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.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Rochester pro-life march

The good folks behind the local 40 Days for Life effort had some "bad" news, and some good news.

The bad news is that for a variety of reasons, we will not have a local 40 Days effort during the up coming campaign that begins Feb. 25 - though we will be part of the one in the fall.

The good news is that they are organizing a March for February 28. That march will include at least seven members of Silent No More - women who have had abortions and now speak out against abortion.

There will be a 12:10 Mass at Our Lady of Victory Church, 210 Pleasant Street, then the march will begin in the parking lot at 1:00 with people from various denominations joining us. We will proceed silently through downtown Rochester to Planned Parenthood's headquarters, where we will pray for healing and conversion, and that lives will be spared.

Jose Rivera, who is organizing the effort, is hoping to get the word out to as many churches and pro-life groups as possible, including the Knights of Columbus (of which he is a member). His dream is to draw some 200 people. Maybe that will get some media attention. Only the diocesan newspaper covered us last time we marched - but that was a smaller group.

I will be contacting local media outlets hoping to stir up some interest.



Anonymous Bill said...

I'll be there. Prayer and fasting will help the numbers grow. Don't worry about the media. HE will take care of it.

God Bless

5:03 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

Great! Bring some friends and family!

See you there (I'm the big bearded guy who looks like he could be one of Santa's "helpers" at the mall - which I am!)

5:13 PM  

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