24 open hours this week!!

Dear Friends of Life,

 
As many of you may have heard, the abortion rate in Wisconsin rose from 2016-2017 (2017 statistics were just recently released by the WI Department of Health Services).  In Dane County (most of these at Planned Parenthood on Orin Rd. in Madison), this equates to about 83 more abortions in 2016 than in 2017.  Let’s fill all of our hours this year!
 
Please sign up for an hour to STAND FOR LIFE this week!
 

OPEN HOURS

 

 
Monday, 12/31 – 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Wednesday, 1/2 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 2p; 1 needed at 3p and 2 needed at 5p. 
 
Thursday, 1/3 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p. 
 
Friday, 1/4 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 12p and 2 needed at 2p.
 
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or emailinfo@vigilforlife.org.
 
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MARCH FOR LIFE D.C. with PRO LIFE WISCONSIN
 
There are still seats available on the  3rd PLW bus heading to the March for Life D.C. 
To sign up or for more information go to:  https://www.prolifewi.org/get-involved/events/
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MARCH FOR LIFE MADISON – Come to the March & Love for Life on January 22!

Join pro-life advocates in Madison for a march on the Wisconsin State Capitol in support of life on Tuesday, January 22, 2019! The March & Love for Life begins at 11:30am at the State Street entrance to the Capitol building. Marchers are asked to bring a package of diapers for donation to children in need. After the march and diaper collection, participants will urge legislators to promote measures that preserve and protect life. This is a rain, snow, or shine event. For more information, contact march4lifewi@gmail.com, call 608-233-5440, or visit www.facebook.com/marchforlifewisconsin. Make sure to like this page for updates and check us out on Twitter at #March4LifeWi. The March & Love for Life is a statewide March for Life 2019 event.

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Our New Year’s prayer for you:
 
“The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!
– Numbers 6: 24-26
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18 open hours this week!

It’s Christmas Eve!  We celebrate our dear Savior’s birth for the next 12 days!  In the midst of our celebrations and JOY over our Savior’s birth – God becoming flesh to dwell with us and to save us from our sins – we need to be mindful of those who will chose to end their babies’ lives through abortion at Planned Parenthood in Madison.  They are closed today (Christmas Eve) and tomorrow (Christmas Day) – praise the Good Lord!  However, they open back up at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 12/26 morning.

Please sign up for an hour this week! 

OPEN HOURS
 
Wednesday, 12/26 – 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
 
Thursday, 12/27 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Friday, 12/28 – 1 needed at 9a; 2 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or emailinfo@vigilforlife.org.
 
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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 life!  We ask this through Christ, our Lord! Amen!

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17 open hours this week!

“Our hearts must become strong, to make the divine heartbeat into the law of life again.” – Fr. Alfred Delp  

I would add that our hearts that are broken because of all of the lives lost due to abortion can only be healed if we let the divine heartbeat become our own heartbeat!  Come, Lord Jesus, please make our hearts like unto thine! Come, Lord Jesus, come!

 
Please sign up for an hour this week!
 
Monday, 12/17 – 1 needed at 9a and 1 needed at 12p.
 
Tuesday, 12/18 – 1 needed at 2p.
 
Wednesday, 12/19 – 2 needed at 2p and 2 needed at 5p.
 
Thursday, 12/20 – 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Friday, 12/21 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 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 emailinfo@vigilforlife.org.
 
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Peace in the Womb (Empty Manger) Caroling – Thursday, Dec. 20th – 10:30 a.m. – Outside Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Rd., Madison
 
In the midst of all the spiritual, 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. 
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ADVENT PRAYER FOR LIFE
 
God of Life,
We rejoice in the promise of your coming.

You have sent your Son, born in Bethlehem.
He is the Prince of Peace, and
The one in whose name all oppression shall cease.

May we welcome his coming each day
And prepare for his coming at the end of time.
May we build a culture that welcomes him
By welcoming every child, born and unborn.

We pray through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Peace in the Womb Caroling Event on 12/20

Please join us for our annual Christmas Caroling event called Peace in the Womb Caroling.  It will take place on Thursday, 12/20 at 10:30 a.m. outside of Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Rd., Madison, WI.  In the midst of all the spiritual, 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.”  In Madison, local pro-life advocates want to see that same hope extended to every member of the human family, including unborn children.

We hope to see you there!!

Also, we still have two open hours for tomorrow, Friday, 12/14: 1 needed at 9a and 1 needed at 10a.

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

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25 open hours this week!

Genesis 9:5-6: “For your lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning; of every beast I will require it and of man; of every man’s brother I will require the life of man. Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for God made man in his own image.”

Please sign up for an hour this week! 

OPEN HOURS

Monday, 12/3 – 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 1p.
 
Tuesday, 12/4 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Wednesday, 12/5 – 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Thursday, 12/6 – 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Friday, 12/7 – 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p.
 
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or emailinfo@vigilforlife.org.
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EMPTY MANGER CAROLING – Thursday, December 20 – 10:30 a.m. – outside Planned Parenthood, 3706 Orin Rd., Madison
 
Bring the Christmas message of peace and joy to the darkness of this abortion facility!
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ADVENT PRAYER FOR LIFE
 
God of Life,
We rejoice in the promise of your coming.

You have sent your Son, born in Bethlehem.
He is the Prince of Peace, and
The one in whose name all oppression shall cease.

May we welcome his coming each day
And prepare for his coming at the end of time.
May we build a culture that welcomes him
By welcoming every child, born and unborn.

We pray through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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8 open hours yet this week!

Good Evening, Friends of Life!

We still have some open hours for tomorrow (Thursday, 11/29) and Friday, 11/30:

Thursday, 11/29 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.

Friday, 11/30 – 1 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p.

To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or email info@vigilforlife.org.

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25 open hours this week!

Today we mourn the loss of our dear Shepherd, His Excellency Bishop Robert C. Morlino.  We were so blessed to have him lead our diocese for 15 years.  He was such a bright light in the present darkness, always leading us and others to Christ. Bishop Morlino was very supportive of our witness for Christ and for LIFE in Madison.  We will be forever grateful for that support and for his life that he lived by trusting in God. Please pray for the repose of Bishop Morlino’s soul.  We will miss him dearly.

 
Please sign up for an hour this week.
 
OPEN HOURS
 
Monday, 11/26 – 2 needed at 12p and 2 needed at 2p.
 
Tuesday, 11/27 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Wednesday, 11/28 – 1 needed at 12p and 2 needed at 5p.
 
Thursday, 11/29 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
 
Friday, 11/30 – 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 12p; 2 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p. 
 
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or emaildirector@vigilforlife.org.
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Into your hands, O Father, our ineffable God, we humbly entrust our dear Bishop, Robert C. Morlino.


In this life you embraced him with your tender love; deliver him now from every evil and bid him eternal rest.

The old order has passed away: welcome him into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain,


but fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.


R/. Amen.

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14 open hours this week!

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families this week, keep in prayer all of those young mothers who may have found themselves in a crisis pregnancy.  Pray for them to see their baby as a blessing and a new life for which to be thankful.

 
Please sign up for an hour on the sidewalk this week!
 
OPEN HOURS

Wednesday, 11/21 – 2 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p; 2 needed at 2p and 2 needed at 3p.

Thursday, 11/22 – HAPPY THANKSGIVING! PP is closed! No baby killing this day! 
 
Friday, 11/23 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 11a; 2 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p and 2 needed at 2p.
 
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or emailinfo@vigilforlife.org.
 
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Thanksgiving Prayer by Debbie McDaniel
Dear God, Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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28 open hours this week!

“Freedom is a serious thing. It is responsibility. If you were to throw your child from the balcony, you’d suffer the consequences legally, but especially humanly. The ache would haunt you every day of your life. You’d have to learn to live with it, and if you didn’t learn to forgive yourself (a long, arduous, difficult journey), it would wear you down to the bone. If you do the equivalent when the child is in your womb, you can avoid the legal consequences (prison), but humanly, the pain weighs down every fiber of your being …  The fact that it is legal is like an anesthetic: you have a pain in your soul, you anesthetize it socially, so you’re better. But it is just asleep: the pain is there, and remains temporarily anesthetized inside you, but your conscience awakens it from time to time, and it’s excruciating, frustrating, and in some cases devastating.

“Today, I who killed my child want to say: Legalization of abortion? It’s a huge deception. Our sacred freedom, which has life and death consequences, is being deceived: ‘Do what you want, your life is yours alone.’ [It’s] is a huge lie in this case, because there are actually two lives involved (three, really, because there is a father) and one of the three is totally innocent; and supposedly that “life” is yours. “Death” is yours, I should say… oh, what a deception, now that I see, now that I understand; it’s a deception disguised as progress, as false freedom.

“Millions of anesthetized women are wandering the world when they could have enjoyed a single kiss with their sweet baby: maybe he would be sick or disabled, maybe healthy … but each baby is the expression of a truth that nobody can misunderstand … life is always life … I am so grateful to the pope who says — speaking about abortion — “Is it right to rent a hitman to take someone out? Is it right?” This question should be shouted out and I want to cry out too: “Women, do not put your children in the hands of a hitman! They will die, and you will die with them, day after day … I did it and I am still dying. Don’t do it!”

“There are pro-life help centers in every city: that’s where you have to go. And if your baby is sick, look for the first mother you know who has a disabled child and ask her to tell you from the bottom of her heart what life has revealed to her. Do not be fooled by those who say it is only suffering … It is not so; every story is always, and above all, a love story. On my knees I beg you: if my words lead you to save your child’s life, I will also feel that you saved mine.” – Marina (a post-abortive mother)
Thank you to all who took part in our most recent 40 Days for Life campaign! It is always amazing that we are able to fill 40 days with a 24/7 peaceful, prayerful presence.  Only God can make that happen!  Thank you for listening to God speaking to your hearts to witness for life during our most recent 40 Days for Life campaign.  Across all of the 400+ cities around the world that hosted a 40 Days for Life fall campaign, 510 babies and mothers lives(that we know of so far) were saved from abortion!  That is what God can do with your peaceful, prayerful presence!
Now, we’ve transitioned into our 365 for Life campaign.
Please sign up for an hour on the sidewalk this week!
OPEN HOURS
Monday, 11/12 – 1 needed at noon; 2 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Tuesday, 11/13 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at noon; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 11/14 – 1 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 4p and 1 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 11/15 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at noon; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 11/16 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 2 needed at noon; 2 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthvew or email info@vigilforlife.org.
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A Prayer for Life (USCCB)

Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness.

Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands, and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain

your precious gift of life.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in  the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever.

Amen.

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Closing Prayer Vigil Time & Location Change

Good Evening, Friends of Life!

We are rescheduling our 40 Days for Life closing prayer vigil on Sunday, Nov. 4th to 5 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monona.  We will combine it with our closing potluck which is also at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monona.

In regards to the potluck, Vigil for Life will provide the entree.

If your last name starts with A – H – Bring an appetizer or salad.
If your last name starts with I – R – Bring a side dish.
If your last name starts with S-Z – Bring a dessert.

Many blessings,

The Team at Vigil for Life

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