Oct.1st Rosary March in Madison

This year’s Oct. Rosary March is scheduled for Oct. 1st.  Meet at Holy Redeemer, 128 W. Johnson Street, Madison at 2 p.m.  This Rosary March is a great way to kick off Respect Life month!

Call Clarke Ross with questions at (414)213-5164.

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3 open hours on Friday!

Please sign up for an hour on Friday!

Friday, 9/15 – 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.

To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview

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VIGIL FOR LIFE ANNUAL RESPECT LIFE RETREAT

It’s time to mark your calendars for our Respect Life Retreat that will be onSeptember 15 & 16, 2017 for this year.  A great lead in to 40 Days for Life that starts on Wednesday, September 27 this year.

Vigil For Life invites you to come away to be re-energized in your prayer and work to protect life.   Please join us for this Respect Life Retreat led by  Fr. Eric Sternberg, pastor of St. Cecelia Parish in Wisconsin Dells.  The retreat will run Friday evening,September 15 through 3:30pm on Saturday, September 16 at Durward’s Glen Retreat Center in Baraboo.  $85 with overnight room or $30 for commuters.  Scholarships are available.  Please contact Marie Lins at marielins@hotmail.com or 608-469-3982 or Bette Weisshaar ehweisshaar@hotmail.com or 608-358-5963 for more information and to reserve your place.

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE KICK OFF EVENT WITH ERIC SCHEIDLER
Mark your calendars for Monday, September 25 at 6 p.m. for our 40 Days for Life Kick off event with Eric Scheidler.  Eric Scheidler is the executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, founded in 1980 by his father, veteran pro-life leader Joe Scheidler. The League recruits, equips and trains pro-life Americans to put their convictions into action at the grassroots level through peaceful direct action. Under Eric’s leadership, the League’s headquarters city of Chicago has become “ground zero” for pro-life activism nationally.

The kick off event will take place at Holy Name Heights (a.k.a. Bishop O’ Connor Center) 702 S. High Point Rd., Madison

For more information call Gwen at (608)393-8545 or e-mail info@vigilforlife.org

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE
 
We will once again be participating in the fall 40 Days for Life campaign.  This year it will start at 12p (noon) on Wednesday, 9/27 and end on Sunday, 11/5 at 5p.  As in the past, this will be a 24/7 campaign.  Please sign up for your hours at: 
 
For more information on 40 Days for Life go to: 40daysforlife.com/Madison
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Message from Shawn Carney, President of 40 Days for Life

Dear Friends of Vigil for Life,

Just two weeks from tomorrow, we will enter the largest 40 Days for Life campaign ever — in 375 cities!

Sign up to pray … 40daysforlife.com/Madison

Our nation — and our world — need prayer. 

No one grows up wanting an abortion … and your presence offers hope for women who feel they have no other option.

Even if you “see” no results, your prayers are there in solidarity with those baby boys and baby girls who are losing their lives just a short distance away from where you stand.

Though the world would stand ready to abandon these children, your prayers guarantee that they are not alone and not forgotten at that moment.

There is no peace inside of an abortion facility. 

The abortion industry survives on the despair of secularism, which claims we can do whatever we want to whomever we want. Without God, we can place our will over others and appoint ourselves as the judge of their value.

That is the topic of the newest 40 Days for Life podcast episode, which discusses the power of prayer and the sterility of secularism:

40daysforlife.com/2017/08/29/podcast-86

We also break down the recent claim from Iceland that they’ve “eradicated” Down syndrome. Of course, all they have done is abort those who have it.

There are consequences to secularism … but there are also consequences to prayer! 

From September 27 to November 5, use your rights to give the joyful, silent witness of the love of Christ at otherwise despairing places.

Sign up for hours now!

vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview

As we prepare our hearts to enter into this massive campaign, let’s trust these beautiful words from our Lord:

“In the world you will have trouble, but take courage; I have conquered the world” (John 16:33).

For life,

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Shawn Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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You won’t want to miss this!

Dear Friends of Vigil for Life –

Please mark your calendars for our 2017 40 Days for Life Kick-off event!  It will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 25 at Holy Name Heights (a.k.a. Bishop O’Connor Center).  You won’t want to miss this because our guest speaker is Eric Scheidler!!

Eric Scheidler is the Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, founded in 1980

by his father, veteran pro-life leader Joe Scheidler, to fight abortion through non-violent

direct action. He is the oldest of the seven Scheidler children.

 

Eric holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in

English studies from the University of Georgia. From 1998 to 2002, he served as assistant

director of The GIFT Foundation, an organization devoted to enriching Christian

marriage.

 

Since August 2007, Eric has headed the grassroots pro-life group Fox Valley Families

Against Planned Parenthood, which is dedicated to shutting down the largest abortion

facility in the Midwest, opened in Aurora, Illinois under a cloud of deception and

controversy. He consults regularly with activists across the country on fighting Planned

Parenthood at the local level.

 

In 2012, Eric co-directed a nationwide series of Stand Up for Religious Freedom rallies

in opposition to the Obamacare HHS Mandate, which forces employer health plans to

provide free contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. He continues to work with the

hundreds of local leaders recruited for that effort on other pro-life initiatives, including

the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, held annually on the third

Saturday of September since 2013.

 

Most recently, Eric has expanded and mobilized his nationwide network of local pro-life

leaders as one of the three national co-directors of ProtestPP, a coalition of pro-life

groups formed to protest Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in aborted fetal tissue and

boost the pro-life presence at their abortion facilities going forward.

 

Eric speaks frequently on pro-life issues to audiences around the United States and internationally. He lives in Aurora, Illinois with his wife April and their eight children.

 

We hope to see you there!!!

 

– The Team at Vigil for Life

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National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children event reminder

NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ABORTED CHILDREN – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH

 
Join us for Holy Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s in Dane (109 S. Military Rd.).  After Mass we will process out to the gravesite of the aborted baby who was named Malachai for a brief memorial.
 

By participating in the National Day of Remembrance, visiting these solemn memorial places at other times of the year, and spreading the word about this prayer campaign, you are helping to humanize our aborted brothers and sisters and deepening your own commitment to ending the injustice of abortion.

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Get your 40 Days for Life gear!

We are so excited that Madison is one of 375 cities participating in the largest 40 Days for Life campaign EVER from September 27 to November 5!

Be sure to join us for an hour a day or an hour a week to peacefully pray at our vigil site. Sign up for hours at:

40daysforlife.com/Madison

As we gear up for the campaign, please check out the new high quality gear from 40 Days for Life! It was recently launched and you can get 15% off your order using the promo code: early bird

This discount is good through this Sunday, September 10.

100% of the net proceeds go to support the mission so order now:

40daysforlifegear.com

Order soon and you’ll have it in plenty of time for the start of the campaign. If you would like to donate to our local campaign so we can bulk order more wristbands, signs, and promotional items for churches and schools please let me know. This is a great new way to raise awareness in our community!

I look forward to to praying and working alongside you to help end the injustice of abortion in our community,

God bless you,

Gwen Finnegan

Madison Campaign Leader

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40 Days for Life starts in 21 days!!

Peaceful, prayerful, effective 40 Days for Life campaign to build on successes in Madison

 

 

Madison, WI – “On September 27, the highly successful 40 Days for Life campaign returns to Madison with 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach,” said Gwen Finnegan, who is coordinating the local campaign. “We pray that these efforts will help mark the beginning of the end of abortion in the Madison area.”

 

Finnegan said, “We know 40 Days for Life has made a difference in Madison. Our volunteers have made extraordinary sacrifices to expose the abortion industry and to protect children and their mothers from abortion.” Here are just a few of the positive results of previous Madison campaign(s).

 

  • lives saved from abortion – that we know of
  • 20 parishes from the Diocese of Madison working together to fill vigil hours
  • Countless young mothers referred and sent over to the Women’s Care Center

 

40 Days for Life is a peaceful, highly-focused, non-denominational initiative that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history.

 

The campaign will feature a peaceful 40-day prayer vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood at 3706 Orin Road. All prayer vigil participants are asked to sign a statement of peace, pledging to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner at all times.

 

“40 Days for Life has generated proven life-saving results since its beginning in 2004 in Bryan/College Station, Texas,” said Shawn Carney, president of 40 Days for Life. “During 20 previous coordinated campaigns, 715 communities have participated in this effort. More than 750,000 people – representing some 19,000 churches – have committed to pray and fast. And we know of at least 13,305 unborn children whose lives were spared from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns.”

 

For information about 40 Days for Life in Madison, visit: 40daysforlife.com/Madison

 

For assistance or for more information, please contact Gwen Finnegan at info@vigilforlife.org or (608)393-8545.                 

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19 open hours still this week!

After several phone calls, we still have several open hours.  Praise God that Planned Parenthood was closed today!  Please sign up for an hour this week!

 
OPEN HOURS
 
Tuesday, 9/5 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Wednesday, 9/6 – 1 needed at 2p; 1 needed at 3p; 1 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
 
Thursday, 9/7 – 2 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Friday, 9/8 – 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-mailinfo@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545.
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NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ABORTED CHILDREN – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH 
 
Join us for Holy Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s in Dane (109 S. Military Rd.).  After Mass we will process out to the gravesite of the aborted baby who was named Malachai for a brief memorial.
 

By participating in the National Day of Remembrance, visiting these solemn memorial places at other times of the year, and spreading the word about this prayer campaign, you are helping to humanize our aborted brothers and sisters and deepening your own commitment to ending the injustice of abortion.

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VIGIL FOR LIFE ANNUAL RESPECT LIFE RETREAT

It’s time to mark your calendars for our Respect Life Retreat that will be onSeptember 15 & 16, 2017 for this year.  A great lead in to 40 Days for Life that starts on Wednesday, September 27 this year.

Vigil For Life invites you to come away to be re-energized in your prayer and work to protect life.   Please join us for this Respect Life Retreat led by  Fr. Eric Sternberg, pastor of St. Cecelia Parish in Wisconsin Dells.  The retreat will run Friday evening,September 15 through 3:30pm on Saturday, September 16 at Durward’s Glen Retreat Center in Baraboo.  $85 with overnight room or $30 for commuters.  Scholarships are available.  Please contact Marie Lins at marielins@hotmail.com or608-469-3982 or Bette Weisshaar ehweisshaar@hotmail.com or 608-358-5963 for more information and to reserve your place.

To see our retreat brochure go to: 

vigilforlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017-Respect-Life-brochure-rev.pdf

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE
 
We will once again be participating in the fall 40 Days for Life campaign.  This year it will start at 12p (noon) on Wednesday, 9/27 and end on Sunday, 11/5 at 5p.  As in the past, this will be a 24/7 campaign.  Please sign up for your hours at: 
 
For more information on 40 Days for Life go to: 40daysforlife.com
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23 open hours still this week!

“The doctors say I’m just an option; a mistake you can make disappear…. I am fingers and toes and Heaven already knows the name you’ll pick out for me already belongs to me so don’t close the book on me yet. I still have a long way to go…” From the song, Untold by Matthew West

 
Don’t close the book on the babies whose lives might end at Planned Parenthood this week… please bring your love and witness to the sidewalk this week!
 

OPEN HOURS

Monday, 8/28 –  1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Tuesday, 8/29 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Wednesday, 8/30 – 1 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 2p; 1 needed at 2p; 1 needed at 4p and 1 needed at 5p.
 
Thursday, 8/31 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Friday, 9/1 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a and 1 needed at 12p.
 
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mailinfo@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545.
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NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ABORTED CHILDREN – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH 
 
Join us for Holy Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s in Dane (109 S. Military Rd.).  After Mass we will process out to the gravesite of the aborted baby who was named Malachai for a brief memorial.
 

By participating in the National Day of Remembrance, visiting these solemn memorial places at other times of the year, and spreading the word about this prayer campaign, you are helping to humanize our aborted brothers and sisters and deepening your own commitment to ending the injustice of abortion.

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VIGIL FOR LIFE ANNUAL RESPECT LIFE RETREAT

It’s time to mark your calendars for our Respect Life Retreat that will be onSeptember 15 & 16, 2017 for this year.  A great lead in to 40 Days for Life that starts on Wednesday, September 27 this year.

Vigil For Life invites you to come away to be re-energized in your prayer and work to protect life.   Please join us for this Respect Life Retreat led by  Fr. Eric Sternberg, pastor of St. Cecelia Parish in Wisconsin Dells.  The retreat will run Friday evening,September 15 through 3:30pm on Saturday, September 16 at Durward’s Glen Retreat Center in Baraboo.  $85 with overnight room or $30 for commuters.  Scholarships are available.  Please contact Marie Lins at marielins@hotmail.com or608-469-3982 or Bette Weisshaar ehweisshaar@hotmail.com or 608-358-5963 for more information and to reserve your place.

To see our retreat brochure go to: 

vigilforlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017-Respect-Life-brochure-rev.pdf

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE
 
We will once again be participating in the fall 40 Days for Life campaign.  This year it will start at 12p (noon) on Wednesday, 9/27 and end on Sunday, 11/5 at 5p.  As in the past, this will be a 24/7 campaign.  Please sign up for your hours at: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview
 
For more information on 40 Days for Life go to: 40daysforlife.com
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HELP NEEDED for 40 Days for Life campaign

Hello Friends of Vigil for Life –

We are looking for a few extra hands for this year’s 40 Days for Life 24/7 campaign.  It begins on Wed., 9/27 and ends on Sun., 11/5.  We are in need of Vigil Day Captains.  This is a good way to help if you are not able to make it to the sidewalk but are able to make phone calls from your home.

Please contact Gwen Finnegan at (608)393-8545 if you are able to help in this capacity.

Many blessings,

The Team at Vigil for Life

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