Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Join us in a celebration of life to aid women in need!

2009 MCFL Respect Life Walk to Aid
Mothers and Children

Sunday, October 4, Boston Common

1:30 pm Registration and Pre-Walk Celebration

Music, pro-life speakers, visit pro-life vendors
Free Ice cream, face-painting and balloon animals for children

2:30 pm Walk

Our keynote speaker is James Sedlak, Vice President of American Life League' nationally recognized expert on Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States.
Master of Ceremonies: Don Feder
Pastor Basil Yarde, Rabbi Henry Morse

The Respect Life Walk raises money to help support the life-saving work of 48 beneficiary organizations who help women choose life for their unborn babies. These organizations are run by volunteers who depend on our generosity to help provide food, shelter, prenatal and postnatal care, counseling services, materials needs, adoption services, and post-abortion counseling to aid women in desperate circumstances. They are counting on us!

Obtain a sponsor sheet and start raising money to save lives!
Call: (617) 242-4199, ext. 2
Or go online at:

Walk photos welcome!
If you have a camera, please submit good walk photos to:
(please obtain written permission for any photos that include children)

You can help greatly today. Please submit this bulletin notice to your church

Put your faith into action to help women in crisis pregnancies choose life for their babies!
The Massachusetts Citizens for Life Walk to Aid Mothers and Children will be held on
Sunday, October 4 at 1:30 pm on Boston Common. Walk to raise money for 48 beneficiary
organizations who help women in need with food, shelter, prenatal care, material needs,
counseling and adoption services. Call MCFL at (617) 242-4199, or visit for a sponsor sheet.

Thanks, Helen Cross, Walk Chair

MCFL Boston Healthcare ad

Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

October "The Rose" is now on-line

Dear E-mail list members,

    The October version of "The Rose" is now on-line. Please go to our website at this link:
Some highlighted stories are:

1) Health Care Bill (some developments on this story may happen this week)
2) Longmeadow Life Chain- This event will happen on October 17th, attached to
    this e-mail is a flyer for distribution.
3) Bethlehem House- How you can help. Attached is a United Way form you can
     download if you want to choose Bethlehem House as your agency to donate to
     through your payroll deduction.
4) Massachusetts legislation- six bills to look at and call our state legislators.

Please forward to family and friends of life.

Take care,

Julie Mishol
PV-MCFL "The Rose" newsletter editor

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

40 Days for Pro-Life

Tell President Obama that Health Care does not include abortion

Sep 23 Wed – 40 days for life starts in 212 cities across 45 U.S. states, 5 Canadian provinces, and Denmark. Sign up at - Pray outside Planned Parenthood to end abortion
Sep 25 Fri 7PM St. Paul's Bible study.  Pope Benedict's Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation
Sep 26 Sat 9-10AM Prayer Vigil Protest at Planned Parenthood on Lincoln St. behind Best Chinese Restaurant 625 Lincoln.

Never forget – Catholic Vote

Oct 2 Fri 8PM First Friday Mass with all night Eucharistic Adoration
Oct 3 Sat 8AM Mass 9-10AM Prayer Vigil Protest new Planned Parenthood at 487 Pleasant.
Oct. 4 Sun 1:30PM Walk for Life in Boston, 2-3:30PM Life Chain in Worcester
Oct 10 Sat noon – National Rosary Rally
Oct 29 Wed 7PM Assumption College Hagan Hall Francis Cardinal George

The loyal opposition party; Republicans on local TV, Charter TV3 Worcester, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Thursday 7PM, Shari Worthington on Central Mass Chronicles.  Massachusetts needs a two party political system to avoid corruption.  Please consider all Pro-Life and Pro-Family Republicans to break the Democratic stranglehold on Political power that promotes abortion and the homosexual agenda.

Bishop Murphy's USCCB statement on Universal Health Care which explicitly prevents abortion and enforces conscience clauses.

Highlights from the Voter Values Summit

Thanks and God Bless,
Jay G.

Prayer Needs;

Little Grace at Visitation House now weighs 6 lbs. Keep praying because the Prayers are working! There are now 10 moms, 6 babies and 4-year-old Max, Grace's oldre brother.

Health and spiritual needs: Bob recently widowed, with two boys to raise, Peachie with Lupis, Barbara R.- URGENT as she is dying NOW;   Brian N.- cancer;    David- whose wife left family with 3 children; Lisa- who left husband and 4 children- that they reunite and the children and Dad find strength, comfort, and faith, and that the Mom returns home, Ron's sister with brain tumor, My cousin Barbara B. who's back on chemo, Chris T. second operation, Sherry, (waiting for lung transplant), Robbie Coudert, Lauri, four babies now at Visitation House Damien the newest and Grace gained weight and is a real fighter, Marilyn Birnie from "Friends of the Unborn", George recovery from leg surgery, John Benoit who's in Life Care in Auburn, Sean Seely married with 5 yr old twins has  leukemia, Pam G. and Molly full recoveries from Cancer, Georgia and her daughter 2 lb. 1 oz. daughter Grace who needs heart surgery, Keishela. Clyde that he is enlightened by the Holy Spirit, Joni and her husband from - special Prayer request for Caroline for health and spiritual healing, and for a paying roommate to live in her house. John Sinacola stomach cancer, Ian, Dave K. motorcycle accident, Lisa Lauring stage 4 lung cancer, Abortion workers seeking new jobs …

Recently Deceased: 19 year old Brittany was in i.c.u., Ted Kennedy, Skip, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Al Thoman, Patty G., John Bellione, Bob DeMarco 51 father of three boys, Georga's father, Mike Paul's mother-in-law Dorothy, Dom DeLuise, Mari Loli of Garabindal, Jerry, Wes Schaefer, Defender of Life Pat Taylor…

Good news about the Walk!

All these wonderful young people will be joining us! Please spread the word.

The Office for the New Evangelization of Youth and Young Adults

Walk as Children of Light: Boston Respect Life Sunday
You don't want your teens to miss this amazing day!
10am: Youth Rally with Bob Rice
11:30am: Mass at Cathedral
12:30pm: Pizza Party
1:30-3:30pm: MCFL Respect Life Walk
Price: 15.00

Register now!!!
Contact Kathy Stebbins

The Office for the New Evangelization of Youth and Young Adults
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, Massachusetts 02184

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Founding member of PV-MCFL Patricia Day has passed away

Dear e-mail list members,


PV-MCFL is saddened by the passing of Patricia Day on September 20, 2009. Pat was an original founding member of PV-MCFL and devoted countless hours to the defense of the unborn. She served as Ludlow Chapter chairman, edited "The Rose" newsletter for years, and worked diligently with her husband John in every aspect of running the Pioneer Valley Massachusetts Citizens for Life. We ask that you keep Pat, her husband John and their family in your prayers.


For more information, there is an on-line obituary and guest book at

and for our members that live in the New England/Western Mass. area the funeral arrangements are as follows:



Patricia Day's wake will be held at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall Street, Ludlow, MA on Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 4-7 PM.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be Friday, September 25, 2009 with family and friends gathering at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home at 8:45 AM to be followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in Christ the King Church, 41 Warsaw Avenue, Ludlow, MA at 10 AM.

Rites of committal will follow in Island Pond Cemetery, 500 Center Street, Ludlow, MA


Further information:

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home is located at 64 Sewall Street, Ludlow, MA 01056. It is next door to Ludlow Printing and across the street from the old Ludlow Hospital

Christ the King Church is located at 41 Warsaw Avenue, Ludlow, MA. Take a left off the turnpike (RT.90) go ahead, after the overpass bear left at fork in the road.

Island Pond Cemetery is located at 500 Center Street, Ludlow, MA. It is across from Haviland Pond.

Pioneer Valley

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Updates: Dinner and Choose Life plates

The Mass. Citizens Annual Dinner was a sell-out with 450 people attending.  They were inspired by Professor Esolen remarks, especially on what we pro lifers see as the "seamless garment".  The video of his talk will be posted shortly on the web site.

Congratulations to State Representative Elizabeth Poirier and her husband, Kevin, who is a former State Representative.  They received jointly the Dr Joseph Stanton Award "for outspoken courage in defense of life, through tireless personal example".
Marian Desrosiers, head of the Pro Life Office for the Diocese of Fall River, received the Ignatius O' Connor Award "for outstanding contributions to the pro-life movement".

Local Chapter Service Awards, given to "the unsung hero of a chapter who has demonstrated outstanding service", were awarded to Don Golden, Longmeadow; Madeleine Lavoie, Greater Fall River; Jim Loughman, North Adams; and Claire Donohoe, West Roxbury/Roslindale.
Pro-Life Community Awards, "given to a citizen or group who demonstrates outstanding support of a chapter's mission", were awarded to Eleanor McCullen, Newton; Msgr Francis McGann, Needham; Patricia Stebbins, Cape Cod; and The Watertown Knights of Columbus Charitable Trust.
The enthusiasm and commitment of the attendees was inspiring!

Choose Life License Plates
Only 242 people needed and another excellent reason for reserving.
We have been buying advertising for the Walk to Aid Mothers and Children and have learned that radio ads in Boston cost as much as $500.00 for 30 SECONDS. TV and newspaper ads cost in the tens of thousands.
For forty dollars, you are spreading the word to more people than any of that other advertising, which is seen or heard only once.
You will be interested to see how many people in your town have reserved:
The reservation form was inserted in the July/August MCFL News.  Or you can print it out,
Do it now!

Anne Fox, President

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