Nov 122017

The 28th Annual National Night of Prayer for Life will be held at Ss. Simon and Jude, Sacred Heart Chapel on Friday, December 8th beginning at 8:00 PM and ending with Benediction at 12 Midnight We especially invite: families and children to participate in the first hour; senior citizens in the 9:00 hour; the K of C in the 10:00 hour; and adults of any age but in particular young adults in the 11:00 hour. Each hour will include communal and private prayer.

Nov 122017

There will be a rally in Harrisburg at the Capitol Rotunda at 11:00 am on Tuesday November 21 to encourage the legislators to support senate Bill 3 which will prohibit late term abortions. All are welcome to attend.

Nov 122017

Hugh K. Allen, Marge Brennan, Joan Carbo, Sister Eunice Marie, Will Felker, Msgr. George Grima, Deborah Horstmann, Bernadette Kiernan, Larry Kiernan, Sister Madeline Dolores, John Manidis, Theresa Manidis, Oliver McElhone, Meghan Meehan, Brian Mullaney, Edward O’Malley, Teresa O’Neill, Joe Pirolli, Mary Radich, William Stryker

You have noticed that the list of those who came before us and had worked for Life keeps getting longer and longer.

These people are worthy of our remembrance, and even more than that, our grateful prayers.

Each year we celebrate our “family” by attending the Holy sacrifice of the Mass.  This year we will again.  The grace that comes from this Mass is not for the deceased.  It is for us.

We need fortitude, perseverance, courage, hope, love, patience, trust in His Providence, but mostly faith.

We must believe that our prayer is always heard and answered.

Someday the scourge of abortion will be ended.  Already those who have gone before us know the time.

As this Mass, we ask their prayers for us and that we continue the work they have begun.

Each one of them is joyful to see our work.

Come then and celebrate the Mass of Remembrance with them, for us, and for those waiting to be born.  Making time, finding time, to be there is a gift to God to Our Mother and yes, to us.

Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 27, at 8:00 pm (Rosary will begin at 7:45 pm) at St. Anastasia Church, 3301 W. Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa.

May God bless you with His love, peace and joy,

Jack and Pat O’Brien (610)692-2122

Nov 122017

Our Lady of Guadalupe
At noon on Tuesday, 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.

Feast of the Holy Innocents
There will be prayer services on Thursday, December 28, the feast of the Holy Innocants at:
SS Simon and Jude following the 9:00 am Mass and
SS Peter and Paul following the 8:30 am Mass.

Nov 122017

The following message came to our web site and we are sharing it with anyone who might find it useful.
Sent: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 11:59 am
Subject: Children’s Health Support Inquiry

Hello ,
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I’m the child advocacy director at Core 23 Biobank. Umbilical cord blood has been used in the treatment of more than 80 diseases including Leukemia, Lymphoma, and a wide range of other conditions. Core 23 Biobank is a nationwide company with more cord blood educators per patient than any other cord blood bank in the country.

Would you mind adding our resource to help educate the public about the advantages to saving or donating your child’s umbilical cord blood to help people safely recovery from what could be life threatening diseases?

Emily Fletcher, Child Advocacy Director
909 East Republic Road, Suite B104
Springfield, Missouri 65807

Nov 122017

Money Certificates” are available for major supermarkets, ACME, GIANT, and SHOPRITE.

Here is a way to support our mission to save the unborn children, without spending any additional money on your trip to the market:

Go grocery shopping with pre-paid “money certificates”.  Sending a check or money order gets you that same amount back in certificates PLUS 5% goes to (the not-for-profit) Chester County Pro-Life Coalition.   For example: your $20 gets you $20 in “money certificates” and $1.00 helps to fight and save unborn children.  Yes, when you redeem these certificates at the supermarket you designate (SHOPRITE, GIANT, or ACME), that generous retailer donates 5% of that total.

Print and complete the form below and mail to:

Chester County Pro-Life Coalition (CCPLC)
590 Snyder Ave.
West Chester, PA  19382

Nov 122017

Friday is one of the days when abortions are committed at Planned Parenthood in West Chester.  At 10 a.m. on the last Friday before Christmas (December 22nd), 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 122017


19th – Stand up for Life Dinner **

21st – Harrisburg Rally **

27th – Mass for Deceased Pro-lifers **


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

4th – Creighton fertility Seminar **

12th – Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Vigil **

22nd – Christmas Carols at PP**

28th – Feast of Holy Innocents**


6th – Helpers of God’s Precious Infants (see “Monthly”)

19th – Washington March for Life

21st – Chester  County March for Life

** Browse this site for more information

Urgent Need!

There is an urgent need for Spanish-speaking sidewalk counselors.  Many of the women who go to Planned Parenthood for abortions speak only Spanish.  We need to be able to communicate God’s Love to them in a language they understand.  To learn more about it, call Pat O’Brien (610-692-2122)



Prayerful Picket at Planned Parenthood
S. Wayne & Market St. West Chester
Tuesday – 8 am to 12 noon
For other days call Pat O’Brien 610-692-2122

Prayerful Picket at Phoenixville Hospital
Sunday 2 pm – 3pm

Holy Hour – 7:00 to 8:00 pm every Monday
at SS Simon & Jude church



1st Saturday – Helpers of God’s Precious Infants
8:00 a.m. Mass, St. Agnes Church, 231 W . Gay St.
followed by Rosary at Planned Parenthood,
S. Wayne &  W. Market Sts, West Chester


Sep 102017

The blessing of one of the ultrasound units L to R: Charlie Carbo, Father Windle, Ken Hunt, and Joe Pizzino

On March 6, 2017, we lost a true Pro-Life warrior.  After many years in the trenches promoting life affirming decisions and defending the unborn, Joan Carbo was relieved of her battle with ALS and taken to be with the Lord.  Her husband, Charlie, in addition to being a very active pro-lifer, is a very active 4th degree Knight in the St. Maximilian Kolbe Council 11319 in West Chester, PA.

Some members of the council felt that it would be fitting to pursue a project in Joan’s name to recognize her efforts and to show their respect for Sir Knight Charlie and the Carbo family.

The K of C contacted Myriam Ruager, the Executive Director of CCWS Medical, and she enthusiastically accepted their offer to help their centers once again!

Chester County Women’s Services is a full-service, women’s medical center serving local communities with three separate office locations.  Each has ultrasound capabilities, which has proven to be an effective tool in helping to dissuade women from having an abortion.  However, two of the sites were limping along on ancient machines that were no longer providing acceptable imaging quality with any reliability.

Word was sent out through the Council and to folks who knew Joan and Charlie, that contributions were being requested in Joan’s memory for an ultrasound machine to serve for a cause most dear to her heart.  What happened next was quite extraordinary.  Funds started to roll in almost immediately.  There were several large contributors, such as the Chester County Pro-Life Coalition, and individuals who wished to remain anonymous but were also very dedicated to the project.  There were many, many others who gave what they were able.  The list of donors is long!  The total kept rising.  It was quickly apparent that they would be able to provide TWO new ultrasound machines for the CCWS offices in need!  (The total cost for the two machines would be $45,900.)  Once they had gathered half of the necessary funds, it was time to process the paperwork through the State Council for approval, and then on to the K of C Supreme Council to request the matching funds.

It was about that time that Myriam called to say that one of their ancient, old machines had just failed.  She said that it would cost them thousands of dollars to get it operational again.  Since the Knights had just passed their fundraising milestone, they were able to schedule an installation for CCWS in West Chester. That installation went smoothly on June 13th, just three short months after Joan passed away.  The second machine was installed in Kennett Square on June 26th.

On August 3rd, Fr. Windle, Council 11319’s worthy Chaplain, led a small group of representatives in a blessing ceremony for both machines.  It was an emotional moment for all involved.  All the pieces had fallen perfectly into place.

This project brought together key organizations, such as, the Knights of Columbus, Chester County Women’s Service, and Chester County Pro-Life Coalition. The glue holding it together was made up of individuals at all levels.  The energy that brought it all together came directly from Joan Carbo and will continue on through the vital work done with these two machines.

Sep 102017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

On Saturday, September 9th Pro-Life Americans will honor the memory of the millions of unborn victims of abortion during the National Day of Remembrance.

Noon Mass will be celebrated at St. John Fisher Church

4225 Chichester Avenue, Upper Chichester, PA, 19061

Immediately following Mass, An Ecumenical Prayer Service will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery, 1701 Market Street, Upper Chichester, PA, 19061 (For more information visit ABORTIONMEMORIALS.COM)