Thursday, September 10, 2009

40 Days for Life in Sacramento

And Other Fall Activities

The Fall 2009 40 Days for Life team has many exciting opportunities for you to join this Life-Saving Ministry! See all the details at the Sacramento 40 Days website Just this week, a young woman who had the cervix-dilating laminaria already inserted in final preparation for her abortion, changed her mind after talking to one of our sidewalk counselors! She had the laminaria removed from her cervix, choosing LIFE for her unborn child, which makes at least 15 babies saved from abortion at this 2322 Butano location!! You too can save a life! Call Director Karen, 916-712-3706, to sign-up today! 

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Here are some important dates: 

• 40 Days Planning Meeting 
This Wednesday, Sept. 9th, 7:00-8:15 pm 
Monsignor Kavanagh Community Center 
St. Rose Church, 5905 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento 

• Sidewalk Counseling Workshop featuring role-playing skits & helpful instructions. 
Thursday, Sept. 17th, 7:00-8:30 pm, 
Carmichael Library Community Room, 5605 Marconi Ave 

• 40 Days for Life Kick-Off Celebration, Mass, & Potluck 
Saturday, Sept. 19th, 4:30-7:30 pm 
Featuring famous singer Annie Karto & Ballroom Dancing Exhibition! 
St. Mel's Parish, 4745 Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks, 95628 Sacrament of Reconciliation: 3:30-4:30 pm & 7:00-8:00 pm Vigil Mass: 4:30 pm (Church) 
Potluck: 5:30 pm (Doheny Hall). A-L Main Courses & Drinks; M-S Side Dishes & Salads; T-Z Desserts. 
Call Leslie 916-396-1029 or Jan 916-749-6719 for more info! 

• Opening Mass for the Sacramento 40 Days for Life 
Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, 7:00-8:00 pm 
Presentation Parish, 4123 Robertson Ave, Sacramento Sacrament of Reconciliation: 6:30 pm 
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: offered by Fr. Jeremy Leatherby & concelebrated by Sacramento area priests 
Music by Dominican Sisters, Mary Mother of the Eucharist, & 
Spiritus Sanctus Academy Children's Choir 
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament & all night silent Eucharistic Adoration to follow Holy Mass, continuing until the 6:30 a.m. Mass on Wednesday. 
Please contact Jan at 916-749-6719 or by email to commit to an Adoration prayer shift. 

• Each Thursday of the 40 Days, Gethsemane Overnight Prayer Vigil 
Presentation Parish, 4123 Robertson Ave, Sacramento 
Each Thursday, 6:30 pm. through Friday, 6:30 am 
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: 7:00 pm. each Thursday 
Followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament & all night Eucharistic Adoration. 
For all these details, see the 40 Days website or contact Karen, the Sacramento 40 Days Fall Director at 916-712-3706 or by email. 
The Fall 40 Days for Life will be Sept. 23rd through Nov. 1st. See a map of all the cities across the nation who will join us for this powerful time of Simultaneous Prayer to End Abortion! If you can't wait until Sept. 23rd, people are already praying at Choice Medical Group abortion facility every Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, if you would like to join us! 

Other Important Pro-Life Events 

Prolife Mass, St. Philomene's Parish, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 8th 
5:30 p.m. Pro-Life Rosary 
6:00 p.m. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass 
2428 Bell Street,Sacramento, CA 95825 

Catholics for Life Meeting- Featuring Kathy Conner, Chancellor 
Thursday, Sept. 10th 
6:00 pm Pro-Life Rosary 
6:30-8pm Meeting 
St. Mels Parish, 4745 Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks, 95628 
Special Guest: Kathy Conner, Chancellor of the Sacramento Diocese 
Email Kelley at for information. 

Gabriel Project Regional Meeting 
Saturday, September 12th 
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco 
Cathy McConn, Gabriel Project Founder, will explain how to start a church-based assistance ministry for pregnant women and how to re-invigorate existing programs. See conference details here and information about the Gabriel Project here. This conference is intended for all current Northern California Project Gabriel participants as well as any newcomers who may be interested in learning more about this compassionate ministry. 
Email Fredi D'Alessio for more information. If you would like to carpool from the Sacramento area, contact Jan England 916-749-6719 or e-mail her To reach our local Sacramento Gabriel Project, email Angela or call the Northern CA Gabriel Hotline at 1-800-910-0191. 

Spanish speaking Healing After Abortion Retreat 
September 25 - 27, Auburn 
Sponsored by Diocese of Sacramento Rachel's Vineyard Post-Abortion Healing Ministry. The weekend retreat for Spanish speakers will combine discussions, scripture-based spiritual exercises, sacrament of reconciliation, memorial service and Mass. Open to women, men, couples and family members touched by abortion. The cost is $175 for meals, private room and all retreat materials. Financial assistance is available. For registration packet or more information, call Guadalupe @ (916)733-0161 or email Project Rachel Inquiries and participation are strictly confidential. 

Alternatives Pregnancy Center "Catch a Falling Star" Dinner 
Friday, October 2nd, 6:00 pm 
Doubletree Inn, 2001 Point West. Tickets are $50. For more information, call (916) 972-0367 and see details at their website 

National Life Chain Sunday 
Sunday, October 4th, 2:00-3:30 pm 
Held at various locations in our community: 
1710 Arden Way, Sacramento 
Elkhorn Blvd. & Walerga Road, North Highlands 
Greenback Lane & Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights 
Florin Road & Stockton Blvd., South Sacramento 
Manzanita Ave. & Madison Ave., Carmichael 
Russell Blvd (5th St) at B St, Davis 
Grass Valley Hwy at Lincoln Way, Auburn 
Contact Jan England at (916) 749-6719 for more information 

Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home Fundraising Dinner honoring Bishop Soto 
Sunday, October 4th, 5:00-8:00 pm 
Dante Club, 2339 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento. Tickets are $65. 
Call Betty Ann Lambert at (916) 485-7579 to purchase your tickets. Choose from chicken marsala, prime rib, or vegetarian pasta. 

Rock for Life Sacramento Concert!! 
Friday, October 9th, 7:00 pm 
Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Dr, Sacramento, 95819 
Call (916) 920-4500 for more information 

Helpers of God's Precious Infants Retreat, Mass, Benediction, and Rosary Procession 
Featuring Monsignor Philip Reilly, Founder 
Friday, October 23rd, 7:00 pm, Eucharistic Adoration 
7:30-9:00 pm Lecture by Helper's Founder Monsignor Reilly 
St. Rose Parish, 5961 Franklin Blvd, south Sacramento 
Saturday, October 24th, 8:00 am, Mass at St. Rose with Bishop Soto 
Benediction and Rosary Procession to nearby Planned Parenthood, followed by lecture by Monsignor Reilly 11:00-1:00 pm 
Details at Sacramento Helpers of God's Precious Infants website 

Sacramento Life Center Salute to Life Dinner & Auction 
Saturday, November 14th 
Convention Center Grand Ballroom, 1400 J Street. 

Sacramento Diocese recognizes 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade with a day of Prayer and Penance for Life 
Friday, January 22nd, 2010 
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. 
Annual Pro-Life Mass at 12:10 pm. Educational workshops for students and adults throughout the morning 

Jane Brennan, powerful Silent No More voice, visits Sacramento! 
Friday, January 22nd, 2010 
1:30-3:00 pm Book signing at Easter's Catholic Bookstore 
5441 Palm Ave, Sacramento. Read about Jane's story & her book, Motherhood Interrupted, at her website 
7:00 pm Come hear Jane's incredible abortion experience & healing journey at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 
615 Vine Avenue, Roseville 

West Coast Walk for Life in San Francisco 
Saturday, January 23, 2010 

Caliornia Pro-life Council Annual Prayer Breakfast and Rally 
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 

Other important Prolife News: 

Blood Money: This is one of THE MOST IMPORTANT documentaries I've ever seen, emphasizing the predatory, insatiable profit-driven motives behind the abortion industry. Watch the video here and support this effort at their website Blood Money. 

Silent Fall Documentary: Please watch these inspirational women share their story of how this "Choice" has impacted their lives. 

Kortney Kardashian chooses LIFE! This pop-culture icon recently experienced an unplanned pregnancy and was uncertain whether to have an abortion. Therefore, she searched the internet and read how abortion hurts women and discovered "it" is a human child, which convinced her to CHOOSE LIFE. She is now sharing her story with the media, persuading other young women against abortion. Read her story in the recent People Magazine. 

Free Book: "Making Abortion Rare: A Healing Strategy For a Divided Nation"Download your free copy at the AfterAbortion website and please support this valuable ministry! 

Saving Baby Thomas: Watch this incredible video, as one special family loves their unborn child, baby Thomas, even when given his "incompatible with life" prognosis. 

Abortion is NOT Healthcare! 

This newly released ad describes the consequence Health-care Reform will have unless we make sure abortion funding is NOT included! Watch this informative video from American Life League to understand the critical need to keep abortion funding out of Health-Care. Let your Se nators and Representative know that abortion has no place in healthcare at 
Spread the word! Get your "Abortion is NOT HealthCare" bumper sticker here! 

Mercy Gives Hospital Privileges to Abortionists 

Our family entrusts three generations to the outstanding Mercy Catholic Hospital for our health-care. Therefore, we are especially disappointed to learn that Mercy San Juan has granted Hospital Privileges to THREE abortionists as listed on their Catholic Hospital's website We need to politely and respectfully ask the Diocese and Mercy Catholic Hospital to protect women and children from these well-known abortionists. Please click here to email Kathy Conner at the Diocese, click here to contact Bryan Gardner at Catholic Healthcare West and send a copy of your letter to Bud Reeves of SOHLNET, the diligent pro-life leader who respectfully brought this very serious matter to Bishop Soto's attention. Please pray for conversion of these abortionists and courage for our Catholic leaders to protect the lives of women and children. 

Make sure to invite your family, friends, and church to the Fall 40 Days for Life starting September 23rd! Contact Sacramento 40 Days for Life Director Karen at (916) 712-3706 to see how you can help! 

Please join me in helping women choose LIFE, 

Wynette Sills 
(916) 955-1577