40 Days for Life Cincinnati Update – Week 1

October 6, 2023
Contact: Mary Clark
Cincinnati Campaign Leader

We held our Kickoff Rally on Tuesday, September 26, the night before the start of our Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign. With all the most important work going on at area churches to inform everyone of the November vote on Issue 1, we wondered if anyone would turn out for the rally. We were thrilled that we ended up with close to 80 people there to hear our special guest speaker, Ramona Treviño. She is the Outreach Director for the national 40 Days for Life team.

Everyone was blessed to hear the story of Ramona’s conversion from a Planned Parenthood clinic director in Texas to a pro-life speaker and author of a book entitled:  

Redeemed by Grace: A Catholic Woman’s Journey to Planned Parenthood and Back in which she shared the miracle of her conversion and the goodness of Christ’s mercy.

Ramona’s resignation from Planned Parenthood resulted in her former center going out of business.  We hope to be able to share video of the kickoff and Ramona’s testimony soon.

You can sign up to commit to prayer hours in front of our vigil site, Planned Parenthood, 2314 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219, by going to our website, www.40daysforlife.com/cincinnati. If you need help signing up, let me know. Although many of our prayer hours have minimal coverage (1 person signed up), now is the time to sign up to help increase the number of participants for each hour. The more present each hour, the more visible we are and the more prayers rising to God.

Check out our Resource list at the right side of our website mentioned above. There you will find a spreadsheet for a quick look at our open and covered hours, a website tutorial, sign up help, prayer materials, flyers, and a general bulletin announcement for your church. Also, we do our best to have a bag of signs for your use at the site during prayer vigil hours.  Included in the bag are Community Resource Guides and Abortion Pill Reversal information which can be given to passersby and those entering PP to help them turn away from that evil place. The bag cannot be available all day if we don’t have continuous coverage from 7am to 7pm daily.

Known churches and group affiliations of our participants
Please let me know if your affiliation is not listed, whether you come to pray as an individual or with a group.

All Saints Parish, Kenwood

All Saints Parish, Walton, KY

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ft. Mitchell, KY

Dearborn County, Indiana Parishes (All Saints, Guilford; St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg; St. Mary, Aurora; St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright)

Divine Mercy Family of Parishes (Our Lady of the Visitation, Cincinnati; St. Joseph, North Bend; St. Jude, Bridgetown)

Eastside Family of Parishes (St. Cecilia, Oakley; St. Mary, Hyde Park; Oratory of St. John Vianney at St. Anthony, Madisonville)

Good Shepherd Parish, Montgomery

Guardian Angels Parish, Mt. Washington

Holy Spirit Parish, Newport, KY

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Anderson Twp.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Burlington, KY

Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, Erlanger, KY

Mary Queen of Heaven Family of Parishes (St. Ann, Groesbeck; St. Bernard, Taylor Creek; St. James the Greater, White Oak; St. Margaret Mary, North College Hill)

Mount Saint Mary’s Seminarians, Cincinnati

Old St. Mary Parish, Cincinnati

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Cincinnati

Queen of Apostles Family of Parishes (Our Lady of the Rosary, Greenhills; Our Lady of the Valley, Reading; St. James of the Valley, Wyoming)

Sacred Heart Parish, Cincinnati

St. Andrew Parish, Milford

St. Anthony Parish, Taylor Mill, KY

St. Antoninus Parish, Cincinnati

St. Barbara Parish, Erlanger, KY

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Ft. Thomas, KY

St. Columban Parish, Loveland

St. Edmund Campion Academy

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Milford

St. Henry Parish, Erlanger, KY

St. John the Baptist Parish, Colerain Twp.

St. Joseph Parish, Cold Spring, KY

St. Joseph Parish, Crescent Springs, KY

St. Margaret of York Parish, Loveland

St. Mary Parish, Arnheim

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Alexandria, KY

St. Paul Parish, Florence, KY

St. Philip Parish, Melbourne, KY

St. Pius X Parish, Edgewood, KY

St. Susanna Parish, Mason

St. Thomas More Parish, Withamsville (Stella Maris Family)

St. Timothy Parish, Union, KY

St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Kenwood