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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

40 Days - Midpoint Procession

We will be holding a 40 Days Midpoint Procession this Saturday, October 17.

The pro-choicers will apparently be there.

We've received word that the pro-choice side has heard about the procession and will have a counter protest to greet us when we arrive at Planned Parenthood.

The last time they tried that, they managed to gather 25-30 people loudly chanting, while more that 100 pro-lifer's prayed quietly.

But thanks to their presence, the local media finally paid attention to us!

So local pro-lifers, even if you have not been able to take part in the 40 Days campaign thus far, it's important for you to be there this Saturday!

For Catholics, there will be a Mass at Our Lady of Victory Church, 200 Pleasant Street, at noon. The marchers will gather in the parking lot next to the church at 1. We will then silently process down to Pleasant to Main Street, along Main Street to Gibbs Street, then to Planned Parenthood, where we will pray.

Don't let the usual Rochester apathy keep you away. And don't let fear prevent you from showing up. The police will be there to prevent any problems. And think of the witness we can send through the local media.




Blogger Rick said...

I hope the police will be there for your protection. Also, you may want to have lots of cameras to record any assault and battery that may occur. Finally, keep the women and children at the back of the group where they will be away from harms way. God bless. With prayers, Rick

9:54 AM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

While there has been pro-choice violence elswhere, that has not been the case here in Rochester. Of course, that situation could always change. Thanks for your concern. Keep us in your prayers, please.

4:55 PM  

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