GOING TO THE MARCH FOR LIFE? KEEP IN MIND THE HOMELESS

By now, we are all tired of hearing that pro-lifers only “care about pregnant women” or “they’re just pro-birth”.

There’s always an opportunity to prove them wrong while making their heads spin.

Here’s a list of things to take with you and while in DC when encountering the homeless

  1. Pray for them
  2. Toiletries
  3. warm clothes
  4. gift cards to restaurants
  5. Buy an extra meal for take out and give it to homeless near you
  6. Help them get access to nearby homeless shelter

STUDENTS FOR LIFE TO HOLD PRAYER VIGIL ON EVE OF MARCH

Students for Life of America will host a prayer vigil on the steps of the Supreme Court on January 20th starting at 4:30 P.M.

All are welcome to come and pray for an end to abortion.

January 2022 To Do List

It’s 2022! Happy New Year! Start the year off with a bang. Here’s how

  1. Make plans to attend the March for Life in DC.
  2. Participate in prayer vigils in your community
  3. Reach out to pregnancy centers and donate maternity items for mother’s in need
  4. Collect old clothes and give to a homeless near you.
  5. Give alms to pro-life groups on the local and national level
  6. Offer a Mass for an end to abortion
  7. Hold a local pro-life rally in your city for those who can’t go to National events in DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco’s Walk for Life
  8. Write pro-life op-eds for your local paper
  9. Call your representative and urge them to defend life from womb to tomb
  10. Begin the groundwork to oust pro-abortion politicians as 2022 is a mid-term election for 88% of state and federal offices.

National Prayer Service to Take Place in Washington DC on January 21st

Below is a request from Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life for the National Prayer Service that will take place in Washington DC on the morning of the March for Life.  If you are planning to travel to Washington to attend the March, please consider attending this prayer service.

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I am requesting your help in promoting the National Prayer Service, a major pro-life prayer event that Priests for Life plans each year for the morning of the March for Life in Washington, DC.

It will take place on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St), Washington, DC. We will begin with a 7:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph Coffey.

Below you will see special letter of invite from him.

We will have a major Christian musician performing at the event. An official announcement will be made soon.

I will deliver the sermon at the 8:30 a.m. prayer service and Danielle D’Souza Gill will be the emcee for the event.

We will present pro-life recognition awards to the pro-life activists and legislators of Texas and Mississippi responsible for the strong pro-life bills in those states.

Texas Award Recipients for the Texas Heartbeat bill:

John Seago, Legislative Director, Texas Right To Life

Texas Senator Bryan Hughes

Janet Porter, Spearheaded the idea of heartbeat bills

Mississippi Award Recipients for the law protecting babies in the womb starting at 15-weeks gestation, which the Supreme Court is currently reviewing in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health:

Mississippi Senator Angela Hill

Mississippi Senator Joey Fillingane

Mississippi Representative Becky Currie, author of the bill

Find more information and register to attend at www.NationalPrayerService.com. The event is free and no tickets are needed.

I am asking your help in promoting this event. We want as many people as possible to come to pray with us to commemorate the tragic Roe vs. Wade decision and to express gratitude to the award recipients for their tremendous work!

We hope you can join us.

The main event website is www.NationalPrayerService.com. Go to the promotional materials tab to find videos, audios, memes and more.

An Invitation from Bishop Joseph Coffey

Brothers and Sisters:

I invite you to join me in Washington, DC on the morning of the March for Life, Friday, January 21, 2022 from 8:30-10:30 a.m., for the Annual National Memorial for the Pre-Born and Their Mothers and Fathers at historic Constitution Hall.

What a great way to start the day – with prayer, songs of praise and inspiring talks, leaving you with a renewed focus on our mission before heading to march and witness on the streets of Washington.

There is plenty of room at Constitution Hall for your entire parish or school group to attend.

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life will give the sermon and pro-life recognition awards will be given to the people of Texas responsible for the Heartbeat Bill and the people of Mississippi responsible for Mississippi’s law, the “Gestational Age Act,” protecting babies starting at 15 weeks. This is the law that the Supreme Court is now reviewing.

I encourage my brother clergy to attend as well.

This event is also an opportunity to join with our brothers and sisters in different Christian denominations as we unite in our one common purpose of ending abortion.

Blessings,

Bishop Joseph Coffey

Full Sidewalks in Center City

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.

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.

Pictures from Annual Stand Up for Life Dinner

Several attendees and board members submitted pictures from the annual event. See article here.

Enjoy the pictures of the event. Don’t forget to support pro-life organizations during #GivingTuesday campaign on Tuesday, November 30th. Learn more here.

NOVEMBER TO DO LIST

The year continues to wind down. We are at the halfway point of autumn and we will be at a point where we do early Christmas shopping, plan for the holidays, and enjoy the fall activities that we shall enjoy while they last. There is still opportunities to defend life which brings us to ideas and events.

  1. Vote in the 2021 General Election. We have the gubernational elections in NJ and VA. We also have civic elections that must get your attention and vote.
  2. Take part in the First Friday and Saturday devotions.
  3. Raise awareness on infertility and miscarraiges. Offer your love and support for these moms who carry this heavy cross.
  4. For those in Greater Philadelphia area, attend the Stand Up for Life Dinner and Respect Life Committee at Holy Martyrs
  5. Help students attend the annual dinner
  6. Plan a Memorial Mass for all those who have died.
  7. Attend prayer vigils near you or out of your comfort zone (Sidewalk Servants start back up on November 1st and end on March 2nd) Give an hour or two of your time a week.
  8. Remember pro-life charities in the midst of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping during #GivingTuesday campaign on Tuesday, November 30th.
  9. Take time to count your blessings as we wind down 2021.
  10. Take part in the Culture Project’s fundraiser to support the Philly missionaries.
  11. Host a Holy Hour for an end to the Culture of Death.
  12. Write to your representative or call them and urge them to defend life and #SaveHyde

Make November the best month to save lives and change hearts. Never underestimate the good work you do to cultivate a culture of life through your witness.

Susan B Anthony Hit Ground Running, A Year Ahead of Critical Mid-Term Elections; Set Record

The Susan B Anthony List knows that they have much work to do if they want to secure a pro-life majority during the 2022 mid-term elections let alone flip Harrisburg from pro-abortion to pro-life.

Thanks to the help of 30 students from Benedictine College, who took time out of their fall break, had the opportunity to knock on doors around the Greater Philadelphia area.

They wore the blue shirt with the name of the organization emblazoned on the left side of their shirt.

In the span of just three days, the small but might group set a record of 25,305 doors knocked during the course of the weekend. They had good and bad encounters. Their message was clear: abortion, at any stage, is wrong.

To learn more about how to get involved with the Susan b Anthony List, see my previous blogpost on working for them. Also, learn of the facts about this beloved pro-life feminist.

Please Join the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition on Nov 6th for their Annual Walking with Moms in Need Event

 

 

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The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition (BCPLC) is sponsoring their second annual 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 an opportunity to express helping others in some way.  

The BCPLC’s event will be held on November 6, 2021 at Peace Valley Park, (Angler’s Pier) 230 Creek Road Doylestown, Pa Saturday.  Registration starts at 9:30 am am and the walk begins at 10:30 am. 

Please complete the registration 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.

Sponsorships are available for this event.  See sponsorship form below for more information. 

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. 

 
2021 Walking with Mom participants
2021 Walking with Moms Sponsors 

Some pictures from last year’s event