Annual Gala/Silent Auction
London Area Right to Life Association’s 34th Annual Gala and Silent Auction will be held on Thursday, May 4th, 2016 at the Hellenic Centre in London, Ontario. Doors open at 5:30 pm; supper served at 6:30 pm. Ticket price is $ 40 for adults; $ 25 for youth. If you cannot attend, perhaps you could consider sponsoring a young person to come? The Gala is one short week before the March for Life in Ottawa!!
There will be a silent auction, 50/50 draw, penny raffle and more…bring the whole family and listen to these inspiring women of faith…
This year’s guest speakers will be Lorelee Siemens with her birth mom & adoptive mom. Their story is an amazing journey of faith, trust and openness to the Spirit.
Annual Walk for Life:
Mark June 10, 2017 on your calendars for our upcoming Walk for Life! This is London Area Right to Life’s major fundraiser and an excellent opportunity for pro-life witness in our city!!
Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 345 Lyle Street while a worship service for non-Catholics will be held in St. Mary’s Choir School’s gymnasium. Presiders TBA.
Registration will be held at 9:15 a.m at St. Mary’s Choir School, 347 Lyle Street. Bring your pledge sheets and wear comfortable shoes for the 5 KM walk. All are welcome; no registration fee.
There will be a barbecue and family entertainment to follow…
The London Area Right to Life rents a booth each year at the Western Fair. We have been there for over 40 years, educating fair-goers about the development and humanity of preborn babies. The table is run by volunteers who give of their time, talents and knowledge of pro-life current events. God bless each of our volunteers!!
Resources include: a DVD showing 4D ultrasounds, pamphlets, Precious Feet pins and more. Plus there is a raffle prize!
The dates for this year’s Fair are: September 8-17th. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Bonnie at 519-659-3334.
Maria McCann & Sarah Van Trigt
Life Chain is held on the first Sunday of October. Starting in 1987 in Yuba County, California, LIFE CHAIN is a chain of pro-life solidarity, as concerned citizens spend an hour on the sidewalk holding signs with pro-life messages and praying for an end to abortion. The Life Chain is conducted across North America. We hope that you can come out to pray for one hour. As Jesus asked of His disciples, “can you watch one hour” in prayer to end abortion? Our lives are not our own. We are made in the image and likeness of God our Creator and loved beyond belief.
The official Life Chain website can be found here: http://www.lifechain.net/
The London Chain extends for 32 blocks, from the Western University gates on Richmond St. N. to Victoria Hospital at Commissioners and Wellington S.
Life Chain will be held on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thank you to all those who joined us in this silent, prayerful witness to LIFE. Let us “raise up the churches” to promote a culture of LIFE. Check your church’s bulletin to see which is your place to pray. The corners run from UWO Gates to Wellington at Commissioners Rd (32 blocks through the city of London). This year we hope to cluster some of the “corners” so that our participants will be not be so spread out.
40 Days for Life
The 40 Days for Life is an international campaign which was first held in London, Ontario in the fall of 2011. It is a 40-day-long vigil of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Pro-lifers keep a peaceful, prayerful vigil in front of Victoria Hospital (Commissioners at Wellington S.) for 12 hours each day, from 7 AM to 7 PM (excluding Sundays).
For more information, see our London 40 Days website: www.40daysforlife.com/london-on
This fall’s prayer campaign will run from Wednesday, September 27th to Saturday, November 4th. The Catholic churches in London and area will have their “team captain” who will ensure that each church’s parishioners sign up for a day that the church chooses. We hope that our non-Catholic, pro-life friends will do the same. That way all 40 days will be covered. Together we can make a difference!!
Thank you to all of our prayer volunteers; we hope you can join us again this year and perhaps bring a friend or a family member who have never participated in 40 Days for Life.
Approximately 50 children are aborted weekly in London! If you have tried to watch the film, the Silent Scream, you will understand why these preborn babies in the womb need to be protected. Abortion is the dismemberment of babies who simply wish to be born. Imagine if you had been aborted? Or someone you love?