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Saint Paul Students for Life: Day of Vigil for the Unborn-25th of March 2014

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piThe Helpers of God’s Precious Infants is organizing a Day of Vigil for the Unborn on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 (Feast of the Annunciation). This is an opportunity to perform a work of mercy during Lent. The day of vigil will be very similar to the 40 Days for Life campaign. Vigilers are asked to stand across the street from 65 Bank St. (just in front of the 240 Sparks St. Mall). There will be a few signs available. Sidewalk counsellors will be present for most of the day. Some of the students from St. Paul Students for Life will commit to taking an hour so as soon as we have the timeslot, we will update you and invite you to join with us!

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Saint Paul Students for Life: Icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa in defence of life and family

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gFrom the 18th-19th of March 2014, the icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, an icon set aside to travel the world in defence of life and the family, will be present in Ottawa. Many activities are being planned during those two days. Of particular interest to our group are the following:

19th of March 2014, Feast of St. Joseph, Patron Saint of Canada,

6:15 am to 7:00 am – Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill.
Conclusion of the annual St. Joseph Novena, which starts March 10th and takes place every morning at 6:15 am.

7:15 am to 8:30 am – Prayer Vigil across the street from Ottawa’s abortion facility at 65 Bank St.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Notre Dame Cathedral, 385 Sussex Dr.
12:15 pm – Mass in Honour of St. Joseph.

The complete schedule is available here: http://www.blackmadonnaottawa.ca/

Saint Paul Students for Life hopes to be present for some of these events. More details soon!

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Saint Paul Students for Life: Date for your diary

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ddDate for your diary: Stephanie Gray, pro-life advocate and co-founder of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. This event will take place at 7pm on Wednesday, January 8th, and will be held in St. Patrick’s Basilica in downtown Ottawa. The theme of the evening is titled ‘All Are Called’, and will focus on empowering people to seize the everyday opportunities to defend life. Not everyone can become a full time pro-life volunteer, but everyone can gain the knowledge and the tools to defend life courageously in our own lives. Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something, and so we invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to learn from an experienced pro-life advocate.

Hope to see you there.

Read the comments at the Saint Paul Students for Life website.

Saint Paul Students for Life: Dates for your diary

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ddNovember 3rd marks the end of the 40 Days for Life in which many of you participated through prayer and fasting. The Closing Rally will take place this Sunday, 3rd of November 2013, at Bank and Sparks Streets at 7:00 pm.  The opening prayer and address will be given by Archbishop Terence Prendergast, Archbishop of Ottawa. Afterwards there will be an update from Doris Gagnon, director of Sidewalk Counselling (under the umbrella of Helpers of God’s Precious Infants).  A young single mother, Amy Beaudoin, will tells us what prompted her to choose life for her baby and the webmaster for Forty Days for Life, John Pacheco will give us an overview as to how the campaign went. There will be hot chocolate and doughnuts afterwards!  It is suggested that those interested can go directly to Bank-Sparks Street. For those at Deschatelets and surrounding areas, it is proposed to meet at 6.30 pm at the front door. Suggestions whether to walk or drive are welcomed!  Feel free to spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues, all are welcome!

November 5th:  An invitation has been extended from the Medical Students for Life from the University of Ottawa:
“Come join us for a talk by Denise Mountenay. She is the founder/president of Canada’s “Silent No More” chapter. It is a non- profit society reaching out to women and men hurt after abortion. She will be sharing her personal experience of pregnancy loss and abortion. Hear why women choose abortion, and how it can affect their lives.
When: November 5th
Where: Roger Guindon Hall (located next to CHEO)
Room 2113 for the 12:30 talk
Room 2149 for the 4:30 talk
Pizza will be provided!

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Saint Paul Students for Life: 40 Days for Life

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40daysTomorrow, 25th of September marks the beginning of the daily vigil of prayer, fasting and outreach for the 40 Days for Life. 40 Days for Life vigils will begin in 306 cities from coast to coast in North America — and in eight other countries around the world.40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:

-40 days of prayer and fasting for an end of abortion

-40 days of peaceful vigil

-40 days of community outreach

The latest closure of the abortion clinic in Midlands, Texas, USA, brings the number of closed abortion facilities — where 40 Days for Life prayer vigils have been held to 40!

For the next forty days, individuals and community outreach groups will gather near the abortion mill here on Bank Street, Ottawa to pray and give peaceful witness to the dignity of life. St. Paul’s Students for Life will also join in this event.

The Scripture passage that sums up the spirit of 40 Days for Life is 2 Chronicles 7:14 — “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

For more about 40 Days for Life, check out their website here.

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Saint Paul Students for Life: Three Talks on Relationships by Fr. Thomas Loya

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Fr. Thomas Loya is a renowned speaker on the theology of the body. This event will take place at Sacré Coeur Church at Laurier and Cumberland (near King Edward) on the University of Ottawa campus.

Intimacy is the deepest desire of the human heart. Understanding the “why” behind this desire and exploring the most honest way to pursue that desire is what brings about true compassion, sensitivity, love and fulfillment.

Friday evening, March 1                               

6:00 pm – Lenten Communion Service

7:30 pm – First Talk: “Who is Man for Woman and Who is Woman for Man

Saturday evening, March 2,    

6:00 pm – Evening Prayer (Vespers)

7:30 pm – Second Talk: “Entering the ‘H-Zone’ – The Hot-Button Issues of Sexuality”

Sunday evening, March 3,   

6:00 pm Sunday Eucharist

7:30 pm Third Talk: “Bedroom-Eucharist-Cross-Heaven: Liturgy as the Context for Sexuality”

 

Sponsored by the Eastern Catholic Chaplaincy of Ottawa

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Saint Paul Students for Life: Upcoming Local Event

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Date:    January 24, 2013

  7:30PM
Stephanie Gray
Abortion: The Great Debate
Dominican University College, St. Albert the Great Room, 96 Empress Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada map

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Saint Paul Students for Life: Upcoming Healing Retreat

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Project Rachel

Next retreat date: October 26-28, 2012

Private and Confidential

Take the first step – call us: (416) 629-8264

Or email: info@stmarysrefuge.org

Project Rachel:

  • Is a sensitive, private and confidential experience
  • Lets you speak with someone who understands and cares
  • Is for women or men who have been hurt by an abortion
  • Post-abortion healing and reconciliation
  • A journey of renewed hope and inner peace

 

Read the comments at the Saint Paul Students for Life website.