Day 35 St. Robert Bellarmine, Byzantine Catholics of Pittsburgh, Crossroads Community

 

For tomorrow, the following churches are signed up: St. Bonaventure, Guardians for Life, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and Lutheran’s for Life.

Here is Sally’s report from this morning:

What a wicked early morning weather wise!  Wind gusts, 40 mph,  kept
us from putting the fetal models out.  We were afraid they might be
blown away.

But in spite of wind and some rain Fr. Brennan and a great group came
down from St. Robert Bellarmine. We also had the usual two leafleters,
Cindy & Elsie from St. James, Kim, who is pretty much a regular from
St. Alphonsus, ever faithful Lillian, and S.M. Bill H.

We seem to be acquiring new pro life items daily.  Kathy L. has been
bringing a large sign full of interesting articles and flyers, every
day that she comes to PP.  Today she left it while she went to help
her dad & intends to be at PP later.  New signs, appear almost daily,
brought by various 40 Days participants. One of the St. Robert ladies
donated a skein of yarn to be used to put handles on signs that lack
them.  And the St. James ladies now bring a small, hand held case that
holds 4 detailed but miniature fetal models. They try to show the
models to people who accept their flyers.

A man came by to ask questions about if we would oppose a man having a
vasectomy.  He said he had hepatitis as a child & had a vasectomy
because he was told that his sperm was contagious.  I told him there
are different strains of hepatitis and not all of them are contagious.
I told him, if having had a vasectomy bothers him, he should talk with
his minister.

PP was fairly busy as usual. About a dozen couples went in all
morning.  Two abortionists went in a few minutes after 9 a.m.  

Sally

Cecilia managed the vigil from 11-2 and wrote:

day 35, second shift, Deacon Paul from Byzantine Catholics of Pgh leads prayer service.  SM Bill and regular, Paul, joins in
Deacon Paul from Byzantine Catholics of Pgh leads prayer service. SM Bill and regular, Paul, joins in.
Regular, Cindy (St James), showing new baby models with Patricia and Deacon Paul (Byzantine Catholics of Pgh)
Regular, Cindy (St James), showing new baby models with Patricia and Deacon Paul (Byzantine Catholics of Pgh)
My friend Karen (St Peter & Paul Byz Catholic) praying the rosary with our friends, Joyce, Jazsmyne & Pam (St Joes-Cabot).  Jazsmyne has loving adoptive parents and had a poster that she made that said she doesn’t know her brothers and sisters (her birth Mom aborted so many of them).  We are thankful that she could stand up for life with us today!
My friend Karen (St Peter & Paul Byz Catholic) praying the rosary with our friends, Joyce, Jazsmyne & Pam (St Joes-Cabot). Jazsmyne has loving adoptive parents and had a poster that she made that said she doesn’t know her brothers and sisters (her birth Mom aborted so many of them). We are thankful that she could stand up for life with us today!
Pam with her daughter, Robyn, who came from school @ Duquesne to spend time with us.
Pam with her daughter, Robyn, who came from school @ Duquesne to spend time with us.
Anita with daughter, Erin.  Erin handed out all the stickers and balloons we had and did it with a smile on her face and bounce in her feet!  What a joy it was to see her minister to those on the street!
Anita with daughter, Erin. Erin handed out all the stickers and balloons we had and did it with a smile on her face and bounce in her feet! What a joy it was to see her minister to those on the street!

Many prayers were said and we were able to hand out info to passersby.  PP had several coming and going (lunch time…) and some customers too.  We were able to stop one girl from going in for a pregnancy test and I walked her and her friend down to Catholic Charities.  They were able to help her there with a test and also help her with housing assistance.  Please pray for “K”….

From what I was told, Catholic Charities is open from 8-5 and we can direct girls to there for pregnancy tests during those hours.  The ladies there were not sure if they do STD testing.  Can we find out what all services they provide and when?

The guard, Henry, came out.  I asked if we could help him find another job.  He said that he doesn’t work for PP.  I said that he does still help them by being there and I asked if maybe they could find another position for him.  He wasn’t sure.  I asked if we could pray for him and he said OK.

We had other encounters/discussions…some good and others not so good.  But we are raising awareness and that is a good thing!  People need to talk about and think about this tragedy of abortion!  Lord have mercy on us all…..

Sheila writes from her shift:

Not too much traffic in and out of PP on this very windy but sunny afternoon.

One young woman left PP with her boyfriend and female friend. She raised her hands in the air and loudly and happily announced that she wasn’t pregnant! She accepted the resource sheet for future reference.

I spoke with an engaged couple, Brooke and Josh. She wants help GETTING pregnant. I directed her to the fertility care website and number.  They asked for our prayers.

Jeff and Bev from Crossroads Community, with Paul
Jeff and Bev from Crossroads Community, with Paul

Thank you to everyone who came out: whether in the cold morning or the sunny afternoon!

In Him,

Pastor Adam

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