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40 Days for Life LENT Campaign

Updated: Apr 21

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40 Days for Life LENT 2022


40 Days for Life begins Wednesday, March 2.


You can learn more about this life-saving ministry at our kick-off luncheon (featuring Cane’s chicken and salad), held in Carolyn Hall from 12-2 PM on Sunday, February 27. Free-will donations are gratefully accepted. Walk-ins are welcome, but to help us get a good estimate for food please RSVP by Friday, February 25, to John Shrake at shrake@usfamily.net, or to Karen McCann at karmccann@comcast.net or 612-964-4522.


During this Lenten campaign, Saint Mark, Nativity and neighboring parishes are again adopting 2 days of prayer outside of Planned Parenthood (on Vandalia North of University Ave.) from 7 AM - 6 PM.


Our adopted days are:

  • Friday, March 25

  • Tuesday, April 5

Sign up here.


As always, we invite the entire parish to keep the victims of this ongoing tragedy in your prayers in a special way during this time.



What is 40 Days for Life?


The global crisis of abortion is enormous. A tragedy of epidemic proportions, abortion is the leading cause of death in the world, taking what some estimate to be 56 million innocent lives every year. It crosses every race and socioeconomic background. It seems overwhelming to wonder “What can we do about this terrible situation?”


In 2004, the four founders of the 40 Days for Life movement gathered around an old wooden table in College Station, TX for an hour of intense prayer, asking God this very question. During that hour, they all found themselves drawn to the time-frame of 40 days—a time-frame God consistently uses throughout salvation history to transform His people. As that hour of prayer progressed, they felt themselves called to launch a 40-day campaign of prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a constant, peaceful vigil to end abortion. They also vowed that even if no one else would join them, together they would cover the entire 40-day, 960-hour, around-the-clock vigil.


That first campaign exceeded all expectations. In less than six weeks, more than 1,000 new volunteers helped ensure all 960 hours of the vigil were covered. This grassroots, door-to-door effort reached more than 25,000 households. The local abortion rate dropped by 28 percent. Their efforts have since grown to over 493 cities in 30 countries for this fall’s campaign.

We, too, are called to respond.


If you are new to 40 Days for Life or are interested in finding out more and helping out with our local efforts, please go to: 40daysforlife.com/history or contact John Shrake at shrake@usfamily.net. Thank you to all who have participated in the past and in advance to all who will prayerfully consider joining us this fall in our peaceful, prayerful efforts to end abortion. Stay tuned for exciting details regarding the kick-off event and sign-ups for prayer vigil.

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