Pro-Life Spring Events

Hard to believe that spring is almost here as we look ahead to March.

There are plenty of ways you can spring into pro-life action while also supporting the Pro-Life groups in the Philadelphia area.

40 Days for Life

Be sure to take part in the first 40 Days for Life Campaign of the decade. To find a vigil near you and sign up, visit here

 

March Events

3/7- The 12th Annual Man Up Philly Conference

Many of our local pro-life groups will be in attendance at this day-long event. You are asked to say hello and support them.

3/8- Second Sundays with the Culture Project

The Culture Project invites all young adults to come out to their 2nd Sunday gatherings. They will attend 6:30 PM mass at the Basilica. Following mass is fellowship at Mace’s Crossing at 7:45ish.

3/14- Newbie Saturday

There will be a gathering outside of Planned Parenthood (1144 Locust Street) from 10AM to noon.

3/15- The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March with the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. See more information here.

April Events

4/11 – APRIL “NEWBY SATURDAY” FOR SIDEWALK SERVANTS

Want to witness outside an abortion center when you know experienced Sidewalk Servants will also be present? The Pro-Life Union introduces “Newby Saturdays,” held the second Saturday of each month, for newer pro-lifers to learn by example, knowing they won’t be by themselves. “Newby Saturday” will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. outside Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets. More information can also be found on our Outreach page.

Saturday, April 18, 2020.  9:30 a.m. – Noon


Event:  Morning Reflection and Mass for Adult Children of Divorce

Presented by the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith.  Reflection, prayer, Mass, and Confession.  This is a half-day mini-retreat for adult children of divorce 18 or older. Refreshments served.  (Feel free to bring a breakfast item to share.)
Location:  St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church, 219 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA.  Free parking on Harry Street in the lot behind the church (around the block).  Additional parking (public parking) on 1st Avenue, two blocks from the church.
Speakers include Anne DeSantis, Director of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation and Chas DeFeo, Founder, Walk by Faith to Live.
To learn more:  Visit the website: www.nonnatus.org/events.  Call or Text: 215-870-9913.  Email: director.srnf@gmail.com.  Free event with an optional free-will offering.

May Events

Saturday, May 2, 2020.  9:30 a.m. – Noon.
Event:  Morning Reflection and Mass for Divorced and Separated

Presented by the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith.  Reflection, prayer, Mass, and Confession.  This is a half-day mini-retreat.  Refreshments served.  (Feel free to bring a breakfast item to share.)
Location:  St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church, 219 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA.  Free parking on Harry Street in the lot behind the church (around the block).  Additional parking (public parking) on 1st Avenue, two blocks from the church.
Speakers include Anne DeSantis, Director of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation and Chas DeFeo, Founder, Walk by Faith to Live.
To learn more:  Visit the website: www.nonnatus.org/events.  Call or Text: 215-870-9913.  Email: director.srnf@gmail.com.  Free event with an optional free-will offering.

5/9 Newbie Saturday

Want to witness outside an abortion center when you know experienced Sidewalk Servants will also be present? The Pro-Life Union introduces “Newby Saturdays,” held the second Saturday of each month, for newer pro-lifers to learn by example, knowing they won’t be by themselves. “Newby Saturday” will be held on Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. outside Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets. More information can also be found on our Outreach page.

5/10- Mother’s Day

Many parishes and churches will hand out bulletins and roses to moms to commemorate Mother’s Day.

If you are interested in doing one at your church, please contact Tom Stevens at 610-247-7002 or visit http://www.prolifeunion.org.

5/10- Second Sunday with The Culture Project

The Culture Project invites all young adults to come out to their 2nd Sunday gatherings. They will attend 6:30 PM mass at the Basilica. Following mass is fellowship at Mace’s Crossing at 7:45ish.

5/18 – PENNSYLVANIA MARCH FOR LIFE

Mark Your Calendars! Join fellow Pennsylvanians at the Pennsylvania March for Life on Monday, May 18 from 11:00am-1:00pm in Harrisburg at the State Capitol. Sponsored by the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, Pennsylvania Family Council, and Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. More information can be found online at PAMarchforLife.org. View and share their Facebook event page with others!

 

 

Pro-Lifers Celebrate Life, Kick Off 40 Days One Week Out

150 pro-lifers came out to celebrate Herb Lusk, Pastor of Greater Exodus Baptist Church, and also mark one week until 40 Days on Wednesday evening. The evening was marked with speakers, singing from the church’s choir, and reflections on Herb Lusk’s life.

Matt Britton of 40 Days took time to address the crowd. He reminded them to keep praying and showing to the moms going in because one day the abortion facility will be transformed into a haven of life. He shared that if someone is praying outside of an abortion facility the show-up rate declines due to a pro-lifer’s presence. He even shared the amazing facts of how lives were saved and transformed since the campaign started in 2004 and went national in 2007.

Monique Ruberu took the time to remind people to fill up every hour and to bring love to the sidewalk.

To sign up for 40 Days, visit here

 

Cenacles of Life to Host 40 Days for Life Campaign in Norristown, Pa

The following information is from Rita Smith, M.E.V., (Missionaries of the Gospel of Life) and coordinator of the 40 Days for Life in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Fuel Up for Lent

2020 SPRING 40 DAYS FOR LIFE – CENACLES OF LIFE

Tuesday, February 25th

2020 Spring 40 Days for Life Kickoff – Cenacles of Life Beginning on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 which is Shrove Tuesday, Our Blessed Lord also requested to Sr. Pierina that a special feast to be instituted to honor of His Holy Face on Shrove Tuesday. The Cenacles of Life devotion before the Most Blessed Sacrament will be held in Our Lady’s Eucharistic Adoration Chapel. Please see the following website www.CenaclesofLife.org for more info and will end with the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Calling to Remembrance the participation in Our Lord’s Agony in Gethsemani of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska of the Most Blessed Sacrament, who at least thrice in her lifetime willingly accepted the violent pains that convulsed her for three hours and at times caused her to lose consciousness, as allowed by Jesus in order to offer reparation to God for infants murdered in their mothers wombs. Please see #1276 in St. Faustina’s Diary. Please call Rita Smith at 610-489-1929 for more info or email, www.providarita1@gmail.com. Sign Up Sheets will be available. All are welcome.

Use this link to sign up for hours beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 26th through April 5th, Palm Sunday.  Hours are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm all week long with Sunday’s included.

40 Days for Life Philadelphia, Kickoff Prayer Rally To Feature Matt Britton, Chair of 40 Days for Life Campaign

We encourage everyone to come out for this Kickoff Rally on Wednesday, February 19th to hear the testimonies of these speakers  and help Rev. Lusk celebrate his birthday.  

Kickoff Rally

Please join fellow pro-lifers at the 40 Days For Life Kickoff Prayer Rally on Wednesday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m.

We are excited to be hosted by Rev. Dr. Herbert Lusk II at the Greater Exodus Baptist Church located at 704 N. Broad Street, Phila., PA 19130. Free parking (entrance is on Ridge Ave.) is available behind church.

Help us celebrate with prayer and song and hear the testimonies of Author and Commentator Kathy Barnette, Chairman of 40 Days Matt Britton and OB/Gyn Physician and Pro-Life Union Board Member Monique Ruberu.

 

Please Join Us for a Mass for Life to Kickoff the 40 Days for Life in Warminster, Pennsylvania

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The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition  would like to invite everyone to a  Mass for Life to kick off the 40 Days for Life Campaign in Warminster, Pennsylvania  on Tuesday night, February 25th at Nativity of Our Lord Church.  After the Mass we will gather at the Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive for a short prayer vigil.

Below is information from Melissa Chapman, coordinator for the Warminster Campaign.

I hope everything is going well with each of you.  We’re less than two weeks away from the start of this upcoming campaign and will be one of 507 local campaigns around the world – the largest spring campaign in the history of 40 DFL.

I understand Warminster is hard, and I want to thank all of you who have been part of this for years or who have recently joined us.  This may already be known, however, we have stumbled across some interesting information that suggests when we show up and pray outside of Warminster, yes just Warminster, each of you are making an impact on abortion around our state in addition to our community…and all we have to do is continue to show up and pray and leave the rest to the One who created each of us. I know it’s close, however, if you’re on the fence about joining us, I ask that you take this into consideration to help us fill as much of this campaign from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm as possible.

You can sign up by emailing me at  hemler.chapman@1791.com or using the online calendar  using this link.  

40DFL Kickoff Mass Flyer

 

This is Your Invitation to Join the San Francisco 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign

Below is information from SF Bay Area Life Runners on the upcoming 40 Days for Life Campaign  weekdays at Planned Parenthood on Valencia Street (which is soon to close) and at their new site on Bush Street on Sundays. Information is provided below to sign up for this campaign.  

40 Days for Life SF

We are BACK! In just 2.5 short weeks, Lent will begin and that means we’ll be back on the sidewalk praying and fasting for the end to abortion. This campaign is particularly special because this will be the LAST campaign at the Valencia Street Planned Parenthood. In Fall 2020, Planned Parenthood will open a much larger Flagship NorCal facility on Bush Street that not only offers their usual “medical” services, but also has space for education & training, conferences and a “research lab”.  😱  So, we invite you to join us in praying very hard for the end to abortion in our city. Consider signing up for a regular hour or two every week. Invite newcomers – family, friends, parishioners – to join you. Promote 40 Days at your churches with this information:
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40 DAYS FOR LIFE / SAN FRANCISCO    
Spring 2020 Campaign: February 26 – April 5
– SUNDAY: To-be-opened Planned Parenthood, 1522 Bush Street, San Francisco
– SIGN UP for hours via our website hereor by emailing/calling us. 
– FOLLOW US on Facebookand Twitter.
– CONTACT US: sf40daysforlife@gmail.com or call (408) 840-DAYS (3297)

Here is some additional information sent from SF Bay Area Life Runners:
  • We expect this to be the LAST 40 Days for Life campaign at the existing Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street. Planned Parenthood plans to close this location when it opens its new Flagship location at 1522 Bush Street in Fall 2020. (More info herehere and here.)
  • The new location features 8,000 sq ft of clinical space, which if I am correct, is 2x larger than the current 4,000 sq ft Valencia clinic. In addition to the clinic, the new location will have an additional 3,000-6,000 sq ft of space for education & training, conference space for gatherings and a research lab. As you can see, this new clinic greatly expands upon Planned Parenthood’s current activities in NorCal.
  • The location cost about $6M to purchase (source). In their most recent permit filed 6/20/19, Planned Parenthood reported spending an additional $7.5M in construction costs to convert this former auto body shop into a medical clinic (source: SF Planning Commission website). That’s at least $13.5M of tax payer dollars spent on this facility. 
  • Fun fact: The parcel number for this clinic is “0666/006“, which we believe is no coincidence given the evil of abortion.
  • Similar to our first SF Fall campaign in 2019, we plan to pray at both the current Planned Parenthood location from Mondays through Saturdays and the new Bush Street location on Sundays.
  • Ron Konopaski, recipient of 40 Days for Life’s Leader of the Year award in 2019 and the Walk for Life’s St. Gianna Molla Award in 2020, will be once again leading the campaign.

Kick-Off Rally for 40 Days Will Feature Inspiring Speakers

 

In an effort to awaken the black community on the horrors of abortion, the pro-life community will host a kick-off rally at Greater Exodus Church on Wednesday, February 19th. The church is led by former Eagles player Herb Lusk. Pastor Lusk is also celebrating his birthday that evening. The event will kick off at 7PM.

The speaker lineup will include Kathy Barnette, candidate for Congress, best-selling author on Amazon and former Fox commentator.

Matt Britton, the chairman of 40 Days for Life.

Dr. Monqiue Ruberu, a pro-life OBGYN, and physician.

All pro-lifers in the Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs are asked to come out, be inspired, and help build and defend a culture of life.

Sign up here for vigil hours between February 26th through April 4th.

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Invites Everyone to Attend the 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign in Warminster, Pa.

Spring Campaign

Warminster Planned Parenthood
610 Louis Drive
Warminster, PA.

The Spring 40 Days for Life Campaign begins on Wednesday, February 26.  The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition encourages all pro-life residents  to attend this peaceful prayer vigil.  Our hope is that through our prayers, and with God’s help we can end abortion at the Warminster Planned Parenthood and throughout the country.

To sign up in for this campaign contact Melissa Chapman, Coordinator for the Warminster 40 Days for Life Campaign at hemler.chapman@1791.com  or register on-line using this link.    This campaign also has a page on Facebook.   Use this link to ‘like’ this page and keep up-to-date on what is happening during the 40 Days for Life Campaign.

Campaign Opening Mass

We invite everyone to a  Mass for Life to kick off the 40 Days for Life Campaign in Warminster, Pennsylvania  on Tuesday night, February 25th at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 West Street Road in Warminster, Pa.   After the Mass we will gather at the Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive for a short prayer vigil. (see more information on the flyer below).  

40DFL Kickoff Mass Flyer

Midway Life Chain

This year, as part of the 40 Days for Life Campaign, we will have a Life Chain in Warminster on Sunday, March 22nd from 2:30 – 3:30 pm, beginning at Louis Drive on Street Road and going west towards Old York Road. (see more information on the flyer below)

Life Chain Flyer

 

Take Part In 40 Days for Life Vigils in Center City and Chinatown

Hard to believe that we are days away from another 40 Days for Life campaign (February 26th to April 4th).

Sadly the majority of abortions in Pennsylvania happen in the City of Brotherly Love at three facilities. Two of them account for a combined 11,000 murders a year.

Philadelphia Women’s Center

center city philly

Less than a 1/4 of a mile from Independence Hall is the largest non-Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania. 6400 babies are murdered here every year. Your help is needed. The hours of the facility are from Tuesday to Saturday from 8AM to 4PM. The facility is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

You may sign up for vigil hours here

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In the heart of Philadelphia, near the gay section of Center City, lies a Planned Parenthood. It has been the subject of a bullying campaign from State Rep. Brian Sims. The facility failed state inspections. It has also murdered more than 4,000 babies.

Sign up for campaign hours here. The hours are Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM. Saturday from 8AM to 3PM. This facility is closed on Sundays. Abortions take place from Wednesday through Saturday.

Reminders

Visit here about what to do and say when you’re out on the sidewalk

Pro-lifers are asked to bring materials with them to hand out to women going into the facility, During recent campaigns, signs and even a box full of literature have been stolen by Heather (security guard at Philadelphia Women’s Center) and her pro-abort posse. The Pro-Life Union has some easy guides to create your own blessing bags.

Don’t know what to pray when outside of an abortion facility by yourself or as a group? Here’s a post that gives you a general breakdown for Catholics.

Why Join 40 Days for Life?

The Spring 2020 40 Days for Life vigil will be kicking off in less than a month – even though we know it certainly won’t feel like Spring for those us manning vigil hours outside abortion centers here in my home blogpic3state of Pennsylvania. There are people who sign up for every vigil and for their participation we are most grateful. But for someone new to the pro-life movement, for someone who recently has learned about 40 Days – perhaps through the movie Unplanned – what are some of the reasons to join us in this campaign?

Well for those of you in PA, and in particular in the Philadelphia area here is a number of reasons: 30,364. There were 30,364 babies whose cause of death was abortion in Pennsylvania in 2018. And over 40 percent of these babies were killed in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburban counties. So, there are 30,364 reasons right there. You are not only praying for the end of abortion outside these centers but also proclaiming publicly to those who work in the abortion industry as well as to all who are driving by that life is valuable, even though our federal and state laws mirror a different message.

If one of these little angels were to appear before us, in our midst at a rally or march, I am sure her first words to us would not be “how does a bill become a law?” or “what is the Supreme Court?”. No, she would not be looking for a civics lesson to justify her death. I guarantee her first words would be “what happened to me?” and “couldn’t any of you stop it?”

The 40 Days for Life campaign is an opportunity for us to try to stop “it” – ABORTION! Just one hour is all that coordinators all over the world are asking for during a 40-day time span. Readers of this blog all have their own personal stories to tell of their involvement over the years to put an end to abortion. Participation in 40 Days is an opportunity to either begin your story or add to your story.  Please take some time to visit the 40 Days for Life website to learn about not only your local vigils but vigils all over the world. There will be Saves outside of abortion centers this Spring because of the presence of witnesses like you, and we may not ever know for sure which lives we have affected. But if you are not there, it is a lost opportunity to change someone’s mind. Don’t let this Spring be 40 days of lost opportunities.

SE PA 40 Days for Life:

https://www.40daysforlife.com/chester-county

https://www.40daysforlife.com/norristown

https://www.40daysforlife.com/northeast-philadelphia

https://www.40daysforlife.com/philadelphia

https://www.40daysforlife.com/philadelphia-appletree

https://www.40daysforlife.com/warminster