Rosary vigil in front of Sharonville abortion center
"When the time comes as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I've often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God and a terror will rip through your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there will be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, "Spare him because he loved us," and God will look at you and say not, "Did you succeed?" but "Did you try?" -- Henry Hyde
Please join Fr. André-Joseph, the Knights of Columbus Elder Council and your fellow St. Gertrude parishioners to pray the Rosary in front of the Sharonville abortion clinic. We have had a loyal and faithful Pro-Life group each 4th Saturday – but there is always room for more. Our Bishop has asked us to pray and sacrifice; this is a great way to do both for the important cause of protecting the unborn.
You can meet us at 9:00 AM in Sharonville, or come to the 8 AM Mass and receive a blessing from one of our priests before heading to Sharonville. If you need a ride to Sharonville after 8 AM mass, The Knights of Columbus members can assist.
For more information, contact Tom Hahn at 831-2386.
Here is a prayer that someone in the parish provided for the Closing of An Abortion Clinic:
Father, all life is in your care. You have entrusted us to one another that we may show our brothers and sisters the same love you have for us. We pray, then, for the least among us, the children in the womb. Protect them from the violence of abortion. We pray for those that are scheduled to die at (Name of abortion clinic). Save them from death, give new hope to their parents, that they may turn away from the desperate act of abortion. Grant conversion to the abortionist and to the staff. Show us how we are to respond to the bloodshed in our midst, and lead us to the day when this place of death will be transformed into a haven of life. Guard us with your joy and your peace, for in you, life is victorious. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Update from the Sharonville Regional Respect Life Ministry:
Sadly, on Thursday, July 10, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jerome Metz (who is running for reelection in November) extended a stay of execution permitting late-term abortionist Martin Haskell's Med Center in Sharonville to remain open.
According to information received from Cincinnati Right to Life, the stay is extended while Judge Metz reviews the Magistrate's decision upholding the Ohio Department of Health's (ODH) order to close the abortion mill for failing to have a written transfer agreement with a local hospital to cover patient emergencies.
Magistrate Bachman's decision, formally docketed, July 10, 2014, states: "The Stay granted in this matter granted on January 31, 2014 shall end at the close of business (4 p.m.) on the day this Magistrate's Decision is docketed."
Judge Metz is responsible for the final action to accept, deny, or modify the Magistrate's decision. Attorneys for the abortion business have 14 days to file objections to the Magistrate's decision for Judge Metz to review.
Tragically, since the stay of execution originally granted by Judge Metz on January 31, hundreds of babies have died. It is estimated that 50 babies are aborted a week due to services provided at this late term abortion facility. Many more will continue to die as this stay continues.
Continue to pray for Judge Metz as he reviews the decision of Magistrate Bachman. Your prayers are needed! We know that God will be victorious and this tragedy will end.