Recap on Daily Vigils, Weekly Sidewalk Servants Sign-Up

Deb was at 777 appletree last Saturday praying to end abortion and handing out blessing bags… A young Spanish speaking girl approached the building. Deb spoke to her in Spanish and offered her help. The girl expressed that she would rather get help than end her pregnancy. Deb contacted the Community Women’s Center instantly and set her up for an appointment on Monday. Then she picked her up on Monday and took her to the appointment. At the appointment, this beautiful girl was loved and supported, and now she is definitely choosing life. If Deb was not there… if that hour was empty… if that young girl never encountered her and never learned about the help available… she would likely be mourning instead of rejoicing and preparing for her child.

You make the difference! Please be there to pray and offer help to these women and babies who need us… Let’s fill every hour this week! let us know if you need instructions before you go.

We will make sure that there are resources available, and if you have any questions at all before you go contact us for instructions.
Invite your friends to check out the “sidewalk servant quick start” videos on Youtube and google sidewalkservantsphilly.com to find our website for more resources.

please help us fill this weeks hours in downtown philly:

Tuesday 5/14 12th and locust:8,9,10,11,1,2,3

Tuesday 5/14: 777 appletree: 11,2

Wed 5/15: 12th and loc: 11,1,2,4

wed 5/15: 777 appletree: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2

Thurs 5/16: 12th and locust: 8,11,12,1,2,3,4

Thurs 5/16: 777 appletree: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2

Friday 5/17: 12th and locust:8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4

Friday 5/17: 777 appletree: 9,10,12,1,2

Sat 5/18: 12th and locust:11, 12,1,2

Sat 5/18: 777 appletree: 1,2

Save outside PWC on Good Friday

Dr. Monique Ruberu has shared about a baby being saved on Good Friday. She shares from the firsthand account of a new sidewalk servant that participated for the first time.

Christine is one of our newer sidewalk servants… like many of us she doesn’t like being there alone… but look what happens when we overcome our fears…

I was signed for this morning at Appletree but I realized no one was signed up for after 12.  So I decided to stay until I needed to leave to get to church this afternoon.
I have a very hard time approaching women to offer them resources, especially when I am alone.  Much of the time outside of the clinic, I pray.  Frankly, I am afraid.  Today, I asked the Holy Spirit to guide me and help me know what to say.
A car pulled off to the side of Appletree with a mother, a father and a toddler. The mother got out.  She paced the entrance of the clinic a few times.  I decided to approach her.  I said, “Excuse me, Miss. I noticed you have walked back and forth a few times.  Can I offer you some resources? There are people who can help you if you are in a difficult situation.”  She took the bag without saying anything and walked away from myself, the clinic, and her car and headed towards 8th Street. Thinking maybe she was using a Sid entrance to the clinic, I resumed prayer.  To my surprise she crossed 8th street, continuing away from the clinic and her family.
About 10 minutes later she came back and returned to the car.  The father of the baby was standing outside of the car with the other toddler. They were out of earshot but the mother went up to him and showed him one the unfolded Pro-Life pamphlets in our bag, pointing to it, showing him the contents.  They got in their car.
The car didn’t move for about 5 minutes. Maybe they were still weighing their options.  Maybe they were calling one of the numbers in the pamphlet.  I watched and prayed fervently that they would decide to leave.
Finally, they pulled away! I continue to pray for that family that they choose life and are given the resources and support that they need.
When we show up and pray hearts and minds are moved, people leave…
please join us in week 4 of the sidewalk servant rotation…
here are the hours we need to cover :
monday 4/22:
12th and  locust : 9,10,11, 12,1,2,4
tues 4/23:
12th and L: 8,9,10,11,1,2,3,4
777: 11,2
wed 4/24:
12th and l: 10,11,12,1,2,3,4
777: 8,9,10,11,12,2
thurs 4/25:
12th and l: 8,9,11,12,1,2,3,4
777: 8,12,1,2
fri 4/26:
12th and l: 9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4
777: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2
Sat 4/27:
12th and l: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2
777: 11,12,1,2

Baby Saved By Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline; Plead for Help During Sidewalk Servants

The following is an email sent out by Dr. Monique Ruberu on April 11th. Please consider taking part in the sidewalk servants campaign that will fill the void between the ending of the Lenten 40 Days for Life Campaign to the beginning of the Fall Campaign in September.

Yesterday people were praying at Planned Parenthood and a young woman entered inside around 1 pm. She had her appointment after waiting for hours, and at approximately 4:30 she took the 1st abortion pill. She went home passing by the prayer warriors who had been fervently pleading for the life of her and her child. Upon reaching her home she was overcome with a sense of sadness and guilt. God had moved her heart.

She hadn’t taken any resources from the women out there… but she turned to Google to see if she could undo this wrong. Ans she found the abortion pill reversal hotline. We have started the process of reversal. Please pray for this mom and sweet child.

The reversal I mentioned to all of you that was done with the abortion injection is doing well PRAISE GOD!!! We had an ultrasound a few days ago and the sweet baby is growing and has a strong heartbeat!!

One of our prayer warriors was praying outside of 777 Appletree. A man wearing a septa uniform approached her and said: ” Thank you for being here!” He handed her $80.00 and said: “I know you can make good use of this money, please use it to continue this work.”

Guys Saturday is our last day of 40 days.

The official sidewalk servants sign up genius is up and running so the sidewalk servants from last year have already received the 1st request for the 1st week (week 3 of the month).

If you want to continue to help us out at least once a month, please do alert us and we will add you to the list. If you didn’t get the sign-up genius email YOU are NOT on the list and need to let us know to add you.

Here are the hours that we need to be filled for next week.

let us know if you would just like to pray on that one hour or if you would like to pray during that time every month, every week, or twice a month.

Monday 4/15:

12th and locust: 9,10,11,12,1,2,4

Tuesday 4/16:

12th and locust: 8,9,10,11, 1,2,3

777 appletree:2

Wed 4/17:

12th and locust: 11,1,2,4

777 appletree: 8,9,10,11,12,2

Thursday4/18:

12th and locust: 9,11,12,1,2,3,4

777 appletree: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2

Friday 4/19:

12th and locust: 10,11,12,1,2,3,4

777 appletree: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2

Saturday 4/20:

12th and locust: 8,9,10

777 appletree: WE ARE COVERED

Please consider covering a few hours with your friends and family…. this is so important.

If you have taken the abortion pill, you have 72 hours to change your mind. Visit abortionpillreversal.com for ways to help reverse the harmful effects of the pill.

Giving God permission

On Thursday, March 14th, 2019, I answered Monique’s call to fill a last-minute vacant hour outside of Planned Parenthood. That one hour turned into two. As I was going through the daily readings for that day, I realized that the Gospel of Matthew really spoke to me in a profound way. Here’s the full story from Dr. Ruberu, the coordinator of the 40 Days for Life campaign in Center City Philadelphia, who started the first campaign in the fall of 2014.

I began talking to a young man about my age who was waiting for his girlfriend who had an appointment. I opened his eyes on what was happening inside of Planned Parenthood and he was blown away.

Another gentleman saw my our Lady of Guadalupe rosary that my best friend gave me when we were in DC a couple of summers ago. I encouraged him to keep praying for the end of abortion.

My 10 AM had no escorts outside so I had no problem planting seeds by handing out our blessing bags to the women entering the facility.

For the first time, I had people walk past and commend me for being present.

I was later joined by Elaine Coyne. She had a calm and sweet approach to the women and workers coming in and out of PP.

I remember reviewing today’s gospel and it talks about asking and receiving. It turns out someone asked for a blessing bag and she received one. I never realized how rewarding it is to stand and let those who enter know that there is a better option than abortion.

I also recall hearing the story of how St. Teresa said to a newly ordained cardinal. She said to him these three simple words: “Give God Permission”. I felt like I just emptied myself that day and let God just take control of what I was doing by showering his love to everyone.

– so happy Mickey was there to fill one of our last minute hours…as did Joe Paganelli, Elaine Coyne, and Paula Terreri!!! Thank you all so much!

First-Hand Account from Fall 2018 Campaign at Philadelphia’s Women’s Center

This is the following from the Facebook account of Pete DeMaio, who prayed in front of Philadelphia’s Women Center (777 Appletree Street) several days ago.

Several days ago many moms celebrated the loss of their baby. Babies lost, moms & dads wounded! (Don’t forget dads. We suffer too. We lose a baby but also have to watch our love, our wives, suffer and can’t fix it or protect. Breaks our primordial, alpha need as men).

On Wednesday Tricia DeMaio and I had the privilege to witness down at the 777 apple tree Abortion mill.

The workers proudly wear their shirt “abortion 100% of the time 0% shame”
I asked the sidewalk employee if she would take a picture of Tom Stevens, Tricia and I. She refused. I asked her what her deal was and she told me “don’t talk to me. I’m not talking to you” I guess that was the sign in their window that says – Bring Only Love.

Meanwhile when I tried to hand someone a bag with the info she almost shoulder blocked me putting herself between me and the person. I wasn’t feeling the love… we prayed Thx Tom!

Then it happened: A young girl came out with a worker and family member walking her/carrying her out. She was wounded. She could barely walk or stand up. I felt the gut shot. My heart ached. I wanted to help. Nobody did anything. She had a “procedure”

Tragic & Senseless death and another wounded mom.

PWC Signs

A few minutes later we met Nice. He told me we shouldn’t be there because we didn’t understand. I asked what? He said do you mind if I drop some knowledge on y’all. I said sure. He said you’re making people feel bad and not everyone agrees. He said I have 4 kids. Do you know how hard it is to have 4 kids? Tricia said yea we do. We have 6. He humbly quieted down. (I didn’t realize there was a contest for who can impregnate women more times. I’ll suit up and wear my Stallion jersey next time for the competition. Lol 😆)

Since I won that one and now had street credibility for having more children than Nice 🙄, I said do you mind if I drop some knowledge on you now? I did. His little cousin was in there having an abortion because she just had a baby a year ago…

Our Petey and Nicky are 1 year apart. They’re best friends. They’re my whole life 😢 I love them more than I’ve ever loved anything. Alyssa came 17 months later. I didn’t think I wanted a girl. She melted my heart. I’m still in love. It’s intoxicating. Jenna and Cenzo are 15 months apart. It’s wasn’t convenient. They wouldn’t know each other if we chose “choice”

Finally, I’ve never been a part of a save. Harmony comes waking out. As we stood holding a sign and praying the rosary, Harmony looked at us and said “I’m not gonna do it. I can’t do it. I can’t kill my baby. I’m 2 1/2-3 months pregnant”.

She climbed over the rope and came to talk to us. Tricia and I reassured her. She said the “counselor” keeps trying to convince her it’s better.

Our Lady intervened!

The counselor came out and said “harmony you’re on the wrong side”
Look at the picture of the “counselor” smoking a cigarette trying to convince harmony to come back in while Harmony is calling for a ride home and probably family guidance and support.

Tricia, a former nurse, said that’s informed consent? Is that person even credentialed to counsel?

This is 2018. This is what we’ve got. Love Saves Lives. Abortion Kills. Abortion wounds moms and dads. #40daysforlife. Get involved. Do something. Every 20 seconds a baby is being brutally murdered; a fellow human person; a soul.

Pray to our Blessed Mother. Ask her to go to her Son. Prayer & Fasting. Visit 40daysforlife.com to sign up today.