27 open hours this week!!!

Yesterday morning we held our 3rd Annual Day of Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood in conjunction with about 140 other locations in the U.S.  The main organizer for this nationwide event is Pro-Life Action League out of Chicago.  We had about 60 people come out to take part in this event in Madison.  It’s always beautiful to witness forLIFE!  You never walk away feeling bad about having done so!  If you were unable to make it out, you can still take part:

Since the ultimate goal of yesterday’s nationwide protest is to end Planned Parenthood’s federal funding, you can do the following:
  • Contact the White House and tell Trump to cut off Planned Parenthood’s Title X funding! The Department of Health and Human Services can cut off $60-80 of Planned Parenthood’s federal money with just a simple rules change!
  • Share the truth about Planned Parenthood! Talk to friends and neighbors. Spread the word on social media. Write a letter to the editor. Get taking points at ProtestPP.com
And, of course, sign up for an hour or more to witness for LIFE on the sidewalk this week!

OPEN HOURS

Monday, 4/30 – 1 needed at 9a; 2 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Tuesday, 5/1 – 1 needed at 9a.
Wednesday, 5/2 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 2p; 1 needed at 3p; 2 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 5/3 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 5/4 – 2 needed at 9a; 2 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 12p; and 1 needed at 2p.
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call (608)393-8545.
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A POEM PRAYER FOR PRO-LIFE ACTIVISTS

God has a plan for you and me.

He pleas for our help to save these babies.
The elderly, the handicapped are next in line,
and, in not so very long, that life may be mine!
Soldiers are we, followers of Christ,
you chose us Lord to lead in this fight.
These babies are dying, you hold so dear
while America sleeps and seems not to care.
We ask you dear Lord, please take command.
Bring Pro-life back to this great land.
Give clergy the courage to speak about “life”,
instructing the faithful the wrongs and the rights.
Strengthen us, Lord, to “never give in”,
encourage our pro-life clergy to preach about sin.
Lord, please grant us charity in all we say and do,
and bring your pro-life activists home to be with you.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.
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Just 4 hours left this week!

Just as there is much rejoicing in Heaven when a lost sinner returns to the sacrament of penance, don’t you think there is much rejoicing in Heaven when a mother contemplating abortion chooses life for her baby?

Please bring your witness and love for LIFE to the sidewalk this week!
OPEN HOURS
Wednesday, 4/25 – 1 needed at 5p.
Friday, 4/27 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a and 1 needed at 12p.
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call (608)393-8545.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
3RD ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER AND PROTEST AGAINST PLANNED PARENTHOOD – SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 10 a.m. on sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison.  It will be a prayerful time. Just holding signs and praying either individually or with others. 
 
Hope to see you there!
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32 open hours this week!

Don’t let the cold keep you away from witnessing for LIFE! Please sign up for an hour this week!

 

OPEN HOURS

 

 
Monday, 4/16 – 1 needed at 9a; 2 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Tuesday, 4/17 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Wednesday, 4/18 – 1 needed at 1p; 2 needed at 2p; 1 needed at 3p; 2 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
 
Thursday, 4/19 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Friday, 4/20 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 2 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-mailinfo@vigilforlife.org or call (608)393-8545.
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
3RD ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER AND PROTEST AGAINST PLANNED PARENTHOOD – SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 10 a.m. on sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison.  More details to come.
 

Join Women’s Care Center – Madison and Our Lady of Hope
Clinic for a One of a Kind Event – Luxury Bingo.
 
 

This fast paced evening features luxurious high-end prizes, exciting bingo games, fabulous hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and lots of fun with friends.    Both nonprofit organizations are supported by community donations.  They are dedicated to celebrating life from conception through the end of natural life.

Tickets are $75/person or $500 table of 8.  

Register now by emailingrsvp@celebratelifemadison.org

Questions? Contact Julie Jenson (608) 957-1137

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God Almighty, You alone are worthy of our praise and worship.

Having accepted Your Son’s sacrifice on my behalf, I in turn present my body to you as a living sacrifice.

Thank you for deeming me holy and acceptable because of Christ’s shed blood for me.

I pray that you would use me as your vessel to rescue others who are perish- ing. Through Christ who is Our Glory, Amen. 

(Prayer by Carmen Pate of Alliance Ministries)
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3rd Annual Day of Prayer and Protest against Planned Parenthood

Protest Planned Parenthood in Madison on Sat. 4/28/18 at Planned Parenthood on Orin Rd.

Dear Friends of Vigil for Life,

"Today, we're going on the offense."

That's what Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens told the media just a few weeks ago. She went on to declare, "We're pushing for efforts in all 50 states."

All 50 states.

That's why all of us need to join together on Saturday, April 28 for #ProtestPP -- the 3rd Annual National Day of Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood.

Too many of our friends and neighbors are in the dark about Planned Parenthood -- including many of our fellow pro-lifers! We need to get out there and tell the truth about the nation's largest abortion chain.

Protests are taking place at Planned Parenthood centers on April 28 in over 100 cities and towns across the country, including Madison! Here are all the details:

     EVENT: National Day of Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood
     WHEN: Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m.
     WHERE: Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Rd., Madison, WI
  

Join the protest, and bring your friends -- we need ALL hands on deck! We look forward to hitting the streets with you on April 28!


Sincerely,

The Team at Vigil for Life


P.S. If you can't take part in this nationwide weekend of prayer vigils and rallies to defund Planned Parenthood, there are still TWO ways you can make a difference:

     1. SHARE the reasons why we need to defund PP: 

               protestpp.com/about

     2. Make a GIFT to support this urgent pro-life effort:

               protestpp.com/#donate
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18 open hours this week!

Many open hours still this week!  Won’t you be a voice for the voiceless – the babies that are being led to slaughter?

 
Please sign up for an hour this week!
 
OPEN HOURS
 
Monday, 4/9 – 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Tuesday, 4/10 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Wednesday, 4/11 – 1 needed at 1p.
 
Thursday, 4/12 – 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Friday, 4/13 – 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
To sign up for an hour go to:vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mailinfo@vigilforlife.org or call (608)393-8545.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
3RD ANNUAL PROTEST PLANNED PARENTHOOD RALLY – SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 10 a.m. on sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison.  More details to come.
 

Join Women’s Care Center – Madison and Our Lady of Hope
Clinic for a One of a Kind Event – Luxury Bingo.
 
 

This fast paced evening features luxurious high-end prizes, exciting bingo games, fabulous hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and lots of fun with friends.    Both nonprofit organizations are supported by community donations.  They are dedicated to celebrating life from conception through the end of natural life.

Tickets are $75/person or $500 table of 8.  

Register now by emailingrsvp@celebratelifemadison.org

Questions? Contact Julie Jenson (608) 957-1137

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Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase your mercy in us so that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent but with great confidence submit ourselves to your holy will, which is love and mercy itself.  
Jesus, I trust in you.  Jesus, I trust in you.  Jesus, I trust in you. 
 
St. Faustina, pray for us! 
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15 open hours this week!

HAPPY EASTER!  CHRIST IS RISEN!  HE IS RISEN INDEED!  ALLELUIA!

 
Please bring your Easter Joy to the sidewalk this week.

OPEN HOURS

 
Tuesday, 4/3 – 1 needed at 1p.
 
Wednesday, 4/4 – 1 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 2p; 1 needed at 3p and 1 needed at 4p.
 
Thursday, 4/5 – 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a and 2 needed at 12p.
 
Friday, 4/6 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; and 1 needed at 2p.
 
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call (608)393-8545.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
3RD ANNUAL PROTEST PLANNED PARENTHOOD RALLY – SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 10 a.m. on sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison.  More details to come.
 

Join Women’s Care Center – Madison and Our Lady of Hope
Clinic for a One of a Kind Event – Luxury Bingo.
 
 

This fast paced evening features luxurious high-end prizes, exciting bingo games, fabulous hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and lots of fun with friends.    Both nonprofit organizations are supported by community donations.  They are dedicated to celebrating life from conception through the end of natural life.

Tickets are $75/person or $500 table of 8.  

Register now by emailingrsvp@celebratelifemadison.org

Questions? Contact Julie Jenson (608) 957-1137

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A Franciscan Blessing
 
May God bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships;
So that we will live deeper in our hearts.
May God bless us with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people and the earth;
So that we will work for justice, equity and peace.
May God bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer;
So we will reach out our hands to comfort them and change their pain into joy.
And may God bless us with foolishness to think that we can make a difference in the world;
So we will do the things which others say cannot be done.
 
Amen.
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15 open hours this week!

This from Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life: “We have many reports that just the sight of people peacefully, quietly praying outside the abortion center was all it took to make women stop, turn around and leave without having an abortion.

Won’t you be that person praying on the sidewalk this week?
 
OPEN HOURS
Monday, 3/26 – 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 2p.
Tuesday, 3/27 – 1 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 3/28 – 1 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 3/29 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 11a and 1 needed at 12p.
Friday, 3/30 – 2 needed at 11a; 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 (608)393-8545.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS  – Friday, March 30th at 9:30 a.m. on sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison – Fr. Richard Heilman will lead us in Good Friday Stations of the Cross. Jesus united himself with all victims of suffering by his death on the cross. None suffer more innocently than the victims of abortion.
 
3RD ANNUAL PROTEST PLANNED PARENTHOOD RALLY – SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 10 a.m. on sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison.  More details to come.
 

Join Women’s Care Center – Madison and Our Lady of Hope
Clinic for a One of a Kind Event – Luxury Bingo.
 
 

This fast paced evening features luxurious high-end prizes, exciting bingo games, fabulous hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and lots of fun with friends.    Both nonprofit organizations are supported by community donations.  They are dedicated to celebrating life from conception through the end of natural life.

Tickets are $75/person or $500 table of 8.  

Register now by emailingrsvp@celebratelifemadison.org

Questions? Contact Julie Jenson (608) 957-1137

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Father, you are the God of hope. Your word fills us with the vision of the world to come, when every tear will be wiped away, and death will be no more.

Father, how we need that hope, how we are strengthened by that vision! Keep our hearts focused on heaven, and diligent in the labors of earth.

As we struggle against the culture of death, root our souls in the assurance of victory. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Prayer by Fr. Frank Pavone (Priests for Life)
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Just 3 hours left to fill for this week!

A couple of weeks ago, an inspiring and heart-warming documentary about adoption entitled, “I lives on Parker Avenue” was released.  I strongly encourage you to watch it at : youtu.be/8pxu6DEPQkw

Very encouraging to those of us witnessing for life outside of abortion facilities!
Please sign up for an hour this week!
OPEN HOURS
Thursday, 3/22 – 1 needed at 11a and 1 needed at 12p.
Friday, 3/23 –  1 needed at 12p.
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call (608)393-8545.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Friday, March 30th at 9:30 a.m. on sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison – Fr. Richard Heilman will lead us in Good Friday Stations of the Cross. Jesus united himself with all victims of suffering by his death on the cross. None suffer more innocently than the victims of abortion.
3RD ANNUAL PROTEST PLANNED PARENTHOOD RALLY – SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 10 a.m. on sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison.  More details to come.

Join Women’s Care Center – Madison and Our Lady of Hope
Clinic for a One of a Kind Event – Luxury Bingo.
 

This fast paced evening features luxurious high-end prizes, exciting bingo games, fabulous hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and lots of fun with friends.    Both nonprofit organizations are supported by community donations.  They are dedicated to celebrating life from conception through the end of natural life.

Tickets are $75/person or $500 table of 8.

Register now by emailingrsvp@celebratelifemadison.org.

Questions? Contact Julie Jenson (608) 957-1137

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O God, may we always be quick to call you Father. And when we call you fa- ther, let your Spirit remind us that we, and all people, from their beginning to their last day, are your children. We praise you, Father, that you sent your Son to reveal to the world that all peo- ple are His brothers and sisters, that all people are your children. Through Je- sus Christ we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Rev. Paul Stallsworth)

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17 open hour still this week!

Planned Parenthood on Orin Rd. in Madison is still open and killing babies daily!

Sign up for an hour to witness for life this week!

 OPEN HOURS

Wednesday, 3/14 – 2 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.

Thursday, 3/15 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a and 1 needed at 12p.
Friday, 3/16 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 2 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 (608)393-8545.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Friday, March 30th at 9:30 a.m. on sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison – Fr. Richard Heilman will lead us in Good Friday Stations of the Cross. Jesus united himself with all victims of suffering by his death on the cross. None suffer more innocently than the victims of abortion.
3RD ANNUAL PROTEST PLANNED PARENTHOOD RALLY – SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH – 10 a.m. on sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison.  More details to come.
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O God, our heavenly Father, give us courage and wisdom as we seek to eradicate the evil in our society.

Help us to realize that your divine Spirit alone can change hearts and minds so that all your human creatures may enjoy the fullness of life you intended for them.

I pray this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

(Prayer by Rev. Ben Sheldon)

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18 open hours this week!

Although we are not officially taking part in the Spring 40 Days for Life campaign, our daily presence ensures that our prayers and presence are joined with thousands of others throughout the world to end abortion.  Even when we do not necessarily see how God is using our prayers and presence right in front of us, stories like the following give us the motivation to continue!  Our prayers help support all 40 Days for Life campaigns!

This from St. Louis’ 40 Days for Life spring campaign:
 “Through even the worst storms,” said Brian, the 40 Days for Life leader in St. Louis, “we see our Lord working through prayer volunteers and sidewalk counselors.”

Two volunteers prayed in a driving rain until a young family stopped to talk.

“When the conversation ended,” said one of the vigil participants, “they were smiling. They drove away from Planned Parenthood toward a life-affirming option.”

As their car turned the corner, the other volunteer cheered, “This is what we’re here for!” 

“No matter how miserable the weather is, or how hard the wind blows,” said one of the St. Louis team members, “we are called to persevere in faith that God can work through us, rain or shine, to protect the unborn. “

There have been 196 babies and their mothers (that are known) spared from abortion during this Spring 40 Days for Life campaign!
Please sign up for an hour this week!

OPEN HOURS

Monday, 3/5 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 3/7 – 2 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p.
Thursday, 3/8 – 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 3/9 – 1 needed at 10a; 2 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 (608)393-8545.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Friday, March 30th at 9:30 a.m. on sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison – Fr. Richard Heilman will lead us in Good Friday Stations of the Cross. Jesus united himself with all victims of suffering by his death on the cross. None suffer more innocently than the victims of abortion.
3RD ANNUAL PROTEST PLANNED PARENTHOOD RALLY – 10 a.m. on sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Road, Madison.  More details to come.
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O, God, you formed us in our mother’s womb and planned a unique and special life and purpose for each of us, and we do thank you. Grant that we may pray and work for an end to abortion, especially in these 40 days, so that no unborn baby you have made may fail to achieve your divine intention for him or her because of intentional abortion. We pray this for the sake of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

(Prayer by Rev. Ben Sheldon)

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