"We've had enough of exhortations to be silent! Cry out with a hundred thousand tongues. I see that the world is rotten because of silence." - St. Catherine of Siena
The above quote from St. Catherine of Siena rings true today especially in the wake of the release of videos exposing Planned Parenthood's selling of organs from babies that they abort. And - now, governmental agencies, judges and much of the administration in the White House is trying to cover it all up. Judges have blocked release of more of these videos until hearings scheduled later this month. Words coming from the White House say that the videos are "fraudulent". We know that there is truth in those videos and we know the truth about abortion. We must not be silent nor be silenced!
We had two turn aways this past week (that we know of)! Both times the sidewalk counselor called out to a young woman about to enter Planned Parenthood and instead of going into PP the young woman approached the sidewalk counselor - heard about the Woman's Care Center and went there instead! Praise our living God!!
Please bring your peaceful, prayerful witness for the Gospel of Life to the sidewalk this week!
Tuesday, August 4 - Only 69% filled on this Abortion Day - 2 needed at 2p; 2 needed at 3p and 1 needed at 4p.
Wednesday, August 5 - Just 50% filled on this Abortion Day - 1 needed at 9a; 2 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p; 2 needed at 2p; 1 needed at 3p; 1 needed at 4p and 1 needed at 5p.
Thursday, August 6 - 78% filled on this busy day at Planned Parenthood - 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 5p.
Friday, August 7 - 75% filled - 1 needed at 2p.
To sign up for hours go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/monthview or e-mail email@example.com or call Gwen Finnegan at(608)393-8545.
Vigil for Life Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
We are grateful to God for you!
We appreciate all of our prayer warriors, sidewalk counselors and priests who consistently support our mission and make sure that there is a peaceful, prayerful presence outside of Planned Parenthood.
Please join us for fun, fellowship and food!
When: Friday, August 21, 2015 any time between 2:30p and 7:30p
Where: Lakeview Park West picnic shelter, 6300 Mendota Ave., Middleton, WI 53562
Vigil for Life will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. Please bring a dish to pass as assigned by the first letter of your last name:
A-I - Please bring a salad; J-Q - Please bring a side dish and R-Z - Please bring a dessert.
Don't forget swimsuits for your children. Lakeview Park has an awesome splash pad!
We are in full planning mode for our upcoming 40 Days for Life campaign! This year's 24/7 campaign starts onWednesday, September 23rd at 6p and ends on Sunday, Nov. 1st at 5p. We are still looking to fill some of our volunteer positions:
Vigil Day Captain
Ensure that either 12 hours or 24 hours of the same day each week throughout the 40 days has a presence on the sidewalk by calling people to fill any open spots. (A great way for someone who cannot make it to the sidewalk to still be very involved with sharing the Gospel of Life.)
Emergency Prayer Warrior - Day (8a-6p) or Night (6p-8a)
Put your name on the list to fill hours when all other resources have been exhausted. You can give your availability for getting these calls.
If you are able to help us in either of these capacities, please call Gwen Finnegan at (608)393-8545 or e-mail Gwen firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calendars: Pro-Life Wisconsin's Annual Auction Dinner featuring Abby Johnson at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee on October 17.
Psalm 146 - Trust in god the Creator and Redeemer
Praise the Lord, my soul;
I shall praise the Lord all my life,
sing praise to my God while I live.
Put no trust in princes,
in mere powerless mortals powerless to save.
When they breathe their last, they return to the earth;
that day all their planning comes to nothing.
Happy those whose help in Jacob's God,
whose hope is in the Lord, their God,
The maker of heaven and earth,
the seas and all that is in them,
Who keeps faith forever,
secures justice for the oppressed,
gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free;
the Lord gives sight to the blind.
The Lord raises up those who are bowed down;
the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord protects the stranger,
sustains the orphan and the widow,
but thwarts the way of the wicked.
The Lord shall reign forever,
your God, Zion, through all generations!