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|At least 253 babies have been saved from abortion these 40 Days for Life nationwide, that we know of, praise and thanks be to God! That number includes FIVE from Sacramento! We only have two weeks remaining, so please come be a part of this amazing world-wide ministry! See details below! Find out what hours still need coverage here at our online schedule|
Please join us at 1750 Wright Street for these final two weeks! See the online vigil schedule to see what hours still need to be filled~ So far, praise God, over 222 lives have been saved from abortion nationwide these 40 Days for Life! Click here to get our Daily Devotions prepared by the National 40 Days for Life team!
Here are details from the Sacramento 40 Days for Life at Women's Health Specialist abortion business, 1750 Wright Street, where we are praying Mon-Sat. 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Come join us! Invite your Pastor, friends, and family! You can download a flier here and sign up at our online vigil schedule!
When you look at the online vigil, you will see three colors.
Red- NO ONE HAS SIGNED UP for that hour. We really need help!
Yellow- ONE PERSON has signed up, so more people are needed.
Green - at least two people have signed up for that hour.
These are the hours that still need to be strengthened
Wednesday- 7:00 am to 11:00 am, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Monday- 7:00 am to 11:00 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Tuesday- 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursdays- 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
Fridays- 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday- 7:00 am to 9:00 am, 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm- All Young Adults, college age pro-life supporters, and high school Youth Groups have been meeting every Saturday morning 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
|Stop by some morning to meet two of our most faithful and joyful participants!|
|Three Generations pray at 40 Days for Life, with children holding the baby fetal models. What an incredible witness for LIFE!|
|Beautiful family praying & singing hymns together!|
|Sweet Mom and daughter, praying for LIFE!|
Last Thursday was one of the most amazing days I've ever had at the Sidewalk, so in case you missed it, I'm including it once again~ Praise the Lord! THREE couples changed their mind and those are just the ones that we know about! There were several women who left the clinic, but did not talk with us, so the number of lives saved may be even higher.
Here are a few highlights. A young father drove out of the clinic early Thursday morning, with a baby in the backseat, leaving the mother of his children inside the clinic for an abortion. He pulled up along side us and we were able to give him information about all the helpful resources in our area. He said, "I don't want her to have the abortion... I've tried and tried to talk her out of it, but nothing seems to work." We gave him all the information about fetal development, the Precious Feet pin that symbolizes a baby's feet at 10 weeks of pregnancy, a list of life-supporting resources that will help his family, etc. He said he would "try one more time to talk with her", as he made a U-Turn and pulled back into the parking lot. A short time later, he exited again and sadly said he wasn't able to change her mind, but he asked us to please pray for "Leanne", in hopes that she might choose LIFE. So we all started praying for "Leanne" and her baby! There were people from Adventure Christian Church, St. Mel's, St. Rose of Sacramento, St. Joseph's of Elk Grove, Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, St. Maria Goretti, St. Joseph's Lincoln, St. Joseph Marello, St. Stephen's, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, St. Boniface, Presentation Parish, St. Vincent de Paul, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and many more, all praying along the Sidewalk! Time passed by, we spoke with several other couples and then I saw the Dad return and within just a few minutes later, MOM, Dad, and baby in the backseat all exited, rolled down their window and said to us, "We're keeping our baby! She changed her mind, because all you guys were praying!" Mom "Leanne" in the front passenger seat was smiling and holding the Precious Feet pin and information, with a big smile! I gave them my name and phone number, telling them that we would be overjoyed to host a Baby Shower for them, so please call us! They were sooo happy!
Another couple left the clinic, without saying anything to us gathered in prayer right at the entrance, which often happens, so typically we never know if they changed their mind or not, but this couple later stopped down the road a ways and spoke with one of the participants from Adventure Christian Church named Steve. The couple had changed their mind, but Dad was still very distressed. They already had two little ones and he didn't think they could afford to have another baby right now, but Mom had changed their mind NOT to have the abortion, so there were many mixed emotions being exchanged between the couple. Steve, the 40 Days participant whom they happened to pull up alongside, was able to share with the couple that he was #13 of thirteen children and that he knew poverty, but somehow God had always provided just enough for his family and now they are all grown, with children of their own and leading successful lives, so he encouraged the young couple to have Hope and Faith, not to despair over the challenges of adding another baby to their family, for somehow through God's grace and provision, everything will work out!
A third couple left the clinic, rolled down their window to speak with us as the large football-player-built Dad said very loudly, happily, joyfully, and proudly, "We changed our mind, we're keeping our baby! Thank you guys for being here!" We all cried, hugged the couple, and shared our joy with them, as the clinic escorts stood nearby and looked on... with frowns all around. If they were really pro-"choice", wouldn't they also celebrate this woman's right to CHOOSE LIFE and the baby's life which was spared? Sadly, no. At these abortion businesses, only ONE choice is allowed. For every women (at least three today that we know about) who changes her mind, the abortion business loses between $300 and $2,000 dollars each time, depending on how far along the pregnancy is/was and how much pain relief the mother is able to afford. Therefore, the escorts are highly motivated to rudely interrupt any conversation we may be having with a young woman there at the Sidewalk. They will stop at nothing. Yet, the power of a peaceful, prayerful presence was amazing today and every day! Thanks and praise be to God for allowing us to witness His grace, mercy, and miracles! Thank you also to the many, many people who were there that day! Let us fill the Sidewalk at 1750 Wright Street with hundreds of people each day of the remaining 16 days of our Sacramento 40 Days for Life!
We are now making plans for our 2011 Motorcade for LIFE on Good Friday, April 22nd, when we will pray at each of the five main abortion businesses in our community. We are especially looking for a group of pro-life Motorcyclists to lead the Motorcade, as Bikers for Life! Please contact me if you know of people who can bring their motorcycles on April 22nd, where we will start at 8:00 am in Roseville and pray briefly at each abortion business, finishing at 1750 Wright Street for Stations of the Cross at 12:00 noon through 3:00 pm in remembrance of our Lord's death on the Cross. Call wynette at 916-955-1577 if you know of motorcyclists who can join us! See additional details below in the "Events" section! Please mark your calendars now for April 22nd, for this very solemn and reverent public witness to the Sanctity of Human Life!
Weekly 40 Days for Life Mass at St. Ignatius Parish every Thursday night!
Please join us in Thanksgiving for the FIVE LIVES SAVED here in Sacramento!
Celebrated every Thursday evening of the Lenten 40 Days for Life
at 5:30 pm
St. Ignatius Parish, 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento
This is a beautiful way to come together in prayer each week!
Young adults have been coming every Saturday to the Sacramento 40 Days for Life and their numbers are GROWING! Pro-life supporters from Auburn, Dixon, Cosumnes River College, American River College, and Sac State University will be there 9:00 am to 11:00 am!! Come support our younger generation! Bring your teens so that they can meet the pro-life leaders at all of our local colleges and join Students for Life!
Leatherby's Family Creamery and Restaurant, 2333 Arden Way, supports 40 Days for Life! Leatherby's is located just a block from our spring 40 Days for life vigil site, so please drop by after your time at the Sidewalk for a FREE DRINK (coffee, tea, or soda). They are open 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. The Leatherby family is also allowing us to store our vigil supply box at their restaurant location. We are very thankful for their support!
If you would like to donate to the expenses of 40 Days for Life, here is our website for all the details. DONATE TO SACRAMENTO 40 DAYS FOR LIFE HERE
|Other Upcoming Pro-life Events (please contact me if you have a pro-life event to include):|
Wednesday Joy of Life Mass and Holy Hour of Reparation for Abortion EVERY WEDNESDAY during Lent
You are invited to come to the two remaining Wednesday evening masses during Lent at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. The masses will be from 7:00-7:30 PM. The 2 remaining dates for the masses are April 6th and April 13th. After the mass, you are invited to pray a Holy Hour of Reparation. Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar will be from 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM. Presentation Church is located at 4123 Robertson Drive, Sacramento, CA 95821. If you have any questions, please call Karen Juten at 916-712-3706
40 Days for Life Mass at St. Ignatius Parish EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT
Celebrated every Thursday evening of the Lenten 40 Days for Life
at 5:30 pm
St. Ignatius Parish, 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento
California Prolife Council Pro-Life Youth Day at the State Capitol
This Saturday, April 9th, Room 4023 of the Capitol
Registration is at 12:00 noon, with workshops from 12:30-2:15, and state Pro-Life Oratory Contest starting at 2:30
Register for this FREE Pro-Life Youth Day at the California Prolife Council website
Contact Claire at email@example.com or call 916-442-8315 extension 307 for more information.
Second Saturday Monthly Pro-Life Mass at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Saturday, April 9th, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 615 Vine Avenue, Roseville
8:00 am Pro-Life Mass, preceded by 6:30 am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. See their fantastic Parish Respect Life Ministry website here with all the details!
Monthly Pro-Life Mass, 2nd Tuesday of each month
April 12th, 5:30 Rosary, 6:00 Mass
St. Philomene's Catholic Church, 2428 Bell Ave, Sacramento
Contact Sally Fisher for more information at 916-721-0378
Good Friday Motorcade for LIFE April 22nd- please let me know if you ride a motorcycle or know pro-life motorcyclists who can lead the way!
Friday, April 22nd, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
We will pray at each of the five main abortion businesses in our area, starting at 8:00 am at Roseville Planned Parenthood, 729 Sunrise Blvd,
9:00 am at Choice Medical Group abortion business, 2322 Butano,
10:00 am at Pregnancy Consultation Center abortion business 53rd/F Street, 11:00 am at Planned Parenthood 29th and B Street,
12:00 noon through 3:00 pm, finishing 1750 Wright Street for the Stations of the Cross.
All Night Vigil for Life first Friday of each month
St. Rose Catholic Church, 5961 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento
FRIDAY, May 6th, with Mass beginning at 7:30 pm
The All Night Vigil continues after the 7:30 pm Mass, through the night on Friday and ends Saturday morning, May 7th, with Mass at 8:00 am Contact June by email for more information. After being up all night, some really dedicated participants then go to pray at the Wright Street abortion clinic on Saturday mornings, located at 1750 Wright Street.
First Saturday Rosary & Mass for Pro-Life Intentions
St. Joseph's Parish in Lincoln
SATURDAY, May 7th
With Rosary at 8:00 am & Mass at 8:30 am
280 Oak Tree Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648 Contact Respect Life Ministry Chairperson Gneal at 916-759-1221 for more information.
See their OUTSTANDING Parish Respect Life Ministry newsletter
Alternatives Pregnancy Center Annual Walk for Life Fundraiser!
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
Registration starts at 8:30 am, Walk is 9:30 to 11:00 am
Maidu Park, 1550 Maidu Dr, Roseville See their beautiful website for all the details! Register now! Get flyers, tshirts, etc!
|I am overjoyed at the Miracles we experienced today a the Sidewalk. Please join us for the remaining days of the beautiful 40 Days for Life! Sign up at our online vigil today, so that we can fill all the hours with abundant prayer!|
Blessings, with much gratitude!