Save the Date! Philly March for Life 2021 to be Held on January 23rd

Below is information from Ted Meehan on the March for Life in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 23, 2021.  Save the date and look for more information on the flyer below and on the Pro-Life Union’s website.   

 

Philly March for Life

The annual witness of the March for Life continues again this year, despite the Covid, and lockdowns, and weather, and masks.

For those who are planning to March in Washington, that event will be in January 29. Details can be found on the March for Life website. Locally there will be a March in Philadelphia on January 23 (see Flyer below). Every major Pro-Life organization in our area is supporting this effort. The Archbishop will open our witness with Mass at the Cathedral at 9am. Afterward, we will process to Independence Park, with a stop at 8th & Appletree. We will conclude with a Rally at Independence Park featuring a number of very prominent pro-life speakers.

Please spread the word for this event in your Churches, your Pro-Life committees, among friends and family who may be less active than you – and among local schools and students. Feel free to make copies of the Flyer to distribute among friends and friendly places. 

Let this effort begin a renewed start to protect and defend the sanctity of life!

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Peace in the Womb Caroling 2020 Across America

If you haven’t attended a Christmas Caroling event before I urge you to do so this year.  And if there is none scheduled near you, please consider volunteering to organize one at an abortion mill in your area.  All the information you need is in the message below from the Pro-Life Action League.  

One of our most beloved activities of the year, the Pro-Life Action League’s “Peace in the Womb” Caroling Day brings the Christmas message of peace and joy to the darkness of the abortion clinic. Join other pro-lifers at abortion facilities across the country as we sing our favorite carols reminding abortion-bound mothers that the salvation of the world came through an unplanned pregnancy!

Can’t find a caroling day near you? We’ve got all the resources you need to host your own “Peace in the Womb” Christmas caroling event!

If you’ll be hosting a caroling day in your local area, please send us the details here, and we will include them on this page. Check back to this event page as Christmas draws nearer for a list of Caroling days across the country!

Students for Life To Host #StandForLife Weekend To Be Held After March for Life

The following is from Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America.

With the understanding that not everyone will be able to make it to Washington, D.C. this year for the March for Life due to COVID issues, we came up with an alternate plan.

We’re calling it the #Stand4Life Weekend – and it’s happening in 20+ cities across the nation.

This is the largest, united, national activism event ever led by pro-life youth.

The #Stand4Life Weekend will take place January 27th-30th and will include a well-rounded roster of pro-life activism…including participating in the March for Life (either in-person or virtually).

The best part? It’ll all be planned for you!

All you have to do is show up with as many of your pro-life friends as possible.

When you register for only $10, you’ll receive:

  1. A “Pro-Life Generation” Beanie
  2. All materials for activism events
  3. Pro-life events planned by your city’s #Stand4Life Captain

Learn more about it and register to join here!

Upcoming Events in Bucks County and Surrounding Areas

2020 has been a year no one will forget.  Shutdowns due to the coronavirus, businesses closed (sadly, some for good) due to this virus, schools closed, students and office workers telecommuting, vacations cancelled or shortened.   

And while most have been waiting for the virus to end to get on with their lives,  the pro-life movement has been busier than ever.    It seems that this year more pro-life events, both virtually and publicly, have and will occur.   

Below are some upcoming events for the remainder of this year.  I have included a list that you can download and print out.  We hope that you will join us for these events.   Most listed are sponsored by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.  

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.

Election Day – Tuesday, November 3rd. It’s important that you vote, if you haven’t already done so;  and please vote for pro-life candidates. God’s precious little ones are counting on us to do our part to make sure they have the right to be born.

Right to Birth – Saturday, October 31st – Rally and Prayer Vigil – begins with Mass at the Cathedral followed by march to Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets.  This event is sponsored by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. 

Walking with Moms in Need – Saturday, November 7th – Peace Valley Park in Doylestown. Registration begins at 10:00 am and Walk starts at 11:00 am. 

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.

For other events in and around Bucks County, Pa., click on the link below.  

Upcoming Events of Note in SE PA

Full-Page ad in Waco Trib on Roe Day 2021

The following is from John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco

Last week, I wrote that I would have a big announcement this week.  Here goes!  Pro-Life Waco will organize a full-page Waco Tribune-Herald ad for January 22, 2021 to honor those killed in the unspeakable injustice of abortion unleashed by the Roe V Wade court decision in 1973. PLW seeks 500-600 names affirming the message of the ad.

In addition to honoring the dead we seek to mobilize life defenders to bring an end to abortion in our city. This will be the only ad of its kind in Texas, perhaps in the entire country.  If the Democrats of McLennan county can deliver a full-page ad (October 25 with 300 names) calling for the election of Biden-Harris, surely, we can do this in solidarity with babies, moms, and families.  You can see the layout of the ad and more explanation by clicking here. 
 
You will also find two ways that you as an individual or a family can be included in this historic proclamation. One way is to send $5 to $50 to Pro-Life Waco (4200 Grim Ave, Waco 76710) and the way you want your household name to appear on the ad. You can also  go online at www.prolifewaco.com. Click on the “Support Us” button and go from there.

Funds received will be applied to the $3700 cost of the ad. Any surplus will be applied to PLW outreach in 2021. If contributions do not cover the cost, PLW will fill in the gap.

Also, I am seeking “Captains” for this campaign. This is a dedicated foot soldier who will try to sign up 10 or more friends and relatives. Possibly your Sunday School class. Please respond to this email and let me know if you will be a captain.

If you are a recipient of this message, you can be included in the ad even if you do not live in Central Texas.

Let’s not keep our light under a bushel basket.  Let our light shine brightly throughout Central Texas, our state, and our country.

Walking with Moms in Need – Please Join the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition on Nov 7

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition (BCPLC) is sponsoring a fundraiser entitled Walking With Moms in Need.  

This is a national initiative backed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  Nationwide, Walking With Moms in Need is a one-year endeavor – an opportunity to express helping others in some way.  

The BCPLC’s event will be held on November 7, 2020 at Peace Valley Park.  Registration starts at 10:00 am and the walk begins at 11:00 am. 

Please complete the registartion form on the flyer below and mail to the address listed or bring your completed registration with you to the walk.   More information about this walk can be found on the flyer.  

If you are not able to attend in person, you can make an on-line donation using this link.  Proceeds from this walk go to pregnancy help centers in SE Pennsylvania to help them keep their doors open. 

 
Walking with Mom participants

 

 

EVENTS IN GREATER PHILADELPHIA AREA THIS OCTOBER

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 on Voices for Life blog that will be shared each day with everyone to remind us all to pray for an end of abortion in our community.

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

Run/Walk Saturday, Oct 10 th – 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 25 th – 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.

Matt Walsh to Speak at the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia’s Virtual Event on November 22nd

Every November the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia holds a banquet which many in our area look forward to attending.   This year because of the restrictions due to COVID, they are replacing the banquet with a live-stream event.  Matt Walsh, conservative political commentator and columnist will be the guest speaker. 

Here  is a link to the Pro-Life Union’s website where you can find more information and register for this free event.  The event takes place from 7:00 – 7:45 pm on Sunday, November 22nd. 

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