Proverbs 24 Community: Witness. Pray. Serve.
Rescue those being led away to death; intervene on behalf of those staggering toward slaughter.
The Proverbs 24 Community is a collaborative effort of several Catholic parishes in Washington, D.C. and was created in response to the opening of a new Planed Parenthood abortion facility in our neighborhood. We invite you to join us in quiet prayer and witness. On designated Saturdays, you will be able to serve in one of three ways:
Walk—as one who witnesses by quietly praying in front of the facility. We will not be protesting but simply praying. Our public
witness will be on targeted days, so as not to overwhelm the participants with interminable vigils.
Pray— as one who prays in a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament at Holy Name Catholic Church while the sidewalk witness is going on; or
Serve—as one who helps prepare a lite meal for a fellowship lunch upon our return to Holy Name Catholic Church.
Let us not as a Church remain silent to the presence of this Planned Parenthood facility. We must speak out, and we must pray and support those who publically witness against abortion and seek to save lives by this witness. If you have not participated in something like this before or have been hesitant to do so, now is the time to stand up with the Church united in our prayers. Please consider standing and praying with us in this effort to save lives.
Upcoming Witness Dates:
- Oct 20, 2018
NOTE: All events will be held at Holy Name Catholic Church located at 920 – 11th Street, NE. Let us know if you want to join us or volunteer to help with food or pray during the Holy Hour. Let us know if you need transportation.
Never done something like this before, or are you maybe a bit hesitant? Please prayerfully consider joining us! You are welcome to come and pray or help with the meal as a way to learn more about this community. We are not confrontational to anyone going in or out of the clinic. There are also professionally trained “Sidewalk Counselors” present who will speak with anyone entering or exiting the clinic and provide positive and helpful resources to those who need it.
Please email P24community@gmail.com or call HCSC Rectory at 202-546-1885 with any questions.