Sep 242013

I received a letter on April 13 and thought of every one of you. Since the inception of the National 40 Days for Life Campaigns in 2007, 7,536 babies have been saved, and always it has been said “that we know of.” I received permission to share this short letter with you.

My friend told me a story yesterday. Her daughter confessed to her that she went to Planned Parenthood to have an abortion and with the protesters there. She left! This was during the 40 days campaign! Though God’s grace, this was you and your faithful friends that prevented this. She subsequently went to women’s clinic, was shown her baby, heard the heartbeat and was given a Bible! WOW! I thought that you would like to know. My friend is a believer; her daughter is not…yet!

This brings our total of babies saved “that we now know of” in West Chester to 31. No one knows who exactly touched that young girl to have a change of heart but without all of our prayers and presence supporting each other and asking for God’s mercy her little one would not be having a birthday this coming November. All for the honor and glory of God.


Our Midway Celebration will be on Saturday, Oct 5th from 10 AM to 2 PM. We will be hosting a baby shower in front of Planned Parenthood. Baby diapers, wipes and all other baby items up to size 4 that you can think of are welcomed. Dollar store items are always welcomed! Gently used clothing is also needed. Hopefully, we will have abundance enough to share with the Birthrights and Chester County Women Services.

It would be a blessing if you could start collecting items through your organizations etc. so we will have a great showing of caring right on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood. This is a great way for school children to get involved and learn more about the pro- life movement locally. Also please stop by and donate your items and stay and pray with us for the time that you can.

I will be down in front of Planned Parenthood from 10 AM to 2 PM with strollers to put the donated items in. If you have a stroller or anything with wheels and would like to join in for whatever time you have it would be greatly appreciated. I have no idea how well this will work out as we have never done this before but all the crisis pregnancy centers are in need of any and all items, and where else better to collect them than in front of Planned Parenthood, 8th S. Wayne St.? Seeing diapers and baby items changes the abstract word of “abortion” to the reality that “children” are present not “choices”.

OCTOBER 12th 8 AM to 8 PM

Each Fall West Chester’s 40 Days for life sets aside October 12th to show appreciation for all that the Knights of Columbus and the King’s Men have done and continually do in protecting and supporting the unborn and their families. We encourage all Knights of Columbus men and King’s Men to come to Planned Parenthood on October 12th to pray for an hour or two wearing their organizations insignia. It give them the opportunity to profess their beliefs openly and remind all men that abortion is not just a women issue as all men are the authors of life as God has designed them to be.
It was one Knight of Columbus man who learned later in life that he was scheduled to be aborted, who encouraged and helped David Bereit to embark on the very first 40 Days Campaign.

Planned Sign Down

This picture shows the sign being torn down outside the CLOSED Planned Parenthood abortion center in Bryan/College Station, Texas — the site of the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign, and the center previously directed by Abby Johnson, who had a conversion, quit her job and became a pro-life activist. Isn’t that symbolic of the abortion industry as it continues to flounder and fail.

Please sign up to pray, fast and witness and make this a reality in our community. We can do it too. We just need consistent prayer presence.

If you should run out of material while praying in front of PP, there will be hand held signs and hand out material with the coupons for free pregnancy tests/ultra sound at the Moran’s house front porch at 426 W. Barnard Street. 610-696-0381. They have been gracious enough to offer this convenience to us in behalf of the unborn. Barnard street is east of Planned Parenthood.

Thank you in advance in behalf of the unborn and their families. If I can help you in anyway please contact me.
God Bless
Paulette Matthews
610-286-5450 (H)
484-832-2746 (C)

Sep 242013

On Sunday, October 6th there will be Life Chains from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the following locations:


Coatesville & Downingtown Rt. 30 between RR station and Shanahan H.S. • Pat DiPietro 610-873-2093

Kennett Square 225 Cypress St. •Mary Ellen Tandarich 610-347-0222

Morgantown Rt. 23 – Main Street at Brady’s Rock Shop • Helen MacMinn 610-582-1075

Paoli Rt. 30 & 252 between Delford & Good Samaritan •Cathy Gilbert 610-644-7510

Phoenixville Rt. 23 at Phoenixville Hospital • Laura Napieralski 610-917-3274

Oxford Rt. 472 at 3rd. St. •Dos Leach 610-932-8878

West Chester High St. between Union & Washington •Bill Wohlgemuth 610-647-2208

West Grove Old Rt. 1 at Evergreen ♦ Ann Barr 610-869-85

Sep 242013

Sunday, September 29, 12:30 PM
The annual Ladies Shopping Luncheon with vendors boutique shopping, gift baskets in silent auction, cocktails lunch and dessert. A special guest “Abigail Adams” will be present to give her side of the picture. Overbrook Golf Club, 799 Godfrey Rd, Villanova, $40/person, $350 table of ten. For reservations or info call PHL – Kathy Bond 610-696-0780.

Sunday, October 20, 4 PM
The first annual Mother/Daughter Buffet Supper with special boutique vendor items for the younger set, gift baskets and much more. Meehan Hall, SS. Simon and Jude Parish, 8 Cavanaugh Court – off Rt. 3. For information and reservations call PHL Kathy Bond – 610-696-0780.

Sep 242013

Immaculée Ilibagiza to talk about faith, hope, love and forgiveness

Immaculée Ilibagiza, a Rwandan genocide survivor and New York Times best-selling author of Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Genocide is scheduled to speak at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church about faith, hope, love and forgiveness.
In 1994, members of the Hutu tribe in Rwanda took up arms against the Tutsi tribe. In only 100 days, they slaughtered over 800,000 Tutsis using only spears, clubs and machetes. It was genocide, and few Tutsis survived. Immaculée Ilibagiza was one of the few.
In the years since the genocide, Immaculée has come to grips with what happened, and what she can do about it. She has written a book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Genocide, and has been telling her story in venues around the world. She will bring her message of faith and forgiveness to St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in West Chester, PA on October 11 and 12, 2013. Please join us for this powerful retreat. For more information or to register, please visit:
Ilibagiza has received honorary degrees from The University of Notre Dame, Saint John’s University, and Walsh University. She has been recognized and honored with numerous humanitarian awards including: The Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace 2007,” and a recipient of the American Legacy’s Women of Strength & Courage Award.
Her book has received a Christopher Award “affirming the highest values of human spirit,” and has been chosen as Outreach Magazine’s selection for “Best Outreach Testimony/Biography Resource of 2007.” Left to Tell has been adopted into the curriculum of dozens of high schools and universities.
Ilibagiza is regarded as one of world’s leading speakers on peace, faith, and forgiveness. She has shared her universal message with world dignitaries, school children, multinational corporations, churches and many others. She works hard to spread her message and to raise money for her Left to Tell Charitable Fund, which directly benefits the children orphaned by the genocide.

Sep 242013

A Memorial Service for the Unborn will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 27th at:
St. Monica Cemetery
Old Lancaster Road
Berwyn, PA
(near the Daylesford train station)

Participants are asked to bring a flower to place at the cemetery symbolizing a life not allowed to unfold.

Sep 242013


21    40 Day  Opening Ceremony/Family Day

25     First Day of 40 Days

29    PHL Ladies shopping Luncheon



5    Helpers of God’s Precious Infants  (see “Monthly”)

6    Life Chain

15   40 Days Midway prayer service

20   PHL Mother/Daughter Buffet Supper

27   Memorial Service for the unborn



2    Helpers of God’s Precious Infants  (see “Monthly”)