First Missionaries of Culture Project Arrive in Greater Philadelphia area

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

Abortion March Counter Demonstration Photo Gallery

Here are photos from several locations that were used with permission from those who were present.

What Does the Bible Say About Abortion?

A baby growing inside the womb. The gestational age is about seven months.

We’ve all heard the rhetoric from those who believe in a “woman’s right to choose”. Notice they never finish that statement. No one ever asks them to complete their sentence, a woman’s right to choose what? The only way to end that statement is “the right to choose life or death”. Their reasoning is based on a strictly humanistic view and not what the Word of God says about abortion.

Below is a powerful video produced by a young couple expecting their first baby. Click on the YouTube below as they share what the Bible has to say about abortion.

This young couple is the voice of their generation. Pray that the Lord will raise up many young people to stand up and speak out against abortion and for the sanctity of all human life.

Yet you are He who took me from the womb; You made me trust You at my mother’s breasts. On You was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb You have been my God.
Psalm 22:9-10

Legislative Alert from PA Pro-Life Federation: Urgent Request to Call US Sen. Bob Casey, Jr

Senator Bob Casey, Jr

Dear Pro-Life Leaders,

We are issuing an urgent call to phone U.S. Senator Bob Casey’s office and urge him to vote No on the pro-abortion Women’s Health Protection Act. (The bill number is H.R. 3755/S.1975.)This dangerous bill has been called Roe v. Wade on steroids. It would wipe out pro-life laws such as our Abortion Control Act. That would mean no more parental consent, informed consent, or 24 hour waiting periods for abortion. It would also mean an expansion of taxpayer funding of abortion. We must stop this dangerous bill!We recommend calling both Senator Casey’s Washington office and one of his local offices. It is fine to leave a message. Here are his numbers, as listed on his website at https://www.casey.senate.gov/contact/offices :

Washington: 202-224-6324
Allentown: 610-782-9470
Bellefonte: 814-357-0314
Erie: 814-874-5080
Harrisburg: 717-231-7540
Philadelphia: 215-405-9660
Pittsburgh: 412-803-7370
Scranton: 570-941-0930

Please share this alert with your pro-life family and friends and all appropriate lists.
Thank you!

Maria V. Gallagher
Legislative Director
Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
www.paprolife.org
717-541-0034

#GivingTuesday Preview

Giving Tuesday will be held on Tuesday, November 30th. Do not forget to support pro-life charities in your community and across the country.

Here is a list of national and local groups you can support

National

Students for Life of America

The Culture Project

Democrats for Life

Live Action

Life Runners

Susan B Anthony List

Save the Storks

CatholicVote

40 Days for Life

Local

Generation Life

Hope Pregnancy Center

Legacy of Life

St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation

Alpha Pregnancy

Sisters of Life Announce Coworker Training

We believe every person is valuable and sacred. We believe that every person is good, loved, unique and unrepeatable. We believe that every person’s life has deep meaning, purpose and worth.

The Sisters of Life are a contemplative/active Roman Catholic community of women religious, who profess the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and a fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life.

The following information, sponsored by the Sisters of Life, concerns training coworkers.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Registration Begins: 8:30am
Training: 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Training Includes: 
– Understanding the heart of a vulnerable pregnant woman
– Communication skills and reflective listening
– How to use your talents at the service of life
 *Mass and Lunch included 

Please RSVP by emailing cpinto@prolifeunion.org 

Saint Raymond of Penafort
1350 Vernon Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19150

Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia
88 E Pennsylvania Avenue 
Oreland, PA 19041

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR ANNUAL ROSE GALA

The following is from Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Foundation.

We are just four months away from the annual National March for Life in Washington, DC. The national organizers have made some big announcements for their Rose Gala and March for Life Expo if you are interested in making a long weekend.

Rose Gala

Just announced the speaker for the event is Fr. Mike Schmitz. Fr. Schmitz made headlines this year for the Bible in a Year podcast that became the No.1 download. The dinner will be held the night of the march. For more information, visit here. He too is an activist in the pro-life movement.

March for Life Expo/National Rally

We invite you to be an exhibitor at the nation’s largest annual pro-life Expo! Every year, the most influential organizations gather at the Renaissance Hotel to engage the countless marchers attending the March for Life. The Expo provides an unparalleled opportunity to unite with pro-life Americans nationwide and increase your organization’s visibility and impact!  

From now until October 5th, use the code EARLYB50 at checkout for an Early-Bird discount of $50! Be sure to submit your application today as space is limited. Sugn up to be an exhibitor here.

More information about the march will be coming soon. To sign up for updates on speakers and lodging (assuming you want to make a long weekend out of the national event), visit here.

Susan B. Anthony List Announces Hiring Those Interested in Furthering the Pro-Life Cause

VP Pence calls us the “most effective, grass-roots, pro-life organization in America.”

Please read Diana Reimer’s important message, view the YouTube and the recruitment flyer to pass on to those interested furthering the pro-life case.

My name is Diana. I work for the Susan B Anthony List Organization. We are a pro-life organization who’s mission is to end abortion by promoting, electing and supporting pro-life candidates. We have been very successful. VP Pence calls us the “most effective, grass-roots, pro-life organization in America.”

We are hiring canvassers to visit voters in their community to talk to them about the importance of voting pro-life. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak about something that is close to your heart and has an impact on another human being…and an election!

Please pass on the attached flyer to all those that you think would be interested in earning money doing something they are passionate about.

Thank you,

Diana

Diana Reimer
Susan B. Anthony List
diana@sbalistfield.org
267-446-7124
Recruitment Flyer – Diana Reimer.pdf

Recruitment Flyer

Rachel’s Vineyard Offers Weekend Retreat for Healing the Pain of Abortion in Doylestown, PA, October 15-17, 2021

The uncertainty in the world today continues to emotionally trigger those who have been wounded by abortion as well as other traumas in their lives.  The Divine Healer has asked them to come and they have answered His call. 

The following message is from Evelyn Walsh, Director of Rachel’s Vineyard in Doylestown.

My dear friends in the vineyard,

Praise God for you all and your generous spirit.  God is so good that we are blessed to host another Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat the weekend of October 15 – 17, 2021 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.  As of today, we may have a couple registration spots open, but since we were present at the Polish-American Festival this past weekend I’m expecting we will fill up very soon.  So, thank you in advance for your prayers.

The uncertainty in the world today continues to emotionally trigger those who have been wounded by abortion as well as other traumas in their lives.  The Divine Healer has asked them to come and they have answered His call.  They will finally “meet” their children and change that sadness to joy. 

Jesus waits for us all to visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament.  The power of your prayers for the intentions of the participants as well as our team members are an integral part of the retreat weekend.  You are team members who have a very important job to do before, during and after the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat.  As we have done many times before, we will have Eucharistic Adoration from the beginning of our retreat on Friday, October 15th all the way through until it ends on Sunday, October 17th.  The team and participants are eternally grateful to you for taking the time to pray while everyone endures the spiritual battle as the hard work of reconciling with God and accepting His mercy and forgiveness occurs during this weekend. 
 
If it is possible for you to come to the Ave Maria Retreat House to 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 Michelle will advise you as to what the door code number is to the retreat house.  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.  All conversations outside our meeting room in the foyer can be heard by us inside the room.  Please speak in hushed tones if the retreat is actively in progress. 

We go to great lengths to create a very safe environment for the retreatants 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 must keep the best interest of the retreatant in mind.  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 take the elevator down the left hallway to go to the second floor.  The chapel is directly above our meeting room and I can assure you that your prayers are felt as a healing balm falling down upon us.  The enemy is not pleased with the beautiful healing achieved 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 follow through with their decision to join us.  Praying the rosary is a great weapon and very effective as St. Pio of Pietrelcina reminds us.  The self-talk in our minds can sometimes stop us from doing a good work for ourselves.  We can all use a bit of encouragement at times.

As always, we love to receive your special treats such as cookies, cakes, brownies, pies, (sweets of any kind really ;).  Offering healthier appetizers (hummus, pita chips, veggies or fruits) round out our snack table during our breaks throughout the weekend.  If you would like to drop off food, 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.

If you feel called to help in any of the recommended ways I’ve mentioned, please email or call me at (215) 317-5752.

May God’s peace be with you always,
Evelyn Walsh
Director, Rachel’s Vineyard – Doylestown