Are you fed up hearing in the news about radical politicians, state legislatures and governors, and new laws being proposed and implemented for late-term abortions and infanticide? Do you feel compelled to do something about it?
The Norwich 40 Days For Life Team invites you to join us in standing up for life and praying on the sidewalk outside the Planned Parenthood facility at 12 Case St. in Norwich for an end to this abomination.
The Norwich 40 Days For Life Campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, September 24, at 7 PM. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the principal celebrant and Fr. Jeffrey Ellis will be the homilist.
This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, September 25th through Sunday, November 3rd. It is hoped that you will join Pro-Life people of all faiths by praying, fasting, and signing-up to attend the 40 Days For Live peaceful prayer vigil held outside planned parenthood.
There’s nothing to be afraid of. It’s not a protest. Here’s what to expect. We recommend parking at Friendly’s, 105 W. Town St. in Norwich (Norwichtown). They gave us permission to park there. (And it’s a nice treat to enjoy a lunch or ice cream after praying with family and friends).
Where is Located?
For a point of reference, Friendly’s and Case St. are best reached by Exit 14 on Rt. 395, the first exit north of Rt. 2. So after parking, one walks a few hundred yards on W. Town St. and makes a right onto Case Street, walks up another hundred yards, and crosses the street to the sidewalk between the two entrances of Planned Parenthood.
Now, outside the facility, we witness for life by our presence, and hold signs, if you wish, that your parish pro-life representative will provide that read “ Praying for an end to abortion.” And we Pray: To change mother’s hearts that might be arriving to consider ending their pregnancy; Praying for an end to abortion; And praying that this Planned Parenthood facility will soon close.
We pray during daylight hours, and really haven’t had any problems over the last few years. You might get an occasional person gives you an unkind hand signal or word out their window, but for the most part, we get a lot of positive honks and thumbs-up! And we never confront anyone should they wish to argue. This is a peaceful, prayerful program exercising our Constitutional freedom, to stand-up for the innocent, praying for the Sanctity and Right to Life.
How Do I Sign Up?
Contact your parish and find out who your Pro-Life representative is. If you’re computer savvy, go to 40DaysForLife.com/Norwich.
Another great new option is to sign-up for the new Diocesan Weekly Newsletter by clicking here. Or if you prefer go to Norwichdiocese.org. The sign-up is at the bottom of the Home Page. There you’ll be kept abreast of 40 Days For Life Activity, as well as many upcoming Diocesan events and happenings.
Most parishes ‘Adopt-A-Day’ and parishioners come out and pray, fast, and participate in this peaceful community outreach to preserve the lives of unborn children alive in their mothers’ wombs. We encourage you to join in.
For further help about how to become involved please contact the Norwich 40 Days For Life Team at:
(860) 875-5770 or 40DaysNorwich@gmail.com
Thank you and may God bless you, your family, and your future children and grandchildren. Amen.