Our 40 Days for Life Team gathered together to close the fall campaign with a wonderful time of fellowship! Thanks to Catholic Charities for allowing us to use their welcome center all these many years!
I have been honored to meet and become friends with the world’s most wonderful people throughout the 8 years that I have led the 40 Days for Life campaign in Pittsburgh! Although we all work as a team, and each do our little part…we really don’t get to see each other that often. So when we do, it is a special time! Thanks to everyone who did their part on our team, and thanks to all those who signed up for a time slot at the vigil, and to those who coordinated times for their churches or groups to take part in our vigil! Thanks to those who prayed and fasted! Thanks to those who prayed and fasted from home and to those religious communities who prayed for us! Thanks to everyone who joined us in our “knock-out punch fast” on the final day of our vigil. I trust that God is hearing and answering our prayers!
We thank God for the 4 lives that we know about that were saved during these 40 days in Pittsburgh, and for the 2 lives that were saved during previous campaigns that we found out about during this campaign! I have no doubt there are many more that we may never find out about…but God knows. What we did was important. It mattered. Every sacrifice, no matter how small. Every fear and timidity that was overcome by holy boldness made a difference. Our flower memorials and humble prayers on our knees touched hearts and reminded people that life is important. God is important. In the middle of people’s busy lives, they were reminded of this.
Thank you for being a part of this important campaign. The Lenten campaign will begin on Ash Wednesday, March 6th and ends on Palm Sunday, April 16th. I hope you will join us then.
In the meantime, please continue to pray and fast for the intention of ending abortion in Pittsburgh. And enjoy these photos from last night’s closing event.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas! See you in 2019!