Mission Statement

To pray, fast and peacefully witness for an end to intentional destruction of all innocent human lives, especially those most in need.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Another One Leaves Planned Parenthood

Well, it's becoming a routine....each week results in one or more turnarounds due to prayer warrior sacrifice on the sidewalk.  Praise God and pray that His blessings continue to increase! 

Last week another customer of Planned Parenthood opted for the Women's Care Center instead. When the sidewalk counselor offered a flyer on getting a second opinion across the street, the two women who had intended to enter the abortuary, approached him.  One of them was coming for a pregnancy test and birth control but indicated she was against abortion and would keep her baby if she found out she was pregnant.  When it was pointed out to them that Planned Parenthood is Wisconsin's leading abortion provider, they were surprised.  He explained that many services are available to them at the Women's Care Center and that all services are free.  They entered Planned Parenthood but didn't stay long.  Later they told the sidewalk counselor that they "liked the Women's Care Center....much more calming and they're much nicer!"

This is how God uses us!  We are His vessels.  We are here to do His will.  It is our choice whether to be obedient, to do what is asked of us.  Planned Parenthood violates the fifth commandment (and others) daily - Thou shalt not kill!  What are YOU doing about it?  Indifference gives them permission and reinforces their grievous sin!  And it drags other unknowing souls down with them.

If you choose you can keep the commandments; it is loyalty to do his will.  There are set before you fire and water; to whichever you choose, stretch forth your hand.  Before man are life and death, whichever he chooses shall be given him.  Choose life!"  (Sirach 15:14-17)

We cannot call ourselves pro-life and do nothing about it!  There are many hours open this week and EVERY week on the Vigil for Life calendar.  If you haven't committed to an hour or hours, it's time to "walk the walk".  It is our duty.  We will be held accountable for our response to God's call.

Open Hours This Week: 
Tuesday, 5/28/13:  1 needed at 10:0011:001:00 and 3:00pm2 needed at noon2:00, and 4:00pm  10 hours open!  Only 38% filled!
Wednesday, 5/29/13:  1 needed at 9:001:00, and 2:00pm;  2 needed at 8:0011:00noon4:00, and5:00pm  13 OPEN HOURS!!  Only 35% filled!
Thursday, 5/30/13:   1 needed at 1:002:003:00, and 4:00pm:  2 needed at 5:00pm  6 open hours!  Only 40% filled!
Friday, 5/31/13:    1 needed at 2:00pm  

Go to vigilforlife.org or email info@vigilforlife.org to sign up for one of these hours or a monthly recurrent hour.  We need parishes and groups to commit to a block of hours.  The sacrifice will not be great if many contribute just a little of their time!  

"In the course of life, mortifications will not be lacking for us.  Let us love them; let us embrace them with a cheerful soul, and let us always bless the good God in everything."  (Saint Padre Pio)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

No Words Were Needed!

On Pentecost Sunday Jesus appeared to the apostles and said, " As the Father has sent me, so I send you....Receive the Holy Spirit."  He breathed on them, took possession of them in the name of God, enabling them to confront the evil spirits of the world in the battle for souls.

Remember this as you sign up for prayer hours; you are not alone out there.  As a prayer warrior, spiritual forces are with you; you only need to ask for their help.  Our Blessed Mother, St. Michael the Archangel, all the holy angels and saints are there to intercede for you.  And, of course, the Holy Spirit is there to give you the strength and the tools to change hearts and win souls for heaven.

He certainly was there last week as a woman approached Planned Parenthood but turned away when she saw people praying and holding signs.  According to her friend who related this story, "They (the prayer warriors) looked at her...and she couldn't go past them.  She went over to the Women's Care Center...."  and later said that "she thinks she is starting to become pro life."  The person who contacted me with this information said that she "is SO GRATEFUL that there were people there with signs who looked at my friend, and probably prayed for her, so she didn't want to walk through the signs to go in Planned Parenthood.  And she's glad she didn't go in Planned Parenthood, too.....She doesn't know yet if she is pregnant,....but is in a mindset to choose parenting or adoption, if so...."


There are many out there with situations similar to this woman's.  And there are many hours of prayer that need to be filled this week!  It is not the thing that most people would choose to do with their free time but, as David Bereit from 40 Days for Life, often says, "I didn't want to do it but I did it anyway!"  

"Jesus did the will of the Father when it was not at all pleasing to his human nature.  It was not pleasing, even long before the Passion, to be treated with ingratitude.....But he did the will of the Father always and not just when it was agreeable to his humanity." (Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C., Abbess of the Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Roswell, New Mexico)

Open Hours This Week: MANY OPEN HOURS!
Tuesday, 5/21/13:  1 needed at 11:00noon and 3:00pm;2 needed at 9:0010:00am1:002:00, and 4:00pm  13 hours open!  Only 19% filled!
Wednesday, 5/22/13:   2 needed at 11:00noon1:00,2:003:004:00, and 5:00pm  14 OPEN HOURS!!  Only 30% filled!
Thursday, 5/23/13:   1 needed at 3:004:00, and 5:00pm
Friday, 5/24/13:    2 needed at 1:00 and 2:00pm  0% filled!

Go to vigilforlife.org or email info@vigilforlife.org to sign up for one of these hours or a monthly recurrent hour.  Can your group sign up for a 2 hour block each week or month and rotate group members to alleviate the load of those who are out there for many hours each week?  Call me with questions....

One other request....I still have no vigil captain to make calls filling prayer hours for week 5 (which is next week).  This could be a shared duty if 2 people would like to split the week but usually it is only a partial week to cover since week 1 often shares the final week.  Can you sacrifice from May through August and help? Call me with questions.

Courtesy Announcement:
There will be a Sidewalk Counseling 101 Class led by Dan Miller at St. Jerome's in Oconomowoc on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at6:30pm.  There is no charge!  All are welcome!
If you are interested in a class in the Madison area, let me know.  Dan would be glad to lead a class or coordinate with a panel if we have enough people.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Good News... Bad News

First the good news...
Last week's prayer and sacrifice on the sidewalk of Planned Parenthood produced 3 TURNAWAYS!
  • On Wednesday a young woman left PP after being informed by prayer warriors that it is an abortion mill.  Sidewalk counselors believe she left because she didn't want to support a place that kills babies.
  • On Friday a couple did not keep their appointment at PP after talking with the sidewalk counselor and went to the Women's Care Center instead.
  • Also on Friday a couple crossed the street to the WCC after a short time in PP.  The sidewalk counselor described them as friendly and happy as they left the parking lot.
These turnaways are a loss of business for Planned Parenthood and are key to changing hearts.  One by one, with your prayer and sacrifice, we will close their doors and those of all in the abortion industry....all in God's time!

Now the bad news...
Of course not every day brings results as this.  As one prayer warrior told me, "Yesterday was very busy at Planned Parenthood.  At times there must have been 10 - 12 ladies in the waiting room at the same time.  We tried to make contact with most but got no responses."  
When help is rejected, prayers are needed even more.  These women have bought into the lies they've been told by our secular culture. Please take an hour and pray for them!  You never know when your prayers outside will cause them to leave.

Open Hours This Week: Only Tuesday and Wednesday!
Tuesday, 5/07/13:  1 needed at 1:00 and 4:00pm;  Praise God!  Only 2 hours to fill!
Wednesday, 5/08/13:  1 needed at 9:00am10:00,11:00noon, and 1:00pm;  2 needed at 4:00 and 5:00pm 9 OPEN HOURS!!  Only 55% filled!

Praise God and thank you to those who signed up in advance of the email!  This helps our vigil captains so much!

Go to vigilforlife.org or email info@vigilforlife.org to sign up for one of these hours or a monthly recurrent hour.  Can your group sign up for a 2 hour block each week or month and rotate group members to alleviate the load of those who are out there for many hours each week?  Call me with questions....

Finally, I am in need of a week 5 vigil captain from May through August.  This usually involves making calls to fill prayer hours for only part of a week since week 5 generally shares the week with the week 1 vigil captain.  Please call me and I can answer your questions!

Hope you mothers had a wonderful day yesterday....may God bless you for choosing life!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Prayers Needed and Requested

Please include in your prayers a woman, deeply wounded by rape and incest, resulting in a pregnancy; she is filled with anger, despair, and now guilt over her father's suicide.  Ask God to mercifully heal her, that she may forgive and live in His peace.  Please pray for sidewalk counselors who may deal with a victim such as this, that their words are carefully chosen and provide comfort.  

Prayers are also asked for Sister John Rose Acker of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Cross Plains, who has just been diagnosed with cancer and has only a few months to live.  Sister has worked with the poor, the sick, and the dying and has been a beacon of light in bringing souls into the pro-life movement.  Ask God in His mercy to grant a miracle cure.  Sister is so VERY grateful for everyone's prayers.

And, as always, we need your prayers for the end of abortion!  Please sign up for an hour or more and witness for the tiny victims who have no choice.  Hours are especially in need of filling on Planned Parenthood's abortion days....Tuesday and Wednesday but there are also open hours on Thursday and Friday.  If you are not committed to daytime work hours, could you fit in an hour of prayer on any of these days?  You could be the one to save a life by taking a few minutes to come and pray!

Open Hours This Week:
Tuesday, 5/07/13:  1 needed at noon and 2:00pm; 2 needed at 1:00 and 4:00pm  63% filled!
Wednesday, 5/08/13:  1 needed at 9:00am, 2:00, and 3:00pm;  2 needed at 8:00am, 11:00am, noon, 1:00, 4:00,and 5:00pm  15 OPEN HOURS!!  Only 25% filled!
Thursday, 5/09/13:  1 needed at 3:00, and 4:00, and 5:00pm
 Friday, 5/10/13:  1 needed at 2:00pm

Can you help?  Go to vigilforlife.org or email info@vigilforlife.orgto sign up for one of these hours or a monthly recurrent hour. 

"Lord, I commit myself today to the love of others, especially those most in need."  (Fr. Frank Pavone)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Urgent Prayer Request!

Dear Prayer Warriors,

I just received a request for prayers for an abortion-minded 16 year old mother.  She is scheduled for an ultrasound tomorrow so we need to storm heaven with prayers for her and her baby.  Let's pray that the image and information provided to her tomorrow will make it clear that continuing her pregnancy to term is the only choice to make.  On this feast of St. Joseph, let us also pray for the staff who will counsel and guide her.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.  Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.  O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.  Amen.