>> Monday, February 23, 2009
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
The kick off rally is this Tuesday, Feb. 24, which is also Mardi Gras (so eat and get fat) it will be at St. Dominic's parish hall in Benicia from 6:30 pm. There will be a few speakers and lot's of food. please invite your family and friends.
[potluck and/or donations are greatly appreciated. You may also get a 40DFL t-shirt for a donation of $10]
40 days for life will begin on Ash Wednesday 2/25 to Palm Sunday 4/5 from 5 am to 10 pm.
Remember that our precious unborn brothers and sisters need our prayers so please, as a lenten sacrifice, i would like to challenge all of you to commit at least 1 hour every 168 hours a week throughout lent (only 5 1/2 weeks).
Please email me <firstname.lastname@example.org> if there is a particular hour that you would like to come so that I can put you on the schedule. Of course, you can always drop by anytime, but if you can commit to a particular hour in the week, it would be helpful to have you on the schedule so that we know someone won't be by themselves (which rarely happens, but just in case)
You are also welcome to join us in fasting every Thursday (the day when abortion procedures are performed here in Vallejo) throughout lent.
"Fasting is like an atomic bomb!" -Bridget DeMers (40DFL core member)
Let us flood Heaven with prayers for our precious unborn brothers and sisters and continue to fight this battle against the evil of abortion!
May God bless and be our guide through the desert!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Our Lady of Victory, pray for us.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
"Through fasting and praying, we allow Him to come and satisfy the deepest hunger that we experience in the depths of our being: the hunger and thirst for God."
-Pope Benedict XVI's 2009 Lenten Message