View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

40 Days: Praying PP out of business

To mark the midpoint in the 40 Days for Life campaign (technically, last Monday) in Rochester, we celebrated a Mass at Our Lady of Victory Church, then processed to Planned Parenthood's headquarters.

The Mass was concelebrated by the parish's administrator, Father Ron Antinarelli, and Father Joe Catanise, who has been active in the 40 Days campaign. More than 100 people crowded into the church.

After the Mass, participants gathered outside the church where they were addressed by 40 Days coordinator Jose Rivera.

We then marched through downtown Rochester praying the rosary. Along he way we got a thumbs up from a bus drive wearing a tau cross.

At Planned Parenthood, vigil participants waited,

then were joined by the processors for prayers,
and final words from Jose (far right).
He announced that at least 3 babies had been saved locally because of the campaign.
Hundreds have been saved nationally.



Blogger Jose said...


Thank you for covering the event!!! It really was quite an experience to walk down Main Street and see peoples faces turn around to see us.

God Bless,

11:41 AM  

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