40 Days for Life Spring Update – Week 4

March 8, 2024
Contact: Mary Clark
Cincinnati Campaign Leader

Week 4 – Ongoing Presence

Last week I mentioned a new group of advocates that have started to join with the long time sidewalk advocates to reach out to clients (and workers) entering Planned Parenthood or anyone passing by.

Cincinnati Right to Life has been sponsoring trainings by Sidewalk Advocates for Life who teach people how to approach those coming to abortion facilities or referral centers by encouraging pregnant women to choose life and empowering them to turn away from abortion with life-affirming resources. As stated on SAFL’s website, “Our goal is to reach out in love to all present on the sidewalk to bring about a conversion of heart from a culture of death to a culture of life, thereby ending abortion.”

Starting with all Wednesdays, the plan on Auburn Avenue is to have advocates present in front of the abortion facility during all of that weekday’s business hours and to eventually have a presence there during all weekly open hours.

Please pray for these loving and joyous people who have already begun to touch lives and pray about whether God is calling you to find out if you should become a part of this most important work.

NOTE:  Midpoint Prayer Vigil Hour – March 8 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Join us this evening for our group hour of prayer which serves to mark the midpoint of our spring/Lenten campaign. If you have been taking part in the first half of the campaign, we hope this hour will encourage you to continue your public prayer witness and finish the second half of the campaign strong! If you have not been to the sidewalk yet, we hope this hour will serve as an impetus for you to sign up for prayer hours during the remaining sixteen days of the campaign. 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 our pro-life intentions.

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, Milford (St. Mary Magdalene Parish Family)
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. Mary Magdalene Parish Family)
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. Veronica (St. Mary Magdalene Parish Family)
St. Vincent Ferrer, Kenwood
The Bridge, Alexandria, KY
Withamsville Church of Christ