Monday Night’s “Bringing Pro-Life Together” Kick-off Event at St. John Neumann’s Bovard Hall:
Thanks to St. John Neumann Parishes Respect Life Group for hosting Monday’s social pro life kick-off event! See the photos and read the captions to find out more…
Magee Project’s Meredith Parente speaks with Randy, husband of our dear Lisa K. Many pro-life representatives were present with helpful information about their ministries.
Birthright of Pittsburgh was represented by Regina, Bonnie and another volunteer (sorry, I didn’t get her name). Herb from Rehumanize International is a faithful pro-life warrior! Nikki and Donna, thanks to Donna and Sue for organizing this wonderful event! Joe Bruni and Chris, 40 Days for Life team member share a laugh. Sue and daughter of Susan B. Anthony’s representative. Thanks Sue for your organization for this event! Amy Scheuring, Executive Director of Women’s Choice Network speaks with Katie, a faithful sidewalk advocate and 40 Days for Life shift manager.
Pastor Jay Gilbert and Nikki speak after his inspiring message. Donna emceed the event and was the organizer, is also in charge of managing the 40 days for Life calendar. Thanks Donna for doing such a great job! Our wonderful Jeannie, talking to Fr. Tim Deely Nikki receiving a gift from the 40 Days for Life team. Thanks so much! Chris spoke about the heart-warming stories of lives saved with the abortion pill reversal through Women’s Choice Network Amy spoke about the need for prayer for all of us who are involved in this battle to save lives and souls. The persecution takes its toll on all of us. Especially pray for those workers who see the babies on the ultrasound and then are aborted anyway. They grieve these losses and it is a struggle to persevere, especially through the targeted persecution against pregnancy centers. She also reminded us of the importance of including fathers in the process of choosing life for their babies, and for giving young moms and dads a godly picture of marriage and parenting, which is so lacking in today’s culture. Pastor Jay Gilbert was a very inspiring speaker, as he shared the story of God leading him and his wife to open the new pregnancy resource center in East Liberty, just one block away from Allegheny Reproductive abortion center. They were unaware when they rented the space that it was actually the former location of the abortion facility! God has truly redeemed that space! Thank you pastor Jay! Regina Ranelli, Executive Director of Birthright of Pittsburgh shared the stories of many couples that she accompanies throughout their pregnancies and beyond. She even brought one of them with her! The gift that the team bought for me! Thank you! Thanks to the respect Life group at St. John Neumann for providing the refreshments and for hosting this event! Herb from Rehumanize International works to restore dignity to all human life and to end all violence against innocent life. Thank you Herb! Tuesday night’s Kick-off Mass and Eucharistic Procession to Planned Parenthood brought over 300 faithful Christians and 25 priests (along with many seminarians) to their knees in front of Planned Parenthood! It was the most beautiful, amazing night that I can remember! God was truly with us at that place! Thank you to all the priests for leading us in this spiritual battle to end abortion! Thank you to all who came! Scroll down to see many awesome photos from tonight’s event:
THE PROCESSION INTO CHURCH:
Fr. Chris Donley, Pastor of Divine Mercy Parish was the main celebrant So inspiring to see so many priests at the altar! Fr. Tim Deely gave an inspiring homily! Many faithful people packed the church! The choir was angelic! Thanks to Divine Mercy Parish Choir for the beautiful and inspiring music! JESUS…WITH US…LEADING US:
OUT INTO THE STREETS:
IN FRONT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD:
Possibly the most beautiful sight I have ever seen…
This was truly bringing the Body of Christ together!
Thanks to the Pittsburgh Police for doing a great job keeping us all safe! We are so blessed to have them!
Seeing all the priests on their knees on the filthy wet sidewalk, soiling their white robes almost brought me to tears. This is true repentance. Surely God is hearing our prayers to end abortion!
THIS IS WHAT FAITH LOOKS LIKE…
May God be with us during these 40 days. May He use our prayerful presence to touch hearts, save souls and save lives. Thank you everyone for joining our fall 40 Days for Life. May God bless you all!
5 thoughts on “Two Amazing Kick-off Events Prepare the Way!”
This is so heart warming!!! I wish I could have been there this time!
This is so incredibly inspiring and supportive and encouraging to the many of us who live in other Dioceses where this simply does not happen. But it is happening
THERE! What HOPE and JOY you give to all of us who witness your love and your faith. Thank you!
This is a witness to our Faith, so many laity along with our Priests in the Pittsburgh Diocese. Witnessing we honor life. Gives us more Hope and Love for our Church in Pittsburgh. Thank you to all that participated in the rain. God is watching along with Our Lady. Bishop Zubik should be very proud of all his Priests and Seminarians.
Praise God for His abundant blessings! God bless you all for your constant prayers and support for LIFE. It is wonderful to see all the Priests and ProLifers present. My heartfelt prayers were joined with you spiritually, since I’m having various eye problems and was unable to attend. 🙏 for many ’Saul to Paul’ conversions during this 40 Days for Life. Keep up the awesome work you are doing.
This is so inspiring. I am formerly from Pittsburgh. I now live in Winter Haven Fl.
We have a pregnancy center here that offers ultrasounds to the women. They also have
a Father’s room with counselers to talk with the men.
My parish, St. Matthew and also St. Joseph both in Winter Haven, will be praying a public Rosary for the end of abortion and for our nation on Sat. Oct. 2nd. God bless all of us through His precious Mother Mary.