40 Days for Life

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40 Days for Life is a community-based social justice campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing our local communities the consequences of abortion in our own neighborhoods, for our own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the tragedy and evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:
• Prayer and fasting
• Constant vigil
• Community outreach

The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.

Prayer and Fasting
Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith across the nation … and around the world … to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land. Pray outside an abortion facility. Pray at church. Pray at work. Pray in the car. Pray at home with your family. People of faith are also invited to fast throughout 40 Days for Life. Christ said there are demons that can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. A fast is not a Christian diet; it is a powerful means of drawing closer to God by blocking out distractions. Fast from certain foods. Fast from television. Fast from apathy and indifference. Fast from whatever it is that separates you from God.

Constant Vigil
The visible, public centerpiece of 40 Days for Life is a focused, 40-day, non-stop, round-the-clock prayer vigil outside a single Planned Parenthood center or other abortion facility in your community. It is a peaceful and educational presence. Those who are called to stand witness during this 24-hour-a-day presence send a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion. It also serves as a call to repentance for those who work at the abortion center and those who patronize the facility.

Community Outreach
Church involvement begins by meeting with local pastors, other church leaders, and members of different congregations. The Body of Christ is invited to pray together and participate in 40 Days for Life, uniting in one focused mission that can save lives and make an eternal impact.

No bullhorns, no graphic signs, no shouting. Just peaceful prayer.

 

To learn more about 40 Days for Life visit their national website at:

40daysforlife.com/sanjose

40daysforlife.com/mountainview

40daysforlife.com/gilroy

This effort is endorsed by the Bishop Patrick J. McGrath. Read his coming soon.

Event Date, Time & Information Location & Contact
Tuesday, September 26 8:00 am to
Wednesday, Sept 27, 2017 8:00 am24 Hour Adoration
St. Leo’s Chapel
88 Race Street
San Jose, CA 95126
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Information and sign-up:
Chilady_3@icloud.com


Peaceful Prayer Vigil at Abortion Center, two locations below
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Through
Sunday, November 5, 2017
7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Planned Parenthood
1641 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
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Information
Rilene 408-800-5498
Signup online at
40daysforlife.com/sanjose
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Through
Sunday, November 5, 2017
7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Planned Parenthood
225 San Antonio Rd
Mountain View, CA 94040
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Information
Bob 415-512-2132Signup online at
40daysforlife.com/mountainview


Saturday, September 30, 2017

8:45 am – 10:00 am

Procession from St. Leo’s to Planned Parenthood

Gather at St. Leo’s
88 Race Street
San Jose, CA 95126
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Information
Rilene 408-800-5498


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

7:30 pm

Bishop’s Mass for the Sanctity of Human Life and Reception, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath celebrating

Parish TBD
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Information
Rilene 408-800-5498 or
Bob 415-512-2132


Saturday, November 4, 2017

8:45 am – 10:00 am

Closing Procession from St. Leo’s to Planned Parenthood

Gather at St. Leo’s
88 Race Street
San Jose, CA 95126
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Information
Rilene 408-800-5498

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