8 open hours on Friday alone!

As you may know, the Spring 40 Days for Life campaign is happening now in many cities throughout the world.  Even though we are not holding an official “40 Days for Life” campaign, our prayers for an end to abortion are still joined with theirs.  Many of the locations holding a 40 Days for Life spring campaign do not have a year-round presence outside of the abortion facilities like we do.  We are able to do this because of your commitment to witnessing for the Gospel of Life.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

 
Please sign up for an hour (or more) this week.
 

OPEN HOURS

 
Monday, March 6 – 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Tuesday, March 7 – 2 needed at 2p.
 
Wednesday, March 8 – 1 needed at 5p.
 
Thursday, March 9 – 1 needed at 2p.
 
Friday, March 10 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 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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Gracious and merciful Father, we gladly embrace your Word, in which you counsel us to care for the least of your children.

We renew our dedication to defending the unborn and all whose right to life is compromised by our godless society’s selfish lack of concern.

Free us from our own failures and sins so that we will be truly pro-life in every area of our lives. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

(Prayer by Rev. Ben Sheldon)
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20 open hours for this week!

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.  For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who observes his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.  But he who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer that forgets but a doer that acts, he shall be blessed in his doing.”

– James 1:22-25

Be a doer of the word by signing up for an hour (or more) on the sidewalk this week!  Please, also, think about signing up for a weekly commitment during Lent that starts this Wednesday, March 1st!
OPEN HOURS
Monday, 2/27 – 2 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p.
Tuesday, 2/28 – 2 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 3/1 – 1 needed at 2p and 1 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 3/2 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 12p and 2 needed at 1p.
Friday, 3/3 – 1 needed at 10a; 1 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 Gwen at (608)393-8545.
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Prayer for the Unborn (from EWTN)
Heavenly Father, in Your love for us, protect against the wickedness of the devil, those helpless little ones to whom You have given the gift of life. Touch with pity the hearts of those women pregnant in our world today who are not thinking of motherhood. Help them to see that the child they carry is made in Your image – as well as theirs – made for eternal life. Dispel their fear and selfishness; give them true womanly hearts to love their babies and give them birth and all the needed care that a mother can give. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, Who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.
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13 open hours this week!

Norma McCorvey was the “Roe” in Roe v. Wade.  She never did have an abortion.  Like so many in the Pro-Life movement, Norma had a conversion and became a great supporter of LIFE.  Norma died yesterday at the age of 69.  May she, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

OPEN HOURS
Monday, 2/20 – 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; and 2 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 2/22 – 1 needed at 12p.
Thursday, 2/23 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 2/24 – 1 needed at 10a; 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 Gwen Finnegan at (608)393-8545.
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Dear Lord Jesus, help us to show kindness to all, including the weakest of the weak, the unborn. Let us learn from you, who have never failed to lavish kindness and mercy on all creatures. “With enduring love I take pity on you” (Isaiah 54:8). Indeed “All the paths of the lord are kindness and constancy” (Psalm 25:10).

Kindness is, of course, love in action, so we beg you, Dear Lord Jesus, to fill us with love. You have told us that the greatest commandment is “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind: (Matthew 22:37), and only if we obey that can we truly obey the second, which is, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). We ask you this in your name.  Amen.

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16 open hours this week!

Thank you to all who came out for the Defund Planned Parenthood rally on Saturday, 2/11 morning.  Our rally was one of around 200 that happened throughout the United States at Planned Parenthood facilities.   Many rallies had counter protesters as did ours.  Thankfully, with the exception of angry words, chants and signs – we had a peaceful rally.  A hidden blessing of having counter protesters at our rally was that the media showed up and the news story (for once) did not have a pro-abortion slant.  An interesting thing is that the interview of the Planned Parenthood supporter was from a different location – it was not one of the counter protesters at Planned Parenthood in Madison.

Here’s the link to that news story: www.wkow.com/category/135153/video-landing-page
If you were not able to make it to the rally, you can still help defund Planned Parenthood:
1.  Contact your U.S. Representative and Senators! Tell them to support the Congressional effort to defunding Planned Parenthood.
2.  Share the truth about Planned Parenthood! Talk to friends and neighbors.  Spread the word on social media.  Write a letter to the editor.
3.  Get involved with #ProtestPP! Visit ProtestPP.com for updates on the defunding effort and urgent calls to action.
4.  Sign up with Vigil for Life – Madison to peacefully and prayerfully witness for LIFE.
OPEN HOURS
Wednesday, 2/15 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 2p; 1 needed at 3p; 1 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 2/16 – 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 2/17 – 1 needed at 10a; 1 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 Finnegan at (608)393-8545.
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Prayer to Defund Planned Parenthood

 By: Priests for Life

Lord of Life and Truth,
Your Providence guides the course of history.
You have conquered death
And have made us the People of Life.
You call us to fight the evil of abortion
And the forces that promote it.
We therefore ask you to grant wisdom and mercy to our nation.
Give our government leaders the courage
To put an end to the funding
Of the largest abortion business in the world.
Give all of us the courage to insist
That public funding only be used
For the protection and promotion of life
Rather than for its destruction.
Give us hopeful hearts and joyful spirits
As we continue to proclaim, celebrate, and serve
The Gospel of Life.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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REMINDER: YOUR PART IN DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Dear Friends of Life –

Just a reminder about tomorrow’s Defund Planned Parenthood rally:

Our rally will begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday, February 11th.  As always, we will have a peaceful, prayerful presence at this rally.

As part of our rally, Matt Sande, Legislative Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin will share some insights with us as will, hopefully, one of our Wisconsin State Legislators who co-sponsored some pro-life bills last year.

We will have signs for you.  Please do not park in the Planned Parenthood parking lot.  Please do not park in the Womens’ Care Center parking lot.

We hope to see you there!

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Your part in defunding Planned Parenthood

Dear Friends of Life –

The time has come to defund America’s abortion giant! Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion chain, killing over 300,000 babies each year, and nearly half of their billion dollar budget comes from our tax dollars.
But now the new 115th Congress is moving to strip Planned Parenthood of that money! On February 11, pro-lifers like you will take to the streets to demand our government stops funding an organization that specializes in killing children.
Join us at the Planned Parenthood facility at 3706 Orin Rd. in Madison as we protest and pray for an end to Planned Parenthood’s massive government subsidy, and an end to abortion in our country.

Our rally will begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday, February 11th.  As always, we will have a peaceful, prayerful presence at this rally.

As part of our rally, Matt Sande, Legislative Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin will share some insights with us as will, hopefully, one of our Wisconsin State Legislators who co-sponsored some pro-life bills last year.

We hope to see you there!

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16 open hours this week!

This past week we had, at least, one (1) woman go over to the Women’s Care Center when our sidewalk counselors told her about it as opposed to going into Planned Parenthood.  We are so thankful that God put the Women’s Care Center across the street!

Without your witness, many young mothers would never go over the the Women’s Care Center.  We need your witness this week!
OPEN HOURS
Monday, 2/6 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Tuesday, 2/7 – 1 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 2/8 – 2 needed at 1p.
Thursday, 2/9 – 1 needed at 10a and 1 needed at 1p.
Friday, 2/10 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 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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PROTEST PLANNED PARENTHOOD RALLY – Saturday, February 11th in front of Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Rd. 10:30a – 11:30a. Matt Sande, Legislative Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin will join us as will (hopefully) a State Legislator for the state of Wisconsin.  Here’s a video from Eric Scheidler regarding this important rally!
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Scripture

Wondrously Made

For you formed my inward parts,
You knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you for I am wondrously made.
Wonderful are your works!
You know me right well;
My frame was not hidden from you,
When I was being made in secret,
Intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes beheld my unformed substance;
In your book were written, every one of them,
The days that were formed for me,
When as yet there was none of them.
Psalm 139:13-18

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20 open hours this week! Please stand for life this week!

Did you catch any of the March for Life rally and the march on Friday (1/27)?  This speech by Mia Love (Republican Representative from Utah) was amazing! Here is a link to it: nation.foxnews.com/2017/01/28/watch-mia-love-s-inspiring-speech-march-life

Please bring your peaceful, prayerful presence to the sidewalk this week!

OPEN HOURS

Monday, 1/30 – 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p.
Tuesday, 1/31 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 2/1 – 1 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 2/2 – 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 2/3 – 1 needed at 9a;
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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PROTEST PLANNED PARENTHOOD RALLY – Saturday, February 11th in front of Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Rd. 10:30a – 11:30a.  Here’s a video from Eric Scheidler regarding this important rally!
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Prayer to End Abortion

By: Priests for Life

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.

I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.

I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.

I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

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NEW TIME for Roe v. Wade Prayer Vigil tomorrow

Good afternoon all!  The time for our Roe v. Wade Prayer Vigil has changed to 1 p.m. tomorrow – Wednesday, 1/25/17.  We are hoping the weather will be good for driving!

Please join us for our annual prayer vigil to mark the anniversary of the tragic 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. This decision legalized abortion in every state in our nation. Since 1973, over 58 million babies’ lives have been lost to abortion with countless other lives suffering from its effects.

This year’s Roe v. Wade prayer vigil will be led by Fr. Tufadzwa Kushamba onWednesday, January 25 at 1 p.m. on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood at 3706 Orin Rd. in Madison.

 

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9 open hours to fill for this week!

Today is the 44th Anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade decision.  Since then, nearly 60 million babies lives have been lost to abortion and countless other lives are suffering the negative effects that abortion brings.  It was sad to see so many people take to the streets yesterday in their cities to vehemently defend abortion.  A certain phrase used by our Lord comes to mind: “Forgive them, Father, they know not what they do.”  

 
Yet there is hope!  The overall abortion rate continues to fall in Wisconsin and in the U.S.  Certainly the peaceful, prayerful witness given by all of you Warriors for Life outside of abortion facilities are a factor in that decline.
 
We need your witness this week!
 
Thursday, 1/26 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Friday, 1/27 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 12p 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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Join Fr. Tufadzwa Kushamba as he leads our annual Roe v. Wade prayer vigil on Wednesday, 1/25 at 2 p.m. on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Rd, Madison.  
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K of C Pancake Breakfast at St. Joseph Parish in Baraboo on Sunday, 1/29 from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – ALL YOU CAN EAT – $6/adult and $1/child.  All proceeds will go towards the K of C Ultrasound Initiative.
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Here is the link about donating toward the Vigil for Life Exec. Director position: vigilforlife.org/help-fund-a-vfl-part-time-executive-director/
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Prayer for Life in Reparation for Roe v. Wade by: Priests for Life

God and Father of Life,
You have created every human person,
And have opened the way for each to have eternal life.

We live in the shadow of death.
Tens of millions of your children have been killed
because of the Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

Father, have mercy on us.
Heal our land
And accept our offering of prayer and penance.
In your love for us,
Turn back the scourge of abortion.

May each of us exult in hearts full of hope
And hands full of mercy
And work together to build a culture of life.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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