Pray at abortion facilities; Pray at Home

Every hour going forward has at least one person praying to end abortion at the two downtown vigil sites. These people are also praying for the few people going down to be present, praying for the women and babies as well as for the conversion of the workers.

Now we are looking for people to be the 2nd and third prayer warriors from home at those hours see below and pick your hours…

 

1. I just got off the phone and conference call with an abortion pill reversal patient from the Allentown area. She has an 8-month baby and was concerned that she wouldn’t be able to handle another pregnancy with severe nausea and vomiting. Her boyfriend is the same father and he was not happy about the abortion, he is happy that she is trying to reverse. Please pray for this patient and if any of you are willing to be on her support team or know of anyone in that area (Allentown) to help with a baby shower and to address any needs she may have… let me know.
2. on Monday and Tuesday we are trying to inundate senators offices with quick 2-5 minute calls stating that we don’t want telemedicine abortions included in the tele-med bill. Senators say they hear from the pro-abortion side much more frequently than they hear from us… so LET’S BE HEARD!!! There is a signup genius through the pro-life union of Greater Philadelphia – the goal is to have 5 people scheduled to call every 20 min while offices are open… want to flood their lines.

SIGN UP HERE  about tele-med Bill

Let’s bring every hour up to at least 2 people …

Saturday: 7(1),8(2),9(2),10(1),11(3),12(1),1(7), 2(1),3(2),4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

Sunday: 7(1),8(2),9(1),10(1),11(2),12(0),1(2),2(2),3(2),4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

monday:7(3),8(2),9(3),10(1),11(2),12(1),1(3),2(1),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

tuesday: 7(3),8(3),9(2),10(1),11(2),12(1),1(2),2(1),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

wed:7(2),8(2),9(3),10(1), 11(2),12(1),1(3),2(1),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

thurs: 7(3),8(3),9(2),10(1),11(1),12(1),1(2),2(1),3(3), 4(1), 5(1),6(1), 7(1)

friday: 7(2),8(2), 9(2),10(1), 11(2), 12(1),1(2), 2(1),3(3), 4(1), 5(1), 6(1), 7(1)

A word from the front line

During this time of stay at home, there have been some who have still chosen to go out and be present outside these places…

Here is a report from Pat…

“In 4 hours yesterday, there were 3 girls who went in for abortion” I was able to get info into all of their hands because there were no escorts… the police were also present for 2 of the hours and one of them spoke of Isiah and that God finally has our attention.
two girls showed up for abortions as walk-ins but they were not allowed in.
Lee trip showed up (the abortionist) I asked him what it is that he needs to quit this job… he responded that I don’t have it… I responded that all he needs is Jesus…

it was lonely out there at first… but now it is peaceful… the prayer of all the other people really keeps me going… knowing that every hour I am out there someone is praying for me and for these women… ITS HUGE…

so my dear friends… I’m not asking you to go out to the front lines but I am begging you…

PLEASE help me keep this prayer vigil going strong…

let me know if you have a daily commitment to pray further than what I had on the 1st week of prayer… if you intended to pray daily going forward please remind me…

im listing all of the hours out there for this week and I hope that everyone commits to at least one hour in this week to pray for Pat and Gerry, to pray for the workers, to pray for the centers…

today pat and Gerry are at 777… please pray for their safety…

hour(number of people)

there are a lot of zeros at the moment for (#of people) please help me wipe that out..

Saturday: 8(1),9(1),10(1),11(2),12(1),1(0),4(0),5(1),7(2)

Sunday: offer your mass fir this cause

monday:7(1),8(1),9(0),10(0),11(0),12(0),1(0),2(1),3(2),4(0),5(0),6(0),7(1)

tuesday: 7(0),8(0),9(0),10(0),11(0),12(0),1(0),2(1),3(2),4(0),5(0),6(0),7(0)

wed:7(0),8(0),9(0),10(0),11(0),12(0),1(0),2(1),3(2),4(0),5(0),6(0)7(0)

thurs: 7(0),8(0),9(0),10(0),11(0),12(0),1(0),2(0),3(0),4(0),5(0),6(0),7(0)

friday: 7(0),8(0),9(0),10(0),11(0),12(0),1(0),2(0),3(0),4(0),5(0,6(0)7(0)

Upcoming Events from Students for Life

Coronavirus cancellations have you stuck inside?

While we can’t ship you milk or toilet paper, we CAN provide you with FIVE weeks of virtual training courses! You’ll be joined by your Regional Coordinator along with 50+ other pro-life students.

Your virtual pro-life training is happening over video calls every week all the way through April 20th. Remaining sessions include:

  • Week of 3/30: “How to Dialogue Online
  • Week of 4/6: “Countering Abortion Culture
  • Week of 4/13: “Non-Violent Patient Care
  • Week of 4/20: “Preparing for 2020 Elections

Click here to find out what time & date yours are and to register!

Are You a Pro-Life Artist?
Students for Life has added a brand-new program to our family of fellowships: The Hildegard Art Fellowship. And this one’s just for pro-life artists! The Hildegard Art Fellowship is about engaging young artists to use their artistry to change hearts and minds on abortion by becoming artist-activists. Click here (or the button below) to apply by May 1st!

Here’s who can apply:

  • Any incoming undergraduate, graduate, law, and med students.
  • Artists of all kinds: visual, word, and performing.
  • Must be a current leader or member of a campus pro-life organization.
  • Must be interested in pursuing a full-time career in the pro-life movement.
  • Must be able to attend the kick-off weekend, Friday, June 26th– Tuesday, June 30th.*
    *pending the safety of travel at that time due to COVID-19.

BUY PRO-LIFE GEAR

It’s spring cleaning time at the Students for Life warehouse! All merch & apparel are on sale through March 31st or until supplies last.

Some of our most popular items are up to 40% off! It is the BEST time to stock up on our trendy, thought-provoking gear.

Shop to find discounts on our pro-life hoodies, crew neck sweaters, tees, cropped tops, tanks, stickers, and pins with some of our favorite designs.

Don’t miss out – it won’t last long!

Top 8 Pro-Life Things To Do During COVID-19
While we’re all in virtual quarantine, Students for Life decided to go ahead and create a plan for the Pro-Life Generation to go 100% digital. Check out how you can take advantage of all that time you’ll now be spending at home and continue to be a voice for Life!

The Top 8 List:

  • Sign up for the Regional Pro-Life Trainings.
  • Tune in to the SFLA Facebook Lives with special guests.
  • Subscribe to and catch up on the Explicitly Pro-Life podcast.
  • Check out our re-vamped Students for Life HQ.
  • Log conversations and earn prizes with the T.A.L.K. Challenge. Read more here.
  • Write thank you’s to your pro-life legislators (check their track records here).
  • Update your group’s materials so you’re ready to go next fall.
  • Promote an online diaper bank to support families in need at this time.

 

Bonus Training: Should Women be Jailed for Aborting?

As you saw, Students for Life is hosting our own pro-life trainings for the next 5 weeks.

But there’s also a Bonus Training by Equal Rights Institute this Tuesday at 9pm EST!

The topic is a question that comes up often in conversations about abortion: “Do you think women should go to jail for having an abortion when it becomes illegal?”

In this webinar, Josh Brahm (the president of the Equal Rights Institute) will discuss that difficult question and offer several practical suggestions for how to respond to it. Afterward, Josh will take YOUR questions!

Make sure to REGISTER HERE or you won’t be able to join us live. Plus, the replay of the webinar will only be available for 48-hours. If you can’t join us live but you want to receive the replay link afterward, click HERE to register now.

Virtual Holy Week Mission Sign Ups

Though Holy Week Missions are canceled, high school and college students are still asked to participate through an online platform.

The breakdown is this:

  1. It begins on Palm Sunday
  2.  A Mission Pack sent to your door (packed and sanitized carefully in a quarantine environment by the Legionary fathers) with all of the tools you need to be a missionary at home: a prayer booklet to follow along with group prayers, holy water, missionary cross and more. (ONLY AVAILABLE TO THE FIRST 80 FAMILIES WHO SIGN-UP).
  3. Access to all of the events for Online Holy Week including prayers, guided Gospel meditations, Passion of the Christ screening, prayer groups, streaming Mass and other Holy Week services, and more (some schedule items subject to change according to circumstances).
  4. One email each morning with a schedule, links & details
  5. For those in the PHILLY area: opportunities for a drive through confessions at St. Mary Magdalene and possibly a Eucharistic procession through your own neighborhood.
  6. An opportunity to be connected to a mission outside of your home with people from different places and to KEEP HOLY WEEK HOLY!

If you are interested in participating, please visit here and sign up today.

Pray Hard… From Home

This is an email sent from Dr. Monique Ruberu. 

Dear friends,

Gov. wolf just put an order out that we must all stay at home unless we are exercising, purchasing food or going to the doctor.
for this reason, I will ask all of you to pray from home. I don’t know how they will enforce it… but I don’t want any of you to get into trouble.
I truly believe that God will hear our prayers… and that He will let those going in and out of the abortion centers FEEL our prayer.
At the moment we have 1-3 people signed up for most hours until Saturday…

I am going to list the times again and let you know what times are not covered as well…

the more intense prayer we have at each hour, the stronger our petitions, the more impactful this effort will be…

This time will not last forever.. let’s continue to pray that these women will find our online help available… let’s make ourselves present in the online places that abortion-minded women hang out… if any of you have dealt with extreme illness in pregnancy but chose life – go to the Hyperemesis groups and help women considering abortion there… those of you who know and love someone with Down’s syndrome search for the groups discussing downs or prenatal genetic diagnosis…  post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter… put the Pro-life union hotline number out there… (484) 451-8104 let it be known that you are someone who can guide people to those who can help… check out people who like abortion and pro-choice groups… you never know who will be looking for support for such a choice that you can reach out to…

meanwhile- at the same time… let’s pray and pray HARD!!!!

I’m listing any hour that has less than 3 people praying: hour (number of people signed up)

Wed: 8(2),9(1),10(2),12(2),1(2),4(1),5(0),6(1),7(0)

Thurs: 7(2),8(2),9(1),10(1),11(2),12(1),1(1),4(1),5(0),6(1),7(0)

Fri: 8(2),9(1),10(1),12(1),1(1),4(0),5(0),6(1),7(0)

Sat: 7(0),8(0),9(0),10(0),11(1),12(0),1(0),3(0),4(0),5(0),6(1),7(0)

Sunday:

7(0),8(0),9(0),10(0),11(0),12(0),1(0),2(0),3(0),4(0),5(0),6(0),7(0)

Monday :

7(1),8(1),9(0),10(0),11(1),12(0),1(0),2(2),3(0),4(0)5(0),6(1),7(0)

God bless you all feel free to share this list and email me to let me know what hours you and yours want to cover !!

Good and Bad News

 

The following is from an email blast from Dr. Monique Ruberu regarding a decision made by 40 Days Headquarters.

I have good news and some difficult news…

the difficult news first… the national leaders of 40 days for life have canceled all vigils for the safety of all vigil participants.
the good news… our most recent save from Saturday has a team of at least 5 people who have pledged to walk with her on this journey. All of these people will contribute in some small way to her and her child’s well being!!

the good news… Planned Parenthood has closed for Monday….!!!!! One day that lives will not be taken at that site…

if anyone wants to continue individual prayer with appropriate spacing only 1-2 people staying 6 feet apart through sidewalk servants let us know… we will monitor the centers and we will let you know when they are open.

Here is a follow-up email sent this morning. You are encouraged to participate in the Sidewalk Servants. 

When coronavirus shut down our churches… our homes became reinstituted as the mini churches…

Thanks be to God we have the technology… and this will allow our prayer vigil to continue!!!!

on FaceTime and MSN messager we can even have prayer partners that join together and uphold each other in prayer!!!!

So in the name of Jesus!!! Let’s continue to cover these wicked places with prayer!!!

Please sign up for a 1-hour prayer slot to cover these places… now that you don’t have to be physically present I’m hoping that all of you who have been hesitant to come out can jump in… we can even do a 24-hour vigil!!!

if people do choose to venture to the front lines how awesome for them to know that they have someone praying for them while they are there.
so today is your day to sign up!
we will start all of this tomorrow (Tuesday)

Here are the hours we need to cover if anyone wants to continue through the night let me know and I’ll extend the times

Feel free to cover an hour or more if you desire daily. Feel free to pray with others during your hour on social media, feel free to look up pictures of these places so you can really focus your prayer as if you are standing there..

When you respond tell me if you want to know who else is praying at your hour and if you would like to meet with them via FaceTime or messenger – give your phone number so I can connect you guys…

During this time if anyone is dealing with loneliness or a need for food or other things please let me know and within our community, we will figure this out… we are God’s people and He will end abortion and sustain us through this all!!!!

 

pray to end abortion at 777

Tuesday : 7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

wed:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

thursday:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

friday:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

saturday:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

sunday: 7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

monday: 7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

 

Pray to end abortion at 12th and locust

Tuesday: 7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

wed:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

thursday:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

friday:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

saturday:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

sunday: 7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

monday: 7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

Contact Monique Ruberu for more information at roobearoo@hotmail.com.

One hour at a time; One hour at a time

The following is from an email blast sent out by Dr. Monique Ruberu, coordinator of the Philadelphia 40 Days for Life campaigns. 

Dear friends…

I’m so happy to report that we have successfully filled every hour at both vigils thus far without any gaps 🙂 that’s 63 hours of coverage!! at 777 we had Chuck Kuhar who covered for 5 hours by himself representing his Knights of Columbus group. At 12th and Locust, we had multiple people pulling together to cover all of the hours…beautiful sacrifice.

All of this happens because our Amazing creator has moved each of your hearts and souls to respond… God is so good and He is constantly providing for us…

He has made it possible to have nearby places to store our signs and resources. He has given us safety and peace as we pray. He has filled us with a sense of sadness and compassion for the men and women entering these buildings… He has filled our hearts with a desire to rise up and stand in solidarity for those brothers and sisters who have no voice… the smallest, weakest, most innocent of us all. He has provided each and every one of you and I am SO GRATEFUL.
Thank you Lord! Thank you Lord! Thank you, my friends, for your Yes. Your simple willingness to respond to these emails… I love you guys and I am praying for each one of you as we continue on to do this most important work.
please continue to join us in filling the following hours :

Mon 3/2 : 12th and locust: 12,1,2

Tues 3/3 12th and locust – Ed will be there – come and join him as the 2nd person at 9,10,11,12,2,3

Wed 3/4: 12th and locust: 2

Thurs 3/5: 12th and loc: 10,12,1

Sign up for hours here

Philly 40 Days for Life- Day 3

The following is from an email blast sent out by Dr. Monique Ruberu regarding 40 Days for Life in Philadelphia. 

Dear Friends,

Today was another full day at the vigil!! Many thanks to the amazing prolifers from Epiphany led by Janet Glendening and the awesome Temple students led by Karly Brown.

Tomorrow is Saturday…. the worst day at the abortion centers… the line of cars seems endless and it is simply heartbreaking to watch.

Every woman entering these places is entering because they feel hopeless, scared, boxed in… and they don’t realize how much they will suffer if they go through with this “choice”…

The good news is that we are covered for every single hour tomorrow!!!!!! Thanks be to God for every one of you that will be present! Know that we will be praying for you as you stand in the gap!!!

please consider joining us and covering hours next week!!!

Monday 3/2: 12th and locust : 10,1,2

Tues 3/3: 12th and locust: 9,11,12,2,3

Wed 3/4: 12th and loc: 11,2

wed 3/4 777 appletree 12,1,2

thurs 3/5 12th and loc : 8,9,10,12,1

To sign up for hours, visit here for Planned Parenthood (1144 Locust) and Philadelphia Women’s Center.

40 Days Reflection: Pro-Life Take on Three Pillars of Lent

By now, you have received ashes on your foreheads, made Lenten sacrifices, and have a game plan to navigate yourself to grow closer to Christ by Easter.

Then again, with Lent in full swing, you are still panicking because one of them is not completely set for you or you do not know what to do.

STAY CALM! YOU GOT THIS!

The three pillars of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. How can a pro-lifer do all three of these during these 40 Days? Here is how.

Prayer- Matthew 6:5-6

“When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them.
Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.
But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.”

I do not think I need to explain the meaning of this essential pillar of Lent. Be sure to pray not just for neighbors but those who mock, ridicule, and cause you daily rifts. Offer a holy hour for an end to abortion and all forms that destroy human life. Pray for the conversion of those who participate in the daily murder of innocent life.

Learn how you can perform the Spiritual Works of Mercy

Fasting- Matthew 6:19-21

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Now, many assume fasting is just for food. The catechism has a deeper meaning for it. There are seven reasons for fasting:

  1. From the beginning, God commanded some fasting, and sin entered into the world because Adam and Eve broke the fast.
  2. For the Christian, fasting is ultimately about fasting from sin.
  3. Fasting reveals our dependence on God and not the resources of this world.
  4. Fasting is an ancient way of preparing for the Eucharist—the truest of foods.
  5. Fasting is preparation for baptism (and all the sacraments)—for the reception of grace.
  6. Fasting is a means of saving resources to give to the poor.
  7. Fasting is a means of self-discipline, chastity, and the restraining of the appetites.

For those looking to fast from earthly possession, Sam Guzman offers several suggestions here

Almsgiving- Tobit 4: 7-11

“Give alms from your possessions. Do not turn your face away from any of the poor, and God’s face will not be turned away from you. Son, give alms in proportion to what you own. If you have great wealth, give alms out of your abundance; if you have but little, distribute even some of that. But do not hesitate to give alms; you will be storing up a goodly treasure for yourself against the day of adversity. Almsgiving frees one from death and keeps one from going into the dark abode. Alms are a worthy offering in the sight of the Most High for all who give them.”

Almsgiving is the one that is often forgotten. With everyone filing their taxes and in turn, receiving their refunds in the coming weeks, keep pro-life ministries in mind in between your loan, car, gas, and other bills.

Suggestions

  1. Every time you receive change from eating out, getting groceries, shopping for gifts, and the liking, set them aside in a special can. By Easter, put it in your parish’s Sunday collection.
  2. Host a baby bottle drive at your parish or church
  3. Cluttered? Uncluttered and donate unused clothes to goodwill, local homeless shelter, or veteran charity
  4. Collect gently used baby items and give them to a mother in need
  5. Learn about the Corporal Works of Mercy and some concrete suggestions

March with the Pro-Life Union in the Annual St. Patrick’s Day

ATTENTION ALL COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL, AND PARISH RESPECT LIFE GROUPS:

Philadelphia’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place on Sunday, March 15th.

Once again, the Pro-Life Union will be taking part in the parade.

Everyone will meet at 16th and JFK Boulevard at 11AM. Bring a friend or two to the event.

Be sure to look for our banner in the photo shown and help spread the pro-life message along the parade route.

Visit here for more information.