15 open hours this week!

Last week Friday a couple was about to turn into Planned Parenthood’s parking lot when they saw a Vigil for Life witness walking (and praying on) the sidewalk.  Immediately upon seeing this witness for life the couple turned back to the street and kept driving past Planned Parenthood.  As Abby Johnson has mentioned, 75% of appointments are not kept at abortion facilities that have people witnessing for life in front of them. Praise God!

Please bring your witness to the sidewalk this week.

OPEN HOURS

Monday, 5/22 – 2 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p.
Tuesday, 5/23 – 1 needed at 9a and 1 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 5/24 – 1 needed at 4p and 1 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 5/25 – 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 5/26 – 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 1p.
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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SIDEWALK COUNSELOR TRAINING
Sidewalk counselors are the last line of defense for abortion or contraception-bound women and men. That might seem like a daunting task. Does it require an advanced degree, a license or some sort of certification?
It does not however a little sidewalk counselor training can help. If interested, call Gwen Finnegan at (608)393-8545 for all of the details.
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GRISWOLD V. CONNECTICUT PRAYER VIGIL

June 7 marks the 52nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Griswold v. Connecticut, which set a legal precedent by claiming the Constitution grants women the “right to privacy” in matters of sexual practice. This paved the way for Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand. As in years past, Pro-Life Wisconsin affiliates will observe the day with prayer and a community presence outside abortion mills and birth control centers. Matt Sande, Legislative Director of Pro-Life Wisconsin, will lead this vigil. There will be an ice cream social at Culver’s by East Town Mall afterwards.

Visit thepillkills.com for more information. Pro-Life Wisconsin is a proud co-sponsor of American Life League’s Pill Kills nationwide events.

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Prayer for forgiveness

Oh God of mercy and grace, as you hung on the hard wooden cross, you asked that those who were putting you to death might be forgiven. Please, Oh Lord, help us to offer that same forgiveness to those who participate in abortion, euthanasia, the destruction of embryonic life and who by other means violate the sanctity of human life, that in all things the world would know the height, the depth, the breadth, and width of your love, your mercy and your grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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Sidewalk Counselor Training

Dear Friend of Vigil for Life,

Sidewalk counselors are the last line of defense for abortion or contraception-bound women and men. That might seem like a daunting task. Does it require an advanced degree, a license or some sort of certification?
It does not however a little sidewalk counselor training can help. We will be holding this training on Thursday, May 25 starting at 7 p.m. in Madison.  If interested, call Gwen Finnegan at (608)393-8545 to RSVP and to get all of the details.

Many blessings on your day,

The Team at Vigil for Life

P.S.  Don’t forget about Bishop Morlino’s presentation on surrogacy at Holy Family Catholic Parish in Waterloo (387 S Monroe St., Waterloo, WI 53594) tonight at 7p.m.

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7 open hours yet for this week!

Please sign up for an hour this week to pray the rosary on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood.  It is Mary who will crush the head(s) of the demon(s) there.

OPEN HOURS

Wednesday, 5/17 – 1 needed at 1p.
Thursday, 5/18 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 5/19 – 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 1p.
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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Bishop Morlino presentation on surrogacy crisis in Waterloo/Marshall, MN – Thursday, 5/18 – 7 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 387 S. Monroe Street, Waterloo, WI
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O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.
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We’re hiring!! Bishop Morlino presents.

 

Hello Friends of Vigil for Life!

We hope you are all well and still celebrating the Easter Season!  We have two important announcements to share with you!

  1. “We’re Hiring!”: The Vigil for Life board of directors is pleased to announce that we’re hiring a part-time executive director! Although this will be a salaried position, we are planning on paying roughly $12.75 per hour for 15 hours per week. The executive director will work with our volunteer director (Gwen Finnegan) and the board of directors to expand our prayerful presence each business day that Planned Parenthood is open (“365 for Life”) and during the fall 40 Days for Life campaign. This position will be a work-from-home arrangement with local travel to network with current and prospective pro-life volunteers. Join the team to help END abortion and save lives in Dane County and beyond! Please pass along the position description. Reply to this e-mail or call (608) 393-8545 with your interest in the position.
  2. “Bishop Morlino Presents”: Bishop Robert Morlino will be addressing the ethical and moral problems with gestational surrogacy — wombs  for hire — at Holy Family Catholic Parish in Waterloo, WI (205 Milwaukee Avenue Waterloo, WI 53594). There is a surrogacy agency on the main street in Waterloo. Please join us for this public presentation on Thursday, May 18th at 7 p.m. to better understand a new front in the pro-life movement.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

Many blessings on your day,

The Team at Vigil for Life

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16 open hours this week!

Sent to the national 40 Days for Life offices: “The Holy Father greatly appreciates the dedicated work that you and everyone involved in 40 Days for Life are engaged in to promote respect for the lives of all unborn children. His Holiness assures you of his prayerful support for you, your colleagues and all those whose prayer, fasting and sacrifices are saving countless lives and giving glory to God.”

– POPE FRANCIS, VIA VATICAN SECRETARIAT OF STATE

Please sign up for an hour this week!

 

OPEN HOURS

Monday, 5/8 – 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Tuesday, 5/9 – 2 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 5/10 – 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 5/11 – 2 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 5/12 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a 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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 Kingdom Prayer

Oh Great King of Kings, let your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven for the sanctity of all human life. You have said that your Kingdom is righteousness, and that there is peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. Where there is unrighteousness let righteousness come to bear, where there is hostility, cause your peace to reign supreme. Where there is sorrow, bring joy to the hearts of people. Lead us into your unshakable and everlasting kingdom where you reign forever and ever. That truly the kingdoms of this world will become the Kingdoms of our God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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18 open hours this week!

One of our sidewalk counselors was able to send a young woman over to the Women’s Care Center instead of her going into Planned Parenthood on Tuesday of this past week. Thanks be to God!

Please sign up for an hour this week!

OPEN HOURS

Monday, May 1 – 2 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Thursday, May 4 – 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p.
Friday, May 5 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p and 2 needed at 2p.
To sign up for an hour go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545.
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Almighty and Powerful God, drive all evil spirits away from the innocent pre-born children and from the killing centres where their destruction is planned. Overcome evil with good in the hearts of those who reject your truth and who believe the lies of the evil one who says that good is evil and evil is good. Rebuke the enemy for the sake of all these innocent children, Oh Lord; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
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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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