March 16, 2017 (Cincinnati, OH) –
From Cincinnati campaign leader, Mary Clark…
We all know that our public prayer witness is a sacrifice and those who take part do so for the cause of Life; however, once again this week the weather is challenging. Especially for those coming during the early hours, use your judgment when standing out there and don’t endanger your health. David Bereit, founder of 40 Days for Life, tells a story about a man who planned to stay in his car and pray because of a pouring rain. He invited a man who was standing in the rain to pray with him in his car. The man in the rain said “I committed to standing out here to pray and that’s what I’m going to do.” The man in the car then got out and joined him. I would normally agree with the man in the rain but, as I said, in our present weather, use your judgment and spend at least some of your prayer time in your car, if you have to.
Speaking of David Bereit, he will be speaking at Healthy Beginnings’ Annual Banquet at Sharonville Convention Center on May 4th. Contact me for information about the event. It is a wonderful opportunity to receive encouragement for your 40 Days for Life efforts.
From Sharonville campaign leader, Leslie Marsh…
I have some great news to share with you. During our fall vigil a young women, her boyfriend and his mother stopped to talk to one of the sidewalk educators. The boyfriend’s mother said she didn’t want the abortion, she had an abortion and it has been a life long struggle for her. They decided to go the Pregnancy Center across the street. They listened to the heartbeat and saw the ultrasound. They left the Pregnancy Center still undecided. One of our friends recently saw her and she is carrying her child and due soon. What a blessing! We don’t always know how God uses our prayers and it is a great blessing to know His grace changed the heart of this young mother. Since our vigil began this Lent 98 lives have been saved from abortion. Let’s give Him our thanks for taking such great care of so many mothers and fathers. Our prayers do make a difference.
The Sharonville clinic is open Mondays from 8:30 to 1:30 and Wednesdays from 12 noon to 3:00. We do not have many people signed up for prayer on Mondays. If any of you can come and pray while the clinic is open on Mondays please sign up and come pray. It would be a great help.
This Saturday the Respect Life Committee from St. Max Parish will be leading the group rosary for life at 9:15 am. All are welcome.
Thank you all for your prayers and your peaceful witness. What we do matters.
Known participating churches and groups to-date – those at Women’s Med Center, Sharonville also noted:
All Saints, Walton, KY
Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, KY
Cincinnati Right to Life
Good Shepherd – at WMC Sharonville
Greater Cincinnati Young Adults for Life
Helpers of God’s Precious Infants
Holy Trinity, Norwood
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Anderson Twp
Mother of God, Covington, KY
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary
Old St. Mary’s
Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of the Rosary – at Cincinnati PP and WMC Sharonville
Our Lady of the Visitation
Pregnancy Center East
St. Aloysius Gonzaga & St. Jude the Apostle Pastoral Region
St. Ann, Grosbeck
St. Anthony, Taylor Mill, KY
St. Bernard, Taylors Creek
St. Catherine of Siena, Ft. Thomas, KY
St. Cecilia, Oakley
St. Edmund Campion Academy
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – at WMC Sharonville
St. Francis Xavier
St. Gertrude – at Cincinnati PP and WMC Sharonville
St. Henry, Erlanger, KY
St. Ignatius of Loyola
St. James of the Valley – at WMC Sharonville
St. John the Baptist, Dry Ridge Rd.
St. John the Evangelist, Deer Park
St. Joseph, Cold Spring, KY
St. Louis, Batesville, IN
St. Margaret of York
St. Mary, Arnheim
St. Mary, Hyde Park
St. Matthias – at WMC Sharonville
St. Maximillian Kolby – at WMC Sharonville
St. Michael – at WMC Sharonville
St. Nicholas, Sunman, IN
St. Patrick, Taylor Mill, KY
St. Paul, Florence, KY
St. Philip the Apostle
St. Susanna – at WMC Sharonville
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, IN
St. Thomas More
St. Vincent Ferrer