Helpers' vigil extends to Saturdays

I was doing a little bit of research on the Web and came across this information: http://ottawa.cioc.ca/record/OCR0599?UseCICVw=13. It looks like the abortuary on Bank St. is now doing abortions one Saturday a month. We have therefore extended our vigil hours to cover Saturdays. You can register online for the vigil here.

I cannot stress enough the importance of our presence there. If the followers of Jesus Christ won't stand up for the unborn and for their mothers, who will? Our Lord commands us to help the weak and the helpless. Abortion has taken root in this country because too many of us have been indifferent and it will maintain its grip on our nation unless we finally decide to stand up and be counted on the side of life.
A Priests for Life brochure explains the importance of taking the pro-life issue to the streets :
Those who support abortion will sometimes say that they defend our right to "have different beliefs" and "express our views publicly." Aside from the fact that the actions of most pro-abortion groups contradict that assertion, the point is that our presence on public streets and sidewalks is about more than expressing beliefs and viewpoints. It's about saving lives. It's about stopping bloodshed. It's about intervening to save a victim who is about to be killed. When violence is being committed, victims do not simply need people who will "express their belief" that the violence is wrong. They need someone who will come to save them. While much needs to be said (and is said here) about our First Amendment rights, pro-life activity has an even firmer foundation than the First Amendment. The foundation is the fundamental obligation that human beings have to care for each other and, insofar as possible, intervene to save one another. (Source)


Your presence is requested

In his August 2009 newsletter, Msgr. Reilly, the founder of the Helpers of God's Precious Infants, reminds us of the importance of our presence at the abortuary.
...the most important thing to happen outside of an abortion clinic is for people to be there in prayer. When a pregnant woman in difficulty approaches the abortion clinic and she sees people praying outside the mill, whether as part of the large prayer Vigil or in a follow up prayerful presence or as individual counselors praying, the pregnant woman immediately, consciously or subconsciously thinks of God. God is made present through your prayerful presence. And the existence of her hidden unborn baby, the potential victim, whose existence our society forgets or denies, is also made present through your prayerful presence. Moreover your prayers are obtaining from God for the frightened mothers the trust and courage to choose life for their unborn children. To be effective the prayers and the counselors also need each other and should act as one.
(Source : http://www.helpersny.org/news8.htm)

This little one needs you!

How badly do you want to see the end of abortion? Are you willing to sacrifice an hour each month, or even each week, to come to the killing centre to pray and take a stand against the Culture of Death?
One distinctive element that set the early Christians apart from the pagans was the fact that they would rescue babies who were left out to die. They took on the responsibility of raising the children that were unwanted by their pagan neighbours and in a few generations, changed the culture around them.
In our day, the children are not left to die where we can find them. They are killed in their mothers' wombs. Yet, we are not powerless. We can be there, offering hope and love to these mothers. We are maintining a prayerful presence on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Please consider giving up one hour of your time and register for this most important prayer vigil at : http://helpersottawa.org/ (just click on the "Vigil registration" link).