Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia Hosts “Newby Saturday” for Sidewalk Servants

Newby Saturday

from the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia

We understand that people may feel nervous witnessing outside an abortion clinic for the first time. That’s why the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia holds “NEWBY SATURDAY” on the second Saturday of each month to help pro-lifers become acclimated with this type of outreach!

DATE: Saturday, February 8
TIME: 10:00am-12:00pm
LOCATION: Outside Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets in Philadelphia

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: “Newby Saturdays” are designed to answer the following questions for a first-time witness:

Is there a brochure I can hand to women?
Do I have to/can I talk to anyone?
Where can I stand?
What are the yellow vested ‘escorts’ doing?
Is there anything I should or shouldn’t do?
Some people are praying the rosary, but I don’t do that; what else can I do?
Is everybody going in getting an abortion?
Is there a way to tell if a woman has arrived for an abortion?
What are those brown bags women are carrying out?

Our Sidewalk Servant video series (9 brief episodes) will also help you learn about this type of peaceful outreach: https://prolifeunion.org/outreach/sidewalk-servant/.

OTHER DETAILS: We’ll have experienced people there to help you learn the ropes.

OTHER QUESTIONS? Call our office at 215-885-8150.

God Speaks to Us Through History – Reflection from the March for Life

God Speaks to Us

 

The following is from Ted Meehan, long-time pro-life warrior from Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  

Reflection from the March for Life

God speaks to us through history. He is speaking to us today, in the Culture War that has been raging for 5 decades or more.  The forces of Secular Progressivism justify every evil with Moral Relativism, Political Correctness, and distorted views of Diversity. The denial of God is either implied or articulated. Objective Truth is denied. Virtue is ridiculed. Life itself is treated as a commodity of minimal value.

We are all called upon to be prophets – whether we are willing or not. We must confront the onslaught of cultural depravity, and defend Truth and Virtue and Morality. In fact, we have arrived at a point where even common sense itself requires defending. If we avoid the battle, we will find ourselves living in a state of despair, and hopelessness. Joy will be gone. Hope will end. Beauty will no longer exist. And we will live meaningless lives, filled with superficial madness – with no hope of salvation.

God is the source of Truth, and Beauty, and Virtue, and Goodness. He is Love. He is calling upon YOU to measure your life, to see if you seek to please Him, or to please the forces of moral chaos, and depravity. One cannot be neutral. “If you are not with Me, you are against Me.”

 

 

PLU is HIRING! Marketing & Communications Coordinator Needed

The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia has an opening for a Marketing & Communications Coordinator.  If you know of someone who may be interested, please have them contact the Union.  Information on role responsibilities and applying are listed in the post below.

We are hiring

from Tom Stevens, President and CEO
Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia

The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia is hiring. Do you know a potential Marketing & Communications Coordinator? The idea is someone with energy, creativity, is tech savvy, an exceptional communicator and is committed to the dignity and sanctity of life from the beginning to the end. Please see below … and spread the word!

PLU staff Member, Beth Harrison, has served for the past 18 months as our Communications Manager. Beth has been an incredible asset and has helped us upgrade our communications, media relations, website, social media, etc. She will be missed and yet we are pleased that she was offered and accepted an excellent full-time role with Hamilton Strategies (a mission-oriented public relations firm). It’s a great career move and I personally wish Beth all the best. Beth will continue to occasionally help out from time to time as a volunteer and as a contractor—so farewell, but not goodbye.

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia

Work for a mission-driven human rights organization that positively and profoundly impacts pregnant moms, families, children and protects and frequently saves the lives of the unborn. We are a growing organization meeting a critical need. To learn more, see prolifeunion.org.

The successful candidate will possess demonstrated alignment with our vision, mission and belief statements found here: prolifeunion.org/mission. The Marketing & Communications Coordinator will be responsible for creating communications content which includes newsletter, social media, email, web content, brochures, and graphics.

This is a Part-Time position (24 hours/week) and work will be primarily completed from our Oreland, PA office. There is flexibility for hours and some working from home for the right candidate. Future full-time employment is possible (as funding allows) for a candidate that possesses superior experience in program management, training, speaking, and organization.

Role Responsibilities:  

  • Develop and maintain a cohesive communications plan.
  • Work closely with President & CEO, Guiding Star Program Director, PLU staff, Member Organizations, Churches and other groups to promote stories, activities and news.
  • Maintain, develop, design, and update website, social media platforms, signs, brochures, flyers and email communications.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of web, social media and other platforms. Adjust accordingly.
  • Bring original ideas, cutting edge and creative content to all platforms.
  • Maintain active knowledge of current technologies and trends in social media; maintain active knowledge of local and national news in sanctity of life issues.
  • Represent our organization at events, fairs, meetings and in public. Provide admin. and program support for various Pro-Life Union events.
  • Coordinate interaction with media outlets.
  • Ensure a powerful and impactful voice for life in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Position Requirements:

  • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, participants, and influencers (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, etc.).
  • The proven candidate will possess demonstrated alignment with our vision, mission and belief statements found here: prolifeunion.org/mission.
  • Functional knowledge of WordPress, and basic understanding of HTML and web publishing.
  • Knowledge, experience and demonstrated excellence with MS Office, Google Docs and other tools.
  • Creative writing, creative design, and ability to produce multiple types of content (intelligent, logical, pithy, humorous; as intent and audience dictates).
  • Ability to work with all types of people with various backgrounds.
  • Maintains excellent writing and language skills. Possesses ability to proofread.
  • Ability to be responsive to all types of constituents and forward to appropriate person and resources.
  • Must have the ability (and preferably possesses experience) to work within a member/donor relationship management system.
  • Practices superior time-management.

Preferred (not required) Position Skills and Experience:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Canva

Occasional Duties Will Include:

  • Inbound and Outbound phone responsibilities.
  • Referring women and families in crisis in timely manner to correct contact and resources.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: mail@prolifeunion.org.

6TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL VIGIL AND MASS HONORING JOHN & HARRIET STANTON

Re-posting this event as the times were changed since this was first posted.  The Prayer Vigil at the Philadelphia Women’s Center is now scheduled to begin at 9:00 am and Mass at Holy Redeemer Church at 10:30 am.  The address of both the abortuary and the church is listed below. 

So many lives have been touched by John Stanton. He was a very quiet, gentle man, but one who had a very powerful presence in our pro-life community.  John wasn’t just the founder of the Pro-Life Union, he was also the Father of the Pro-Life Movement in Southeast Pennsylvania and beyond.

I encourage everyone in the SE Pennsylvania area to make an effort to attend these events to honor John’s memory.

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Join us for the 6th Anniversary Memorial Vigil and Mass honoring the Founder of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia, John P. Stanton and his wife, Harriet Stanton.   A Respect Life Prayer Vigil will take place at 9:00 a.m. outside Philadelphia Women’s Center (777 Appletree Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106).

Testimonies will be shared by Kathy Barnette, former Adjunct Professor, Political Commentator , Veteran, and Mom; and Pastor Herb Lusk III,  Senior Pastor of Greater Exodus Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

After the prayer vigil, join us for a Catholic Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church (915 Vine Street in center city) remembering John and Harriet Stanton.

There will be a reception with light refreshments following the Mass. For more information, contact the Pro-Life Union’s office at 215-885-8150.

 

Please watch the Pro-Life Union’s video about the legacy of John P. Stanton here.

This event is sponsored by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia

2020 Youth Vigil (4)

Please Join Us on Thursday, January 23rd in Center City Philly to Welcome Students from Omaha

Omaha

 

The following information comes from Patrick Stanton  of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia and Our Lady’s House, a maternity home located in Glenside, Pennsylvania.  Patrick along with his wife Wendy founded this home.  

On Thursday, Students from Omaha will make their annual pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington, DC with a stop at the Planned Parenthood located at 12th & Locusts Streets in Center City Philadelphia.  We expect them to be at the Planned Parenthood between 8:30 – 9:30 am.

We encourage all to come out to greet these students, and pray and witness  with them at this abortuary  and wish them well as they make their way to Washington, DC for the annual March for Life.

Bank of America Protests Re-launch in Waco on January 24th

The post below is from John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco.  If you live in or around Waco, Texas, we encourage you to attend these peaceful protests beginning again this coming Friday, January 24th.  

BOA

Monthly joy-filled BOA protests will resume this Friday, January 24 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Why? Bank of America is a Planned Parenthood supporter/enabler. BOA should pay a price for this. And the Central Texas business community should be on notice that acting as a Planned Parenthood supporter/enabler is a very bad idea.

BOA supports Planned Parenthood through matching donations of its employees and management dollar for dollar. Bank of America has also provided financial support for Planned Parenthood fundraising events. We will encourage BOA customers to complain to bank managers and to close their accounts and bank elsewhere. The BOA branch at the corner of Valley Mills and Lake Air is very much in the public eye—a great opportunity for life defenders.

For this inaugural protest, PLW will provide lunch and fellowship after the outreach at the world-famous Uncle Dan’s BBQ Restaurant just across the street from BOA.

WHERE TO PARK: Nearby Emerson Drive is A-OK. When you turn off Valley Mills Drive onto Lake Air Drive, on your left you will see Kentucky Fried Chicken and then Uncle Dan’s BBQ. Take a left on Emerson Drive and park along the street. Also, you could try parking in the lot of a nearby business (probably not BOA).

Northeast Philadelphia Stand Up For Life Rally to Take Place at St. Katherine Church on Sunday, January 26, 2020

If you live in Northeast Philly or the Lower Bucks County area, please try to attend this annual Rally for Life at St. Katherine’s Church next Sunday.  Below is information  on this Rally along with a flyer you can print out and distribute. 

 

NE Philly 

from Mike McMonagle, President of  the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania 

This Rally occurs from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM and is followed by hospitality in the Church Basement.

One featured speaker is Nadia Gordynsky, who is the Director of Save a Life International, which operates a crisis pregnancy center in Feasterville to serve the Russian populations in the northwest section of Northeast Philadelphia.  Nadia delivered a terrific presentation at the October 27, 2019 Bucks County and December 7, 2019 Northeast Philadelphia Pro-Life Coalition Meetings.

The other featured speaker is Emily Welfield, who is the Northeast Philadelphia Director for Rachel’s Vineyard.  Emily delivered a powerful witness at all of the Masses on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish located in Central Bucks County.

NE Philly Stand Up for Life Rally Flyer

 

 

Get Ready for the 2020 March for Life!

Whether you’re heading out to the March for Life in Washington, DC or  planning a Rally in your own community,  there is some useful information  listed below provided by EWTN for the March for Life this coming Friday, January 24th!

March for Life

Tips For The March
  • Dress in your warmest coat and winter gear
  • Have a map of the March route
  • Stay with your group and have the leader’s contact info
  • Make a great sign on why you are pro-life
  • Create a video of why you march and post it online with hashtag #WhyWeMarch
  • Use the hashtag #WhyWeMarch when posting why you are participating in this year’s March
  • Share & retweet posts to share the pro-life message. Our goal is to get #WhyWeMarch trending on the day of the March
  • Get the March for Life & EWTN apps!
Here’s How to Participate Even If You Can’t Make It To D.C. For The March!
  • Create a video of why you march and post it online with hashtag #WhyWeMarch
  • Use the hashtag #WhyWeMarch when posting on social media
  • Share & retweet posts to share the pro-life message. Our goal is to get #WhyWeMarch trending on the day of the March
  • Get the March for Life & EWTN apps!
Coverage Begins at 9am ET on Friday, January 24th. Replays at 10pm & Midnight, and 11 am Sunday Morning and on YouTube.
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Teresa Tomeo will be report live on EWTN!  Watch on CableOnlineAppYouTube & in Spanish! And Don’t Miss EWTN Pro-Life Specials. 

Announcing: Wonderfully Made – A Theology of the Body Retreat for High School Girls

Once again Saint Peter’s Respect Life Committee in  Elverson, Pennsylvania will host a Theology of the Body Retreat for High School Girls on February 8th & 9th.  Information for this retreat can be found below.  

Wonderfully Made

from Jo Christof, St. Peter Respect Life Committee

The St. Peter Respect Life Committee is excited to announce another Theology of the Body Retreat for High School Girls to be held Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9th.

We will talk about what it means to be a young, dynamic, Catholic woman in today’s world. The retreat will introduce you to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and what it means for your life! This retreat will include talks, small groups, Mass, adoration and time for confession.

The Retreat is led by Samantha Kelley, the Founder and President of FIERCE Athlete (fierceathlete.org).  Sam is a young Catholic woman, trained in teaching the Theology of the Body. She holds a Master’s degree in Catholic Psychology, is a former Division 1 soccer player, and now rows competitively!

Marie DiCecco has been a high school health educator for the past 35 years and has recently completed an Allied Health program in women’s health care. She is passionate about educating young females on the beauty of their femininity. Marie believes that the foundation of the “feminine genius” – as described by Pope St. John Paul II – lies in her capacity to know that she is endowed with specific feminine gifts that encourage her to become the woman she is called by God to be.

 

 Saturday, February 8 (Arrive 9:00 AM) to Sunday, February 9 (Depart 11:30 AM)

Lunch and Dinner served Saturday and Breakfast served Sunday

St. Mary of Providence Center, 227 Isabella Road, Elverson, PA 19520 (map)

Cost: $75 per person (scholarships available)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, TEXT Eileen Christian @ 610-716-1840 or email @
eileenchristian@usa.net.   

Additional information  for this Retreat can be found below.

This event is sponsored by St. Peter Respect Life Committee

 

TOB Retreat Girls February Flyer

Sanctity of Life Events in Norristown, Pa.

The following is from Rita Smith, M.E.V. (Missionaries of the Gospel of Life) encouraging everyone to participate in some way  in the activities taking place for Sanctity of Life month.  Below are some events taking place in Norristown, Pennsylvania. 

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Do you believe we are going to overturn Roe v Wade?  Do you believe we are going to re-elect our awesome Pro-God, Pro-Family, Pro-Life, President Donald J. Trump in the fall of 2020?  I do believe it and I want to thank you for being involved with praying, witnessing publicly, counseling and offering up all your sufferings to end this scourge in our country and our local neighborhood’s.

“Sanctity of Human Life Sunday” – January 19th

“Sanctity of Human Life Sunday” has been recognized in our nation since 1984, when it was first designated by a proclamation issued by President Ronald Reagan.  On this day, we pause to more deeply contemplate the value of every human life and the impacts of abortion as we…..

  • Celebrate God’s precious gift of life.
  • Remember the many lives tragically lost to abortion and the physical, spiritual and psychological brokenness it can inflict on those involved.
  • Voice our ongoing commitment to protect all human life during every stage of life from conception to natural death.
We cannot diminish the value of any category of human life without diminishing the value of all human life.  So, let our faith and the word of God as revealed through the Bible be our guide.

 

Thursday, January 23rd

 

Rosary and film

January 24, 2020

 

March for Life

 

Join hundreds of thousands of Pro-Life supporters from across our nation who will be gathering in our nation’s capital on Friday, January 24th, for the 47th annual “March for Life”.   The theme for this year’s event  is “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman”.
This is your opportunity to attend a rally on the National Mall where you will hear nationally known Pro-Life speakers; demonstrate your support for a culture of life by marching to the Capitol and Supreme Court buildings; and then, bear witness in prayer for the 61 million pre-born babies that have died since Roe v. Wade.  Then, if you have time, you are encouraged to visit your elected officials to share your thoughts on the sanctity and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death.

 

Pro-Life Rosary Rally
For those unable to attend the March for Life in Washington, DC you may want to March on over to Norristown PP for the following:
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