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Every Life Update – 40 Days for Life and More!

Friends for Life:

 

The Holy Spirit’s presence is palpable. I can feel Him moving. I can feel Him calling all of us to Jesus’ love, to Jesus’ mercy, to the peace Jesus offers us. I also feel He is excited as I am for this 40 Days for Life Campaign which begins tomorrow! For 40 straight days beginning September 28 through November 6 we will pray, fast and offer peaceful vigil at Toledo’s last remaining abortion facility, Capital Care (1160 W. Sylvania Ave.). If you have not signed up to pray an hour yet, please consider doing so right now at www.40daysforlife.com!

 

If you want to see and experience what the campaign is all about you can also visit our opening vigil which will take place tomorrow night at 7 pm at Capital Care (CC). Fr. Michael Dandurand will join us from Holy Trinity Parish in Assumption, we’ll hear legislative updates from Ed Sitter from the Foundation for Life, and we’ll hear a post-abortive testimony. I’ll also share a little bit about some terrific events we have coming up including:

 

  1. Our Prayer Vigil with the Founder and Director of the 40 Days for Life, Shawn Carney which will be Saturday October 8th at 1 pm at CC (see bulletin and flyer attached).

 

  1. Our Mass to Celebrate the Dignity of Life with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas which will be Saturday October 15th at 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Parish, 4555 N. Haven Ave., Toledo, followed by a Eucharistic Procession to the abortion facility. That’s right, weather permitting we’re bringing Jesus right to Capital Care (see bulletin and flyer attached)!

 

Also, in tomorrow’s “News” to the Diocese a letter (attached) will go out informing every pastor and pastoral associate about the 40 Days for Life and the Culture Project (www.restoreculture.com). I’ve attached the letter so you can read it to share with others or invite them to again watch this video Bishop Thomas did with me to promote each initiative! (Watch the Bishop Thomas video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shNB_mnoZ20)

 

Finally, I just wanted to fill you in that we had a great meeting for Hope Park (www.hopepark.org) last night here at the Pastoral Center. There will be a clean-up day at the site on Saturday October 1st from 9-11 a.m. followed by a prayer rally on the grounds on Friday October 7 from 6:30-8:30. National media may be in town so mark these dates on your calendar and consider joining us to clean up Hope Park and celebrate what God has done, is doing, and will do on the site of the former Center for Choice – and this entire region!

 

Be at peace my brothers and sisters, the Lord is not only with us, but He fights alongside us for the Gospel of Life!!!

 

For Him,

 

Peter

 

JMJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Range

Director of Office for Life and Justice

Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo

1933 Spielbusch Ave.

Toledo, OH 43604

419-244-6711, ext. 4933

440-821-1533 (cell)

 

www.catholiccharitiesnwo.org

 

Three Events in the Next Week

Friends for Life:

God is on the move!

There are three events in the next week I wanted to personally invite you too, and not just because I’ll be there! I want to invite you because it’s about building the Kingdom of God and a Culture of Life where every human life is loved, cherished and respected. Please read below and I hope to see you at each event!!!

Mass Celebrating the Mercy of God & Memorial Service with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas: 7 p.m., this Thursday, September 22, 2016 at St. Rose Parish, 215 E. Front Street, Perrysburg, OH. Have you or someone you love experienced a loss due to a stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, early infant death or abortion? Please join us for a Mass Celebrating the Mercy of God  and a Memorial Service, at 7 p.m., on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at St. Rose Parish, 215 E. Front Street, Perrysburg, OH. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas and concelebrated by Rev. George Wenzinger and Rev. Jeff Walker. Testimonies from those who have experienced infant loss will follow the Mass at 8 p.m. All are welcome. Babysitting will be available. For more information, call Clarissa Lapinski at 419-583-6817, or email her at clapinski@toledodiocese.org. This event is sponsored by Project Rachel and the St. Rose Respect Life Committee.

Hope Park Memorial Meeting: 7 p.m., Monday September 26, 2016 at the Pastoral Center, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo, OH. The Center for Choice where over 50,000 abortions were performed in Toledo has come down!!! Praise the Lord! In it’s place, Hope Park will be built (hopepark.org). To learn more about this exciting project, please join us on Monday night at 7 pm at the Pastoral Center to learn the amazing story of how this land was claimed for Christ and how you can be a part of making Hope Park a place of redemption and resurrection! For more information just shoot me an email at: prange@toledodiocese.org.

40 Days for Life Opening Rally: 7 p.m., Wednesday September 28, 2016 at Capital Care Abortion Facility, 1160 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH. Fr. Michael Dandurand will join us and we’ll have a post-abortive testimony as a part of our opening vigil! The 40 Days for Life will run September 28th through November 6th and we will try to cover the abortion facility in prayer each one of those days for 12 hours a day from 7 am – 7 pm. If you are able to drive by to pray or are willing to sign up for an hour please go to 40daysforlife.com/toledo right now! We have a lot of great coverage on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday’s when the facility is open, but we need a lot of help the other days to cover the facility in prayer. We cannot stand idly by as more lives are lost, and minds and hearts wounded there. Please join us and perhaps we’ll add to the 12 lives that have been saved there the last two years through our loving presence. Again, visit www.40daysforlife.com today to find out more information and spread the word!!!

 

If God is for us, who is against us? – Romans 8:31

Let us march on for the Gospel of Life, confident God is for us, confident God is with us!!!

Peter

JMJ

Peter Range

Director of Office for Life and Justice

Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo

1933 Spielbusch Ave.

Toledo, OH 43604

419-244-6711, ext. 4933

440-821-1533 (cell)