Nov 242016
 

872 babies w40 Days line 2016ere saved world wide during this “United” 40 Days for Life 19th Campaign. This was the largest campaign ever with all 50 United States and 23 nations participating.

Locally, Covenant Fellowship Church opened our 40 Days in West Chester with a very spiritual  and informative overview of the development and accomplishments of the pro-life movement since Roe vs. Wade was passed in 1973, encouraging  everyone to participate and share their talents to save the children and their mothers.

Our baby shower in front of Planned Parenthood received 37 donations to be divided  among the three Crisis Pregnancy centers located in WC and Coatesville. The centers thank you for your generosity in helping them help the mothers who have  chosen life for their children.

WC was so fortunate to be one of the 127 cities that was chosen to have the “United” bus stop at the Planned Parenthood where we pray.   David Bereit, made a special effort to join Steven Karen to participate in our bus stop. Rita Smith, the campaign director of Norristown’s 40 Days Campaign, gave her testimony of the blessing in closing down the PP in Collegeville when she was the director there. Rita also shared her on going journey in faith and her pro-life commitment. Victoria, from Silent No More Awareness, shared her post abortive testimony and her commitment never to stop offering hope and help to other women who are abandon and feel abortion is their only option.

The attention and enthusiasm that the large group who showed up brought out the abortionist, Lee Tripp and workers who also listened to the testimonies and gave David Bereit the opportunity to pray for the first time face to face for a physician, who is still in the business of aborting children.

40 Days For Life imageThank you for coming out and welcoming the National leaders. Thank you also for bringing so many children to sign the bus and carry all our prayers from Chester County across the nation to help end abortion in America. This could be a once in a life time opportunity.

We closed this 40 Days with the carrying of the White Memorial Crosses to Planned Parenthood where we sang patriotic songs and prayed for our country to turn back to it original fundamentals of  life and liberty for everyone.  Ending our walk at the Knights of Columbus hall with our annual luncheon of thanksgiving that we were able to accomplish another 40 Days in WC because of all the sacrifices that everyone offers in behalf of the unborn and their families.

Paulette Matthews:     610-286-5450 (H-Pa)        484-832-2746 (C)

Nov 242016
 

Never in our history has the pro-life movement faced an election where the difference between the potential outcomes was so stark.  Given her commitment to appointing pro-abortion justices, a victory by Hillary Clinton would have put the demise of Roe v. Wade out of reach for decades.  All of us would have been required to witness the long march of our nation from Judeo-Christianity to secularism. More and more of us like the Little Sisters of the Poor would be pressured to participate in it.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, has committed to appointing pro-life justices in the mold of Justice Scalia.  His victory, along with a Congress likely to confirm his selections, gives us hope that we will achieve a Supreme Court more accepting of, not only pro-life views, but also more respectful of the religious liberty of our citizens.

In addition to the effort of the political workers, pro-lifers and other people of Faith prayed and fasted intensely for this result.  We must not be like the nine lepers who never looked back, but we must pause and offer a huge THANK GOD.

Our goal, the end of abortion, is much closer than it would have been, but it is still a long way off.  EVERYBODY GET BACK TO WORK.

Nov 242016
 

The 26th Annual National Night of Prayer for Life will be held at Ss. Simon and Jude, Sacred Heart Chapel on Thursday, December 8 beginning at 8:00 PM and ending with Benediction at 12 Midnight.  The SS Simon and Jude Children’s Choir will prelude the Pro-Life Stations of the Cross with a candle-lit procession to each Station in the Church and back to the Chapel. We especially invite families and children to participate in this hour.  9:00 hour invites Senior citizens, 10:00 hour the K of C and the 11:00 hour adults of any age but in particular young adults.  Each hour will include communal and private prayer.

Nov 242016
 

At noon on Monday, December 12th, there will be a prayer service in front of West Chester Planned Parenthood in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the pro-life movement.

Nov 242016
 

Abbeyfest 2016

As a part of our mission to provide pro-life information to the public, we set up a booth at this year’s Abbeyfest where we exhibited a variety of pro-life displays.  The most popular was the display showing realistic models of a developing child at various stages of gestation. The picture, above, shows a typical group of attendees getting the pro-life message.

Nov 242016
 

Tuesday morning is the day when abortions are committed at Planned Parenthood in West Chester.  At 10 a.m. on the last Tuesday before Christmas (December 20th we will be singing Christmas Carols in front of Planned Parenthood.  We are hoping that our celebration of the birth of Jesus will get some of the mothers to reconsider.

Nov 242016
 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Reception: 4 pm,  Dinner:  5 pm

Springfield Country Club

 Delaware County

sponsored by

Pennsylvanians for Human Life

 

Call 610-696-0780 or email Pennlife@Verizon.net for additional information or to make a reservation.

Tickets: are: $75. each   $700. for a table of 10

$35 for students $350 for a table of 10

Nov 242016
 

 Sunday, January 22, 2017; 2:30 pm

at St Agnes Church, West Chester

There will be a program inside the church with speakers and music.  It will be followed by a silent march to the old Chester County courthouse carrying Pro-life signs.  At the Courthouse there will be a short prayer service ending with singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic

We will then go to the Knights of Columbus Hall for a social and refreshments.

More details will be provided in an upcoming post.