Spring 2024 | Feb 14 - Mar 24

Worcester Campaign

Worcester, MA
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Vigil Location

Planned Parenthood
470 Pleasant St. Worcester, MA

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TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CAMPAIGN, YOU MUST AGREE TO THE STATEMENT OF PEACE.  It is displayed to the right under RESOURCES. 

When praying on the sidewalk, be sure not to block any foot traffic or entrance to Planned Parenthood.

PARKING is available at Blessed Sacrament Parish at 555 Pleasant St. and on Hudson and Dewey Streets.  For those with limited mobility, the parking closest to the vigil site is at the corner of Pleasant and Hudson Streets.  DO NOT park in the lot of the medical building at 475 Pleasant St. or your car may be towed.  Please DO NOT park in the Problem Pregnancy lot during their business hours: M, Tu, W: 10-4, F: 9-noon.

The closest public RESTROOM FACILITIES are at Dunkin' Donuts, 211 Chandler St. (on the corner of Mason and Chandler), about a block and a half from the vigil site, and at the Gulf gas station at the corner of Park and Pleasant (which you can see from the vigil site).

IF YOU NEED A PRAYER PARTNER FOR YOUR VIGIL TIME, please contact us, and we will try to match you up with someone.


CRISIS PREGNANCY?  Call Problem Pregnancy (508-507-8378) or Clearway Clinic (508-438-0144) in Worcester, First Concern (978-365-9817) in Marlboro & Clinton, or CareNet (978-342-4244) in Fitchburg for free help and support.

HURTING FROM PAST ABORTION?  Call or text Kathy at Silent No More/Surrendering the Secret (508-397-7280) to find out about healing resources.

BABY SAFE HAVEN:  Drop off a newborn you are unable to care for at any hospital, police station, or manned fire station in Massachusetts.  Or call 1-877-796-HOPE (4673) or 1-888-510-BABY (2229) for support.


Local events
Pro-Life/Lenten Procession

Saturday, March 2nd

40 DFL participants are invited to join in a pro-life/Lenten procession organized by The St. Michael's Crusaders--a men's Catholic action group of Saint Benedict Center. Along with the members of The St. John the Baptist Pro-Life League from the IHM School, they will be processing from St. Paul's Cathedral at 9:15 to Planned Parenthood and back. They plan to be praying on the sidewalk outside PP between 10 and 11am.

Address: St. Paul's Cathedral Worcester, MA 01609,

Time: 9:15 AM

Mass and Latin Rosary

Thursday, March 7th

Fr. Tony Kazarnowicz will be celebrating Mass in the Problem Pregnancy chapel every Thursday at 11am (until Problem Pregnancy re-opens on Thursdays), usually followed during 40 DFL by recitation of the Rosary in Latin out on the sidewalk. Call/text Julie at 508-320-2965 to confirm each week.

Address: 495 Pleasant Street Worcester, MA 01609, US

Time: 11:00 AM

Rosary with Bishop McManus

Friday, March 8th

Bishop McManus will lead us in the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. Afterward, the Brothers, Sisters, and students from IHM School in Still River will lead the Latin Rosary and some hymns in Gregorian chant.

Address: across from Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, US

Time: 11:00 AM

Mass and Latin Rosary

Thursday, March 14th

Fr. Tony Kazarnowicz will be celebrating Mass in the Problem Pregnancy chapel every Thursday at 11am (until Problem Pregnancy re-opens on Thursdays), usually followed during 40 DFL by recitation of the Rosary in Latin out on the sidewalk. Call/text Julie at 508-320-2965 to confirm each week.

Address: Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant Street Worcester, MA 01609, US

Time: 11:00 AM

International Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet

Saturday, March 16th

Each decade of the Rosary and Chaplet will be led in a different language (e.g., Italian, Vietnamese, Spanish, Swahili, Portuguese), and the response will be in English. NOTE: THIS EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY LISTED AS MARCH 2ND. IT WAS *CHANGED TO* MARCH 16TH BASED ON THE AVAILABILITY OF THE LEADERS FOR EACH DECADE.

Address: across from Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, US

Time: 10:00 AM

The Rachel Rosary and St. Michael Chaplet

Wednesday, March 20th

Join us to pray The Rachel Rosary (with pro-life meditations before each Hail Mary; intended as intercessory prayer for victims of post-abortion syndrome) and the St. Michael Chaplet.

Address: across from Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

Time: 5:30 PM

Mass and Latin Rosary

Thursday, March 21st

Fr. Tony Kazarnowicz will be celebrating Mass in the Problem Pregnancy chapel every Thursday at 11am (until Problem Pregnancy re-opens on Thursdays), usually followed during 40 DFL by recitation of the Rosary in Latin out on the sidewalk. Call/text Julie at 508-320-2965 to confirm each week.

Address: Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant Street Worcester, MA 01609

Time: 11:00 AM

Day 40 Rosary

Sunday, March 24th

We will begin with the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet on the sidewalk and then have Adoration in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel.

Address: across from Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, US

Time: 3:00 PM

Good Friday Pro-Life Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 29th

Please join us for Stations of the Cross with pro-life meditations.

Address: across from Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, US

Time: 12:00 PM

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fr. Mobilio will be bringing parishioners from Our Lady of Hope in Grafton to pray on the sidewalk from 9-10am.


The St. Michael's Crusaders--a men's Catholic action group of Saint Benedict Center and The St. John the Baptist Pro-Life League from the IHM School will be joining together in a pro-life march from St. Paul's Cathedral to Planned Parenthood. They plan to be praying on the sidewalk between 10 and 11am.


Leader Contact Info

Pauline Morris

(508) 479-5425

+15084795425

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Resources

Lent 2024 Flyer

Statement of Peace

Prayer Resources in Spanish

Tri-fold Brochure in Spanish

Massachusetts' Baby Safe Haven information

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