Mission Statement

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

Monday, June 24, 2013

Many Hours Open This Week--HELP!

"If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." (Luke Ch. 9)

Have YOU signed up for prayer hours on the sidewalks of Planned Parenthood? Can you take up this cross and give one or two hours of your time for life?  We are in desperate need of volunteers to commit to this week and the weeks beyond. 

Not one day this week is 100% filled; please step up and sign up! 

Christian life demands action.  Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of St. John the Baptist, who leapt with joy in his mother's womb and then gave his life for Christ.  We are called to show others the truth as he did; this demands sacrifice.  Please choose an hour or hours from the list below and save our vigil captain some phone calls!

Open Hours This Week:
Monday, 6/24/13:  1 needed at 9:00 and 10:00am
Tuesday, 6/25/13:  1 needed at 9:0010:0011:00noon, and 3:00pm2 needed at 1:002:00, and 4:00pm  11 hours open!  Only 31% filled!
Wednesday, 6/26/13:  1 needed at 8:0010:0011:00,1:00, and 2:00pm;  2 needed at noon3:004:00, and5:00pm  13 OPEN HOURS!!  Only 35% filled!
Thursday, 6/27/13:   1 needed at 3:004:00, and 5:00pm
Friday, 6/28/13:  1 needed at 1:00 and 2:00pm
Go to vigilforlife.org or email info@vigilforlife.org to sign up for one of these hours or a monthly recurrent hour.

Courtesy Announcement:
Fortnight for Freedom - Please join Fr. Rick Heilman in prayer at the State Capitol THIS THURSDAY!  The USCCB has called for a "Fortnight for Freedom" (14-day period) from June 21st - July 4th.
When:  Thursday, June 27th, at 7:00pm
Where:  State Street Steps of the Capitol

Monday, June 17, 2013

Father's Day Message: TWO MORE TURNAWAYS!

Dear Fathers and Families,

As you enjoy a beautiful and blessed Father's Day:
  • Remember in prayer all of the fathers this day who are not thinking about fatherhood but rather of their own selfish interests and desires. 
  • Remember the fathers who will elect to end the life of their child this week, even forcing women to do so, because it isn't on their radar to be responsible and loving dads.
  • Remember the fathers who have made this decision in the past and suffer on Father's Day realizing this day could have been a joyous one shared with a son or daughter but now grieve a choice that cannot be undone. 
  • Remember the grandfathers, brothers, and uncles who will not know the preborn family members whose lives were taken from them and whose voices were never heard. 
  • Remember the fathers who will be at Planned Parenthood this week whose heart can be changed if YOU are on the sidewalk in prayer.
There are so many for whom to pray!
There are so many unfilled hours for you to do so!
Below is this week's list of open hours.  If we are not out there in prayer, abortion-minded fathers will have no reason to choose otherwise....we have a duty to speak for the voiceless.  Which day and hour can you be there???

Open Hours This Week: 
Tuesday, 6/18/13:  1 needed at 11:00noon, and3:00pm2 needed at 1:002:00, and 4:00pm  9 hours open!  Only 44% filled!
Wednesday, 6/19/13:  1 needed at 11:001:00, and2:00pm;  2 needed at 8:009:00noon3:004:00, and5:00pm  15 OPEN HOURS!!  Only 25% filled!
Thursday, 6/20/13:   1 needed at 5:00pm
Friday, 6/21/13:  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. 
It is, no doubt, a sacrifice to be out there praying. God has a master plan and trust Him we must! 

"...God wants only that we be made holy.  Whatever he gives or permits in this life he gives for this purpose: trial as well as consolation, hurt and mockery and abuse, the world's harassments and the devil's temptations, hunger and thirst; illness and poverty as well as pleasure and prosperity.  God permits all of these for our good."  (St. Catherine of Siena)

  • First was a pregnant woman who left her car parked at Planned Parenthood and headed over to the Women's Care Center. 
  • A woman who never entered Planned Parenthood, got in her car and drove across the street
Praise God for giving us these signs of prayers answered!

Courtesy Announcement:

Fortnight for Freedom - Please join Bishop Robert C. Morlino in prayer at the State Capitol THIS THURSDAY!  The USCCB has called for a "Fortnight for Freedom" (14-day period) from June 21st - July 4th

When:  Thursday, June 20th, at 7:00pm
Where:  State Street Steps of the Capitol
Come Pray the Rosary With Our Bishop!
May God bless you on this Father's Day!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ambulance Called at Planned Parenthood!

Last Wednesday prayer warriors report that a woman was taken out of Planned Parenthood on a stretcher and left in an ambulance.  We have no more information than this and ask for your prayers. This drives home the fact that abortion is a dangerous procedure, one that can cost the life of the mother.  Women need to be reminded of this as they sign the paperwork in the waiting room; it's in the fine print of their documents!

As one of the vigil participants on that Wednesday explained, "It was an emotional day."  Shortly after the ambulance left, a young man came out of Planned Parenthood and asked for her to pray with him.  Initially the prayer warrior thought he was with the woman in the ambulance but his situation was totally different.  "He and the person inside (wife or girlfriend) have a six-month-old child at home and, as we were talking, she was having an abortion.  I was really shaken by this, was on my knees and began to pray...."  He refused Rachel's Vineyard literature and went back inside.  Please pray for the little angel that was received by God that day and for these parents who will begin their grief journey.

Pray also for all out on the sidewalk praying and counseling, that God will guide and comfort them as they work to do His will.  As Saint Catherine of Siena says to us all, "....We have no permanence in time.  So we have to have the light of the most holy faith if we would reach our goal without the darkness getting in our way.  But it must be a living faith, that is, a faith accompanied by good deeds since the saints say that faith without deeds is dead."  We can't just profess that we are pro-life.  We have to DO something about it!  Have YOU signed up for hours recently???

Open Hours This Week:

Tuesday, 6/11/13:  1 needed at 9:00, 10:00am, and 3:00pm; 2 needed at 11:00am, noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 4:00pm  13 hours open!  Only 19% filled!

Wednesday, 6/12/13:  1 needed at 9:00, and 2:00pm;  2 needed at 8:00, noon, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00pm  12 OPEN HOURS!!  Only 40% filled!

Thursday, 6/13/13:   1 needed at 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00pm:   3 open hours!  Only 70% filled!

Friday, 6/14/13:  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.

Griswold v. Connecticut Vigil Successful!

Last Thursday evening about 14 prayer warriors gathered in front of Planned Parenthood to commemorate the anniversary of the passage of legislation which allowed artificial contraception to become the law of the land.  We thank Laura Karlen for an informative presentation on the history of Griswold v. Connecticut and how it impacted our culture to change from one focused on life to one focused on death.  May God help us to change it back!

Courtesy Announcement:

Fortnight for Freedom - Please join Bishop Robert C. Morlino in prayer at the State Capitol.  The USCCB has called for a "Fortnight for Freedom" (14-day period) from June 21st - July 4th.

When:  Thursday, June 20th, at 7:00pm

Where:  State Street Steps of the Capitol

Come Pray the Rosary With Our Bishop!

The flyer for this event can be viewed on vigilforlife.org.  Just click on the link in the lower right-hand corner under "Recent News".

Thursday, June 6, 2013

REMINDER: Griswold v. Connecticut Vigil TONIGHT

Be sure to join us:

What - Griswold v. Connecticut Prayer Vigil commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized birth control

Where - Planned Parenthood (3706 Orin Rd. Madison, WI 53711)

When - TONIGHT AT 5:30PM

We hope to see you tonight at 5:30 p.m.!