40 Days for Life Fall 2016 countdown

The next 40 Days for Life campaign is three weeks away. New Hampshire vigils will take place in Greenland outside the Lovering Center and Manchester outside of Planned Parenthood’s Pennacook Street facility.

40 Days for Life will run from September 28 to November 6. As always, 40DFL has three components: prayer and fasting, keeping peaceful & prayerful vigil outside abortion facilities, and community outreach. To participate – which requires signing a commitment to peaceful action, including cooperation with local authorities – go to 40daysforlife.com and search for your local campaign.

Some national 40DFL leaders are going to be touring the country by bus during the campaign, with stops scheduled in New Hampshire on Sunday, October 2. There will be a rally in Manchester at noon followed by a meet-and-greet in Greenland at 2 p.m.

Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester’s 40DFL campaign will have a kickoff on September 26 at Ste. Marie’s church hall, 378 Notre Dame Ave. in Manchester from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ovide Lamontagne will be the featured speaker, with music provided by students from Northeast Catholic College. RSVP to Beth at 978-226-3240 or 40daysforlifemanchester@gmail.com.

Vigil hours will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. beginning September 28, outside PP on Pennacook Street between Elm and Chestnut. On-street parking only. Follow the campaign on Facebook. 

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Greenland, New Hampshire

Kickoff will be Sunday, September 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. on the sidewalk outside the Lovering Center on Portsmouth Avenue. Parking is available in the nearby Town Hall lot.

Greenland’s midpoint rally will be October 16. Watch this blog’s Facebook page for more information.

Special guest at Boston kickoff: Jill Stanek

Boston’s 40DFL campaign will open with a Mass and fellowship at the Betania II retreat center in Medway, with special guest speaker Jill Stanek. As a nurse some years ago, Jill learned that children who survived attempted abortion in her hospital were left to die. The revelation changed her life. She’s now a full-time pro-life activist. All are welcome to the Boston kickoff.