3 open hours yet this week!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!  We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday!  As you are celebrating our nation’s independence, please take a moment to think about our most defenseless citizens (which includes those babies still developing in their mother’s wombs) and sign up for an hour on the sidewalk for this week or next.

OPEN HOURS

Thursday, 7/6 – 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 7/7 – 1 needed at 10a and 1 needed at 11a.
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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 Prayer for our Nation
 God, Our Father, Giver of Life, We Entrust our Nation to your loving care. You are the rock on which this nation was founded.

You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Reclaim this land for your glory and dwell among your people.

Send your spirit to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders. Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Remind your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing your will.

Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, patroness of our Land, Grant Us the Courage to reject the “Culture of Death”. Lead us into a new millennium of life. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord, Amen.

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Still need your presence on the sidewalk for tomorrow, 6/30!

Dear Friends of LIFE –

We are still in need of three people to fill out tomorrow’s schedule for sidewalk witness and prayer in front of Planned Parenthood on Orin Rd.

We need:

1 person at 9a; 1 person at 10a and 1 person at 11a

Please sign up at: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview

Many blessings,

The Team at Vigil for Life

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19 open hours this week

“Even the hairs of your head have all been counted.” Luke 12:7

The babies being aborted at Planned Parenthood are precious in God’s eyes.  Won’t you witness for LIFE this week by speaking up for these precious gifts from God?

OPEN HOURS

Monday, 6/26 – 2 needed at 2p.
Tuesday, 6/27 – 1 needed at 12p.
Wednesday, 6/28 – 2 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 4p and 1 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 6/29 – 1 needed at a 9a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 6/30 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 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 Gwen at (608)393-8545.
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For an End to Abortion

Oh God, who is the Beginning and the End, hear our prayers as we cry out to you to end the merciless shedding of innocent blood in our nation and throughout the world. Through your death you have conquered death and through your life we experience eternal and everlasting life. Cause life to spring forth in the hearts of all people and bring forth a love and respect for life that will dominate our culture.  May your kingdom and church apprehend and overtake the culture of death that has prevailed through deceit and selfishness; may the Seed of the woman crush the head of the serpent through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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15 open hours this week!

Dear friend of Vigil for Life –

Last week we registered to, once again,hold the fall 40 Days for Life campaign in Madison outside of the Orin Rd. Planned Parenthood.  It will  be another 24/7 vigil.  This fall’s 40 Days for Life campaign begins on Wednesday, Sept. 27th and ends on Sunday, Nov. 5th.
In addition to our 40 Days for Life campaign, we also have our 365 for Life campaign which is going on right now.  Please sign up for an hour today!

OPEN HOURS

Tuesday, 6/13 – 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 6/14 – 2 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 6/15 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 6/16 – 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 at (608)393-8545.
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Restoration of the Holiness and Protection of the Womb

Oh Holy God, our Rock and our Fortress, you used the womb of Mary as a tabernacle for the dwelling of the Incarnation, where the Holy Son of God was to be nurtured and protected. You created the womb of woman so that the miracle of human life might be nurtured and protected. Many women have been deceived into believing that their womb is not a place of holy protection for a human life, but that it is simply another appendage of their body. Renew and restore your purpose and will concerning the womb of all women throughout the earth, that you may be glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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Time for Griswold v. Connecticut prayer vigil

Dear Friends of Vigil for Life –

Sorry for another e-mail.  The time for the Griswold v. Connecticut prayer vigil was inadvertently left out of the reminder e-mail sent last night.  The time for this prayer vigil is 5:30 p.m. today (6/7) outside of the Planned Parenthood on Orin Rd.

Many blessings on your day!

The Team at Vigil for Life

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Event reminder and 6 open hours yet to fill!

EVENT REMINDER:  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 sponsored by Pro-Life Wisconsin 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.

OPEN HOURS

Wednesday, 6/7 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 2p and 1 needed at 3p.

Friday, 6/9 – 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-mail info@vigilforlife.org or call Gwen at (608)393-8545

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19 open hours this week

We had sidewalk counselor training this past Thursday evening.  We were blessed to have Laura Karlen (Vigil for Life Board President and sidewalk counselor), Mary Markielewski (Vigil for Life Board member and seasoned sidewalk counselor) and Kila Hagie (Women’s Care Center Director) present different parts of our training.  Kila mentioned that when young mothers come into the Women’s Care Center they often say, “They (meaning all those praying or sidewalk counseling on the sidewalk) told me you could help me.  Can you help me?”  That’s when the staff at the Women’s Care Center shows just how helpful they are to mothers in crisis pregnancies.

 
Videos from the sidewalk counselor training have been posted on the Vigil for Life Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/VigilforLife/
Please sign up for an hour this week.
 

OPEN HOURS

 
Tuesday, 5/30 – 1 needed at 9a and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Wednesday, 5/31 – 1 needed at 1p; 2 needed at 2p; 2 needed at 3p; 1 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
 
Thursday, 6/1 – 2 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Friday, 6/2 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a and 2 needed at 11a.
 
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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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 sponsored by Pro-Life Wisconsin at Culver’s by East Town Mall afterwards.

Visit thepillskills.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 Memorial Day
 
God of power and mercy,

you destroy war and put down earthly pride.

Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,

that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters.

Keep in your mercy those men and women

who have died in the cause of freedom

and bring them safely

into your kingdom of justice and peace.

We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord.

R/. Amen
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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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