Day 17…Thanks to St. Matthew Parish, Dedicated Team members & Faithful Volunteers!

Sometimes we can become discouraged about ending abortion in our city, our state, our country.  Some thought the overturning or Roe v. Wade could lead to the end of abortion.  But, no, the forces of evil have banded together to pass legislation codifying abortion as a legal right in many states.  Politicians who had previously shied away from talking about abortion, now champion “reproductive rights.”  Promoting those rights is seen as a winning political strategy.

We can sometimes think we are in control of events, but we’re not.  God is.  Abortion will end on His timeline, not ours.  All He asks of us is to trust Him and do all we can to witness to the sanctity of human life, offer aid and support to pregnant women, and pray for their pre-born children.

Keep the faith, fight the good fight, never give up.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” 

Ephesians 6:12

“St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.  May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do Thou O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen.”

Chris

I was with Kim this morning. It was already a busy day at 8:00 a.m. We engaged anyone we could, offering free help and assistance. Pray particularly for a woman we talked with  whose daughter was getting an abortion, she was unable to change her daughter’s mind. Randy came, and then Larry and Kathy for the next shift.

Sue
Kathy and Larry

Upon arrival Sue, Kim, and Larry informed me that they spoke to a woman whose daughter was in pp scheduled for an abortion.   The mom was opposed to her daughter’s choice. We offered prayers for them.  Another couple, Spanish speaking, accepted Spanish brochure of resources, but sadly went in building for abortion appointment.  They exited building toward end of my shift.

As I mentioned last week, when negative comments are directed towards us, it seems immediately afterwards, a passerby will bless us with affirming words.  Such was the case today.  A young man walking past the fetal model table said something very dark, but minutes later a homeless man “God blessed us” and told us to ” keep up the fight.”

A woman named Anna conversed with Jim L. for almost 30 minutes defending the claim that pp offers maternity care, to which Jim accepted her challenge and entered inside the building to inquire of services offered.  No mammography listed!  Their conversation seemed civil until she screamed at me to get out of the circle as I offered resources to client approaching door.  Jim reminded her that a court ruling allowed us to enter buffer zone when speaking to clients.

Passed out resources and prayed until next shift arrived.

Kathy

Billy and I were joined by Carole from St. Paul Cathedral parish, and Terry. Not much happened during our shift except for a few supportive comments.

Katie
Thanks to my dear friend Carole for answering the call to come to the vigil today! Thanks to Billy also who stayed for FOUR HOURS, to make sure the next shift had a manager!

for the 1 to 3 Shift I was with the St. Matthews Parish and a volunterr named Kara. One of the parishoners was reaching out to anyone they could give information. We prayed two rosaries, and we had a few compliments and a few negative comments. It was a worthwhile sacrifice 🙂

Billy
St. Matthew parish is faithful to witness twice a week every week during the 40 Days! May God bless these wonderful people!

Very uncomfortable and ugly/evil day at PP today.   Please pray for all of those we encountered today.

Val
Thanks to Val & Mike for enduring a scary situation today. This is why we really need to have at least three people there at all times.

2 thoughts on “Day 17…Thanks to St. Matthew Parish, Dedicated Team members & Faithful Volunteers!”

  1. Val and Mike. So sorry you had that kind of day on Friday on the sidewalk. My sympathies. I will say a prayer now as you requested and see you both next week.
    Pat M.

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