40 Days for Life Spring Update – Week 3

March 1, 2024
Contact: Mary Clark
Cincinnati Campaign Leader

Week 3 – Sidewalk Advocates

I wanted to start off by saying how much I appreciate those who check the online calendar or respond to my pleas to fill in upcoming vigil hours in need of prayer coverage. I’m always humbled by the many deeply pro-life people in the tri-state area who sacrifice their time and convenience (cold weather anyone?) to stand in the public right-of-way to bring attention to the destruction of life taking place on Auburn Avenue.

As we’ve been told before by Abby Johnson and Shawn Carney, when people are praying there, up to 75% of clients change their minds and make the decision not to abort their babies. We probably will never know this side of heaven who those people are, but we walk by faith and sometimes we are given the consolation of knowing our presence and prayers have made a difference.

On the other hand, there are those who come to the sidewalk specifically to speak to women and encourage them to choose life for their babies. Some of them have been faithfully doing so for years and years. They can tell you stories of babies that they know have been saved because the mothers and fathers have told them so. They don’t tout their successes, but if you are at Planned Parenthood when they are present, tell them you are praying for blessings on them and their quiet, loving work.

Next week, how a new group of advocates have started joining them on the sidewalk.

NOTE:  Midpoint Prayer Vigil Hour – March 8 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Join us for this group hour of prayer and be encouraged to continue your weekly public prayer witness here in front of Planned Parenthood and finish the second half of the campaign strong! If you have not been able to sign up for prayer hours because of daily commitments, this is your chance to join others in prayer outside of our regular 7am to 7pm prayer times. For this event only there is no sign up necessary. It is one of the few opportunities during the campaign when we can gather as one to pray for all of the intentions of the campaign.

Closing Prayer Hour of Thanksgiving – March 24, Palm Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Details TBA

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, Guilford, IN
All Saints, Kenwood
All Saints, Walton, KY
Archbishop Elder Knights of Columbus Council 1195
Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, KY
Clinton County community
Divine Mercy Parish Family (Our Lady of the Visitation, Cincinnati; St. Joseph, North Bend; St. Jude, Bridgetown)
Eastside Region Parish Family (St. Cecilia, Oakley; St. Mary, Hyde Park; Oratory of St. John Vianney, Madisonville)
Good Shepherd, Montgomery
Guardian Angels, Mt. Washington
Helpers of God’s Precious Infants
Holy Family Parish Family (St. Ann, Williamsburg; St. Louis, Owensville; Holy Trinity, Batavia and St. Philomena, Stonelick Twp.)
Immaculate Conception Academy and Parish, Norwood
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Anderson Twp.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Burlington, KY
Lighthouse on the Rock, Dry Ridge, KY
Mary Queen of Heaven, Erlanger, KY
Mary Queen of Heaven Parish Family (St. Ann, Groesbeck; St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Taylors Creek; St. James the Greater, White Oak; St. Margaret Mary, North College Hill)
Mary’s Mantle
Old Saint Mary’s, Cincinnati
Our Lady of Lourdes, Cincinnati
Pregnancy Center Plus
Queen of Apostles Knights of Columbus Council
Queen of Apostles Parish Family (Our Lady of the Rosary, Greenhills; St. James of the Valley, Wyoming; Our Lady of the Valley, Reading; St. Matthias, Forest Park)
Sacred Heart, Cincinnati
St. Anthony, Taylor Mill, KY
St. Antoninus, Cincinnati
St. Barbara, Erlanger, KY
St. Catherine of Siena, Ft. Thomas, KY
St. Columban, Loveland
St. Dominic, Delhi
St. Edmund Campion Academy
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Milford
St. Gertrude, Madeira
St. Henry, Erlanger, KY
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Monfort Heights
St. John the Baptist, Dry Ridge Rd.
St. John the Baptist, Wilder, KY
St. Joseph, Cold Spring, KY
St. Joseph, Crescent Springs, KY
St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg; IN
St. Margaret of York, Loveland
St. Mary, Arnheim
St. Mary, Aurora, IN
St. Mary of the Assumption, Alexandria, KY
St. Paul, Florence, KY
St. Philip, Melbourne, KY
St. Philip the Apostle, Morrow
St. Pius X, Edgewood, KY
St. Susanna, Mason
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, IN
St. Thomas More, Withamsville (Stella Maris Parish Family)
St. Timothy, Union, KY
St. Vincent Ferrer, Kenwood
The Bridge, Alexandria, KY
Withamsville Church of Christ