40 Days of Life Ends on Sunday, Nov. 2

With four days to go in this autumn 40 Days of Life campaign, more and more reports of blessings are coming in from the 297 vigils in 11 countries. Over 400 babies, that we know of, have been spared from abortion.

The 40 Days of Life will close on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3:30 p.m., at Perlman Drive in Spring Valley with prayers for life and gratitude for all the people who came to take part or who prayed for the success of the campaign at home. God bless you all. Please come down and join us for this closing ceremony.

Here are more photos from the 40 Days for Life in Rockland in the past weeks.

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40 Days of Life: Saving Lives Where We Live

There's the 40 Days for Life logo -- and it's the same message in any language. This sign is from Croatia, one of the 13 countries where 40 Days of Life vigils have been taking place.

There’s the 40 Days of Life logo — and it’s the same message in any language. This sign is from Croatia, one of the 11 countries where 40 Days of Life vigils have been taking place.

Right now, 40 Days for Life campaigns are happening in 297 cities in 11 countries.

365 lives (that we know of) have been saved since Sept. 24, the first day of the 40 Days autumn 2014 vigil.

Why has 40 Days of Life program captured the the imagination of so many?

Because everyone knows that abortions don’t happen in the White House, Supreme Court, houses of parliament, or seats of power around the world.

That may be where the political battles that make the news take place. But the real battlefields — the true life and death ones — are in cities and towns, large and small. That’s where the abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood offices are. That’s where lives are truly at stake, and that’s where they can be saved.

There are about two weeks left. If you’ve been thinking about coming to pray at the vigil but haven’t done so yet, please don’t let this chance slip by. Please call to sign up for an hour. 845-492-6709

And be sure to come to the closing ceremonies on Sunday, Nov. 2,  at 3 p.m. on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley.

Here’s a link to an update posted on the 40 Days for Life website about the vigil that has been taking place in Spring Valley. (When you land on the page, scroll down a bit.)

And here are photos of some of the participants at our local 40 Days for Life campaign in Rockland.

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40 Days of Life Begin

P9250128For the fourteenth time in Rockland, the 40 Days of Life campaign has begun — one of 297 vigils being held this autumn in 11 countries.

Volunteers gathered at Perlman Drive in Spring Valley, near the Planned Parenthood office at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Deacon John Kelly from St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville led the group in the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by the Rosary.

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The 40 Days is a  program of prayer and fasting, constant vigil, and community outreach to draw attention to the evil or abortion in our own community. Its goal is to touch hearts and to bring about a beginning of the end of abortion.

If you believe that prayer changes things and the power of love can transform lives, the 40 Days volunteers welcome you and need you!

The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day on Perlman Drive, and then through the night at the Eucharistic Chapel of St. Gregory Barbarigo Church on Cinder Road in Garnerville. The last day is Nov. 2.

For more information or to sign up for one hour a week, please call 845-492-6709.

 

40 Days for Life: What’s Going On in Spring Valley?

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A focused, moving, thoughtful video from the founders of the 40 Days for Life. Find out how the movement got started, how it’s saved thousands from abortion, and hear from people whose lives were changed by it. Here’s what’s behind the activities you’ve seen on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley. Just click anywhere on the photo above. It’s 8 minutes long.

 

40 Days of Life Starts Wed., Sept. 24

20131012_12425740 Days for Life is a nonconfrontational, 40-day, non-stop, round-the-clock prayer vigil outside a  Planned Parenthood center or  abortion facility.

The opening ceremony of the Rockland 40 Days of Life begins Wednesday, Sept. 24,  at 3 p.m. at the prayer site on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley on public property near the Planned Parenthood office.

At 5 p.m. each day, the vigil moves to Eucharistic Chapel of St. Gregory Barbarigo Church on Cinder Road in Garnerville, and continues through the night. In the morning, at 9 a.m., it resumes again on Perlman Drive. The last day is Sunday, Nov. 2.

Many volunteers are needed to maintain this peaceful and educational presence for 40 days. Your presence will send a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion. Please come and be the “voice” for the “voiceless.”

For more information or to sign up for one hour a week, please call 845-492-6709.

40 Days for Life — Closing Ceremony

Eileen Peterson, Msgr. Michael McCabe, pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption in Haverstraw, and Fr. Nicholas Callahan lead the recitation of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary at the 40 Days for Life closing ceremony.

Eileen Peterson, Msgr. Robert McCabe, pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption in Haverstraw, and Fr. Nicholas Callahan lead the recitation of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary at the 40 Days for Life closing ceremony.

The spring 40 Days for Life campaign ended at 3 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 13, with a prayer service on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley near the Rockland Planned Parenthood office.

For 40 days, those called to stand witness during this 24-hour-a-day campaign have sent a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion.

And they have sought God’s help for women at risk of having an abortion, innocent children at risk of perishing, men and women who carry the pain of past abortions, workers at Planned Parenthood facilities, and for healing throughout our nation and the world.

And, thanks be to God, as of last week 536 babies (that we know of) had been saved from death, according to reports coming in from 40 Days for Life vigils nationwide.

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40 Days for Life — Week 5

253 communities across North America and around the world are hosting 40 Days for Life campaigns this spring.

253 communities across North America and around the world are hosting 40 Days for Life campaigns this spring.

The purpose of the 40 Days for Life campaign is to pray to end abortion. But how? Those people you see down by Route 59 — what exactly are they praying for?

Rev. Ben Sheldon, President Emeritus, Presbyterians Pro-Life, reminds us of the words of Thomas Jefferson, inscribed around the inside of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.”

Intention: We pray for the conversion of abortionists and all abortion advocates.

Prayer:  O God, our heavenly Father, give us courage and wisdom as we seek to eradicate the evil in our society. Help us to realize that your divine Spirit alone can change hearts and minds so that all your human creatures may enjoy the fullness of life you intended for them.

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Can you help carry the message? You never know whose heart you may touch as they drive by. Or whose life you may save, because someone remembers a sign they once saw on the side of the road.

Only one hour this FINAL WEEK to witness in public and pray for an end to abortion.

We are on public property from 9 am until 6 pm on Perlman Drive, in Spring Valley, and from 6 pm until 9 am at the St. Gregory Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel on 21 Cinder Road in Garnerville.

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