Christmas Blessings from Voices for Life

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The staff of Voices for Life blog wishes all our faithful followers a very happy and holy Christmas.   The following blessing was found on the website of the Irish American Mom.    This is our Christmas wish for all of you.

 
“May the Blessings of Christmas be with you,
May the Christ Child light your way,
May God’s holy angels guide you,
And keep you safe each day.”
 
 
Voices for Life Mission Statement 

Peace in the Womb Caroling Event -Philadelphia/Bucks Counties, Pennsylvania

This past weekend we celebrated two Peace in the Womb Caroling Events in Northeast Philadelphia and Warminster, PA.  On Friday, a group of us gathered outside the Planned Parenthood in Warminster, PA to sing in celebration of the birth of Jesus while also keeping in mind those babies whose lives were about to be taken from them.  While there we witnessed a couple in the parking lot who were about to go inside.  A few of the long-time pro-life supporters spoke to the couple.  It seems the man wanted the abortion but the woman was hesitant.  They ended up driving off, only to return a little later.  Please keep this couple and their child in your prayers.  Maybe they stayed or maybe they still had not come to a final decision and left again.  On a brighter note, we heard that a woman who had changed her mind while at the site in the fall is now doing well and is expecting her baby in the Spring.  Please keep her and her child in your prayers also for a healthy and joy-filled life together.

On Saturday, our Northeast Philadelphia pro-life group joined together in song outside the Planned Parenthood on Comly Road.  There was the usual Saturday traffic going into this facility.  Who knows if our presence (and our singing) changed anyone’s mind before going through with a scheduled abortion. But it was an opportunity for us to join together and remember that the holiday is about the birth of Christ and the peace and joy He had hoped for the world.

These caroling events are sponsored by the Pro-Life Action League.  If anyone reading this blog is interested in coordinating this event in your community next year, contact info is noted below. 

So much of Christmas is over-orchestrated.  This event is beautiful in its simplicity.  There is no practice, no instruments, no RSVPing.  You just show up outside of an abortion clinic and raise your voice to celebrate the season and hopefully, provide a note of peace within the walls of violence.

Merry Christmas!

Peace in the Womb Contact Info:

Pro-Life Action League

Chicago, IL 60646, USA

http://www.prolifeaction.org

Tel: 630-896-1200

E-mail: ejs@prolifeaction.org

Please Join Us to Share Christmas Hope at Our Peace in the Womb Christmas Caroling in Northeast Philly

Peace in the Womb Christmas Caroling 
Saturday, December 18, 2021
9:00 am
Planned Parenthood Abortion Center
2751 Comly Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154 (map)

NE Philly Christmas Caroling

In the Christmas story, hope enters the world through the birth of a child, even in the midst of difficult circumstances.  Join us as we share this Christmas hope where it’s needed most: at the Planned Parenthood located on Comly Road in Northeast Philly on Saturday, December 18th.

We hope everyone from Northeast Philly and Lower Bucks County will come and join us for this annual event.  Let’s bring that hope and mercy where it’s most needed, outside the Comly Road Planned Parenthood.

Please dress warmly and invite your family and friends to join you.

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SPEND THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS WITH THE SISTERS OF LIFE

The Sisters of Life have some exciting events that will get us into the Christmas Spirit. Who loves them? I’m sure you do.

Mass in Honor of the Ordination of John Cardinal O’Connor
The sisters will have a Mass on the anniversary of the ordination of their founder, Cardinal John O’Connor. This will happen on Wednesday, December 15, at 6:30 PM at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral.

Christmas Caroling In The City

The Sisters of Life invite you to join them in Christmas Caroling in Center City. Meet them at the Basilica at 5PM. They will go to Love Park and City Hall. There will be confessions, hot chocolate, and cookies

Epiphany Event

The Sisters of Life will have a Mass and social in thanksgiving for their co-workers for life. This will take place in St. Mary Magdalene in Media.

Please RSVP to philly@sistersoflife.org.

Join Us for Our Annual Peace in the Womb Christmas Caroling in Warminster, Pa on December 17th

 

Every year pro-lifers across the nation bring the joy and hope of Christmas to the darkness of abortion facilities with a Christmas Caroling day.

Some gather around a large empty Christmas crèche  symbolizing both the hopeful anticipation of a child’s birth and the emptiness left behind by abortion and sing carols about the Christ child. Babies have been SAVED from abortion when their mothers heard these carols and were moved by the thought of how Mary said “YES” to be the mother of Jesus.

In Warminster, Pennsylvania,  ‘Peace in the Womb Christmas Caroling’ will be held on Friday, December 17th beginning at 9:30 am in front of Planned Parenthood.  We hope everyone from Bucks County will come and join us for this annual event.

A Christmas Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed following our Caroling. Please dress warmly and invite your family and friends to join you.  

As we’ve done this past year with our First Friday Life Chains, we are asking for donations of diapers (all sizes) and wipes for our pregnancy help centers.  

 

This event is sponsored locally by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition and  nationally by the Pro-Life Action League.  

 
Warminster

December to Do List

The final month of the year. It is hard to believe that we have made it to the end of 2021 and we are looking to end the year strong.

Here is the list of things to do to make it a December to remember.

  1. Host a Christmas Caroling event outside of an abortion facility. Learn more here.
  2. Participate in your local praer vigils
  3. Collect coats, hats, scarves, and even gloves for the homeless
  4. Make plans to attend the March for Life in DC on Friday, January 21st. Cant go? Hold a local rally in your community.
  5. Write cards to single moms and their families
  6. Throw a toy drive for children of single moms
  7. Collect maternity items and donate them to Pregnancy Center near you
  8. Attend the dedication of the Christmas Creche near you
  9. Participate in a pro-life orgnization’s Christmas party.
  10. Donate to a pro-life organization before the year ends
  11. Recommit to the pro-life cause by the beginning of 2022
  12. Recruit someone at your parish

Make December a month where life is worth saving and living.

Christmas Blessings from Voices for Life

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The staff of Voices for Life blog wishes all our faithful followers a very happy and holy Christmas.   The following blessing was found on the website of the Irish American Mom.    This is our Christmas wish for all of you.

 
“May the Blessings of Christmas be with you,
May the Christ Child light your way,
May God’s holy angels guide you,
And keep you safe each day.”
 
 
Voices for Life Mission Statement 

Angels Have Red Hair

This article, by the late, great Joseph Wall is one of our annual posts at Christmastime.   It first appeared in the Nov/Dec 1996 issue of the American Life League’s Celebrate Life Magazine. The Northeast Women’s Center was at that time located at 9600 Roosevelt Blvd. Through the efforts of the NE Philadelphia Pro-Life Coalition, they lost their lease and were forced to move a few miles up the road to Comly Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.  It is now a Planned Parenthood facility and pro-life activists remain ever vigilant in their constant witness outside this killing center. 

Red hair angel
By Joseph Wall

WHADDAYA TALKING ABOUT? Angels have red hair? What kind of nonsense is this? Explain yourself?

Patience, dear reader. There is logic here. There is also a charming (and true) little tale behind it.

There was, and alas still is, in our city an abortion clinic, the Northeast Women’s Center. Since its opening in the mid-1970’s it has been picketed regularly by neighborhood pro-life people. We have conducted prayer vigils, sidewalk counseling and, in later years, occasional rescues.

One of our activities was a visit to the clinic on Christmas morning. Incidentally, the clinic closed for only two holidays during the year – Christmas and Yom Kippur! The purpose of our pilgrimage on Christmas day was to offer a kind of present to all the little ones who had died there during the preceding year. Our present was a simple one: A few of us would kneel on the sidewalk outside the front door of the multipurpose building housing the abortion clinic. We would pray the Rosary for God’s precious infants who had been put to death there since the previous Christmas. Then we would place a present; a doll, or a teddy bear in holiday wrappings, inside the vestibule of the building, in front of the elevator to the third floor – the clinic floor.

When the clinic personnel arrived the next morning, they would see this present with its gift tag and would know that at least some people cared for the little babies they had killed. More important, we hoped and believed that the babies themselves would know that there are those who loved them enough to help them celebrate on earth what they were celebrating in heaven; the birthday of the baby Jesus.

And so it was that on a cold, rainy Christmas morning a dozen years ago, a handful of pro-lifers; Stephanie Morello, Kathy Long, Susan Silcox, Patricia Dowling and myself, made our way to the Northeast Women’s Center abortion clinic. We knelt in prayer, saying the Holy Rosary for the 4,000 babies whose lives were so abruptly terminated there since the last Christmas. Having completed our prayers, we went to the front door with the intention of opening it and placing our gift for the unborn babies inside, out of the rain; alas, it was locked! All the other doors to the building were locked as well. What to do? We did not want to leave our gift on the walkway outside, where it would become sodden with rain; a soggy mess would be a poor gift for these little ones. And it would be the only gift they would ever get.

As we stood there trying to figure out what to do, a young man with bright red hair came up the walk from the parking lot. When he saw us, he asked what our problem was. We explained our dilemma. “Oh”, he said, “I have keys to the door.” With that, he proceeded to unlock the door and let us into the vestibule. We laid the Christmas present for our pre-born brothers and sisters in front of the elevator and turned to thank him. That quickly, he had vanished. We never saw him again.

Now you, dear reader, can believe what you wish about this; that it was happenstance, simply a coincidence, whatever. Personally, I believe that the Good Lord, seeing our confusion, sent one of His red-haired angels to bail us out.

Incidentally, this is not the only case of a red-haired angel going about the world doing the Lord’s work. I know of another one…but, then, that’s another story!

Please Join Us to Share Christmas Hope at Our Peace in the Womb Christmas Caroling in Northeast Philly on Dec 19th

 
 

NE Philly Christmas Caroling

 

In the Christmas story, hope enters the world through the birth of a child, even in the midst of difficult circumstances.  Join us as we share this Christmas hope where it’s needed most: at the Planned Parenthood located on Comly Road in Northeast Philly on Saturday, December 19th. Caroling will begin at 9:30 am followed by a Christmas Rosary.  

We hope everyone from Northeast Philly and Lower Bucks County will come and join us for this annual event.  Let’s bring that hope and mercy where it’s most needed, outside the Comly Road Planned Parenthood.

Please dress warmly and invite your family and friends to join you.  CDC guidelines will be followed.  

 
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