2020 Pro-Life Events in Bucks County, Pa.

While most activities have been curtailed or cancelled this year because of COVID-19, the pro-life movement has seen an increase.  Below is a list of events that are taking place in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, most sponsored by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.  I’ve also included a file below that you can print out and put on your refrigerator so you have all your events in one place.  Looking forward to seeing many or some of you at most of these events. 

2020 Pro-Life Events  in Bucks County

40 Days of Prayer and Repentance – September 23rd – Nov 1 – Planned Parenthood, 610 Louis Drive, Warminster, Pa. Hours are 9:00 am – 12:00 noon each day. This is the minimum number of hours we are asking to be covered and we encourage parishes to cover more hours if they can. We will have a scripture and short prayer posted each day here on our blog that will be shared  with everyone to remind us all to pray for an end of abortion in our community, our country and throughout the world.

Day of Prayer and Fasting – Thursday, September 24, 2020.  Pray, and fast if possible (liquid diet suggested).  At 3:00 pm, we are asked to fall to our knees and ask for God’s Mercy. More information can be found at www.ActsXXIX.org).

Walk/Run – Saturday, October 3rdCrossroads Crisis Pregnancy Care Center 10 AM at Quakertown, Park, Univest Center, 4th & Par, Quakertown.  For more information:    nancy@crossroadspregnancy.care

Run/Walk Saturday, Oct 10th – A Baby’s Breath – 9:00 am – Tyler State Park Rt. 332 (Richboro-Newtown Road) at One Trail Lane Richboro, PA.  Contact abbwarminstercpc@gmail.com for more information.

The True Story of Kermit Gosnell – Sunday, October 25th – 2:00 pm – Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doylestown, Pa.  A presentation by Detective Jim Wood detailing his experience during the investigation and trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, the world’s most prolific serial killer.  This event, sponsored by Bucks County Right to Life,  will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person. (see attached flyer for more information).

Life Chain – Sunday, November 1st 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  This will close out our 40 Days of Prayer and Repentance.  We will gather along Street Road starting at Louis Drive and going west towards Old York Road.  More information will be available on Voices for Life Blog and at the September BCPLC meeting.

Election Day – Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  Is your freedom worth taking the time to go into the polls to vote?  Please Vote!

Walking with Moms in Need – Saturday, November 7thPeace Valley Park in Doylestown.   More information to follow.  Looking for help for this event.  Contact Sandy at sandy4436@verizon.net to volunteer.

First Friday Life Chain – every first Friday of the month on Louis Drive in Warminster outside of Planned Parenthood from 9:30 – 10:30 am.  We encourage everyone to join us in prayer for the closing of this abortion mill.

Peace in the Womb Christmas Caroling – Date TBD – more information will be available on Voices for Life Blog and at the October BCPLC meeting.

Memorial Mass for Holy Innocents – Monday, December 28th – more details at November meeting & on the blog.

Voices for Life Blog:  https://voices4life.blog/ – we encourage everyone to sign up via email to receive our posts and find out what is happening in Bucks County, in SE Pennsylvania and across the nation.  For more information or to have us send you an invite, contact us at defendlife@voices4life.blog.

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition invites and welcomes everyone to the monthly meetings which are held on the last Monday of each month at 7:30 PM at Nativity Church’s Parish Center on Street Road in Warminster. 

Upcoming Events of Note in SE PA
True Story of Kermit Gosnell Flyer

Rachel’s Vineyard to Hold Retreat & Eucharistic Adoration on Oct 2-4, 2020 in Bucks County, Pa.

The following is from Evelyn Walsh, Director, Rachel’s Vineyard  in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.  This retreat is for post-abortive women who are looking for support and healing.  

 

I am pleased to announce that our Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat scheduled for the weekend of October 2 – 4, 2020 at Our Lady of Czestochowa is confirmed and will take place.  The coronavirus has upended so many lives in recent months, but I can assure you our team is taking every precaution to meet each person where they are in their concerns and fears.   

Jesus waits for us all when we visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament.  We will have Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration from the beginning of our post-abortive healing retreat on Friday, October 2nd until it ends on Sunday, October 4th.  The team and participants are eternally grateful to you for taking the time to pray for our intentions as the hard work of reconciling with God and accepting His graces and forgiveness occurs during that weekend.  

If it’s possible for you to come to the Ave Maria Retreat House and spend a Holy Hour with Our Lord during our retreat, please contact Michelle Garges at 267-374-0235 or mjgarges@verizon.net.  She is looking forward to hearing from you to schedule your time.  As we get closer to the retreat she will advise you as to what the door code number to the retreat house will be.  Please keep in mind that this is not a place for small children to join you.  If the sound of a small child or baby is heard by our group, it could possibly trigger a negative emotional response for the participant.  We go to great lengths to create a very safe place for them to grieve their children and I would like to make sure that even though Our Lord loves the little ones to come to Him, this is one time we would advise against it.  If you are new to the Ave Maria Retreat House, the Adoration Chapel is on the second floor straight up the stairs or you can use the elevator.  The chapel is directly above our meeting room and I can assure you that your prayers are felt flowing down upon us.  The enemy is not pleased with the beautiful healing that occurs during this retreat.  Your prayers are an integral part of each participant feeling renewed, refreshed and healed by His love. 

You have my utmost gratitude for your prayers.  Please consider praying for the intentions of this Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat even though you may not be available to schedule time at the retreat house chapel to pray there.  Start praying even today to encourage anyone who is anxious about attending that weekend to find the courage to call me soon.  As of today, we are just about full.  It’s very common to receive registrations at the last minute due to the content and nature of this retreat.  You may even know of someone in need of post-abortive healing.  I look forward to hearing from them. 

As always, we love to receive your special treats such as cookies, brownies, (sweets of any kind really), and healthier appetizers (hummus, veggies or fruits) to offer during our breaks throughout the weekend.  If you would like to drop some goodies off, please contact me in advance as to what it is you plan to bring so that I can keep a list (so that we don’t end up with 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies ;).  And, if it’s on your heart and you have the means to donate financially to offer scholarships to those in need it would be most helpful.  May God bless you for your generosity.  

One last thing, due to Covid-19 protocols everywhere we go nowadays, please wear your mask to the retreat house.  We will have bottles of hand sanitizer everywhere throughout the building for your use as well.  Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries will take reasonable measures, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state, and local guidelines to provide a safe and sanitary environment for our Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat.  Thank you for your understanding.

For more information about this retreat, please contact Evelyn Walsh at evelynwalsh59@gmail.com

Wanna Get Involved in Public Policy? Two Opportunities To Do So

The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia is launching an exciting outreach in the effort to gear up for a post-Roe America. The following exerpt is from Joe Garecht.

In many ways, the end of legalized abortion in our country is closer than ever before. It is critical that we engage on every front of this battle with thoughtful, coordinated and effective advocacy for the unborn.

Would you consider joining our newly formed Pro-Life Action Team? Led by Joe Garecht and the PLU Public Affairs committee, the goal of this group is to concentrate citizen advocacy for the pro life cause in the spheres of politics and the media.

Commitment will be a specific action item once every other month – typically contacting a legislator via phone or email, or sending a comment/op ed to local media outlets – and occasional meetings, no more than twice per year.

Our voices are powerful! We have heard from state legislators that they felt compelled to act on bills in front of their committee after receiving as few as 12 emails or phone calls from constituents. When we organize and combine our advocacy efforts we improve the chance for lasting change in our community on behalf of the unborn.

Please send your name, email and phone number to Tom Stevens with the subject Pro-Life Action Team to mail@prolifeunion.org and let us know we can add you to the Pro-Life Action Team!

In addition, Students for Life of America have an opportunity to give you the knowledge and tools to engage in public policy.

While COVID-19 is affecting the pro-life movement’s ability to train grassroots activists of all ages, Students for Life is now able to bring our pro-life trainings from campuses right into your home.  Enroll in pro-life “majors” in each pillar of pro-life activism.

Not a student?  No problem!  Continuing your education is important to us and there is no age limit on being an effective pro-life advocate. 

How Does It Work?

  • There are four course subjects (Effective Education, Industry Impact, Public Policy, and Supportive Services) in each of the three education levels (High School, College, Adult).
  • All are welcome to join one or more classes as the schedule allows.  Each course will cover FIVE bi-weekly live video classes, and four on-your-own optional assignment weeks.
  • Classes begin the week of September 14th (check each course for exact times) and wrap-up the week of November 9th. 

REGISTER NOW for a course in your current education level. 
Scroll down to choose: High School, College, or Continuing Education (Adult).

If course times do not fit in your schedule, you can work through our self-paced pillar courses which are always available on www.studentsforlifehq.com or connect with your Regional Coordinator here.

Witness from Sidewalk Servant

The following is from an email blast sent by Deborah regarding an encounter a sidewalk servant witnessed outside of Planned Parenthood

One of the Sidewalk Servants, Bob, shared a story about a young lady they encountered last Thursday at 12th & Locust, and we wanted to share it with you. Please take a few moments to read it; this woman’s comment “I wish you had been here when I came before” is just heart wrenching… It is an encouragement for all of us to give a little of our time to be there for each woman and baby; they need us… Our presence can make all the difference! Please give a couple of hours of your time this week, and ask family and friends to join you or to sign up for a time also.  God bless you!
His story:
At 12th and Locust this AM, Rose approached and I offered her a brochure, pointed to the Community Women’s Center of Philadelphia (Women’s Center) next doorand suggested she could get care that did not include abortion there.  She was a beautiful and very mature young lady.  She smiled knowingly and said she thought she was pregnant, that she had taken the first part of the chemical abortion but thought it had failed.  She spoke of immediate regret upon doing so and said she was happy to be pregnant.
I expressed my hope and joy at that possibility, and encouraged her to go next door.  We also gave her the Natural Womens’ Health material from Dr. Monique. But she proceeded anyway to go into Planned Parenthood. I cautioned her to be careful that she not listen to untruths in Planned Parenthood.  
I then called the Women’s Centernumber to prepare them in the event she came out.  When I was returning to the sidewalk in front of the Planned Parenthood, I saw Rose speaking with Bob G, another Sidewalk Servant who was there with me.  Bob was very encouraging and loving as he learned from her that, despite testing positive for pregnancy at home, she had tested negative in PP.  I also tried to be comforting, asking her to google Rachel’s Vineyard which she proceeded to do.  We also encouraged her to visit the Women’s Center, to consult on her situation and perhaps be re-tested.  She did, but before leaving us she looked at us with big, beautiful brown eyes and said “I wish you had been here when I came before”.  My heart aches. 
Please encourage folks to continue to come out to pray and be there for these women. I found her story so encouraging. The women need us there!  Let’s be there for them.
Thanks to Pat and others for all they have done to be present during the first and hopefully only COVID storm in Phila.
Please pray for Rose.
Bob
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Pro-life Waco Billboards – Yes, we do Spanish

The post below comes from the newsletter of Pro-Life Waco sent out by John Pisciotta.

The Spanish version of Pro-Life Waco’s “ABORTION HURTS” billboards are out in the public square. Four junior billboards (5’ x 11’) were installed the first week of August.

I pray that these billboards will touch hearts and souls.  This billboard in the photos below is to your left 18th Street at about the 600 block, not far from where you clear the railroad overpass.  The other three locations are:
–Herring at 5th Street (driving away from Cameron Park
–HWY 84 in McGregor at the Dairy Queen
–Bosque Blvd at 38th (driving toward the Brazos River)

Muchas gracias! to all our donors for making 2020 possibly the strongest year for PLW–in spite of the headwinds of COVID 19.