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)

Sep 102017

Walk for Life
Archdiocesan Kick-off of Philadelphia 40 Days for Life

Sunday September 24th, 2017
At Sister Cities Park
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Youth Rally – 4:00 PM
General Rally – 5:00 PM
Walk for Life – 5:30 PM


Shawn Carney – the president of 40 Days for  Life
Kristan Hawkins – the President of Students for Life of America

Mass will be at 6:30 PM at the Cathedral celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput.

Sep 102017

Chester County 40 Days

The Walk for Life will also serve as the opening for our Chester County 40 Days campaign.

In conjunction with campaigns in 715 cities in 44 nations, Chester County will begin their 21st campaign at 8 am on September 27th.  Vigils will continue from 8 am to 8 pm every day until the closing ceremony at 2:30 pm on Sunday, November 5th.  The vigils will be in front of Planned Parenthood at 8 S. Wayne Street in West Chester.     

We thank all those who have participated in our past campaigns and hope that your participation will continue so that we can keep offering our help and our prayers to the desperate mothers entering Planned Parenthood.

If you have not done so as yet, please, consider signing up on the vigil calendar at

October 7th  10 am to 2 pm
in front ofPlanned Parenthood

Chester County’s 40 Days will sponsor their annual baby shower in front of PP As a part of our 40 Days campaign.

All baby items are welcomed, new and used clothing up to size 4. Large diapers sized 4 & 5 are always needed.

We walk with strollers in front of PP hopefully filling them with your donated items.

If you are unable to join us in front of PP and are helping by collecting items within your friends and family circles, church or organization, I will be glad to pick up the items collected anytime. 484-832-2746. no deadline.

The donations are shared with CCWS in West Chester and the Birthrights in West Chester and Coatesville.

Memorial Cross WalkNovember 5th
St. Agnes Back Parking lot
233 W. Gay Street

On August 6th 1996 Planned Parenthood in West Chester joined in the killing of unborn children in America. Over 21,000 children have been added from WC to the nearly 60 million children that have been lost. To remind the community of their part in this tragedy, we will again walk in silent prayer behind a banner explaining our actions. Please, come and help carry a cross.

We will conclude with a light luncheon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 110 W. Market St., West Chester.

Because all of us have families to interact with and share our pearls of wisdom, CCWS will share a short presentation, Sex Risk Avoidance. It is an evidence based abstinence curriculum to be introduced to 6th graders and up. Education makes us more comfortable in sharing our beliefs when the opportunity arises.

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


Sep 102017

In memory of God’s Precious Children who have died through abortion.  Each week, hundreds of tiny pre-born babies are killed  by abortion in the Delaware Valley

An Ecumenical Memorial Service will be held on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.
Old Lancaster Road, Berwyn, PA
(Near the Daylesford Train Station)

Please bring a flower to place at the cemetery symbolizing each life not allowed to unfold.
(For additional information, please call Mary Dressler: 610-688-0614.)

Sep 102017

Fatima  100 Conference

Sponsored by:
The Knights of the Immaculata
The Family Life Educational Foundation

One hundred years ago, the Mother of God came to earth with a startling message from heaven. She appeared to three shepherd children six times in the little village of Fatima in central Portugal Thirty-five years ago—a year to the day after his encounter with an assassin’s bullet—St. John Paul II went to Fatima and declared that message “more urgent than ever before.”  • What is that message?  • What is its significance to you  and your family? • What is Mary asking of our generation?

Join us on Saturday, October 14, to hear some of our greatest Catholic evangelists answer those questions—and yours —at St Maximilian Kolbe parish in West Chester, PA.


Christopher West If St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body is most compelling “lens” to see and heal the world’s challenges, the individual who has most popularized this teaching is Christopher West, renowned author and co-founder of the Theology of the Body Institute. Come hear how the message of Fatima holds the key to a reclaiming of the culture.

Dr. Ralph Martin Perhaps no single layman in our time has exerted more influence on contemporary Catholicism than Ralph Martin, founder and president of Renewal Ministries. He will address Our Lady’s most prophetic statement at Fatima—that error would spread throughout the world—and its meaning for our generation.

Dr. Paul Kengor Widely considered the world’s most authoritative biographer of Ronald Reagan, Grove City College professor Paul Kengor will share the back story of how a Pope and a President forged a Fatima connection that brought down the Soviet Union.

Saturday, October 14, 2017  8:00 am – 3:00 pm
St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish
5 E. Pleasant Grove Rd.,
West Chester, PA 19382
$30 per person $20 students
Please visit to register
or for additional information.

Sep 102017

Upcoming Events

There are two events in September, at which we are scheduled to have a booth where we will proclaim the pro-life message:

Abbeyfest on the 16th and West Chester Restaurant Festival, on the 17th.  We need volunteers to man the booths to interact with the passing attendees.


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

9. Day of Remembrance **

16. AbbeyFest **

17. Restaurant Festival **

24. Walk for Life **

27. Start of 40 Days for Life **



1. Life Chains **

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

14. Fatima100 **

29. Memorial  Service**



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

15. Stand up for Life Dinner



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


** = See additional articles for more details.

Feb 112017

Pro-life marchers on the Old Courthouse steps

At 2:30 pm on January 22, we were welcomed to Saint Agnes church by Margaret Mary Filoromo, a past president of Chester County Pro-Life Coalitiom, who served as the Master of Ceremonies. There was an opening prayer led by Rev. Thomas Gardner, the chaplain to the Newman Center at West Chester University.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, we sang America the Beautiful led by the Gies family who provided all of the music for the program.

The principal speaker was Msgr. Joseph Logrip, the Chaplain at Camilla Hall.  His talk was inspirational, calling the pro-life ministry “prophetic.” He also cited scripture verses which required that evil be confronted.

Jo Christof, another past president, gave a talk encouraging sidewalk counseling at abortion centers.  She related two moving personal experiences of babies who were saved by her counseling.

Charles Litzelman receiving the award

Following a musical interlude, the 2017 Public Witness Award was presented to Charles Litzelman, a faithful pro-life warrior, who has been active in pro-life ministry since the1970’s.

After a final prayer led by Msgr. Logrip, we assembled in front of St Agnes and processed to the old courthouse where Pastor Joseph Stigora, from Covenant Fellowship Church, led us in prayer.  We ended with a rousing version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and then walked to the Knights of Columbus hall for refreshments and fellowship.

Pastor Stigora preaching

Many of the attendees agree that this was the best Chester County March for Life that they have participated in.

Feb 112017


Special Guest Speaker 

Ryan Bomberger

The founder of Radiance Foundation which is an educational, faith-based, life affirming organization to help people understand and embrace their God-given purpose.


The topic will be: The Social Injustice of Abortion.”


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Reception: 4 pm,  Dinner:  5 pm

Springfield Country Club,  Delaware County

sponsored by

Pennsylvanians for Human Life


The Margaret Way Hoffner Award will be presented to Michael O’Rourke


Call 610-696-0780 or email for additional information or to make a reservation.

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

$35. for students $350 for a table of ten