Pastor’s Perspective – September 25

On September 28th, the Fall Campaign 40 Days for Life will begin. 40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion clinics. As we have done during previous campaigns, I invite people to join me at the park opposite the Kensington Clinic on Fridays from 2:30 – 3 PM to pray the Rosary. The dates are September 30th– November 4th. I also invite you to join me on Sunday October 2nd from 2-3 PM for the Life Chain Witness on McLeod Trail. Please see the bulletin for more details. On October 11th and 25th from 7:30-8:45 PM we will be hosting presentations by Life House and Elizabeth House. Life House is a new prolife presence in Calgary. They have established a centre two doors down from the Kensington Clinic where people can gather pro life education and support. Meg Woodard, the coordinator of Life House will be with us on October 11th. On October 25th Elizabeth House representatives will be with us to share the work they have been doing in Calgary for the past 25 years in accompanying mothers who choose to have their babies and live in this supportive community for up to two years.

Psalm 139 celebrates that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, having been knit together in our mother’s womb. Please take some time during these 40 Days Campaign to participate in prayer and education.

In His grace,
Fr. Jonathan