12 open hours this week!

Dear friends of Vigil for Life –

Did you have the chance to catch any of the coverage of the March for Life in Washington D.C.?  If not, here is a link to a time lapse video of that beautiful event: www.lifesitenews.com/news/time-lapse-video-shows-massive-turnout-for-2018-march-for-life
Isn’t it so awesome to see so many thousands of people witnessing to the beauty and dignity of life all at one time?  We should all be encouraged by all of the Marches for Life that have been taking place this month.
And – of course – we need your witness on the sidewalk this week although on a much smaller scale, it may be a more immediate help to a Mom and her baby in a crisis pregnancy.
OPEN HOURS
Tuesday, 1/23 – 1 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 1/24 – 1 needed at 12p and 2 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 1/25 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 1/26 – 1 needed at 9a; 2 needed at 11a and 2 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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EVERY LIFE IS WORTH LIVING (USCCB)

Heavenly Father, thank you
for the precious gift of life.

Help us to cherish and protect
this gift, even in the midst of fear,
pain, and suffering.

Give us love for all people,
especially the most vulnerable,
and help us bear witness to the
truth that every life is worth living.

Grant us the humility to accept
help when we are in need,
and teach us to be merciful to all.

Through our words and actions,
may others encounter the
outstretched hands
of Your mercy.

We ask this through
Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

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21 open hours this week!

Some of us who are active with Vigil for Life went to the March for Life Chicago yesterday.  What a blessing it was to be there  to celebrate LIFE with thousands of other people!  There was even a group of people there who came all the way from South Dakota.  Here’s a link to view the March for Life – Chicago: www.facebook.com/prolifeaction/videos/10159931485635008/

“The fight for the right to life is not the cause of a special few, but the cause of every man, woman and child who cares not only about his or her own family, but the whole family of man.” – Dr. Mildred Jefferson, Pro-Life Activist and Heroine
 
Please sign up for an hour this week!
 
Tuesday, 1/16 – 2 needed at 9a and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Wednesday, 1/17 – 2 needed at 2p; 2 needed at 3p; 1 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
 
Thursday, 1/18 – 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Friday, 1/19 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 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-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545.
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MADISON MARCH FOR LIFEJANUARY 22, 2018 – 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROE V. WADE
ANNOUNCING: MARCH FOR LIFE – MADISON!! Please join a March for Life in Madison on Monday, Jan. 22. We will begin with a rosary for life at 11:45 a.m. and Holy Mass at 12:10 PM at St. Patrick’s (404 E. Main St, Madison). Following the Mass at 1 p.m. we will peacefully march around the Capitol then go inside for prayer and then visit each legislator with the message that all life is precious from conception to natural death. This event is sponsored by St. Maria Goretti in conjunction with the Diocese of Madison and the Cathedral Parish.
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18 open hours this week!

Dear friends of LIFE – 

This past week was a busy one at Planned Parenthood.  We are so thankful to all who braved the below zero windchills to witness for life on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood.  On Friday, our sidewalk counselors were able to send a young couple over to the Women’s Care Center after their appointment at Planned Parenthood.  As the couple left the Women’s Care Center, they stopped and said, “Thank you” to our sidewalk counselors.  While we don’t know for sure, we think that means they chose LIFE for their baby!  Praise God!
 
Please sign up for an hour this week!

OPEN HOURS

Monday, 1/8 – 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 1p.
 
Tuesday, 1/9 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Thursday, 1/11 – 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Friday, 1/12 – 1 needed at 9a; 2 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-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545.
 
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MADISON MARCH FOR LIFEJANUARY 22, 2018 – 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROE V. WADE
ANNOUNCING: MARCH FOR LIFE – MADISON!! Please join a March for Life in Madison on Monday, Jan. 22. We will begin with a rosary for life at 11:45 a.m. and Holy Mass at 12:10 PM at St. Patrick’s (404 E. Main St, Madison). Following the Mass at 1 p.m. we will peacefully march around the Capitol then go inside for prayer and then visit each legislator with the message that all life is precious from conception to natural death. This event is sponsored by St. Maria Goretti in conjunction with the Diocese of Madison and the Cathedral Parish.  For a flyer to post at your parish go to: av.madisondiocese.org/audio/Images%20to%20Share/MarchforLife2018-Madison.pdf
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There are still spots open on the Pro-Life Wisconsin bus going to the MARCH FOR LIFE– CHICAGO on Sunday, January 14, 2018.  To sign up go to: www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-march-forlife-depart-madison-beloit-tickets-39049092888
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MARCH FOR LIFE – MADISON

ANNOUNCING: MARCH FOR LIFE – MADISON!!

Please join a March for Life in Madison on Monday, Jan. 22. We will begin with Holy Mass at 12:10 PM at St. Patrick’s (404 E. Main St, Madison). Following the Mass we will march around the Capitol then go inside for prayer and then visit each legislator with the message that all life is precious from conception to natural death.

This event is sponsored by St. Maria Goretti Parish in conjunction with the Diocese of Madison and the Cathedral Parish.

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18 open hours still this week! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; upon his shoulder dominion rests.  They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:5

The angel said to them, “ Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy, that will be for all the people.  For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.  And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was a multitude of heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”  Luke 2: 10-14
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. John 3:16
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
God chose to give his only Son to us as a perfect baby.  The most amazing and beautiful way that God knits a baby together in a mother’s womb shows the great care that God has for humanity.  Babies are a perfect way to start people (and of course God knows this).
We must continue to speak up for the babies whose lives are at risk of being lost to abortion.
Please sign up for an hour this week:

OPEN HOURS

Tuesday, 12/26 – 1 needed at 9a.
Wednesday, 12/27 – 2 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 12/28 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 1p.
Friday, 12/29 – 1 needed at 9a; 2 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 2 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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A Christmas Day Prayer by Priests for Life

Praise to You, Lord God!

You have become one of us — You have become a human being, while still retaining all your power and holiness as God!

You, O Lord, made the journey of the unborn child. By being an embryo, a fetus, and a newborn, you joined all unborn and newborn children to you!

From the beginning of history, O Lord, You were the Creator of every human life. Now, with Christmas, You join Yourself in an unthinkable way with the life You created.

Let this Christmas, O God, fill all of us with awe and wonder at how close human life is to You. Cleanse the world of all that tarnishes and rejects this gift. Purify our hearts of all that fears this gift.

Let our Christmas joy be the joy of welcoming every human lifeAmen!

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17 open hours this wee

Hurry! The Lord is near!  Soon Advent will come to a close and we will celebrate the birth of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.  It is always sad to think of the reality of abortion and how it ends a human life.  It is especially sad to contemplate this reality during this joyous time of year.  Yet, we must as abortions will be happening at Planned Parenthood in Madison this week before Holy Christmas and the week after and on into the New Year.

Please bring some Advent joy and the message of LIFE to the sidewalk this week.

OPEN HOURS

Tuesday, December 19 – 2 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, December 20 – 1 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 3p and 1 needed at 5p.
Thursday, December 21 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, December 22 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 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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12 open hours this week – bring hope to save a life!

This past week we saw, at least, one young family head over to the Women’s Care Center instead of going into Planned Parenthood due to the encouragement of sidewalk counselors.  If sidewalk counselors were not present, who knows if they would have gone over there.

Please bring your presence to the sidewalk this week!

OPEN HOURS

Monday, 12/11 – 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 12/13 – 2 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 12/14 – 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 12/15 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 12p; 2 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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PEACE IN THE WOMB CAROLING
In the midst of all the cultural and political battles tearing apart our society over the past year, one idea around which all Americans can unite is the Christmas hope for “Peace on Earth.” Here in Madison, local pro-life advocates want to see that same hope extended to every member of the human family, including unborn children.
On Thursday, December 14 at 10 a.m.Vigil for Life will call for “Peace in the Womb” by singing Christmas carols in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility at 3706 Orin Rd.
PLEASE JOIN US!
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27 open hours yet this week!!!

This past week there were two turn aways from PP that were reported.  One young woman was there looking forbirth control and was told by one of our sidewalk counselors that this particular PP is an abortion only facility.  The young woman immediately left upon hearing that information.  She did not go inside of PP.  Another young woman had just come out of PP and spoke with one of our sidewalk counselors at the driveway as she was leaving the parking lot.  She said she wanted to have her baby! Praise God!  She went straight over to the Women’s Care Center from PP after hearing about it from our sidewalk counselor.

Please sign up for an hour this week:
Monday, 12/4 – 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Tuesday, 12/5 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 12/6 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 4p.
Thursday, 12/7 – 2 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 12/8 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 12p; 2 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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3 open hours tomorrow – Thursday, 11/30

Dear Friends of Vigil for Life –

We still need your witness for LIFE tomorrow, Thursday, 11/30:

1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed 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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17 open hours this week!

Two of the voices from SILENT NO MORE (from 40 Days for Life – Discover what God has done… Imagine what He can do. By: David Bereit and Shawn Carney with Cindy Lambert):

1.  I’m always wondering what my child would’ve been or done in life.  A part of me is missing.  A piece of the puzzle is lost.  I just hope that I can help other women who have had abortions or are contemplating abortion.
2.  I’ll never see or hold my baby, at least not on earth.  It was traumatic.  I hated myself and I didn’t want to live.  It negatively affected my relationships with children and men.  I became very heard of heart, not helping other people.  Until Jesus came into my life I had a hard time accepting love.
This week there will be young mothers who are contemplating abortion because they are lost.  Please bring your light to the sidewalk this week to show them THE WAY.

OPEN HOURS

Monday, 11/27 – 2 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 11/29 – 1 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 2p; 1 needed at 3p; 1 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 11/30 – 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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