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Showered with love

In Sacramento, a baby shower for 8 moms who chose life, plans for fall 40 Days for Life under way


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(The following report comes to us from Wynette Sills in Sacramento.)

The Showers on Wheels Ministry, led by Devonne and Bill Keevers, hosted the most amazing baby shower last Saturday for eight moms who have chosen life for their babies!

The food was delicious and the loving generosity of so many people was genuinely felt by all the young women who participated. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Devonne is already planning the next baby shower to be held right after this fall’s 40 Days for Life.

This fall -- Sept. 28 through Nov. 6 -- Sacramento will join 296 cities across the nation and around the world, praying for life. Here in Sacramento, we will be praying and helping women choose life at the abortion business at 1750 Wright St. from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday, starting September 28.

The first church to sign up to pray was Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, which will send of contingent every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. Members of St. Joseph's parish in Lincoln will travel 30 miles to come pray every Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. About 11% of our 408 total hours are already reserved!

Filling all 408 hours on the schedule is a big job. If anyone would like to help make those phone calls and serve as Vigil Schedule Coordinator, please let me know! Call Wynette at (916) 955-1577.

Everyone is invited to our Sidewalk Counseling Workshop, Saturday, September 24, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at El Camino Baptist Church, 2805 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, near the corner of El Camino and Fulton Avenue. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the 40 Days for Life peaceful, prayerful, life-saving ministry.

El Camino Baptist Church is right across the street from Alternatives Pregnancy Center and Alternatives executive director Jennifer Zachariou has graciously offered to open the center for tours, so that you can see their beautiful pro-life ministry. Also, the Life Mobile from the Sacramento Life Center is scheduled to be at our workshop for everyone to tour.

Here are the details for our 40 Days for Life opening events:

Opening Mass -- Monday, Sept. 26, at St. Ignatius Parish, 3235 Arden Way, with Rosary at 6 p.m., and the Holy Mass at 6:30 p.m. celebrated by Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto and concelebrated by many priests from throughout the diocese.

Opening Prayer Gathering and Memorial Service – Also on Monday, Sept. 26, on the Sidewalk in front of the abortion business at 1750 Wright St., beginning at 7:45 p.m.


READER COMMENTS

Posted Friday, August 19, 2011 10:40 AM By Maryanne Leonard
A baby shower for moms who chose life - what a great idea. Let's do more of this!

Posted Friday, August 19, 2011 12:19 PM By Tota Tua
God Bless all you wonderful Pro-Life peeps in Sacramento.

Posted Friday, August 19, 2011 1:40 PM By Elizabeth
Wynette and her AWESOME group are such an inspiration to the rest of us pro-lifers!!!!! Please pray for us on the S.F. peninsula as we are appealing a new Planned Parenthood from being opened in Redwood City.

Posted Friday, August 19, 2011 5:07 PM By JLS
How ironic of me, the last person who would voluntarily go to a baby shower, to be the one to kick this thread into gear. Notice the social/religious organization? Notice Bishop Soto leading the charge? Notice the various non-Catholic involvement? Notice the beaming smile on the woman who was delivered from the jaws of death? These successes do not automatically happen, but are the result of hard work, hard prayer, willing hearts and on fire for the Lord leaders, and response to the multitudes of babies in eternity praying for an end to the evil and to save their womb neighbors.

Posted Friday, August 19, 2011 7:55 PM By charlio
They have a web site with contact information, searchable under "Showers on Wheels". And they are on Facebook under "Showers on Wheels".

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 10:20 PM By Anne T.
I am going to go now and say a Rosary for this group. This is one area where all the Christian groups should work together, and thankfully, they are.

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011 7:37 PM By Don Guillermo
Forty Days for Life is a holy ministry. It has been my privilege to take part in it here in Sacramento. Thanks to 40 Days for Life, I began praying the Rosary everyday. My relationship with Jesus through Mary has blossomed & unexpected graces have been bestowed by God on my family. These are holy people, and this work is holy work. I can't imagine not doing this work.

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