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.

Event Date, Time & Information Location & Contact

24 Hour Adoration concluding with Ash Wednesday Mass

Tuesday, February 13, 8:30am to

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 8:30am

St. Frances Cabrini
15333 Woodard Rd.
San Jose, CA 95124
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Information and sign-up:
Mary Ann at 408-984-4721 or pegmontoya@sbcglobal.net


Peaceful Prayer Vigil at Abortion Centers, three locations below

Event Date, Time & Information Location & Contact
Everyday
Wednesday,February 14, 2018

Through
Sunday, March 25, 2018
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
Everyday
Wednesday,February 14, 2018
Through
Sunday, March 25, 2018
7:00 am to 8:00 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
Everyday
Wednesday,February 14, 2018
Through
Sunday, March 25, 2018
7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Planned Parenthood
3131 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose, CA 95127
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Information
Rilene 408-800-5498
40dflsanjose@gmail.comSignup online at
40daysforlife.com/sanjose


Community Prayer

Wednesday, Feb 14

3:00 pm – 6:00 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

Thursday, Feb 15

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Planned Parenthood
3131 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose, CA 95127
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Information
Christine 650-454-6868
dflsanjose@gmail.com

Mass for the Sanctity of Human Life (+Potluck Reception)

Thursday, February 22
7:00 pm

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

219 Bean Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Information
Rilene 408-800-5498 or

Mary Ann at 408-984-4721 or Bob 415-512-2132

40dflsanjose@gmail.com

Procession for Life

Saturday, March 10

10 am

Gather at St. Leo Parish
88 Race StreetSan Jose, CA 95126-  –  –  –  –  –  –
Information
Rilene 408-800-5498 or 40dflsanjose@gmail.com

Candlelight Closing Prayers

Saturday, March 24

7:30 pm

Planned Parenthood

1691 The Alameda

San Jose, CA 95126
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Information
Rilene 408-800-5498 or 40dflsanjose@gmail.com

As dates have not finalized please contact Rilene 408-800-5498 or email 40dflsanjose@gmail.com

Date Event Location Contact
To be provided Holy Family Prayer Day Planned Parenthood
1691 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Rilene 408-800-5498
40dflsanjose@gmail.com
To be provided St. Frances Cabrini Prayer Day Planned Parenthood
1691 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Cathy Campbell
cmc4realty@yahoo.com
St. Mary (LG) Prayer Day
St. Maria Goretti Prayer Day
St. Lawrence the Martyr Prayer Day
Sacred Heart Prayer Day
St. Victor Prayer Day
Chinese Community Prayer Day
Our Lady of Peace Prayer Day
Church of the Resurrection Prayer Day
St. Justin Prayer Day

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