Have Perseverance and Courage
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 3, 2018 (Cincinnati, OH) – from 40 Days for Life Cincinnati campaign leader Mary Clark:
In spite of the dismal weather last Tuesday evening, our Kickoff to the Fall 40 Days for Life campaign was very positive. At least 40 stalwarts stood through off and on rain, much of it very heavy downpours, to pray, sing and listen intently to our speaker, Fr. Ryan Ruiz. He thanked those present as well as all who sacrifice to spend time in public prayer for the unborn, their families, passersby, and abortion workers. He relayed the story of a young first century altar server and martyr St. Tarcisius, who gave up his life rather than allow the Eucharist which he was carrying to Christian prisoners to be desecrated by a group of boys who were curious as to what he was carrying close to his heart. Although St. Tarcisius was certainly braver than any of us are asked to be when we stand in public prayer today, we can model our perseverance and faith on him as well as any courage we need to step out in prayer.
We have commitments for over 300 of our vigil prayer hours at Planned Parenthood on Auburn Avenue, but still need 138 hours covered. It is most important that we hear from you as to what hours you are willing to fill. You can go to our website at www.40daysforlife.com/cincinnati and click on “See What Hours Still Need Coverage” under the RESOURCES list for a quick view of all open and covered hours. Then go to the vigil calendar and sign up for vigil hours.
We are especially in need of coverage on two Wednesdays, 10/3 and 10/24, which are almost completely without coverage and three Saturdays, 10/13, 10/20, and 10/27, also in great need as are several other days. Weekends might be good times for our high school pro-life group leaders or college pro-life group members to organize hours of coverage.
Also, now that Martin Haskell is no longer in Sharonville, I’d like to make a special plea to those who were praying at that abortion mill to join us at Planned Parenthood so that we increase our presence there since it’s now the only surgical abortion mill in Hamilton County.
Don’t forget to join us on Friday evening, October 5th at Planned Parenthood for our first weekly group prayer vigil hour, 7-8pm. Thereafter we will hold these weekly group prayer vigil hours on October 12, 19, 26 and November 2.
As always, contact Mary Clark, 513-791-4039/ten.esufnull@syad04ycnic with any questions.
Known participating organizations to-date:
All Saints, Guilford, IN
Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, KY
Greater Cincinnati Young Adults for Life (GCYAL)
Helpers of God’s Precious Infants
Holy Trinity, Norwood
Immaculate Conception, Norwood
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Anderson Twp
Life’s 5th Quarter
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary
Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of the Visitation
Pregnancy Center East
St. Ann, Cincinnati
St. Anthony, Madisonville (Eastside Region)
St. Anthony, Taylor Mill, KY
St. Catherine of Siena, Ft. Thomas, KY
St. Cecilia, Oakley (Eastside Region)
St. Edmund Campion Academy
St. Henry, Erlanger, KY
St. James the Great
St. John the Baptist, Dry Ridge Rd.
St. Joseph, Cold Spring, KY
St. Margaret of York
St. Margaret-St. John (Eastside Region)
St. Mary, Arnheim
St. Mary, Hyde Park
St. Nicholas, Sunman, IN
St. Paul, Florence, KY
St. Philip the Apostle, Morrow
St. Philip, Melbourne, KY
St. Vincent Ferrer