Day 19: St. Regis, St. Mary (Herman), Transfiguration Church, St. Gregory (Zelienople), and St. Matthias (Evans City)

“Indeed the Word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. No creature is concealed from Him, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to Whom we must render an account. (Hebrews 4: 12-13)”
For Catholics, this was the second reading at Mass today.  The Word is so living that it penetrates even between our joints and marrow!  It gets in there!!  It cuts into there — everywhere — whether we choose to acknowledge it or not.  And no creature is concealed from Him.  No creature – including the tiny babies in their moms’ wombs.  So that means the Word is penetrating even into those tiny preborn bodies.  This tells me that no matter what anyone chooses to do or believe, no one can escape the ever-present reality of the living Word of God.  Let us be reassured by this inescapable, undeniable, living, loving presence!

Pat M. covered the double shift of 7:00-11:00a. He writes:

I worried that I wouldn’t have enough people from my parish, St. Regis in Trafford, to sign up for this campaign – and that I’d spend most of the time by myself. Well, not only did I have more than ever before from my parish, I had a great number of others who came to pray as well. I want to thank Heidi (St. Bernard and a Shift Manager) and Vince (St. Sebastian) especially for doing such a great job at leading our prayers in the early part of the morning. In fact, good prayer time alternated with good conversation all morning long. I want to thank especially those who came from my parish: Albert, Nancy, Jack, Donna, Larry, Shirley, Mike, and Guy. I really appreciate it!

Lots of people at 7 AM:  Scott, SM Heidi, Diane, Tom, Ed, Vince, Albert, Mary Elizabeth
Lots of people at 7 AM: Scott, SM Heidi, Diane, Tom, Ed, Vince, Albert, Mary Elizabeth
St. Regis:  Pat, Nancy, Albert
St. Regis: Pat, Nancy, Albert

 

St. Regis Knights of Columbus: Jack, Larry, Guy, Mike, Pat
St. Regis Knights of Columbus: Jack, Larry, Guy, Mike, Pat

 

St. Regis parish: Mike, Pat, Larry, Shirley, Donna, Jack.
St. Regis parish: Mike, Pat, Larry, Shirley, Donna, Jack.

 

We had a fairly quiet morning, with only one person (driving by in a truck) who showed any great hostility. While Sunday mornings time to fill on our schedule, I think they’re great. I love the fact that it’s the quietest time of the whole week AND that you can usually park right on the street in front of PP for free. It’s hard to beat that.

Rich and Roseann covered the 11:00a – 1:00p shift. They write:

Margie and Larry from Assumption in Butler came to witness and pray.  Mary Jane and Bill H. came also.  For the most part all passersby seemed friendly.  A few priests walked past so we asked what was going on in town and they told us a canon law convention.  One in particular was from North Dakota and he told us how they witnessed and prayed outside their only abortion facility.  It was a “good” day as much as a day can be good outside of a building in which innocent preborn children are slaughtered.  To see all those who sacrifice their time and come to witness gives me hope in a world that at times seems so dark.  Thanks to all of you.

Photos from the 1:00-3:00p shift:

Marshall and Monica from Steubenville, OH area
Marshall and Monica from Steubenville, OH area
Mary Jane, Pat, Bob, & Judi
Mary Jane, Pat, Bob, & Judi
Cole, Nicole, and Amy from Transfiguration
Cole, Nicole, and Amy from Transfiguration

 

Photos from the 3:00-5:00p shift:

Jim & Cathy S., Marge M., and Trish M
Jim & Cathy S., Marge M., and Trish M
Tony L., Marge M., and Jim & Cathy S.
Tony L., Marge M., and Jim & Cathy S.
St. Gregory folks
St. Gregory folks
Jim & Cathy S., Marge M., and Trish M.
Jim & Cathy S., Marge M., and Trish M.
John and St. Gregory folks
John and St. Gregory folks
Doyle family from St. Gregory
Doyle family from St. Gregory

 

This week, we are very much in need of folks to come down and keep our dear shift managers company on Monday, October 12 from 3:00-4:00p and 5:00-6:00p and also on Wednesday, October 14 from 7:00-9:00a and 1:00-3:00p.  If poor Chris ends up being alone for his 1:00-3:00p shift this Wednesday, it would be the second week in a row he would be standing alone!  Our shift managers are the BEST and they are the reason that we can hold these campaigns – and we don’t want them to lose heart and begin to think no one cares!  So we are pleading with you – please consider coming down, especially for dear Chris.

Thank you so much for reading – please prayerfully consider joining us for these greatly needed time slots!

For Life,
Sue M.

 

 

 

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