Thursday, January 31, 2008

40 Days for Life Comin' Up!

I got this e-mail from Seattle 40 DFL co-leader. Take a look -

Hey everyone,

I hope you have all been well the past three months.  There has certainly been a lot going on with Thanksgiving, the Holiday Season and the Anniversary of Roe vs Wade.  The season of Lent is fast approaching and with this season of preparation comes another opportunity to pray for an end to the slaughter of the unborn.

40 Days for Life - Spring 2008
This Lenten season six communities around the state are holding 40 Days for Life campaigns as part of the National Campaign that starts on  February 6th.  I hope that you will each take the time to join in prayer, fasting, vigil and outreach this Lent!
Vigil Locations:
Issaquah - website - email
Kickoff Rally - Sun, Feb 3rd - 6:30-8:30pm @ Issaquah City Hall (Eagle Room) - 130 East Sunset, Issaquah (map)
Kitsap - website - email
Kickoff Rally - Tue, Feb 5th - 6:30-8:00pm @ Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bremerton (map)
Bellingham - website - email
Kickoff Rally - Tue, Feb 5th - 10pm-12:30am @ Assumption School Gym, Bellingham (map)
Tacoma - website - email
Olympia - website - email
Spokane - website - email
For more information on any of these locations, please checkout their websites or visit the national website to find out more about 40 Days for Life
Make one of these campaigns part of your Lenten tradition this year

Operation Rolling Thunder - more information - website
This is a prayer movement that is focused on bringing constant prayer (sound familiar?) to the churches around our state.  Their kickoff is at Seattle Revival Center from Feb 7-10 and one of the intentions of this campaign is the pro-life movement.  There's something going on with this and I don't believe in coincidences.  I'll be speaking during their Saturday events. I am hoping we will all find a good deal of synergy between these two movements.  Please consider participating in this prayer movement this lent as a means to grow both the pro-life as well as the spiritual community in the Seattle area.

Ongoing Prayer on Thursdays and Saturdays in the U-District
Can't make it out to one of the six 40 Days locations with any regularity but you still want to be more involved?  Good news! We're still going out to the clinic in the U-District (on 9th Ave at 45th St.) every Thursday from 6am-Noon and on Saturdays after the 8AM Mass at Blessed Sacrament.