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A Peaceful Protest-40 Days for Life Begins

Posted on September 24, 2019 in: Events, 40DaysForLife, ProLife

A Peaceful Protest-40 Days for Life Begins

Homilist, Reverend Jeffrey Ellis Delivers Inspiring Message at the September 24th Vigil Mass to Kickoff the 40 Days for Life Campaign in the Diocese of Norwich.  Press Play to view the Highlights of the Mass.

This year, the 40 DAYS FOR LIFE campaign runs from Wednesday, September 25th through Sunday, November 3rd. It is hoped that you will join Pro-Life people of all faiths by praying, fasting, and signing-up to attend the 40 DAYS FOR LIFE peaceful prayer vigil held outside Planned Parenthood, 12 Case Street, Norwich.

Never done it before? There’s nothing to be afraid of. It’s not a protest. Here’s what to expect. We recommend parking at Friendly’s, 105 West Town Street in Norwich. They gave us permission to park there, and it’s a nice treat to enjoy a lunch or ice cream after praying with family and friends.

For a point of reference, Friendly’s and Case Street are best reached by Exit 14 on Rt. 395, the first exit north of Route 2. After parking, walk a few hundred yards on West Town Street and make a right onto Case Street, walk up another hundred yards and cross the street to the sidewalk between the two entrances of Planned Parenthood.

We witness life by our presence outside the facility. If you wish you can hold a sign that your parish pro-life representative will provide that reads “Praying for an end to abortion.”

We pray –– to change mother’s hearts that might be arriving to consider ending their pregnancy; for an end to abortion; that this Planned Parenthood facility will soon close.

We pray during daylight hours, and really haven’t had any problems over the last few years. You might get an occasional person who expresses themself with an unkind hand signal or word out their window, but for the most part, we get a lot of positive honks and thumbs-up! And we never confront anyone should they wish to argue. This is a peaceful, prayerful program exercising our Constitutional freedom, to stand-up for the innocent, praying for the Sanctity and Right to Life. Participants are asked to complete the 40 Days for Life 2019 Peace Statement shown above. 

How do I sign up?

Most parishes ‘Adopt-A-Day’. Contact your parish and find out who your Pro-Life representative is.

Sign up at church or go to 40DaysForLife.com/Norwich.

Another great new option is to sign-up for the new Diocesan Weekly Newsletter at Norwichdiocese.org/Newsletter. There you’ll be kept abreast of 40 DAYS FOR LIFE activity, as well as many upcoming Diocesan events and happenings.

For further help about how to become involved please contact the Norwich 40 Days For Life Team at (860) 875-5770 or 40DaysNorwich@gmail.com Thank you and may God bless you, your family, and your future children and grandchildren. Amen.

 

 

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