael. He told Antonia to honor him by nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. St. Michael promised that whoever would practice this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching Holy Communion, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine Choirs. In addition, for those who would recite the Chaplet daily, he promised his continual assistance and that of all the holy angels during life, and after death deliverance from purgatory for themselves and their relations.
If you do not have a chaplet, I highly recommend the “Combat Chaplet of St. Michael” I designed, based on the “Combat Rosary.” You can get yours HERE.
The Chaplet of St. Michael
O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, etc.
[Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels]
1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen. 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys
2. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen. 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys
3. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen. 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys
4. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominations may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen. 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys
5. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen. 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys
6. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen. 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys
7. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen. 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys
8. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven. Amen. 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys
9. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven. Amen. 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys
Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel.
O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.
Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.
Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence. This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Conclude Chaplet with this Novena Prayer:
St. Michael the Archangel, we honor you as a powerful protector of the Church and guardian of our souls. Inspire us with your humility, courage and strength that we may reject sin and perfect our love for our Heavenly Father.
In your strength and humility, slay the evil and pride in our hearts so that nothing will keep us from God.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may be blessed by God with the zeal to live our lives in accordance with Christ’s teachings.
St. Michael the Archangel, you are the prince of angels but in your humility, you recognized that God is God and you are but His servant. Unlike Satan, you were not overcome with pride but were steadfast in humility. Pray that we will have this same humility.
It is in the spirit of that humility that we ask for your intercession for our petitions… (Petition: Protect our nation from unGodly liberals gaining power and control)
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
The following is from Tom Stevens, President and CEO of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.
October is Respect Life month! The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is hosting the opening celebration on Sunday, September 27th with a Holy Hour at 5:15 p.m. with the Sisters of Life, followed by 6:30 p.m. Mass with Archbishop Nelson Perez at the Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Phila., PA 19103.
This year’s Respect Life theme is “Walking with Moms in Need: a year of service.”
The nation mourns the loss of a trailblazing Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Today she lost her battle to cancer at the age of 87.
She was the second woman ever to sit on the highest court of the United States. She fought for women’s equality during her time as a lawyer.
Unfortunately, the biggest test that she failed during her career in the Supreme Court is to cease the advancement of Roe v Wade. She has used sex discrimination law time and time again to impose unlimited abortion through many key landmark decisions. She even made it clear during a 2009 New York Times Interview.
View more of her records during her 27 years on the bench here.
What is to Come?
With 44 days until the biggest election since 2016, the senate have a critical role to fill replacing the late judge. The hope of the American people is someone who will reverse the legacy of RBG can bring about a post-Roe era upon confirmation.
Make no mistake, the pro-abortion senators will do everything they can like they tried on Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. My pick for Ginsburg replacement should be Amy Coney Barrett.
The following is from Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania regarding the 40 Days for Life Kick-off events in center city Philadelphia. Flyer with more information is below.
These Campaigns commence in various ways at each of our area’s six abortion chambers. Our area’s principal Kickoff Event is on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM at PP’s Center City abortion chamber at 12th and Locust Streets. (Some free parking is available at St. Peter Claver’s Catholic Center, three blocks south at 12th and Lombard Streets). Matt Britton, the National Deputy Director of 40 Days is the featured speaker at this Event, which will also include a candlelight procession around the block in which PP is located.