Tuesday, August 25, 2009

40 Days for Life begins in 1 month

Please join us for 40 Days for LIFE in Norwich, CT

This fall, from September 23rd to November 1st, the Diocese of Norwich will be uniting with over 211 other communities in 45 states and 3 countries for the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history—the international 40 Days for Life campaign. People of faith are praying that this effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion. With 40 days of prayer, fasting and 24/7 round-the-clock vigils at abortion clinics across the nation, we are asking God to end abortion in America.

40 Days for Life is a focused life-affirming campaign that has generated measurable lifesaving results. Some cities ha ve reported as much as a 28% drop in local abortion numbers. During the last two years, the local Norwich campaign has resulted in 2 documented saved lives that we know about and countless graces for the participants. Nationally the campaign has resulted in more than 1,500 lives saved!

Important Dates:

Tuesday, September 22nd:
Mass and Kick-off at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Norwich, CT starting at 6:00 P.M. All are invited to attend. Refreshments to follow 7-9 PM. Please join us and bring a friend.

The 40 days will run from September 23rd to November 1st, 2009.

Getting Involved:

The 40 Days for Life campaign is made up of three key components:

Prayer and Fasting:
inviting people to join together for 40 days of fervent prayer coupled with fasting for an end to abortion

Peaceful Vigil: standing for life through a 24/7, 40 day peaceful, public witness outside Planned Parenthood, 12 Case Street, Norwich, CT

Community Outreach:
taking a positive, upbeat pro-life message to every corner of our city through media, petition drives, l awn signs, and public visibility.

We need parishes to "Adopt-a-Day"

Please prayerfully consider ways two possible ways to get involved-- as an individual and as a Parish community. One of the best ways for parishes to get involved is to “Adopt- a- Day”. A church would decide to “Adopt-a-Day” and then encourage their parishioners to pledge to pray for an hour at a time, on the sidewalk, in front of Planned Parenthood at 12 Case St. in Norwich on the specified “adopted day”. The parish would have one or two people organizing this effort with sign ups at the parish level.

You can also get involved individually by pledging to pray for an hour. To do so you must log onto: www.vigilcalendar.com/norwich To “A dopt-a-Day” or for more information please contact Brian J. Daly.

*Whether you’ve done this before or not, it is imperative that you register at www.vigilcalendar.com/norwich to participate at the vigil site each time you pray in front of Planned Parenthood at 12 Case St. in Norwich.

If you have any questions or need more information, or are unable to register please contact Brian J. Daly at 860-822-1788 or BJDALY@aol.com or visit www.40daysforlife.com/norwich

We already have the following days adopted for Fall 2009!
If your church/organization is not on this list, please consider getting together with other members to Adopt-A-Day.
For information on Adopting a Day, please contact Brian Daly at
BJDALY@aol.com or 860-822-1788
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