.youtube.com/watch (1951 version from The Living Christ mini-series of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well)
In today's Gospel (John 4:5-42), we hear of a Samaritan woman who, at first, unknowingly encounters Christ at Jacob's well. While she is drawing water from the well, Jesus tells her that the water he has to offer is living water and whoever drinks of it will not thirst again because it "will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life". The woman asks Jesus to give her some of this living water so she will not have to go to the well to draw water again. When Jesus reveals himself to the woman, she runs back to her village to share the news that the long-awaited Messiah, the one called Christ, has come.
As disciples of Christ, we are called to bring others to also drink of this living water - Eternal Life in Christ. As disciples, we are called to run back to our village and share the news that the Messiah, the one called Christ, has come! By our peaceful and prayerful witness on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood, we are sharing this joyful news with a city that is starved for it!
Will you please be a bearer of the joyful news of Eternal Life in Christ this week??
Monday, 3/24 - 100% filled; Praise God!
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/
monthview or call Gwen Finnegan at (608)393-8545 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
STORIES FROM THE SIDEWALK
On Tuesday, 3/18, a sidewalk counselor invited a young woman who was on her way into Planned Parenthood to go over to the Women's Care Center. The young woman acknowledged the invitation yet still went into Planned Parenthood. Minutes later, the young woman exited from Planned Parenthood, got into her truck, stopped at the driveway of the parking lot to PP to ask the sidewalk counselor if she worked at the Women's Care Center. The sidewalk counselor answered that no she did not work there - handed the young woman some literature and the young woman proceeded to drive across the street to the Women's Care Center parking lot where she parked and went inside. We don't know the full story here however PRAISE GOD that the young woman went to the Women's Care Center. Please pray for this young woman to drink of Christ's living water!
BUFFER ZONE ORDINANCE UPDATE
The Madison Common Council reconsidered and passed this ordinance again on Tuesday, March 18. It will most likely take a couple of more weeks until it goes into effect. Stay tuned for more on it!! We are grateful to God for his guidance thus far and will continue to trust God to guide us through the case as it continues.=============================
VIGIL FOR LIFE, MADISON AND PRO-LIFE WISCONSIN
POTLUCK SOCIAL AND VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
WHERE: St. Mary's, Pine Bluff
WHAT: 365 For Life and 2014 Fall 40 Days For Life Information
ORDER OF EVENTS:
5:00p Pro-Life Potluck in gym in St. Mary School in Pine Bluff
6:00p Angelus and Pro-Life Program: Gwen Finnegan, Director, Vigil For Life Madison, and Peggy Hamill, State Director, Pro-Life Wisconsin
7:00p Solemnity of the Annunciation Mass in St. Mary Church
Could Spring take any longer to get here?!
In these frigid conditions, it’s hard to remember what warm weather feels like. The good news is, we're bringing you a little spring warmth to help you get through these brutal winter days! Registration is now open for Pro-Life Wisconsin's annual <http://prolifewisconsin.us6.
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Nothing will warm you from the inside out more than showing your support for our Pro-Life heroes! We all are passionate about the pro-life movement, but the recipients of this year's awards have gone above and beyond year after year.
We need YOU to join us in honoring these recipients and showing them how much we appreciate their efforts!
The Activist of the Year award will be given to Miss Jennifer Leigh Dunnett, a dedicated member of the Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Jen has a heart full of love for life, and we can't wait to honor her commitment.
Our Legislator of the Year award will be given to State Rep. Dan LeMahieu, who is retiring this year, for a lifetime of dedication to pro-life legislation and action.
Joining us to celebrate their heroism will be our esteemed guest, Fr. James Kubicki, National Director of the Apostleship of Prayer and frequent host on Relevant Radio!
Great speaker. Great people. Great pro-life cause. You don't want to miss this special night. Register now!
PRAYER AT AN ABORTION CHAMBER
Father, I come to this place as a new Calvary,
I wish to stand here with Mary
and those others who stood by the Cross of Jesus
the day he sacrificed himself for us sinners.
I firmly believe the sorrowful scene before my eyes
is nothing less than a reenactment of Jesus' suffering and death,
already anticipated in the massacre of the Innocents of Bethlehem
and repeated in the slaughter in the least of his brethren,
the tiny children brought here today to be slain.
Father, I realize I cannot stop the killing of most of these children,
any more than Mary could have stopped the slaying of her Child that fatal day.
But in faith I unite my heart with hers
and humbly adore your Divine purpose in allowing such bloodshed.
I offer you the blood of Jesus,
and mingled with it,
the blood of these little ones,
for their own salvation and for that of their parents,
the abortionist, and our whole generation.
Remember Jesus' own prayer from the cross,
with its echo in Mary's heart,
"Father forgive them for they know not what they do."
But perhaps the hour has not come for some of them.
Once you told Joseph to take the Child and his mother
far from those seeking the Child's life.
I offer myself to you, as St. Joseph's helper,
ready to do everything I can for my beloved Jesus and Mary
in the person of the child and mother you entrust to my care.
Dear Father, accept my prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen.