Friday, 4 October 2013

Pro-life Catholic vigils this month in Maidstone and Stratford

Catholic readers will be interested in the two vigils detailed below this month in Maidstone and Stratford organised by the Helpers of God's Precious Infants. The Helpers say:
"Please join us – you really do make all the difference. And don’t forget, please try to bring someone with you. For those of you who are unable to join the procession, please be with us spiritually.
'A great prayer for life is urgently needed…prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil.’
Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, p.100"
Maidstone: processional prayer vigil led by Father Stephen Boyle
The next vigil at Marie Stopes Abortion Centre, Brewer Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1RV, will be held on Wednesday 16 October 2013, from Grove House, 126 Week St, Maidstone ME14 1RH.

Times (approx.) are as follows:
  • 10.00am: Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at St Francis’ Church
  • 10.30am: prayerful and peaceful procession with an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Marie Stopes abortion centre. Holy Rosary, prayers and hymns
  • 12 noon: return procession for blessing and refreshments in the parish centre.
Directions: South Eastern trains runs a direct line from Victoria to Maidstone East Station, which is opposite St. Francis Church. By road: The M20 – come off at Junction 6. Follow signs to Town Centre then to Maidstone East Station. There is a car park at the station and also 2 car parks in Brewer Street and 1 in Wheeler Street, both of which are accessed by Lower Boxley Well Road. The shaded areas on the map are pedestrian areas only.

For further information contact:
Helpers of God's Precious Infants
P.O. Box 26601, London, N14 7WH
Telephone: 020 8252 3109
E-mail: Local Co-ordinator: Carole Smith
Web: Mobile: 07502 109397

Stratford: processional prayer vigil led by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
The next vigil at the BPAS abortion centre, 32-36 Romford Road, Stratford, E15 4BZ, will be held on Saturday 19 October 2013, from St. Francis of Assisi church, Grove Crescent Road, Stratford, E15 1NS.

Times (approx.) are as follows:
  • 8.45am: Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at St. Francis of Assisi church
  • 9.30am: prayerful and peaceful procession to BPAS centre, processing with image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Rosary and hymns
  • 11.45am: return procession with prayers and hymns
  • 12.15pm: break for tea and get together. Please bring packed lunch.
Directions: Maryland Rail stn. – National Rail (Richmond/Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction/Gospel Oak). Stratford stn. - Underground served by Central and Jubilee lines: Docklands Light Railway: Buses – 25; 69; 86; 158; 241; 257.

For further information contact:
Helpers of God's Precious Infants
P.O. Box 26601, London, N14 7WH
Telephone: 020 8252 3109

We are an international pro-life group founded by Msgr. Philip Reilly on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, 1989. Our main apostolate is prayer vigils at abortion facilities and our Spiritual Directors are Msgr. Reilly and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Our Lady of Guadalupe is our Patroness and is also the Protectress of Life.

Our trained pavement counsellors are available to speak with those who are considering abortion or to offer healing to those who have had abortions, to evangelise and most importantly are supported by prayer groups at the sites.

Seven Cardinals and over 100 Bishops participate world-wide, including: Bishops Thomas McMahon (Brentwood), John Hine (Southwark), Arthur Roche (formerly Leeds) and Alan Hopes (formerly Westminster).

The spirituality of the Helpers is one of solidarity with Jesus in the person of the unborn child: "Whatever you do for the least of these my brethren, you do for Me." Matt.25:40

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