The following is from Kim Griffen. If you can help, no matter how big or small, it is appreciated. Be sure to learn more about Biking for Babies by visiting their website here.
On June 11th, my cousin Rachele and I will be participating in Biking for Babies’ first local ride in the Philadelphia area (Exton, Pa.) We are biking to raise awareness and funds for pregnant women and their babies!
Would you consider “sponsoring” our ride with Biking for Babies? We hope to raise $500. Your contribution will support the Sisters of Life, Chester County Women’s Services, and the Hope Pregnancy Center. Thanks in advance, your contribution to this cause means so much to us!
We know times are tough for many folks right now, so if you are unable to donate could you please share the link with family or friends? Neither of us has social media so we could use some help reaching out to the pro-life community! Thank you!
Please pray for pregnant women vulnerable to abortion and their precious babies. And please pray for all the cyclists participating on June 11th!
You could be one of the faithful warriors standing outside of Planned Parenthood either praying, sidewalk advocating, or just being present.
As pro-lifers gear up for another 40 Days for Life campaign, Voices4Life takes this time to preview what to expect as we prepare for the Lenten Campaign outside of Planned Parenthood in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love, filled with darkness and hatred from those who claim that “#lovewins, #noplaceforhate, and my favorite #blacklivesmatter when a majority of the abortions are perpetrated on black unborn lives. Love will win when we offer compassion, love, and mercy to women in their hour of great need.Pro-lifers in the greater Philadelphia area are encouraged to make a Lenten sacrifice by giving the pro-life movement an hour or more of their time to save lives. The Lenten campaign runs from Wednesday, March 2nd, and ends on April 9th.
The 40 Days for Life Campaign will be present outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City Philadelphia for the 16th time.
During the previous campaigns, there has been much growth, many saves, and even many encounters. The main reason is because of faithful warriors stepping into the breach, whether old, young, retired, young professional, or even a student in the pursuit of knowledge gave an hour or more to help turn the tide of the abortion battle on the streets with prayer, fasting, and alms.
You too can make a difference. You are encouraged to take an hour or so during this Lenten campaign. Bring a friend or two with you.
Visit 40daysforlife.com/philadelphia to pick your hours now.
The hours of operation are Mondays through Saturdays from 8AM to 5PM
Generation Life is hitting the highway; literally.
They will have their message on display the next time you are on the road whether shopping, visiting, road trip, or just cruising until you run out of gas.
This will help touch many hearts and minds.
Where You Can See Their Billboard?
Have you seen this sign on your commute? You can find them at the following: 1-95 exit for Route 420 1-95 exit for Pattison Avenue Route 1, Old Lincoln Highway Walt Whitman Bridge exit 5 Route 130 exit for Airport Circle I-276 exit 339 for Virginia Drive Route 30 Bypass East of Route 82/Manor Road Route 202 South at West Chester Schuylkill Expressway (76) at West Conshohocken
Please see information from St. Peter’s Parish Respect Life Committee below on this retreat geared toward middle school girls. Below are files with all the information you’ll need to promote this event. Please print out and share this information.
The Respect Life Committee of St. Peter Parish has been sponsoring Theology of the Body Retreats for High School Girls for three years now. The leaders of the retreat have recognized that middle school girls would greatly benefit from this type of retreat, but with the information presented more at their level.
We are pleased to announce the first retreat that will be geared to 7th, 8th & 9th grade girls. It will be held on February 4 – 6, 2022. (See flyer and an Announcement with the details below.)
In past retreats we have given the girls an evaluation form to fill out. Their responses are amazing. The vast majority gave rave reviews to the experience they had. I am attaching a sample of the evaluations.
Any help you can give in publicizing this retreat will be greatly appreciated as usual.
If you have any questions, let me know or you can text Eileen Christian at 610-716-1840. She is the coordinator of the retreat.
It was the Saturday before Christmas and the sidewalks of both abortion facilities saw a sidewalk full of peaceful, loving prayer warriors covering both denominations
Philadelphia Women’s Center
Regular vigil participants were graced with the [presence of 75 high school and college students from Philly Mission Youth who started their morning outside of the biggest murder center in Philadelphia that is not affiliate with Planned Parenthood.
They prayed the rosary, offered free help for women during their hour of great need, and sung some Christmas carols.
Meanwhile, the Helpers’ of God’s Precious Infants were able to be present outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City. They offered their vigil in memory of Sandy Slater and Kevin Andre, two pro-life activists who died this month.
The Helpers were graced by Sidewalk Servants and Abolish Abortion groups alike. They were met with some jeers and even escorts mocking pro-lifers, yet they kept the faith.
One sidewalk advocate from Abolish Abortion offered help to a couple that went inside the facility while another held a conversation with people who were curious at their presence.
Sadly, lives were scheduled to die at both places. We can only hope that the presence of these peaceful, loving people stir the conscience of patients, volunteers, and workers of both places that life in the womb has value and is worthy of protecting.
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Those Other Girls Podcast
The podcast speaks to women who have been victimized by the hyperactive oversexualized culture while attacking liberal viewpoints.
Podcast host Mallory Finch had an epiphany one day at the gym when someone wore a sweatshirt that read anti-social social club emblazed across it. It triggered the opportunity to use it to promote the pro-life message. Get your anti-abortion sweatshirt today.
Please see the information below from Sandy Slater, President of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition regarding our monthly First Friday prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood in Warminster and our annual Walking with Moms in Need events.
Now it is November! Can’t believe it! Brrrrr!. Nevertheless this coming Friday is First Friday! The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition will have its Life Chain at Planned Parenthood from 9:30 – 10:30 on Friday, November 5, 2021.
Feel free to bring the baby items, diapers, wipes, etc. either on Friday or we’ll be glad to collect them on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Walking with Moms in Need event at Peace Valley Park. (See flyer below.)
The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is an organization that believes in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death. We provide financial and material support to area crisis pregnancy care centers that endorse the sanctity of life. To expand our mission, we provide information and education to the community. (Continue reading here)
Philadelphia has welcomed their first missionaries from the Culture Project last week. Thanks to the initiative and blessing of Archbishop Nelson Perez the City of Brotherly will welcome seven missionaries who are ready to transform the culture of Philadelphia into one that is fully alive.
Since its inception in 2014, The Culture Project is a movement of young people who speak about the message of life and love to transform every human person to be fully alive. In addition to Philadelphia, they have missionaries in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Toledo, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
The Culture Project Benefit
The organization will have a fundraiser to raise fund for their missions. You are invited to attend this event
When: November 2nd 2021 7PM-8:30 PM
Where: Eakins Room at St. Charles Seminary 100 E Wynnewood Rd Wynnewood, PA 19096
Please RSVP to Maryrose Richards MRichards@thecultureproject.org or call 215-315-7814 x 712. The deadline is Friday October 15th
You may also make a donation to the Culture Project here
Many of the churches in the area in which I live (Southeast Pennsylvania) have memorials on their grounds in remembrance of all the babies lost through abortion in our country since 1973. The Respect Life Ministry of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Buckingham Township would like to do something a little different.
We are planning to install a sculpture of Our Lady entitled, Mary Mother of the Life Within, in our prayer garden where anyone who has lost a baby due to abortion, stillbirth, miscarriage or any reason will have a place to come, pray and heal. It is also a place where those who are trying to become pregnant can come to call upon Our Lady to intercede on their behalf.
Just this morning I was at a doctor’s visit and was told by my doctor that she plans to pray here for all those babies who have been conceived and born during the pandemic after their mothers received the vaccine. Since these vaccines have not been thoroughly vetted, we don’t know the long-term effects it will have on these babies.
One of our Respect Life Ministry members, Denise Callanan-Kline, a well-known artist in Bucks County has donated a painting of our church to be raffled to raise funds for our sculpture. Please read the follow press release on Denise and her painting. If you would like to help us to raise funds for our project, you can contact Denise Wilcox. Her contact information is included in the article below.
Hopefully, this sculpture of Mary we plan to install in our prayer garden will be a place where anyone who wishes to pray for the end of abortion or for a personal intention can come, reflect, and pray.
Local Artist Paints Church in Landscape
Doylestown artist Denise Callanan-Kline, a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, is known for her landscapes of Bucks County, river scenes and the polo matches in Tinicum Park. She has now completed a painting of the Buckingham church building in its natural surroundings, as part of an effort to fund another work of art that the church has commissioned. The commissioned work is a sculpture of the Madonna and Child by sculptor Joe DeVito, which honors Mary as a mother, and Callanan-Kline is donating her framed oil on panel painting to help raise its funding.
“Rather than create an architectural illustration, I chose to set the church in its Bucks County surroundings, which required a little tromping down the field across the road from the church to take some photos,” explains Callanan-Kline. “When designing the painting, I was thinking of the Hudson River painters, whose goal was to represent sublime beauty in their landscapes. They would often paint a building as an integral part of the overall landscape. These artists sought to not merely to reach the intellect and emotions, but to touch the soul. When painting the sky I decided to use cerulean blue which is the color blue more closely associated with Our Lady of Guadalupe.”
The artist feels it is important to support the creation of true art in churches, work that encompasses original thought and dedicated craftsmanship. She has found motivation in St. John Paul the Great’s 1999 Letter to Artists, in which he describes the artist’s unique gift: “Genuine artistic intuition goes beyond what the senses perceive and, reaching beneath reality’s surface, strives to interpret its hidden mystery. The intuition itself springs from the depths of the human soul, where the desire to give meaning to one’s own life is joined by the fleeting vision of beauty and of the mysterious unity of things . . . true art has a close affinity with the world of faith, so that, even in situations where culture and the Church are far apart, art remains a kind of bridge to religious experience.” The effort Callanan-Kline invests in the time-consuming traditional steps of designing, executing and varnishing her paintings attests to St. John Paul’s statement that true art comes at a cost, but the rewards last a lifetime and longer.
The painting View of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church will be on display in the church on Sunday mornings until October 31, when a winning raffle ticket will be drawn. To purchase raffle tickets, or to order a high quality giclée print of the painting, contact Denise Wilcox at email@example.com.
Here is a picture of the statue of Mary, Mother of the Life Within which we plan to place in our prayer garden.
See the information below provided by Sandy Slater, President of the Bucks County Pro-life Coalition on the upcoming meeting. Come find out what the BCPLC is doing to end the evil of abortion in our community.
This is a reminder of our monthly Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Special Meeting for Monday October 4 2021 at 6:30 PM at Nativity of Our Lord Conference Center, 605 W. Street Road Warminster, PA. This is a very important meeting .
Among Topics of discussion will be:
Bucks County Business moving forward.
Legislative updates from Mike McMonagle – learn about the very important pro-life bills that have passed in PA. and the status for moving forward.
40 Days for Life , Warminster – September 22 through October 31, 2021.
Upcoming activities : Monthly Life chain at PP 10/1/21, 9:30-10:30. Bring baby supplies; Moving forward with pro-life activities.
Walking with MOMs in Need, November 6, 2021, Peace Valley Park
This will be an important meeting as we welcome new members to bring to the table thoughts and ideas for expansion of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.
We encourage all to attend this meeting and be active
The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is an organization that believes in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death. We provide financial and material support to area crisis pregnancy care centers that endorse the sanctity of life. To expand our mission, we provide information and education to the community. Follow us on Facebook here.