Campaign updates from Mary Strom
June 7, 2019 We
are excited to let you know we have successfully reached our
fundraising goal for opening a new office under the patronage of St.
Joseph, thanks to the generosity of many, many people. Our goal was
reached with a final donation given in honor of a beloved family member
named Joseph. What an awesome affirmation of St. Joseph’s intercession.
I don’t think it was a coincidence we reached this goal during the same
time SB25 was passed. God is still leading us to victory! Please
continue to pray that we find the best new location to reach and serve
women considering abortion and thank you to all who donated to the St.
Launch of Campaign - March 7, 2019: “Ninety percent of women said they would not choose abortion if the man in their life was supportive of their pregnancy.” That is the statistic our 2019 Life Banquet speaker, Steve Arterburn, gave after sharing his story about being the man who did not support his girlfriend’s pregnancy, ultimately causing her to obtain an abortion. So if men fulfilled their role of protector and provider, abortion could be reduced by 90% even without a change in the law.
Knowing that, is it any wonder the devil attacks authentic masculinity with such vengeance? Abortion is not just a woman’s issue…it is equally and possibly more a man’s issue as their influence is critical. Real men respect, protect and provide. I am grateful to be married to a real man, and at The Women’s Center we are supported by many good men from the priests who offer Mass to the Knights of Columbus who volunteer and fundraise to the many individual men who support us with financial means and share their time in driving, lifting, fixing, painting and much, much more.
We need and love men! If you have a good man in your life, please let him know how proud you are of him. His example helps form other good men.
With the need for good men in mind, we have chosen St. Joseph to be the patron of our new office. The Board of Directors has voted to expand our reach to women contemplating abortion by adding a fourth office. Please keep this intention in your prayers as we evaluate and select the next best location.
Working to save Moms and babies from abortion is a heavy responsibility and also a mission with no greater joy than sharing in the victory of a heart converted and a life saved. In this battle, you and I are on the winning side and to stay there we need your ongoing support. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
In the Love of Jesus, Lord of Life, and Mary, Mother of All,
How you can help:
- Let us invoke the powerful intercession of St. Joseph to find us a perfect office location for our clients.
O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires and The Women's Center's need to find the best location for our new office to serve women considering abortion which we dedicate in your honor. O St. Joseph, do assist by your powerful intercession and obtain for us from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power we may offer our thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers. O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Foster Father of Jesus, Defender of Truth, Patron of Departing Souls and Terror of Demons, pray for us. Amen.
- Make a contribution by clicking here. Select "St. Joseph's Office Campaign" under Purpose of Gift. Please consider becoming a monthly donor.
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- Watch this informational video from The Women's Centers of Greater Chicagoland!