There is a growing trend to fight the evil of abortion with the living presence of Christ, in the Eucharist. The True Presence is being used to wage the battle against the darkness of our culture, in particular, against the intrinsic evil of abortion.
An historic look at the True Presence and the closing of WomanCare Clinic
In June of 2014, three years ago, WomanCare abortion clinic still occupied the space at 1601 East Grand River, where the lives of 1,000 babies were snuffed out each year.
But with God’s help, the community witnessed the power of prayer and fasting.
After 2,500 hours of public prayer begun in 2012, including Eucharistic Processions with the monstrance, in which a consecrated host is displayed in a vessel under a canopy, the Diocese of Lansing took over that space. In October 1, 2014, the Church of the Resurrection parish offices and the New Life Center were established. Read the entire story of the takeover here.
Across the country, the Eucharistic Presence demarks the line of battle
In Warr Acres, Oklahoma, the Holy Innocents’ adoration chapel is located only 20 feet from the north side of an abortion clinic there. It is the line of battle between the intrinsic good and the intrinsic evil of the day. Those who pray there are asking for reparation of sin and conversion of those who participate in abortion.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico a mission called Project Defending Life is maintaining a peaceful presence outside the late-term, abortion clinic there, which schedules abortions through 30 weeks.
Both in Warr Acres and Albuquerque, volunteers pray before the Eucharistic Presence for an end to abortion.
Call to action to begin to pray anew
Bishop Fulton Sheen encouraged spending time in prayer with Jesus, in the Most Holy Sacrament, during a holy hour: “We become like that which we gaze upon. Looking at the Eucharistic Lord for an hour transforms the heart in a mysterious way as the face of Moses was transformed after his companionship with God on the mountain.”
On Wednesday, July 26, at 6:30 pm in the Holy Family Chapel at the New Life Center, Fr. Mike Murray will celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to RSVP by July 6th if you are interested in attending.
In addition, if you are willing to sign up for one hour of Eucharistic Adoration and prayer on Fridays at the Church of the Resurrection, 1505 East Michigan Avenue, please call the parish office at (517) 487-0439.
Finally, if you are able to join in public prayer for the Day 41 efforts for an end to abortion at the Frandor Planned Parenthood location, please go to this Facebook page for more information. The PP location, formerly only a referral center to other abortion clinics, now has an abortionist prescribing the RU 486 pill for chemical abortions.
God bless you,
Director of Project Rachel, Diocese of Lansing
Coordinator, New Life Center
p.s. Join us and view the movie HUSH, which blows the lid off the major cover-up by the abortion industry on the damaging effects of abortion on women’s health. RSVP to the New Life Center at email@example.com. Save the date: Friday, July 14, at 6 pm in Mercy Hall, 127 Rumsey Ave, Lansing, MI 48912. See more about the movie here.
Project Rachel, the Catholic Church’s ministry to those who have been involved in abortion, is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priests, religious, counselors, and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering in the aftermath of abortion. In addition to referring for Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, support groups, retreats and referrals to licensed mental health professionals.