From September 27 to November 5, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond.
Dear Cherished Members of 40 Days for Life,
Due to the passage of Bill 163, enabling the creation of virtual “bubble zones”, we are advising all members who have signed up, or who already have visited and prayed at the vigil site, at 101 Queensway Blvd. (Confederation Parkway and Queensway), to suspend further prayers vigils directly in front of the site. Legislation has created a 50 meter bubble zone around the building (and other locations which provided abortion services and products) prohibiting prayer vigil activities and signs.
We are attempting to understand the full impact on 40 Days for Life and similar prayerful vigil activities. At this time we are asking all participants to direct their prayerful energies in other ways. We are asking all members to bring the spirit of the campaign to our churches and specifically tabernacles.
To those who already committed to a vigil prayer hour at the site and those who were planning to participate, please feel free to direct your prayer hour by going to St.. Catherine Sienna Church, which has been the “hub” of 40 Days for Life efforts for the past number of years, and pray inside. The church is generally open from 8am-8pm every day.
While we are suspending the vigil outside the clinic, please stay tuned as we hope to proceed with the Closing Mass and candlelight Vigil on the 5th.
Take the opportunity to educate yourself on the position of your own local political representatives with respect to trampling on Charter Rights and the Fundamental freedoms
namely freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, freedom of thought, freedom of belief, freedom of expression, freedom of the press and of other media of communication, freedom of peaceful assembly, and freedom of association.
Blessings for Life!
Right to Life Mississauga & Area