Day 21: Thanks to St. John Burry’s Church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Margaret of Scotland, Sts. Simon and Jude, and Allegheny County Ancient Order of Hibernians

Psalm 25

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

I trust you, let me not be disappointed;

do not let my enemies triumph.

Those who hope in you shall not be disappointed, but only those who wantonly break faith.

Charlene 7am-9am

“Let your mercy be on us, O God, as we place our trust in you”

Coronavirus and nasty PP employees. Dark, empty streets…but smiles and warmth from our prayer warriors. Today we were joined by Tracey’s daughter, Lizzie and St. John (Burry’s) Church from Beaver County.

Pastor Win, Gregg and I were talking about the negative change on the sidewalk the last 2 campaigns. I would like to think that the devil has amped up the negativity because we are making a difference. Pastor Win said,”They don’t understand us…and so they hate us.” We have been there every day for years…rain, snow, and pandemic! We have to be crazy…crazy for trying to save babies because Jesus trusts us to do that and we trust that He will win this fight in His time!

Thank you, National, for Security!  Charlene

9-11: Beth

Cold, rain and way too many clients. But Ron and Win from Zeleinople brought warm hearts to keep Edith and me from the totally depressing atmosphere.

Later Michelle and son Joseph prayed with us as the rain stopped. Bill H stopped by. Gave out information cards and our prayers will take them to whoever’s in need . Thanks, faithful friends. 

Edith was able to offer literature to several women exiting PP. It seemed as though at least one of them had left PP because she had changed her mind, praise God!!!

Andy 11am-1pm

A special treat to spend some time praying for the babies during Tuesday lunch time. Saw a car get towed for being in front if the fire hydrant in front of the gyro place.

Downtown was quieter than usual, but sadly evil kept busy. One of the victims, a young mother, maybe high school age, who was brought in by her rough mom, just came out of the murder mill fresh from sacrificing her unborn child to satan worship. When a prayer partner offered the girl literature, she pushed our member back a few feet and let out a groaning sound. I told the mom to keep an eye on her Baby-less daughter and to make sure she doesn’t hurt herself of someone else. She is after all at a much higher risk of suicide attempt after the trauma she went through. 🙏🙏🙏

1-3: Nikki

 It was a very quiet time on the sidewalk today, and a very sad time as it was clearly and obviously extremely busy abortion day. Many, many young women who were obviously post abortive left during my shift. I stayed on my  knees for most of my shift  in quiet prayer with my eyes open, so I met all of their eyes. I did not know what to say, but my heart went out to them and I prayed for them. Sidewalks were extremely quiet, very different from a normal weekday afternoon. Everybody is thinking the same thing. I am grateful to Ken who signed up to be with me so I wasn’t alone.

It was just he and I for the first hour, and then we were joined by Julie who also signed up because she knew we needed help. She joined me on her knees, Ken prayed on his knees for a while also.  Given the tragedy that is happening here, this seems to be the most appropriate posture to take. It is unbelievable how busy they have been lately! I guess when there is a crisis like this pandemic, people panic and if they are pregnant and don’t feel secure, they think that they need to get an abortion. It is so sad and tragic.   All of us made sure to maintain our social distance while we prayed privately. I did want to know that when I first arrived for my shift, the shift buddy from the previous shift, Mary, had been shoved very hard by a girl who had just walked out of Planned Parenthood. Mary had offered her literature, the girl was upset because she had just had an abortion and I guess was not wanting to receive the literature but instead of  declining in a civil manner, she put her hand on Mary’s chest and shoved her backwards. Mary flew back into the arms of shift manager Dean who thankfully caught her. We did tell the police who were passing by about the incident but Mary did not want to file an official report.  One bit of good news, while I was on the sidewalk I got a text message from Fr. Jason Charron. His wife just gave birth to their seventh child, after six beautiful daughters, they now have a son! Praise God and congratulations to the Charron family! 

Dedicated group from Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton with shift manager Michael and Kim and Mike

3-5: Michael

Today was great because this is our third Tuesday of the Vigil and the first one without any rain and heavy winds. Downtown was very quiet with many people not going to work due to the virus precautions and government restrictions, unfortunately  PP was busy and conducting their awful business as usual. Thank God there were no negative incidents to report during this shift. We had some terrific volunteers from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Carnegie and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians. Our shift buddies, married couple Kim and Michael, were present and fervently in prayer the whole time. A huge plus of being involved in this life saving movement is we get to meet so many fellow believers who are terrific people who never cease to amaze us. We probably would never have met if abortion was kept illegal. The Lord expects us to bring good when evil hits us and the pro-life community has done and continues to do just that. As much as we hate abortion, it has brought us together and made us stronger in many ways, especially our faith.   

5-7: Lisa

Faithful Larry and Brian from the Ancient Order of Hibernians joined me. We had no incidents. Not many people in town because of Coronavirus. Anthony, a passerby, stopped to thank us and praise God for his goodness to Anthony. We told him we would pray for him. He said he was glad he stopped and thanked us for our kindness. Johanna

From Lindsay:

 No woman WANTS to have an abortion.  They feel they MUST have an abortion.  So when people say we are restricting a woman’s choice,  it’s not true. No woman WANTS an abortion.

5 thoughts on “Day 21: Thanks to St. John Burry’s Church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Margaret of Scotland, Sts. Simon and Jude, and Allegheny County Ancient Order of Hibernians

  • March 17, 2020 at 11:05 pm
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    Andy, did you think to call the police when you suspected that mother of coercing her daughter to get an abortion? By law, no one can force a woman to have an abortion.

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  • March 18, 2020 at 4:25 am
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    We the Srs. of the Holy Spirit remembered you at our 6:30 a m mass. You are covered everyday.
    May the Lord bless you for your faithful witnessing.
    Sr. Jolenta

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    • March 18, 2020 at 7:25 am
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      Thank you!!!

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    • March 18, 2020 at 7:26 am
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      Thank you very much!!!

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  • March 18, 2020 at 7:27 am
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    Your prayers are very much appreciated!!

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