CULTURE OF LIFE
Please make sure to utilize the vast resources we have placed on this website related to all things Life. Should you need more information, contact Christine Vaz at [email protected]
“God’s love does not distinguish between the infant in the mother’s womb or the child or the youth or the adult or the older person. In each one God sees His image and likeness. Human life is a manifestation of God and His glory.”
– Pope Benedict XVI
Every baby saved from in front of the abortion mill is a cause for joy. However, the initial save from the mill is often just the first step in the path to life for the unborn baby. Culture of Life Family Services (COLFS) is a place where women can be sent for a free ultrasound and competent medical advice. Nearly all women who can be intercepted from the major abortion mills in San Diego are sent by the sidewalk counselors to COLFS. There is a very high rate of decision for life, once a mother gets to see an ultra sound of her baby. Women in crisis pregnancies can get these services for free. But we all know they are not without cost. We have an opportunity to do our part in supporting COLFS. Go to www.colfs.org to support COLFS.
Pro-Life Events in San Diego
Attend the San Diego “Friends of Fair Trade” monthly meeting
San Diego Friends of Fair Trade is a coalition of non-profit organizations and congregations attempting to advance the cause of fair trade. They work to insure that all individuals who toil, both at home and around the world, to provide consumers with commodities are paid a living wage, one that can sustain a life with dignity.
Check the web site www.fairtradesd.blogspot.com for the date. The location is always the Open Door Book Store on 4761 Cass St., Pacific Beach. For more information, contact Carolyn Lief or to sign up for the Fair Trade San Diego newsletter, send a request to [email protected]
Get Acquainted with Detention Ministry in the Diocese of San Diego
Join Deacon Jim Walsh each month for an Information and Training Seminar on detention ministry and restorative justice at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 3888 Paducah Drive, San Diego, 92117.
Visit the OSM Restorative Justice Web site for the May/June dates and times: www.diocese-sdiego.org/restore. Sorry, no walk-ins. Contact Deacon Jim Walsh for reservations or questions at 858-490-8375, e-mail at [email protected]
North-County prayer witness at the Carlsbad Planned Parenthood Clinic
North County parishioners meet each Monday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to peacefully pray the rosary in front of the Carlsbad Planned Parenthood Clinic. The clinic is located at 1820 Marron Road, Carlsbad. (in the shopping center just west of Plaza Camino Real Mall). For more information, contact Jahna White of St. Margaret Parish at 760-586-6356.
Prayerful witness for life at two locations in San Diego County (7340 Miramar Road in San Diego and 15546 Pomerado Road in Poway).
Helpers of God’s Precious Infants weekly rosary prayer vigil from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Saturday 7340 Miramar Road, directly above Metro Flooring in the complex with the Pyramid Building, adjacent to Carroll Road. Prayer warriors also needed as early as 7:30 a.m. Call Roger Lopez at 619-276-7525 for more information. Second Saturday of the month: 20 decades of the Rosary are prayed in procession past four clinics following the 7:30 a.m. Mass, 15546 Pomerado Road, Poway. For more information, call 858-748-2109.
St. Dismas Guild sponsors two weekly hours of prayer for the unborn in North County.
Join members of St. Dismas Guild for a rosary picket at North County Women’s Medical Clinic, 120 S. Craven Way, San Marcos, (across from Cal State San Marcos), Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The Guild also sponsors prayer (the rosary) in front of PayLess at Mission Avenue and Escondido Blvd., 347 W. Mission, on Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For information on these prayer vigils, call 760-751-8541.
St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Carlsbad has a tri-weekly prayer ministry in front of the North County Women’s Medical Clinic on Craven Way – San Marcos on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Please join the St. Elizabeth Seton “Life Matters” Culture of Life prayer vigils at 10:00 a.m. to Noon every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning at “North County Women’s Medical Clinic”: 120 Craven Road, San Marcos. Those interested can carpool from St. Elizabeth Seton’s upper parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Those who do not want to carpool, please feel free to meet us at the Abortion Center at 10:00 a.m. or at any time between 10:00 a.m. and Noon. These vigils are not confrontational. We give witness by being present in prayer and entrust our message to the Blessed Mother. Contact Gene at [email protected] or 760-804-9656 for more information.
St. John the Evangelist Parish in Encinitas Pro-Life Mass and Rosary held on the first Monday of each month. The first Monday of every month is designated Pro-Life Monday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1001 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas. The 8:00 a.m. Mass will be followed by a Rosary for Life.
Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood – First and Grape Street, San Diego
Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Prayer vigil contacts: Luis Mendoza 619-259-3906 or Roger Lopez 619-276-7525. Rosary processions the first Saturday of every month from Our Lady of the Rosary, Date & State St., after the 7:30 a.m. Mass.
Most Precious Blood Parish Rosary Prayer Vigils held on Wednesdays each week.
The Pro-Life Prayer Group from Most Precious Blood sponsors a Rosary Prayer Vigil in front of “A Woman’s Choice” Clinic abortion facility at 1550 Broadway, Chula Vista, every Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. For more information, please call Shirley Henry at 619-420-7096 or Luis Mendoza at 619-259-3906.
Prayer partners are needed at the office of Feliciano Rios M.D., 1079 Third Ave., SDuite 3, in Chula Vista. Dr. Rios performs abortions at his medical facility. Meet each Wednesday from 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Please contact Luis Mendoza, a Missionary of The Gospel of Life Lay Associate, at 619-259-3906, with questions or to share interest in this prayer ministry.
Pray in front of the Planned Parenthood facility located at 1685 East Main, just off the Greenfield Drive exit in El Cajon – join friends and neighbors. According to the PP website, chemical (RU-486) abortions only are done at this location—not surgical abortions. They do refer women for abortions to their surgical center on First Ave. Join the group each Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Contact: [email protected]
The Goretti Group offers chastity prayer and speaker training monthly.
The Goretti Group offers a monthly Chastemasters meeting, where people will come together to learn how to speak and write about Chastity and Theology of the Body in an effective and appealing way, on the third Tuesday of every month from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Our Lady of the Rosary Pastoral Center (1629 Columbia St, 92101). The Goretti Group also offers a monthly Mass in celebration of Chastity every First Friday at 6:30pm at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, with Confession and Adoration starting at 5:30 p.m., and speaker after the Mass.
Eucharistic Pro-life Prayer Hour every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ephrem Church, Mariam Mother of Life Shrine, 750 Medford Street, El Cajon, 92020.
Join us for an hour of communal prayer before the Blessed Sacrament Led by Fr. Nabil Mouannes. Our prayer intention is for the transformation of our culture and prayer support for those on the front lines of abortion clinics. For more information please call: 619-445-3822 or [email protected]