Dear Friends for Life,

Excitement is building as we draw closer to the Prayer Launch on Sunday.   We will have Mass at 4 pm with Fr. Michael McNamara, followed by speaker, Shawn Carney, Co-Founder and CEO of 40 Days for Life, at 5 pm.  Our campaign has NEVER been graced by his presence before.  Don’t miss it.  Come and bring your friends and your priests and pastors!  It will be a night to remember!  His new book, “The Beginning of the End of Abortion”, just released, will be available for the special event fee of $10.  Read the 40 inspiring stories of God changing hearts and saving lives!  We all need this kind of “good news” to feed our spirits and sustain us in this battle.  

Prayer Launch

Betania 2

154 Summer St.

Medway, MA

From there we roll right on to the Kick-Off on the sidewalk at 1055 Commonwealth Ave Boston, Wednesday at 3 pm.  We always have one of our Boston Franciscans of the Primitive Observance to inspire us and lead us in prayer.  In keeping with their modest and austere lifestyle, exactly who will lead us is always a mystery.   We will find out together when he arrives at the vigil site.  The friars never disappoint!    

Our Friday Night Candlelight Vigils will resume at 7 pm with Fr. Edward Riley this week.  Fr. Riley, like many of you, has never missed a campaign.   

Saturday Morning Spanish Vigils resume at 10:30 am led by Fr. Christopher Bae on Sept. 29. He has been with us since his seminary days at St. John’s Seminary.  He joins us for his first Spanish vigil since his immersion trip to South America for 3 months. 

Sunday Family Vigil resumes at 2 pm Sept. 30.  Leader tba. 

Tuesday Rosary at Two pm:  October 2, led by Fr. Michael Harvey.  

Praise and Worship Vigils will be on Tuesdays at 6 pm, but will not begin until October 9.  We are very happy to add this to our sidewalk witness events. (Flyer attached.)

It is time to star signing up for vigil hours on our online calendar, from 7 am to 7 pm every day.  Please use the calendar.  If you have difficulty, call or email me and I will help you.  You are the lifeblood of this campaign.  If you do not do vigil hours, it won’t happen.  We need you, and most of all, the mothers and babies need you!  

The Parish Witness for Life initiative was a huge success last campaign.  Let’s do it again!  Sign your parish up for mass and adoration “for an end to abortion and the success of the 40 Days for Life Campaign”.  Send us the dates and times and we will send you a prayer resource packet to use at your parish.  (Flyer attached.)

Upcoming Pro-life events:

Monthly Pro-Life Mass at BC, Wednesday, September 25.  Rosary at 7 pm, Mass at 7:30 pm.  (Flyer attached.)

Thursday, September 27th at 7:30 pm, Mass at the Lourdes Center, 698 Beacon St. Boston.  Fr, George Szal will honor all Pro-Life Advocates and Rescue Workers and pray for all those candidates running for office who are pro-life.  (Flyer attached.)

MCFL Annual Banquet – Thurs., Oct.  25th @ 5:00 p.m., Tickets are $135 pp.

Special Guest – Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States

 Four Points Sheraton, 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike (Rte. 1 Southbound), Norwood.   For more information please visit


God bless you!  See you on Sunday!

United for Life,



Rita Russo

Campaign Director

40 Days for Life Boston


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