Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Raleigh
YOU can help save lives!
From February 13- March 24, our community will be one of many joining together for a faith-filled, groundbreaking, coordinated pro-life mobilization -- 40 Days for Life.
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:
40 days of prayer and fasting
40 days of peaceful vigil
40 days of community outreach
We are praying that, with God's help, this groundbreaking effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in Chapel Hill -- and throughout America.
Take a stand for life
While all aspects of 40 Days for Life are crucial in our effort to end abortion, the most visible component is the peaceful prayer vigil outside the local abortion facility.
You can help make a life-saving impact by joining our local vigil at:
1765 Dobbins Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
For more information, click the "Get Involved" link at the top of this page.
Note: Our vigil is always peaceful and prayerful. All participants agree to abide by the Statement of Peace with a pledge to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner.
To learn more, sign up for specific vigil hours, or let us know how you feel called to serve God in this effort, please contact us at:
40 Days for Life: Discover what God Has Done... Imagine What He Can Do
This book by David Bereit and Shawn Carney tells the story of 40 Days for Life which began after one hour of prayer in 2004 in College Station, Texas. Since then the "groundbreaking 40 Days for Life movement of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils, and community outreach has mobilized more than half a million volunteers in 481 cities around the world. 6,749 babies have been spared from abortion. 75 abortion workers have had a change of heart and quit their jobs. 25 abortion centers have closed. And every baby, every heart, every closure is an amazing story." The 40 chapters of the book tell their stories.
The book is hot off the press, published January 28, 2013 and available from the following websites: http://premierecollectibles.com ; amazon ; and Barnes and Noble.
Churches, groups or organizations: Please consider adopting a day (or half-day) where you commit to covering each hour with one or more persons from 7am-7pm (7-12; or 1-7 for half-day). If you decide to adopt-a-day we can send you templates for announcements and sign-up sheets to help spread the word to your church or organization. It takes a leap of faith, but please consider volunteering to coordinate this amazing effort for your church or group. For more information or to adopt-a-day please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The following churches and groups have committed to the vigil:
February 23rd: Our Lady of Lourdes of Raleigh
March 9th: St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest
March 16th: St. Michael the Archangel, Cary
March 16th: St. Andrew, Apex
March 16th: St. Mary Magdalene, Apex
March 3rd (1-7pm): Holy Cross, Durham
March 3rd: (4-6pm): Women's Book Club, St. Thomas More, Chapel Hill
March 8th: Regnum Christi, Raleigh
March 9th (7-noon): Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount
March 20th (1-6): Our Lady of Perpetual help, Rocky Mount
March 23rd: St. Joseph, Raleigh
Be sure to sign-up for updates and prayer requests using the form at the top right of this page, and browse through the rest of this site to find out how YOU can help make a lifesaving impact as part of our local 40 Days for Life campaign.
Learn more about the national 40 Days for Life campaign.