Day 20: Thanks to St. Joseph the Worker Parish and St. Bonaventure/All Saints/Holy Spirit/St. Aloysius Parishes

“Lord make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life, Amen.”

St. Francis

There is nothing I can add to that prayer. I say this prayer everyday, however, it is one thing to say this prayer and another thing to live this prayer. When we are at 933 Liberty Avenue we live this prayer. We break the darkness and bring the light of Christ to all who see our witness. We sow hope where there is despair, we understand and don’t judge and we offer options and express love.

And when we love, God smiles. -Tim

Here are the reports from today at the vigil starting with Sue 7-9 am:

9-11 am: “It was a very quiet morning at P.P. Only two people went inside. It is always so much easier to be here on  the days that they aren’t doing business.”

Thanks to Nadine, Beverly, Katie and John. They made sure that I wasn’t by myself at the vigil this morning.

Dave brought his family to pray with us today.

11-1: Thanks be to God the sidewalk was filled today with 20+ prayer warriors. Deacon Ron led prayer with his many parishioners from St. Joseph the Worker and they prayed the rosary too.  Fr. Jeremy joined in too as well as Beverly, Katie & Sharon and a family from St. Bonaventure also.  Jim, who I met a year or so ago, stopped by too. He lives close by and stops and prays often. Thank you all and God bless you. Quiet day not much activity with it being Columbus Day.  Donna

From Beth S. 1-3: “Dave from Weirton, Rose and I prayed the afternoon away with warm temperatures and sunshine (Please remind me of this in February). Only saw PP staff members going in and out. Reverend Billy joined us later, all of us praying for an end of abortion and healing from its wounds. 

From Marie H. 3-5: “Had a great group from St. Bonaventure parish along with their former pastor Fr. Sweeney. Very light sidewalk traffic. The shift was peaceful.”

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