Saturday, January 26, 2013

40 Days for Life - Spring 2013 in northern Delaware

Feb. 9 – 40 Days For Life Kick-off

40 Days for Life returns to Delaware in two short weeks. The Kick-off takes place on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10:00 am on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood at 7th and Shipley Sts. in Wilmington. Bring your quarters to feed the meters for an hour.

We have a great line-up for the Kick-off! Delaware’s own Caitlin Jane, whose powerful voice has been compared to Sarah McLachlan, will sing and share her pro-life vision. Felix Spitelle will speak for the Knights of Columbus, whose faithful witness saw the closing of Kermit Gosnell's clinic on Baynard Blvd. after years of prayer. Felix and the Knights now turn out once a month to pray at 625 Shipley - - can Planned Parenthood’s closing be far off? Remember, the only clock that counts is God's clock!

We’ve got a pastor and a deacon and hopefully a special post-abortive guest --come see them all!

Feb. 13 – Mar. 24: the 7th consecutive Delaware 40 Days for Life
On February 13, the Spring 40 Days for Life campaign begins. This coincides with Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. The Catholic diocese’s Bishop Francis Malooly plans to be there at 11:00 am Feb. 13, Day 1. We hope to see you also, any time between 8:30 am and 1 pm.

This 40 day prayer vigil to end abortion ends on March 24 this year. Why not make a commitment to come as often as possible this time? Each member of our 40 Days team averages 4 days a week on the sidewalk, as do other faithful stalwarts. These can tell you that public prayer, repeated day after day in the company of fellow disciples, is a uniquely empowering witness to The Lord.

The women and men who participate in abortion are our sisters and brothers, cherished by the Father just as He cherishes His own Son. The perpetrators and the recipients of abortion are victims of an injustice that has persisted for forty long years. 40 years in a nation that prides itself on eradicating injustice and moving forward in social progress!

Let's pray for all the victims of abortion. Let's surround the dismal rooms of 625 Shipley Street with the witness of Christ, who seeks to still the voice of Rachel, who weeps for her children and will not be comforted. Let's stand ready to comfort, and hope to be given that chance.

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