September 11, 2020 Respect Life Schedule

Saint Raymond of Peñafort Church

PLEASE consider joining in this peaceful witness. Bring a friend – or two! 

To Learn more about 40 Days For Life click here.
Where?Our Vigil Site for Our Campaign is:
Falls Church Healthcare Center, 900 S Washington StreetFalls Church, VA 22046This is about 20 minutes from St Raymond’s!

Parishioners from Saint Raymond’s have participated in every campaign since 2007! 

Click here for directionsfrom Saint Raymond’s toFalls Church Medical Center
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40 Days for Life
The fall campaign will take place as usual from 23 September through 1 November on the sidewalk in front of theFalls Church Healthcare Cliniclocated at
900 S Washington Street Falls Church.  
Our prayer vigil commitment hours are : 
Every Friday from 10am – noon. 
Saturday October 31 from 7am-5pm
Sunday November 1 from 11am-4pm

Instead of our usual sign ups in the Narthex, we will use a Sign Up Genius.
Please access the Sign Up Genius here.

Signs to borrow will still be in the Narthex under the usual display table. 

Special events at the vigil site: Sep. 19, Saturday – from Noon to 1:00 pm. Kick-Off Rally for 40 Days for Life 
Oct. 2, Friday – First Friday Event – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  40 Days for Life National Team Leaders, Dr. Haywood Robinson, former abortion provider and director of medical affairs & education, and Matt Britton, 40 Days for Life Board Chairman and General Counsel. Come hear the latest updates on the 40 Days for Life project.

Oct. 3, Saturday – First Saturday Rosary – 12:15 PM – St. Mark’s Deacon John will lead us in the First Saturday Rosary. 
Life Chain
Life Chain:  Sunday 4 October from 2:30-3:30 along Franconia Road across the street from Key Middle School in Alexandria. Parking available in the school parking lot. Ever since 1987 non-denominational Life Chains have been held annually on the First Sunday in October. In 2018, Life Chains involved over one million people representing the entire Christian community across the United States and Canada.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of our Life Chain in Alexandria! Come, be a part of an hour of peaceful, prayerful mostly silent pro-life witness. 
Non-graphic signs are provided with messages such as: – Abortion Kills Children – El Aborto Mata Niños- Abortion Hurts Women – Adoption: the Loving Option- Lord, Forgive Us and Our Nation – Jesus Forgives and Heals

The simple truth of these messages, repeated by hundreds standing 10 feet apart along Franconia Road is very effective. Life Chains are safe, legal and non-confrontational. Each year Life Chain is coordinated with the Fairfax County Police who assure their support. We ask most adults and youth to spend the hour standing in silent or small group prayer. Young children, and others who need to, are certainly welcome to sit. Our assigned area does include a grassy area quite safe for supervised young children. 
We believe that it is time for the Church to fight for the unborn with spiritual weapons. The battle for life will not be won in the courtroom or the voting booth until it is first won in prayer. We call for pastors to lead the Church in repentance for our nation. When God’s people humble themselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from their own ways, we believe that God will hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14-15).
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