Saturdays Shift 3

I was blessed to spend the hours of 3 pm until 7 pm with people from many different Catholic Parishes. Most were from the North Hills area. We prayed the rosary together, several different litanies and many different pro-life prayers. The comraderie was wonderful and the time went by so quickly.

Unfortunately we saw several young women coming out of the clinic who we assume had just received an abortion. They were very distraught upon seeing us and hurried away. What troubled me is that they were accompanied by their boyfriends, I assume, who were assuring them it would be okay. We know it will not be okay and that things will never be the same between the couple either. There were a few girls accompanied by mothers. I have never seen such coldness in someone’s eyes than the mothers who were leading their daughters out of the darkness of the clinic into the darkness of a home that doesn’t value the life of the unborn child.

I was blessed to be with some great teachers and one student (yeah!) from Oakland Catholic High School who was accompanied by her Mother. We had a short visit by Fr. Michael Roche right before he had to run to give the blessing at a wedding he officiated at. He brought a light to an otherwise dark and cold evening.

I want to thank everyone who came to pray on October 8, 22, 29. You inspire me and make me happy to be among you as we pray in front of our own “house of horror.” Christ’s blessings be with you all and I hope to see you again in the Spring campaign.

One thought on “Saturdays Shift 3

  • November 1, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Maggie, what wonderful photos! Thanks for posting them and for helping us bring the light of Christ to one of the darkest parts of our city! It was so inspiring to see children, students and teachers from Oakland Catholic, and individuals who stepped up to fill the time slots!


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