We have a few remaining open hours this week. Please sign up if you are able. Monday, 8/18, Tuesday, 8/19 andare 100% filled; Praise God!
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/
monthview or call Gwen Finnegan at (608)393-8545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIGIL FOR LIFE - MADISON - 40 DAYS FOR LIFE FALL CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!
It's time to start planning for our fall 2014 40 Days for Life campaign!
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Thank you to those of you who have already volunteered your time and talent for the campaign. For those of you who have not discerned where your time and talent can best be used - we still have the following volunteer opportunities available:
1. Volunteer Caller - Personally invite past participants to join this year's 40 Days for Life.
2. Vigil Captain - Watch the vigil calendar throughout the week leading up to your chosen one day of the week to ensure that each hour is covered.
3. Outreach - Personally invite other churches and organizations that are not currently participating in 40 Days for Life.
4. Emergency Prayer Warrior - Give availability to cover hours either during the day or night to be called upon only after all other coverage options have been exhausted.
5. Parish Liaison - Sign your parish up to take part in the campaign.
To sign up for the above positions in support of this fall's 40 Days for Life campaign or to sign up for your own vigil hours - please call Gwen Finnegan at (608)393-8545 or e-mail her at
MADISON BUFFER ZONE REPEALED
This past Tuesday, August 5th, the Madison Common Council voted unanimously to repeal the buffer zone they put into effect this past Spring. Read about it here:
NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ABORTED CHILDREN MEMORIAL SERVICES
Gravesite of an Aborted Baby
St. Michael Church
109 South Military Road
Dane, WI 53529
Day of Remembrance:
Special Guests: Deacon Jack Fernan
Other Info: Gravesite is located to the right of the outdoor Fatima Shrine between the church and school.
Sponsored by: Vigil for Life Madison
Gravesite of 1,500 Aborted Babies
Holy Cross Cemetery
7301 W Nash Street
Milwaukee, WI 53216
Day of Remembrance:
Special Guests: His Excellency Bishop Donald Hying
Other Info: Gravesite is in the Children's Section of the cemetery. For more info, contact Pro-Life Wisconsin at 262-796-1111.
Sponsored by: Pro-Life Wisconsin
March For Life Pilgrimage to Washington DC departing by bus from St. Mary's Elm Grove ProLifeWisconsin.org. Includes 2 nights hotel stay ( 4 to a room). $300 per person covers room and bus. Anyone under 18 must beaccompanied by a chaperoned .Reservation with full payment due by or at capacity. For further information and to register call 262-796-1111 or visit
Excerpt from Mother Teresa's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington D.C. - Feb. 3, 1994
"But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself.
And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even His life to love us. So, the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love, that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts.
By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems.
And, by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion.
Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.
Many people are very, very concerned with the children of India, with the children of Africa where quite a few die of hunger, and so on. Many people are also concerned about all the violence in this great country of the United States. These concerns are very good. But often these same people are not concerned with the millions who are being killed by the deliberate decision of their own mothers. And this is what is the greatest destroyer of peace today - abortion which brings people to such blindness.
And for this I appeal in India and I appeal everywhere - "Let us bring the child back." The child is God's gift to the family. Each child is created in the special image and likeness of God for greater things - to love and to be loved. In this year of the family we must bring the child back to the center of our care and concern. This is the only way that our world can survive because our children are the only hope for the future. As older people are called to God, only their children can take their places."