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.

Stream or In Person? Decisions, Decisions

Just recently announced by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia is the option to live stream the annual dinner on Sunday, November 21st.

Now, you can view the dinner if you can’t make it through the Livestream here at 6PM on November 21st.

Do you still want to break a two-year-long drought and attend in person? Visit here for more information.

Please Join NE Philly This Saturday for a 40 Days for Life Closing Event

You are invited to join in a closing ceremony this Saturday at the Planned Parenthood located on Comly Road at Roosevelt Boulevard beginning at 9:00 am.  Please see information from Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania below. 

NEPhilly Closing event

Please participate in the 9:00-10:00 AM, Saturday, November 6, 2021 Closing Prayer Vigil, and Public Witness to the Fall 2021 40 Days For Life Campaign at Planned Parenthood’s Comly Road abortion chamber at the Boulevard and Comly Road.  This Event includes prayers and messages from local clergy and leaders in our area’s pro-life movement.

This Event serves the following purposes:

1. It offers thanksgiving for the several Children and mothers who were saved during this campaign at this abortion chamber.  I am appending an email from Glenna Walsh, the Director of Generation Life, who reports on the lives saved on October 27, 2021.

2. It offers a small act of reparation for this unspeakable crime of killing children before they are born.  The Pa. Department of Health reported that, in 2021, abortionists at this location committed 2,373 abortions.

3. It equips and encourages us to expand our participation in the other activities of our area’s pro-life movement.

Please Join the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition for Two Important Events This Week

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.  

Walking with Moms in Need Post

 

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.) 
 
Thank you and may God bless you!
 
2021 Walking with Mom participants

 

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)

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.

A Tribute to a Long-time Pro-life Warrior and Activist

This year we’ve had some ups and downs in the pro-life movement.  According to a LifeNews article of May 3, 2021, thirteen states have passed pro-life laws this year.  On the downside, we have the most pro-abortion president ever in our country, an administration who has made substantive policy changes to advance abortion.

Watching this president take down or do his best to take down all our pro-life advances, I thought we could use a little encouragement by publishing a very upbeat article by a long-time pro-life warrior on the milestones in his life.

I’ve known Jack Martin since the early 80’s through the Rescue Movement.  He has always been very committed to his faith and to the pro-life movement in SE Pennsylvania.  Jack actually met his wife at one of our Rescues, and they have been happily married for 25 years!  Please take a minute to read Jack’s narrative below.  He has lived through the highs and lows of the pro-life movement and his commitment to his faith and to the unborn has never wavered.  I think each of us could benefit by applying Jack’s GED philosophy to our own lives.

Jack and Ellen

Words of Wisdom from a Pro-Life Warrior

2021 marks special events in my life.

July 28, with the grace of God, I celebrated my 90th birthday in very good health. My lifestyle is based on GED.

G – Genes, a gift I inherited.

E – Equals exercise, both spiritual and physical. The spiritual includes both prayer, meditation, and spiritual reading.

D – Diet and Discipline – Eating healthy food and avoiding what I know is not healthy. Moderation in everything. Discipline is the key.

January 6, I celebrated my 60th year as a Secular Carmelite, which includes being a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. The Secular Carmelites are composed of men and women who desire to deepen their spiritual life while performing their duties of their state in life. The practice of spiritual mediation is a requirement. Meditation changed my life. Next to Mass and the Sacraments, meditation had the most profound effect on my spiritual journey. Daily Mass and daily Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament are an important part of my life.

January 6 was also the 25th year of meeting my wife, Ellen at Planned Parenthood on Comly Road in Northeast Philly.  We just celebrated our 25th wedding Anniversary on October 13. We chose that date in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.

2021 marks 50 years of being part of the Pro Life Movement which includes many of the very finest people. They fulfilled the greatest commandment of love of God and love of neighbor.

I will close by giving tribute to the man who brought me into the Pro Life movement, John Stanton. I believe that John was a saint who gave his all to save babies’ lives.

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

 

 

Sign

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 

The Biggest Problem Facing America: The Sin and Evil of Abortion

“Life Begins at Conception”

As supporters of the sanctity of life, we seldom hear from young pregnant moms concerning their view on abortion. Below is a powerful message that this generation needs to hear. Tatiana shares all the reasons why abortion is evil and the most important issue facing our nation.

“We are under judgment in America.”

“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.”
Duet 30:19 NIV