Resurrection for Life

Dear Friends of Life,

  We are so excited to have Shawn Carney, President of 40 Days for Life, now a worldwide impetus for life, coming to inspire us for our Kickoff 6:30pm, Tuesday, September 22, at the new Planned Parenthood location, 6418 Commerce Park Drive.

   Here we bring you a "virtual sign-up" for Resurrection Parish, as there will be no sign-ups at church, yet we hope to have as good and faithful a turnout as in other years! Here are the details:

WHEN TO COME:  Resurrection's days on the sidewalk are FRIDAYS - Sept. 25 and Oct 2 ,9, 16, 23, 30.

 HOURS: 11:00-5:00pm  (If you can't come Fridays, join 40 Days groups Mon thru Sat, earlier works better)


WHERE TO PARK: Across the street from Planned Parenthood on the grass (public area)

WHAT TO BRING: Sun aids: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, umbrella, chair if desired, sign if desired, or we will have signs on hand. We will also bring bottled water.  Prayer aids: Bible, prayer book, rosary, etc.

WHO TO BRING: Family - we welcome children, and praying friends from any church.


We thank you and ask God's blessing on all of us, on mothers and fathers of unborn babies, and on the little innocent ones.  May truth and love triumph over lies and selfishness in our day!

Judy Minahan:  [email protected]     239-287-1237

Ginny McGowan:  [email protected]     239-689-4996

40 DAYS FOR LIFE - September 23 - November 1:
The Resurrection for Life Respect Life group has as its mission to uphold by our prayer and by our deeds the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. We welcome all parishioners to join us!

In our community, we have several agencies who help mothers with their pregnancy and after birth by providing the necessities needed to carefor their babies. Please consider donating baby clothes, bibs, diapers, infant toiletries, or any slightly used baby items that you no longer need. These items can be dropped off at the parish office. Thank you!


Resurrection for Life members ask you to help foster life by helping with your donation of much needed items. Community Pregnancy Clinic helps mothers with counseling and provides them with supplies for their babies that they cannot afford. The current needs are:

Disposable Diapers in Sizes 1,3, 4, & 5 - This is the most needed item
Baby wipes (not adult wipes)
New Outfits Sizes Newborn - 6 months and used baby clothes - all sizes
New Sleepers Sizes NB - 12 months & used all sizes thru 3T
Teethers/Baby Toys
New knitted baby blankets, crib or bassinet size, gender specific pinks or blues - can be combinations of colors but should be more gender specific (i.e. pink with yellow, white, or other neutral colors), Hat/Booties
Maternity clothes, gently used are welcomed

Donations may be placed in the PARISH CENTER.

We thank you as do the moms, babies, and families you are aiding!


Spiritually adopy an unborn child. Pray daily until Christmas:Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much.  I beg you to spare the life of the unbornbaby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.

PRAYER TO END ABORTIONLord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, and for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son.I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of the unborn.I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, and never to stop defending life until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomesa nation with liberty and justice not just for some, but for all.Through Christ our Lord. Amen!



A Pro-Life Prayer for Our President and Public Officials

Lord God, Author of Life and Source of Eternal Life,

Move the hearts of all our public officials and especially our President
to fulfill their responsibilities worthily and well to all those entrusted to their care.

Help them in their special leadership roles, to extend the mantle of protection
to the most vulnerable, especially the defenseless unborn
whose lives are threatened with extermination by an indifferent society.

Guide all public officials by your wisdom and grace to cease supporting any law
that fails to protect the fundamental good that is human life itself,
which is a gift from God and parents.

You are the Protector and Defender of the lives of the innocent unborn.
Change the hearts of those who compromise the call to protect and defend life.
Bring our nation to the values that have made us a great nation,
a society that upholds the value of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all.

Mary, the Mother of the living, help us to bear witness to the Gospel of Life
with our lives and our laws, through Christ, Our Lord.




The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants are a group of people committed to maintaining a loving and prayerful presence outside of the abortion mills where God’s children are silenced. WE PRAY in reparation for the injustice being performed on their tiny bodies and remain beneath their “cross” as they are aborted. We pray for their parents, grandparents, the abortionist and his staff, that they may have a conversion of heart. WE WITNESS to those passing by as they become aware of the tragedy happening in their neighborhood. WE COUNSEL mothers scheduled for abortion, offering them information about their “choice” and telling of all the help available - financial, medical and spiritual, so that they do not feel they have to choose abortion as a “solution.” We promise to pray for them, and when their choice is made, we rejoice with them if they choose life, or mourn with them, offering God’s loving help and forgiveness, if they have chosen to end the life within them.

Would you spend some time with the little babies in your neighborhood before they are aborted, knowing that you might even be able to save some lives? We Helpers in Lee County are present at the Fort Myers Women’s Health Center every day they are open for abortions, that is Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 5:40am opening and 8am and 10:30am closing. If you are able to join us, call Judy Minahan at 287-1237 for details and directions. Training for Sidewalk Counseling is available too. And if you’re physically unable to be present with us, unite with us in prayer by enrolling as a Spiritual Supporter. All God’s miracles come through prayer. Come, pray, and watch what our mighty God can do.

Visit the Helpers of God's Precious Infants website,


“Pray to Jesus that the Unborn May Have the Gift of Life”

More Pro-Life Websites: Diocese of Venice's Pro Life website Life Site News - a Pro Life news website Life News - a Pro Life news website Priests for Life website 40 Days for Life - a campaign oriented website; next campaign starts September 23 National Catholic Bioethics Center website The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation National Right to Life website US Catholic Conference of Bishops Laity for Life