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Monday, April 3rd
Maryland rally and March for Life in Annapolis from 5:30pm to 9:30pm featuring David Bereit.
March 1st - April 9th
40 Days for Life on Wisteria Drive, each day from 7am to 12-midnight.
Every Monday
Prayer and witness from 8am to 10am outside late-term abortion clinic.
 


This spring hundreds of cities across the nation (and the world) are uniting for the 40 Days for Life campaign. Every 40 Days for Life, we stand in witness as God changes hearts ... and that happens on the sidewalks outside of abortion centers where faithful Christians pray. St. Martin's has the following day that our Parish will hold prayer vigil on Wisteria Drive, Saturday, March 18th. 40 Days for Life will run from March 1st through April 9th. Please consider joining us in prayer, either outside the clinic or in your personal prayer time. Many clinics have closed as a result of these campaigns and many more hearts have been transformed through the peaceful prayer witness. Your prayerful attendance is welcome on any day.

Click here for event details. Check out the Germantown 40 Days for life facebook page.

Join us for the rescheduled Maryland March for Life on Monday, April 3, 2017!
 
St. Mary's High School parking lot
109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD

We will march through Annapolis and Rally at Lawyer's Mall to be the voice of pro-life Maryland! The Rally will serve as a visible witness in support of defending vulnerable life, and it will feature keynote speaker David Bereit, the founder and former CEO of 40 Days for Life. The evening will conclude with free Chick-fil-A! Please arrive in St. Mary's parking lot no later than 6:00 p.m. The lot will then close for Marchers to assemble.
 
5:30-6:00 - Arrive in St. Mary's parking lot
6:15 - Assemble for March
6:30 - March through Annapolis
7:00 - Rally on Lawyer's Mall
8:00 - Free Chick-fil-A
 
Please note that due to facility restraints, the Youth Rally, religious services, and Exhibitor Hall will no longer take place.
 
A bill is currently being pushed through the Maryland legislature that would use state taxpayer money to fund Planned Parenthood in the event that Planned Parenthood is defunded nationally. We need to show up and show opposition to this bill!
 
A message from Students for Life: Calling all students! There will be a special moment during the rally that will include a great number of Baby Socks! Help us #SockItToPP and contact mhendrickson@studentsforlife.org for details on how to help.
 
We hope to see you on April 3. Now is a critical time for us to bear witness to a pro-life Maryland!
Please help us spread the word and invite others to the March. Click here for the facebook page for the event details, schedule and map of marching route.

Resource - Word of Life 2017 / Palabra de Vida 2017
Word of Life 2017 PDF
Palabra de Vida 2017 PDF

Pray For Germantown

330 mothers have changed their minds and decided to keep their babies in Germantown since December 5, 2010 as a result of YOUR pro-life PRESENCE, SUPPORT, and PRAYERS.

As you already know, The U.S. Congressional Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives is investigating late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart and his Germantown office where five abortion patients were transported by emergency responders to the hospital since December. Chairwoman Marsha Blackburn, a leading pro-life Congresswoman, said she was disturbed to learn how many women Carhart’s abortion facility appears to have injured in the past few months. “We have an obligation to protect the most vulnerable at all stages of life,” Blackburn said. “Reports regarding the Germantown clinic are deeply troubling, both for the sake of babies whose lives are ended so close to—and possibly even after—birth and for the sake of the women who have been rushed from that clinic to the hospital with increasing frequency.

The Congressional Committee has subpoenaed Carhart to come to Capitol Hill for a Deposition this Monday, June 13th.

Join us there as we rally to continue waving the red flag on this horrendous practice of late term abortion, and Carhart’s trail of injured/dead women– read up on all the emergencies at www.PrayForGermantown.com.

The Democrats have already tried to shut this investigation down – YOUR presence is VITAL! Let’s show the committee our gratitude for this investigation – BE THERE.

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Opportunity: Lives saved by strong presence on Monday vigils at Germantown clinic

YOU ARE Making a Difference Between Life and Death! Since December 2010, more than 135 mothers so far have changed their minds and decided to keep their babies as a result of your pro-life witness in Germantown. Many more lives are saved by the ongoing all week long efforts by dedicated side walk councilors.

Dr. Grace Morrison has issued a renewed call for a strong presence Wisteria Dr. (near the Germantown late term abortion clinic) on Mondays mornings (8am - 10am). It is on Monday mornings that the gruesome and brutal three day process of late term abortions begins. The Monday morning vigils represent the best opportunity to help women and their unborn children. Please consider joining the nearly 100 people there every week. The strong presence is making a huge difference! Prayer and your presence HELPS these women and gives their babies a chance to be born. There will be no graphic signs will be present each second Monday of the month. For more information and to sign up for ongoing updates, please see the Pray for Germantown website.

The mission on Monday mornings:
--To come in mass numbers to make the public aware of the horrors of abortion --especially late-term abortion!
--To be present when the babies are killed by lethal injection--which happens on Monday mornings!
--If possible, to direct the mothers to the new pregnancy referral center across from the mill.


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Opportunity/Event - Holiday Rosary Tours
On various holy days and holiday days, Pro-Life members from a number of local parishes gather to say the Rosary at the four abortuaries in our area, e.g. Germantown, Shady Grove, Rockville and Silver Spring. The group concentrates on prayer, i.e., there are no protests, demonstrations, police involvement with this group of souls from various parishes. For more information, please contact Bill Luksic at bluksic1@verizon.net
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Opportunity/Activity - Project Mustard Seed
Please consider joining thousands in the Mustard Seed Project by sending a letter each month to a designated corporation asking them to stop supporting Planned Parenthood, the world's largest abortion provider. It doesn't take long and sample letters are provided - you can use selected parts of the sample letter or you can write your own. You can save your letter to use again next month; just change the addressee and date. Or, since new facts about PP are provided periodically, you may want to update your letter.

Please remember to always keep the tone of your letter respectful and polite. Letters definitely make a difference! At Least 294 corporations have stopped supporting PP. For more information and to get notices about the monthly letters, please contact John.


Resource - Facing Pregnancies with Poor or Fatal Diagnosis
"We know the devastation, confusion, heartbreak and loneliness. We can't change your circumstances or make decisions for you. But we can offer support, friendship and experience." A locally based group of friends, connected by tragic, and then beautiful, circumstances offer support to parents continuing their pregnancy after a poor or fatal diagnosis for their unborn children. Isaiah's Promise is a resource you hope you will never need - but will value and cherish if you do. Facing a pregnancy with a poor or fatal diagnosis for an unborn child can be devastating for any parent. Now, they do not need to be alone. If you know of anyone who received a poor or fatal diagnonis for their unborn child, consider contacting Isaiah's Promise at www.isaiahspromise.net for support.

Resource - Organic Family Planning
An effective Catholic alternative to IVF, and side-effect-free alternative to contraception. Effectiveness: 99% to avoid, and up to 98% to achieve. Struggling to achieve a pregnancy? Success is up to 40% more effective than IVF, and totally natural and respectful of all world religion's teachings on fertility including our Catholic faith. FertilityCare: a natural medical model of natural methods of family planning & a way to manage women's health care issues like PMS, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, recurrent miscarriges, postpartum depression and more! Tired of using NFP and desire more clarity and someone to walk with you? This form of NFP might be for you. Your body knows. You can too! For more information see the Fertility Care website.

Classes are held in Gaithersburg home, call or email for directions. Materials to get you started charting furnished for a $25 fee and appointment for follow up. 8 sessions personalized within one year, fees based with sliding scale as appropriate.
Reservations and questions/ comments: Therese Rodriguez, RN, FCP. FertilityCare Practitioner 301-963-6833 8rodriguezes@gmail.com

Opportunity
-Weekly Mass next door to abortion clinic
The arrival of Late Term Abortions in Germantown has been a call to action for all Pro-Lifers in the area! Weekly Masses will be scheduled in the building next door to the Germantown late term abortion clinic. St. Martins parishioners will be invited to attend on a rotational basis along with other local parishes.
Information for priests and parish contacts is available here.

Pro-Life Committee Meeting:
Next Meeting: The next meeting of the St. Martins Pro-Life Committee will be on posted here. If you would like more information about St. Martins Pro-Life committee, please feel free to contact us by emailing: prolife@stmartinsprolife.com.

Contact Us:
Send an email to prolife@stmartinsprolife.com or come by during one of the Pro-Life Committee meetings.