40 Days for Life — Week 1

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE 40 DAYS FOR LIFE:

ABBY JOHNSON, FORMER PLANNED PARENTHOOD DIRECTOR — NOW A PROLIFE ADVOCATE

“I am  in this movement today because of ordinary people who took on an extraordinary task.

My former abortion clinic is closed because of their sacrifice. Babies are alive because of them. Women are no longer being hurt by abortion in their community.

You can do this. You can save a life. I now stand alongside you in this 40 Days for Life movement.”

P2200374-1e The Rockland 40 Days for Life takes place every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley. It is peaceful and prayerful. We stand on public property on the outskirts of a mall where Planned Parenthood  has an office. There is no confrontation or attempt to block access. We can’t even see the part of the mall where the office is. But we hope anyone going there — and all those passing by — see our message and are moved by our prayers.

During this cold spell, many participants are praying from inside their parked cars.

The 40 Days continues overnight  from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel of St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville.

For more information on how to participate, please e-mail RachelMinister1@aol.com or call 845-492-6709.

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40 Days for Life: COLD ALERT!!

20150221_125045Because of the cold and dangerous wind chill temperatures, it would be best to pray inside your car for the time being.

You can park in the spaces right behind the prayer site.

And if anyone could use some winter gear to stay warm during the 40 Days or needs help paying for gas, please let the 40 Days staff know. A generous supporter has offered to help.

RachelMinister1@aol.com or call 845-492-6709.

 

40 Days for Life — Day 1

AMIDST THE COLD OF WINTER LOVE SHINES FORTH 

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Psalm 22, v. 10: “Yet you drew me forth from the womb, made me safe at my mother’s breast.”

Deacon John Kelly opened the 16th 40 Days for Life with Psalm 22 and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

“LIFE STARTS AT CONCEPTION, NOT AT BIRTH” is the truth of human development and we thank all those brave and determined people who came to witness with love.

For more information on how to participate, please e-mail RachelMinister1@aol.com or call 845-492-6709.

40 Days for Life Begins Again on Feb. 18

securedownload-4240 Days for Life is 40 consecutive days of 24/7 prayer, fasting, and peaceful public vigil outside a local abortion clinic or Planned Parenthood office. In Rockland, the site is Perlman Drive in Spring Valley, on public property, outside the mall where Planned is. The vigil begins on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m., and ends of March 29.

The goal is to turn hearts and minds, with God’s help, toward an awareness that all life is a sacred gift, and thus bring an end to abortion.

This mobilization of people of all faiths takes place twice a year across America and  27 countries worldwide. Over half a million people have participated, and over 10,000 babies, who might have been aborted, were saved.

Please give some thought to being part of this campaign this time. If you have been away, please come back. We need you. And, more importantly, the babies need you.

You’re asked to sign up for 1 hour a week, any time between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to pray on Perlman Drive. You may pray in any way you choose. If you are only available in the evening, the 40 Days continues overnight from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel or St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville.

Check out some of the links below, which will give you an idea of what the 40 Days in Rockland is like.

For more information on how to participate, please e-mail RachelMinister1@aol.com or call 845-492-6709.

40 Days of Life: Day 1 — Prayer Power (2/25/12)

40 Days for Life — Week 3 (3/26/14)

40 Days of Life — Closing Ceremony (3/27/13)

Abortions Down Dramatically in Rockland

From the 40 Days for Life Organizers:  “Since 1997 in which Rockland County had 783 abortions, there has been a steady decline  — with the exception of two years with a slight increase  — and the abortion rate has fallen dramatically!

Last recorded figure was for 2012, and the total number of abortions for Rockland were 351.

One is too many and we have much more work to do, but we are witnessing the direct result of Prayer Power.”

Plans are underway for the 16th 40 Days for Life in Rockland. It will begin on February 18 (Ash Wednesday) and end on March 29 (Palm Sunday).

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 3:00 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.  NOTE CORRECTION: THE TIME IS 3:00 (NOT 3:30)

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

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