“Oh Jesus! When weary upon life’s long journey, be thou my strength and perseverance.”
It hasn’t been easy. It’s been cold, snowy, windy and rainy. The cross was heavy. Yet we persevered. We have made it to the half-way point in our campaign despite a lot of adversity. Thanks to all those committed prayer warriors who have made the sacrifice to stand up, pray and witness for the most vulnerable unborn, for doing the right thing despite what “the world” is saying, for listening to your heart. When you didn’t want to get up, you got up. You showed up. You all inspire me. Thank you.
We still have the second half and I hope you can help make our witness more powerful and impactful. There are lots of lives to save and we still need you at the vigil. Come back again if you can. Embrace the cross. HE will strengthen you. He will work through us to do great things. Bring a friend or family member. You don’t have to stay long. Just get up again. -Tim
Here are today’s reports from the vigil starting with Sue 7-9 am:
“It was a quiet morning on the sidewalk. The contractors were back today doing work inside PP. Amy politely asked them to pull their truck forward since it was parked directly in front of our materials. The driver did not want to, saying he was not going to risk a ticket being closer to the fire hydrant, just so our set up could be seen. There was plenty of room to pull forward. It did give us an opportunity to walk further down the sidewalk and engage people. One man asked us “In what building are over 40 babies killed every week?”, referring to the sign I was wearing. We were able to do some community outreach and education and he also looked at our fetal models. The weather was good, we prayed a lot until the ladies from the next shift took over! ” Thanks, Sue
From Jeannie 9-11: “This morning was another beautiful day on the sidewalk. The sun started to creep out just as we were finishing a Divine Mercy chaplet. We inherited a van parked right in front of our display. The earlier sidewalk advocates had asked the van to move slightly forward and were denied cooperation. So, we made lemonade out of lemons and since the van was parked in front of our display we moved safely onto the street behind the van and were able to stand directly in front of Planned Parenthood and pray. God works in mysterious ways! – Jeannie
Pic: Ginny and Marilyn take advantage of the safe spot
The faithful 9-11 am: Ken, Marilyn, Ginny and Don right in front of PP.
Here is from Hank 11-1 pm: “It was a good day at PP we did not see any clients enter the building….no business is always a good day. My shift partner today was my buddy Glenn and we were joined the first hour by Ken (St.Germaine) and for the entire shift by Diane and her sister Anita from St. Joseph. We prayed up a storm reciting 6 rosaries and the Divine Mercy. As is normal at this time there was very little foot traffic so very little information was distributed. Around noon a young woman arrived and stood for awhile on the PP side of the street but later moved to the opposite side of the street. She held up a sign for passing traffic. On one side it read “honk for a woman’s choice” and the other side was printed a foul saying regarding protesters (that’s us faithful people praying for the end of abortion). I was pleased that a police officer stopped to ask if she was harassing us….they are looking out for our wellbeing. We prayed a rosary for the conversion of the woman. Where sin abounds….grace all the more.” Hank
From Beth 1-3: “When we arrived, Hank mentioned that we had protesters, one protester to be exact. She said she was there for International Women’s Day (who knew…anyone get a cake?) “Honk for women’s choice.” She danced and cheered when she got a response from a passing car. Rose and I just kept praying. She asked us why we didn’t say anything and Rose said we were praying. Huh? Eventually she just left and came back with a drink but stopped and stared at the fetal models, checked out out display and then did..Nothing! Even though she was willing to walk out in street to get a response, when she actually saw what she was protesting, the model of a preborn child, she said nothing , did nothing. Do you think seeing the truth hurt? We’ll all keep on praying to end abortion, we’ve had enough hurt human beings.” Beth
HOUR OF MERCY
Thanks to Fr. Jason Charron for praying at the hour of mercy in today’s vigil!
From Marie 3-5 pm:
“Gloria, Joe, and I were joined by Reverend Jason Charron for the rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. We finished the shift with another rosary and St. Michael Chaplet.”