Planned Parenthood Protest

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Fifty people prayed and sang on the sidewalk in front of Detroit’s Cass Avenue Planned Parenthood Center on the cool, clear Saturday evening of April 13 as part of a Prayer Vigil (#protestPP) at 142 locations nationwide. 

Pedestrian and car traffic was brisk.  One heckler was persistent, but valiantly ignored as everyone focused on praying the Rosary and the intercessory prayers led by Deacon Richard Bloomfield from Our Lady of the Scapular in Wyandotte. 

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As the shadows lengthened with the evening sun and after singing a few hymns, candles were distributed and lit, but most were extinguished by the wind, much like the babies who entered this place in their mothers’ wombs. 

The Divine Mercy Chaplet was prayed, and people were asked to contact legislators and write letters to editors, or take other pro-life actions. The Deacon gave his blessing,  a group photo was taken, and the group dispersed to their homes.

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Participants came from Downriver and Detroit Parishes, Upper Downriver Right to Life, Central Wayne County Right to Life, Southern Downriver Right to Life, St. Joseph Oratory, Holy Redeemer Parish, Grosse Ile, and more.

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Photos by Richard Evich.

Nationwide Prayer Vigil April 13!

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COME OUT AND PRAY FOR AN END TO ABORTION, SATURDAY, APRIL 13!

Join pro-lifers coast to coast in the solemn prayer vigils at Planned Parenthood facilities coast to coast on Saturday, April 13.

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, performing 36% of all abortions in our nation – over 330,000 each year!

Join the effort at the Planned Parenthood center in our community, in solidarity with over 100 other vigils coast to coast on April 13.

WHEN:  Saturday, April 13.

WHERE:  Planned Parenthood, 4229 Cass Avenue in Detroit

ADDITIONAL INFO:  For those coming from Downriver, we will carpool from Our Lady of the Scapular, departing at 6:15 P.M.  Deacon Bloomfield will lead a prayer service that begins at 7:00 P.M.  We will light candles in memory of the victims of abortion.  We have also invited a speaker from “Silent No More”.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT, OR TO FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU, PLEASE CLICK ON http://protestpp.com/locations/

 

Tolton – From Slave to Priest

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The newest St. Luke Production live one man, multi-media drama about the first Black Catholic priest in the United States is coming to Detroit and Southgate, Michigan.  Please share the message!  

Tickets available at ToltonDetroit.eventbrite.com

St. Luke Production says, “Martha Tolton was a Missouri slave and a mother, who knew there was only one way to save her family – she had to escape to freedom in Illinois. In the dead of night, she slipped away. It was twenty miles to the Missouri – Illinois border. On the other side lay freedom, but she had to get there first, and that meant crossing the vast Mississippi River. Terrified, she prayed for a miracle, and sure enough, God provided. When reached the river, she found a dilapidated row boat and, with bullets from angry Confederate soldiers whizzing by her ears, she rowed to freedom. Now, more than 150 years later, we know God had a mission for this heroic mother. Through Martha Tolton’s courage, determination, and most of all through her devout Catholic faith, the first African American priest, Father Augustus Tolton, was given to the people of God. His story is amazing and inspiring, and we need to hear it. Tolton will have a powerful impact of healing in our country and all over the world, drawing ALL people to the truth of Jesus Christ. Like Mama Tolton crossing the Mississippi in a leaky boat in the middle of the night, let’s trust in God, and take a risk. Let’s cross that river, and bring freedom to souls through the Truth of Jesus Christ. It’s worth it.”

 

March for Life in Washington – 2019

Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators  marched in the nation’s capitol Friday to protest abortion in the United States.  Among the protesters are more than 500 Michigan people, mainly students, from West Michigan, and as the video shows three buses from the downriver area.

We took the bus organized by Joe Connors of Southern Downriver Right to Life.  Students from Gabriel Richard High School and St. Frances Cabrini High School along with some adults filled three buses.  We drove overnight Thursday and met others, including the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist at the Ohio Turnpike rest stop.  Some of us attended the 7:30 am Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  The students and teachers attended the Youth Rally and Mass at the Capital One Arena while others attended the Pro-Life Exhibition at the Renaissance Hotel.  Everyone then attended the March for Life Rally on the National Mall which was followed by the two hour March for Life up Constitution Avenue, around the Capitol building and finishing at the Supreme Court.  Estimates were that 400,000 peaceful, joyful, prayerful people of all ages participated to bring attention to the need to end the killing of children in the womb to protect the babies and the mothers.  Following the March, many women at a podium in front of the Supreme Court were Silent No More and woman after woman told the story of her personal tragedy and recovery after abortion declaring that she wants no more babies to die and mothers to suffer, so she is “Silent No More!”

Chris Gast, communications and education director for Right to Life Michigan, told 24 Hour News 8, “We have 18 buses from all around Michigan going to the March for Life in Washington D.C.”

According to Focus on the Family:

“One of the big reasons people are turning toward a more pro-life perspective can be summed up in a single word: Technology

Recent polls indicate people across generations want to see fewer abortions. Among those in the 18-29 age range, one such poll said the view that abortion should be “illegal in all circumstances” has gone up 9 percentage points — from 14 to 23 percent — since the early ’90s….

Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America, says as ultrasound technology becomes more widely available, it’s making a difference in how young people view the issue of life. In fact, the younger generation has never been as pro-life as it is today.”

 

Sanctity of Life Sunday – January 20, 2019

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Please join us at one or all of the following events.  We will commemorate the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in the entire U.S. for all nine months of pregnancy.  We pray that that decision will be overturned and that life will be respected and protected from conception to natural death.

  • 12 Noon Mass – intention To End Abortion – at Our Lady of the Scapular, Tenth Street and Superior Blvd., Wyandotte
  • 1:15 pm – Rosary Procession from Our Lady of the Scapular to Mt. Carmel Cemetery (Northline and Ninth Street, Wyandotte)
  • 1:45 pm – Prayer Service at indoor chapel, Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wyandotte
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm OPEN HOUSE – Right to Life of Michigan Resource Center, 2010 Eureka, Wyandotte; 734-282-6100
  • Light Luminary Candles outdoors on the evening of January 21 to remember the victims of abortion.  Luminary Candles are available at the Right to Life of Michigan Resource Center.

Vote Pro-Life on November 6

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Our Faith teaches us “Thou shalt not kill” and to “Love our Neighbor.”  Offering help to mothers who are desperate to care for their unborn child and to protect not only the babies threatened by abortion, but vulnerable people and those at the end of life is our Christian duty. 

We can’t all personally offer help, but we can support the election of those who through our laws will protect these vulnerable ones.  When we save a child from abortion, we also save the mother, father and grandparents the life long guilt and “what if?” 

After more than 60 million legal abortions in this country, many paid for or subsidized by our taxes, and the hidden pain of the walking wounded mothers (and fathers), it is time to end the carnage. 

We can help by voting for the people who will defend life.  Right to Life of Michigan is non-partisan and has done the research.  Find out who the pro-life candidates are in your district.  Share the information and vote Pro-Life.

 

Life Chain – 2018

Every year the Downriver and Dearborn area hold the annual Life Chain. The  pictures that are included are some of the people from the following churches:

First Baptist Church of Lincoln Park
Calvary Lutheran of Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park Church of Christ
St. Frances Cabrini
Our Lady of the Scapular, Wyandotte
St. Vincent Pallotti, Wyandotte
St. Pius X, Southgate
First Baptist of Wyandotte
Christ the King Lutheran, Southgate
St. Cyprian, Riverview

After the Life Chain there was an open house for everyone who participated.  Please feel free to join us in any of our activities which  you can find on the “Event” page of our Facebook account.  Don’t forget to “LIKE” us on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/upperdownriverrighttolife/