By Rita Russo, 40 Days for Life Boston Coordinator
The National 40 Days for Life Tour Bus visit from David Bereit on Sunday to the vigil outside Boston’s Planned Parenthood was totally amazing! Between 70 and 80 people turned out to welcome them. As we waited for the bus, we prayed the Holy Rosary, led by Rev. Michael McNamara, Rev. Edward Riley, Rev. Mark Yavarone, and St. John seminarian, Aaron Yuengert.
The bus pulled up right in front to Planned Parenthood. David spoke eloquently and inspired us all. There was such a powerful feeling of unity. He told us that each stop along the way has gotten bigger and bigger. That held true, as when we got to the Worcester rally last night there were about 250 people gathered in the dark in a sea of candles. David ended his presentation by passing out vigil sign-up cards. He also passed out markers and invited us to sign the van. People clamored forward for a chance to write their names and “Boston” on it. We will be well-represented as it travels across the rest of the country. It was so much fun. We absolutely loved it.
In the end, Fr. Mike led us all in praying over David that the Lord would protect him and the team as they journey across America. What an inspiration it was to do this tour!
Looking at the week ahead, we remind you that we will gather (at 1055 Commonwealth Ave, except for the March) for:
- The Holy Rosary Tuesday at 2 pm
- Candlelight Vigil Friday night at 7 pm with Rev. Jean Pierre Aubin
- Candlelight Vigil in Spanish Saturday night at 5 pm with Rev. John Fiori
- Family Vigil Sunday at 1 pm
- The Massachusetts March for Life will also take place on Boston Common this Sunday. Rally at 1 and March at 2:30 pm
Those of you who missed that uplifting talk by Jill Stanek at our Prayer Launch can hear most of what she said here:
More great links shamelessly borrowed from the Worcester 40 Days for Life team:
- David Daleiden says he has more incriminating video footage to release. To skip the intro, start at the 4 minute mark. Watch to the end. It is outstanding.
- We need to reach out in love to abortion workers.
- Planned Parenthood is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month; this is not an occasion that calls for celebration. Let’s mark it with prayer. Oct. 15. Details to follow.
- PP is all about abortion, not “women’s health”.
- She got life without parole for killing her newborn. How is what she did really any different from abortion?
- “The PP 3% lie” from Live Action.
Remember that the essential ingredients of this campaign are prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at Boston’s Planned Parenthood, and community outreach. We need you 7 am to 7 pm. If everyone on my email list gave us one non-event hour, our vigil would be covered. There should never be an hour when no one is praying there. Please sign up for vigil hours.