4 open hours for tomorrow – Wednesday, 4/26!

We are still in need of 4 people for tomorrow (Wednesday, April 26): 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 4p and 1 needed at 5p.

Please sign up if you are able at: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545.

Many blessings,

The Team at Vigil for Life

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20 open hours this week! Please stand for life this week!

The other week while out on the sidewalk, the pastor from a Baptist church in Reedsburg who brings his pro-life group with him to pray outside of PP every Wednesday morning stopped by.  He said he was on his way to meet with a young mother whom they were able to help choose life for her baby.  The baby is now almost 2 years old.  They have been keeping in touch with this young woman the whole time.  They had also been able to evangelize this young woman and introduce her to a pastor at a church in Madison where she now worships.  To top it all off, they were about to introduce the father of the child (who had just been released from jail) to the same pastor.  What an inspiring story!

All praise and glory to God!!
Please sign up for an hour on the sidewalk this week!

OPEN HOURS

Monday, 4/24 – 1 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p.
Tuesday, 4/25 – 2 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 4/26 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 4/27 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 4/28 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p.
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen Finnegan at (608)393-8545.
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O God of Beginnings, You are the Creator of all life. As we begin this week, be near us as we unite with our Pre-born brothers and sisters who are destined for death. May you, by your Holy Spirit and by the voice of your church, lead your people to rescue these innocent children from certain death and bring those who participate in their death to true repentance that they may taste of your goodness and mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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8 open hours this week!

HAPPY EASTER! HE IS RISEN!

Bring your Easter Joy to the sidewalk this week!
HE IS RISEN INDEED!  ALLELUIA!

OPEN HOURS

Wednesday, April 19 – 1 needed at 2p; 1 needed at 4p and 1 needed at 5p.
Thursday, April 20 – 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, April 21 – 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545.
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STAY TUNED for more information on Sidewalk Counselor Training that will be held in May.
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Easter Prayer for Life
By: Priests for Life

 

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the Author of Life,
Who died and now lives forevermore.

May we who work and pray

That children in the womb may be protected

Always draw strength, confidence, and joy
From Your victory over death,
 

For you are Lord forever and ever. Amen.

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15 open hours this week!

“We ought to speak, shout out against injustices, with confidence and without fear. We proclaim the principles of the Church, the reign of love, without forgetting that it is also a reign of justice.” — Blessed Miguel Pro

Please sign up for an hour this week!
Tuesday, 4/11 – 1 needed at 9a and 2 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 4/12 – 1 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 4p and 1 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 4/13 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 4/14 – 2 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p.
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545.
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GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Friday, April 14 at 9:30 a.m. – Please join Fr. Richard Heilman and his Knights of Divine Mercy as they lead us in praying the Stations of the Cross on the sidewalk surrounding the Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Orin Rd. in Madison.
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Loving God, 
I am just beginning to realize how much you love me.
Your son, Jesus was humble and obedient.
He fulfilled your will for him by becoming human and suffering with us.
I ask you for the desire to become more humble
so that my own life might also bear witness to you.
I want to use the small sufferings I have in this world
to give you glory. 

Please, Lord, guide my mind with your truth.
Strengthen my life by the example of Jesus.
Help me to be with Jesus in this week
as he demonstrates again his total love for me.
He died so that I would no longer
be separated from you.
Help me to feel how close you are
and to live in union with you.

I ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus.  Amen.
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14 open hours this week! Not too late for Lenten sacrifices – sign up today!

It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.

The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent
enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of
saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that could be said.

No prayer fully expresses our faith.

No confession brings perfection.

No pastoral visit brings wholeness.

No program accomplishes the Church’s mission.

No set of goals and objectives includes everything.

This is what we are about.

We plant the seeds that one day will grow.

We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.

We lay foundations that will need further development.

We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.

We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.

This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.

It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an
opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.

We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master
builder and the worker.

We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.

We are prophets of a future not our own.

Bishop Ken Untener of Saginaw

While the above was written as part of a homily for deceased priests.  I think parts of it also apply to our witness on the sidewalk. Won’t you sign up for an hour this week?
 
Tuesday, 4/4 – 2 needed at 2p.
 
Wednesday, 4/5 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
 
Thursday, 4/6 – 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 1p.
 
Friday, 4/7 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p and 2 needed at 2p.
 
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545.
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GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Friday, April 14 at 9:30 a.m. – Please join Fr. Richard Heilman and his Knights of Divine Mercy as they lead us in praying the Stations of the Cross on the sidewalk surrounding the Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Orin Rd. in Madison.
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Wondrously Made

For you formed my inward parts,
You knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you for I am wondrously made.
Wonderful are your works!
You know me right well;
My frame was not hidden from you,
When I was being made in secret,
Intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes beheld my unformed substance;
In your book were written, every one of them,
The days that were formed for me,
When as yet there was none of them.
Psalm 139:13-18

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4 more hours to fill for the week!

Just a few hours left to fill for the week!  Please sign up to stand for life!

Wednesday, 3/29 – 2 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 3/30 – 1 needed at 12p.
Friday, 3/31 – 1 needed at 12p.
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545.
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GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Friday, April 14 at 9:30 a.m. – Please join Fr. Richard Heilman and his Knights of Divine Mercy as they lead us in praying the Stations of the Cross on the sidewalk surrounding the Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Orin Rd. in Madison.
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PRO-LIFE WISCONSIN SPRING DINNERS

Who: Pro-Life Wisconsin hosting Steven Mosher at TWO dinners, in Waukesha and Madison. Steven Mosher will speak at both events. Pro-Life Wisconsin celebrates the pro-life stories of the activists and legislator of the year at the Living Courage Awards Dinner, March 29, in Madison.

Waukesha:

WhatAn Evening with Steven Mosher, Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 p.m.

WhereWaukesha, Marriott West (click for directions); W231N1600 Corporate Ct, Waukesha, WI 53186

Costs: Tickets are $35 per person for either event. Tables of eight are $270 per table.

Register online at prolifewi.org or call the state office at 262.796.1111, ext. 10.

Madison:

WhatLiving Courage Awards Dinner, Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 p.m.

WhereMadison, Crowne Plaza (click for directions); 4402 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Costs: Tickets are $35 per person for either event. Tables of eight are $270 per table.

Register online prolifewi.org or call the state office at 262.796.1111, ext. 10.
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13 open hours this week!

This past week while I was praying on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood, the woman who I was praying with told me this story:  Last year during our fall 40 Days for Life campaign while she was praying for an end to abortion and wondering if her time was being well spent, a young mother pulled up her car and told her that she had been contemplating abortion for her baby however had chosen life because someone praying on the sidewalk gave her a baby blanket.  The baby blanket helped her choose life for her baby!

Stories such as the above are always beautiful, uplifting and encouraging!  For every 1 of those stories we do hear there are probably 10 more that we don’t hear.
Please sign up for an hour this week!
Monday, 3/20 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 3/22 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
Friday, 3/23 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar//monthview or e-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545.
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GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Friday, April 14 at 9:30 a.m. – Please join Fr. Richard Heilman and his Knights of Divine Mercy as they lead us in praying the Stations of the Cross on the sidewalk surrounding the Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Orin Rd. in Madison.
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PRO-LIFE WISCONSIN SPRING DINNERS

Who: Pro-Life Wisconsin hosting Steven Mosher at TWO dinners, in Waukesha and Madison. Steven Mosher will speak at both events. Pro-Life Wisconsin celebrates the pro-life stories of the activists and legislator of the year at the Living Courage Awards Dinner, March 29, in Madison.

Waukesha:

WhatAn Evening with Steven Mosher, Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 p.m.

WhereWaukesha, Marriott West (click for directions); W231N1600 Corporate Ct, Waukesha, WI 53186

Costs: Tickets are $35 per person for either event. Tables of eight are $270 per table.

Register online www.eventbrite.com/e/evening-with-steven-mosher-tickets-32051760679or call the state office at 262.796.1111, ext. 10.

Madison:

WhatLiving Courage Awards Dinner, Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 p.m.

WhereMadison, Crowne Plaza (click for directions); 4402 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Costs: Tickets are $35 per person for either event. Tables of eight are $270 per table.

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Lenten Prayer for Life from Bishop Conley of Denver

Almighty Father and Lord of Life,
You have entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding and protecting human life
with the utmost care from the moment of conception to natural death (Gaudium et Spes, No. 51).

During this holy season of Lent, a time of both penance and great hope,
stir in our hearts a greater love for you and for each other.
During these 40 days of spiritual renewal,
lead us to a deeper conversion so that by living in your light and love we may bear witness to the gift of life.

Lord Jesus, the firstborn of all creation, have mercy on us.
Accept our prayers and our fasting in atonement for the tragic sin of abortion.
By the merits of your precious blood,
shed for our redemption, instill in all hearts a profound respect for the gift of life
and bring about an end to abortion, euthanasia and every other assault on innocent human life.

Reawaken in the heart of every pregnant mother a profound love for the life growing in her womb
and grant to her unfailing courage to choose life for her child.

Come Holy Spirit, strengthen us and give us fortitude to work tirelessly to promote a true Culture of Life,
a culture that recognizes the dignity and sanctity of every person.
Raise up men and women to serve in public office who will enact laws which will safeguard and protect all human life.

Blessed Mary, Mother of God, you bore the Author of Life in your womb.
Through your intercession may our hearts be conformed to yours
so that we might accept, nurture and cherish all human life.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. Amen.

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Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Please join Fr. Richard Heilman and his Knights of Divine Mercy as they lead us in the Stations of the Cross on this Good Friday – April 14, 2017.  Once again they will be on the sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood on Orin Rd. in Madison.  They will begin at 9:30 a.m.  We hope to see you there!

Lenten blessings,

The Team at Vigil for Life

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17 open hours this week!

Psalm 127:3-5 “Children too are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward.  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children born in one’s youth.  Blessed are they whose quivers are full.  They will never be shamed contending with foes at the gate.”

Children are no mistake or accident. The day of their birth was long ago determined by God as the psalmist wrote, “Your eyes foresaw my actions; in your book all are written down; my days were shaped, before one came to be.” (Psalm 139:16) So children are a blessing, a gift from God not unexpected and they should be given thanks for to God. What greater joy is there than to be at the birth or hear the news that a baby has been born?!
Yes, babies are a blessing, a gift and a reward!  Because of the devaluation of human life done by abortion in our society, some people have other thoughts about babies.
We must continue to pray for and stand for a Culture of Life.

OPEN HOURS

Monday, 2/13 – 1 needed at 1p.
Wednesday, 2/15 – 2 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 2p; 1 needed at 3p; 1 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 2/16 – 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed 2p.
Friday, 2/17 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 1p.
To sign up go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mailinfo@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545.
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Prayer of Thanksgiving for Babies
 O God, we give you thanks for babies
whom you have knit together in their mother’s wombs.

 

They are truly a blessing, a gift and a reward.
Please bless all families.
Confirm a sense of your presence with them,
and grant them patience and the wisdom to
see this truth.
We pray that their lives may show forth the love of Christ,
as they raise their babies up to love you and all that is good.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Mother and baby saved from the death grip of abortion TODAY!

Mother and baby saved from the death grip of abortion TODAY!

One of our sidewalk counselors out this morning said he was able to direct a young mother and her friend over to the Women’s Care Center instead of them go into Planned Parenthood. On the way out of the Women’s Care Center, the young mother told our sidewalk counselor that she was keeping her baby and that before being directed to the Women’s Care Center she was planning on having an abortion. Praise God that this young mother chose life for her and her baby! Praise God for working through our sidewalk counselors!

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