Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia: Volunteers Urgently Needed

The Frankford Family Life Center needs volunteers right now and throughout the summer! 

Click the button below and look under the banner where you will find a section titled, “Volunteers Urgently Needed!” The descriptions and requirements for the positions we need assistance with can be found there! If you feel called to serve in one of these positions please email cpinto@prolifeunion.org. The most urgent need right now is for the Summer Meals Program. All positions are flexible with shifts. 

Thank You!

View Position Descriptions Here

Haven’t heard of the Frankford Family Life Center? In partnership with Catholic Social Services we are opening a family life center in Frankford, Philadelphia. The Center is up and running and already serving over 60 women and their families. There will be an official opening in October! 

 

Culture of Life Initiative Opens in the Frankford Section of Philadelphia

The following information was taken from the newsletter of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. They are looking for prayer support as well as volunteers. To volunteer, contact the Pro-Life Union at mail@pro-lifeunion.org.  To make a donation to help them with this worthwhile endeavor, please use this link.  

Frankford Life Center

In October of 2021 the Frankford Family Life Center (final name still to be announced) will fully launch and we’ll have the opening ceremonies events.  The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia in an expanded partnership with Catholic Social Services are opening the first-ever Community-based Culture of Life Initiative of it’s kind.  The goal is to transform the Frankford section of Philadelphia into a Culture of Life by building a sustainable, self-sufficient, and permanent pro-life presence there.  Through compassionate service, education, community engagement, programming and material assistance, we will build an effective effort that helps many moms and families (already servicing more than 60 families) and minimizes abortion-risk in the area.  Planned services include:

  • Parenting, Child-birthing, Fatherhood, Prenatal Classes and many other types of education.
  • Providing diapers, wipes, baby supplies, feminine hygiene products, formula, food & baby/children clothing.
  • Pregnancy Fitness Classes: Fitess classed for pregnant women will be taught by a certified fitness instructor specialized in pregnancy fitness.
  • Housing Assistance
  • Car Seat and Crib Program, Newborn and Maternity Clothing resources
  • Real Alternatives information, STI?STD information, Health & Resource referrals.
  • Fatherhood Initiatives.
  • Chastity/Abstinence Programming
  • Moms’ Coffee Clubs, Toddler Play area and other family support services, seating, soft instrumental music, changing facilities.
  • Grandparent’s Corner
  • Know God, Know Yourself, Know Others
  • No cost laundromat – now in operation.  Thank you to the donors who gave new washers and dryers!

The Frankford Family Life Center is already service over 58 women and counting! Right now the center is open on Thursday’s and Friday’s as renovations and improvements of the space are taking place.  It will be staffed full-time this summer and we will be providing lunches this summer to school-aged children.  We look forward to watching this center take flight in October!

Would you Pray for Us?

We need your prayerful support!  The Frankford Family Life Center is an exciting new mission, but it will be hard work, so we need all the help we can get.  Please consider starting a prayer tream to help life up this project as we move forward!  And pray that it impacts the community and decreases abortion in the area.

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Call to Action

Please see information from the Pro-Life Union below and send an email and/or make those phone calls today! Babies lives depend on our help.

Action Alert 1

The Unborn Need Your Help!

Please reach out TODAY to:

House Majority Leader Benninghoff; Kbenninghoff@pahousegop.com; (717) 783-1918

Calls and emails are needed to be sent to Majority Leader of the Pennsylvania House. Three pro-life bills were put forward from the Health Committee. So far none have come to the full House for a vote.

They are:

  • HB 118 – Dignity for Fetal Remains
  • HB 1500 – Down Syndrome
  • HB 904 – Heartbeat Bill

Please call Leader Benninghoff and ask that he “expeditiously schedules votes for each of the 3 pro-life bills”. If possible also send an email too – with “Run All Three Pro-Life Bills NOW”.

The bills are good legislation, and our legislators need to have an opportunity to pass them. Waiting could delay the Senate from taking them up before the Summer Recess.

A Plea for Help Outside of Planned Parenthood

 

Below is a video from Tom Stevens, President and CEO of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia urging our help reaching out to women who are entering Planned Parenthood.  While this message specifically is for help from pro-life warriors in SE Pennsylvania, it is also an urgent plea for help outside any and all killing centers across the country.  Please take a moment to listen to Tom, and please make an effort to go out and pray at an abortion facility near you.

  

 

We Have Hope, We Have Healing, We Have Love

We encourage you to view the 12 minute video below of Alison Centofante, Director of External Affairs for Live Action.  Video was provided by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia from the 2021 Philadelphia March for Life on January 23rd.  

Alison Centofante

Do you want to know the beautiful thing about being Pro-Life?

We are fighting for the team that has “science, medicine, embryology, logic, and truth,” on our side.

Alison Centofante, Director of External Affairs for Live Action, empowered all of us at the Philadelphia March For Life by reminding us of the strength of the Pro-Life Movement.

We are blessed as Pro-Lifers to have organizations like Live Action working every day to give us the information we need to be educated warriors for life.

Alison’s unique path to the Pro-Life movement, rooted in Philadelphia, and so much more beautiful encouragement can be found by listening to Alison’s Speech at the Philadelphia March For Life.

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat – This weekend!

Retreat takes place this weekend in Malvern, Pennsylvania.  See details provided by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia below.  

Rachels Vineyard

Rachel’s Vineyard will be hosting a Post-Abortion Healing Retreat this weekend from Friday, March 5th to Sunday, March 7th at the IHM Spirituality Center in Malvern, PA.

“Are you suffering from the wound of abortion? A Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat is a non-judgmental, safe, loving and confidential environment.  Come and experience the mercy and compassion of God by attending the upcoming retreat. The experience will give you hope for your future and freedom from the pain within your heart and soul.”

For information, call:  Georgeann – 484-955-4278 or  Susan – 610-716-4795. Financial aid is offered if needed.

Stop Abortion Before It Starts – Community-Based Culture of Life Center Opens in Philadelphia

While we worry (and rightfully so) about what to expect with an extremely pro-abortion Biden/Harris administration, great things are happening in the pro-life movement.  One example is the opening of a community center in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which will offer support to those living in this neighborhood while building a life-affirming presence in the community.  See article from Tom Stevens, below for more information, and please consider helping the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia in their efforts with a donation.  

Moms place

By: Tom Stevens, President and CEO, Pro-Life Union

Philadelphia March for Life. Done. Now what? In April the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia will open the first-ever Community-Based Culture of Life Initiative of its kind in Frankford (just north of Kensington), Philadelphia. Mom’s Place Life Center, the goal is to transform Frankford, Philadelphia for a Culture of Life by building a sustainable, self- sufficient, and permanent pro-life presence there. Through education, community engagement, compassionate service and programming, we will partner with Catholic Social Services and the Capuchin Friars at the Padre Pio Prayer Center to build an effective program that minimizes abortion-risk in the area.

Mom’s Place Life Center will be at 1527 Church Street, Frankford, Philadelphia. Proposed services and resources:

  • Classes: Parenting, child-birthing, fatherhood, prenatal and much more
  • Counseling, Therapy
  • Diapers, wipes, baby supplies
  • Pregnancy Fitness Classes: Fitness classes for pregnant women will be taught by a certified fitness instructor (specialized in pregnancy fitness).
  • Housing Assistance.
  • Car Seat and Crib Program, Newborn and Maternity Clothing Resources.
  • Real Alternatives Information, STI/STD Information, Health and Resource Referrals.
  • Fatherhood Initiatives
  • Chastity/Abstinence Programming
  • Moms Coffee Clubs, Toddler Play Area and other

Family Support services

  • Nursing Room: Moms can nurse their baby when needed. This room will be a full-service program with comfortable seating, soft instrumental music, changing facilities and drinking water available
  • Grandparents Corner
  • Know God, Know Yourself, Know Others
  • Low cost ‘Mom’s Place’ Laundromat

What are You Doing this Saturday?

The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia invites everyone to join them this Saturday (tomorrow)  outside one of the center city abortion mills in Philadelphia.  If you are new to the movement, this Saturday is a good way to learn about praying and giving witness outside of these centers.  

Tom

Feb 13

This Saturday, February 13th, from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM we want you to come down to the Planned Parenthood at 12th and Locust to join us for “Newby Saturday”.

Praying and witnessing outside of an abortion center can save lives, but it can also be nerve racking. That is why we established “Newby Saturday,”! This event is designed to help new or first-time witnesses develop an effective approach to helping women courageously choose life for their babies!

 

 

Here’s the Schedule for the Philadelphia March for Life Next Saturday, January 23rd

Below is the schedule for next week’s March for Life in Philadelphia.  We encourage everyone to join the Pro-Life Union for their inaugural event.  And since the March for Life in Washington, DC is now being done virtually, it’s a perfect opportunity for those in or around Philadelphia who were planning to go to DC to come out and give public witness in your own neighborhood.  

Here’s Our Schedule!

09:00 AM     Roman Catholic Mass

Archbishop Nelson Perez will kick off the day by celebrating Roman Catholic Mass at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. All are welcome!

10:30 AM     Let The March Begin!

March begins! We will begin our march at the Cathedral and we will have many stops along our route, including the Philadelphia Women’s Center where over 6,500 abortions are performed each year.

12:00 PM     Rally and Speakers

We will conclude the march with a rally at Independence Mall where you will get to listen to some incredibly compelling speakers to wrap up the day.

More than 17,000 unborn children are being quietly exterminated in Greater Philadelphia annually. Come stand with us to say, “ENOUGH!”

We are looking forward to keeping you updated during our planning and preparations for this event. But what’s going to make this event great… is YOU.

Please invite at least one friend to join you at the march and to help us in our protest! Don’t miss this!

Masks and social distancing will be required.

Use this link for more information on this March for Life 

Can’t make the march but want to support the pro-life movement in a different way? Click here to make a donation to the Pro Life Union and help us in our fight for the sanctity of life in the Greater Philadelphia area!