From the Desk of Father Mac
Sunday of Ordinary Time
My Dear Friends in Christ,
to November 05th,
Saint Cyril’s will participate in
the Fall 40 Days for Life
campaign. 40 Days for Life is a
community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach
to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their
own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into
action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His
plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the evil of
abortion through the use of a three-point program: 1) Prayer and
fasting; 2) Constant vigil; and 3) Community outreach.
mission of 40 Days For Life is to
bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a
focused 40-day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism,
with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts
and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus
bringing an end to abortion.
How can you participate? The
first thing you can do is Pray.
Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for
Life. During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith
across the nation … and around the world … to fall on their knees
before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land.
Pray outside an abortion facility. Pray at church.
Pray at work. Pray in the car. Pray at home
with your family.
The next thing you can do is
40 Days for Life. A fast is not a
Christian diet; it is a powerful means of drawing closer to God by
blocking out distractions. Fast from certain foods. Fast from
television. Fast from apathy and indifference. Fast from whatever it
is that separates you from God. We believe that when God’s people
fast with a broken, repentant and contrite spirit, our heavenly
Father will hear from heaven and heal our lives, our churches, our
communities, our nation, and our world.
VIGIL is the visible, public
centerpiece of 40 Days for Life,
through a focused, 40-day, non-stop, round-the-clock prayer vigil
outside a single Planned Parenthood center or other abortion
facility in your community. It is a peaceful and educational
presence. Those who are called to stand witness during this
24-hour-a-day presence send a powerful message to the community
about the tragic reality of abortion. It also serves as a call to
repentance for those who work at the abortion center and those who
patronize the facility. During the 40
Days for Life campaign here in the San Fernando Valley, a
peaceful prayer vigil will be maintained outside the following
Family Planning Associates (FPA)
Blvd., Ste 200
Mission Hills, CA 91345
The Legion of Mary of St. Cyril’s Parish
has graciously committed to keep vigil 2 hours per week outside FPA
during the Fall campaign on Mondays from 9am to 10am and Saturdays
from 9am to 10am. All parishioners are invited to join in either of
these shifts or any other time you can make it. To learn more or
sign up for a vigil hour visit
40daysforlife.com. If you would like to join one of the two
parish shifts you can phone the parish office at 818- 986.8234.
For Information, please contact the
Parish Office at
email@example.com or phone 818.986.8234