Thursday, September 12, 2013

Archbishop Vigneron to lead September 21, 2013 Vigil out of Assumption Grotto




SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21: Helpers of God's Precious Infants Vigil

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron will be leading the September prayer vigil for the Helpers of God's Precious Infants.  It begins with Mass at 7:30 AM at Assumption Grotto.  Participants then drive about 2 miles down Gratiot into a subdivision and park at St. Veronica's where a Rosary procession works it's way to the 8 Mile boulevard.  There the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet are prayed in front of two abortion mills, about a block apart on either side of 8 Mile.  They then will process back to St. Veronica's then, those who have time, go back to Assumption Grotto for Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament and a brief meeting with refreshments.

On September 11, 2010, more than 500 turned out for the vigil when it was held outside of a west side abortion mill.  See my photo story here.



Friday, June 14, 2013

Prayer Vigil for Life - Saturday, June 22, 2013


Please help get the word out about the Helper's prayer vigil coming up next Saturday, June 22.  You can find a word document uploaded here for printing or downloading (and perhaps easier to read).


This accompanied the email:

Attached is the e-flyer for the next Helpers of God's Precious Infants Prayer Vigil for Life.  
The vigil will be on June 22nd  and will be led by Bishop Michael Byrnes beginning with 7:30 am Holy Mass at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Eastpointe, MI. 
After the mass we will proceed to St. Veronica Church in Eastpointe, and there begin the Rosary procession to two nearby abortion mills on E. 8 Mile Rd. 
The prayer vigil concludes by returning to St. Barnabas for the Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 10:15am.  
After the mass we will proceed to St. Veronica Church in Eastpointe, and there begin the Rosary procession to two nearby abortion mills on E. 8 Mile Rd. 
The prayer vigil concludes by returning to St. Barnabas for the Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 10:15am. Refreshments will be served immediately after.
Please help spread the word by posting the flyer in your emails, blogs, websites, etc., to invite your families, friends, pastors and parishes.  You may also print copies and distribute by hand or mail.
On behalf of "the Helpers," and vulnerable mothers and babies who are in danger of abortion, please accept our sincerest thanks for your continued support.You are needed - and we hope and pray to see you on June 22! 

Here is the back of the flyer.  It is a collection of photos from the last major vigil, and was led by Archbishop Vigneron.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

September 22: Archbp Vigneron to lead pro-life prayer vigil



From the Helpers of God's Precious Infants:

Dear Pro-Life friends,

Attached is the e-flyer for the next Helpers of God's Precious Infants Prayer Vigil for Life.  It will be on held on September 22nd and will be lead by His Excellency, The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit.
 
The Vigil will begin with 7:30 am Holy Mass at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores.  Immediately following the mass we will proceed to St Veronica Church in Eastpointe 
to begin the rosary procession to the two nearby abortion mills on E. 8 Mile Rd.  At 10:15am we will return to St. Joan of Arc for Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Refreshments will follow immediately in the adjacent parish center.

PLEASE do whatever you can to spread the word!
 ....


Sadly, we are all far too painfully aware that much is at stake at this critical time in our nation in the fight for Life and Religious Freedom. So please DO NOT MISS this providential opportunity
 to pray and stand for LIFE with our Shepherd, Archbishop Vigneron, at the foot of the Cross in Holy Mass, and also at the abortion mills - the modern day Calvary - for love of God and neighbor!

Thanks so very much!  Know that there is LOTS of room in both the church and on the grassy median on which we will pray with the Archbishop, 
SO DO COME - AND BRING YOUR PRO LIFE FRIENDS WITH YOU!   Hope to see you there!


Sincerely in Christ,

Mary B.
Helpers of God's Precious Infants of Michigan


For those who have not yet been to a Helpers of God's Precious Infants prayer vigil, please know that it is just that. It is not a protest, therefore, they do not permit any signs or posters. The only things visible besides prayerful people is the crucifix at the front of the procession and the banner of Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Prayer Vigil on June 16, 2012


From the Helpers of God's Precious Infants of Michigan:

The vigil will be on June 16th, which is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and also the day before Father's Day! A perfect day and precious way to honor Our Heavenly Mother and our earthly fathers!


The Vigil will begin with 7:30 am Holy Mass at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church in Eastpointe, MI, and will be led by Msgr. Robert McClory, Moderator of the Curia, Archdiocese of Detroit.


After mass we will go on to pray in front of the two nearby abortion mills on E. 8 Mile Rd and then return to St. Basil for Benediction at 10:15am. Refreshments served immediately afterwards.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Prayer Vigil with Bishop Hanchon this Saturday


I hope people in metro Detroit will join Bishop Hanchon and others this coming Saturday.  It is Divine Mercy Saturday - a good time to remember the mercy and compassion needed to fight for life in a culture of death.

These are prayer vigils, not protests.  There are no signs; only the banner of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Crucifix are seen at these vigils.  The aim is to pray, not just for the mother, but for those pushing her to abort her child, the abortionist, and staff.  Helpers of God's Precious Infants has considerable success in persuading mothers to follow through with their pregnancies.  They never condemn, or force women to take materials, some of which encourage them to visit crisis pregnancy centers that can help them with most of their needs.

This gives me an opportunity to point out that Imago Dei Crisis Pregnancy Center that was on 7 Mile Rd. in Detroit is now in Warren on Schoenherr Rd. between Common and 13 Mile Rd.   They take donations and always welcome volunteers.  Spread the word about their new location.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Helper's of God's Precious Infants Prayer Vigil - this Saturday




These events by the Helpers, usually draw several hundred people. Please come and join the peaceful prayer event.

In my inbox, for this Saturday in metro Detroit

Dear friends of Helpers of God's Precious Infants:

The next Prayer Vigil for Life will held on Saturday, June 25th. The celebrant of the Holy Mass will be Fr. Eduard Perrone, pastor of Assumption Grotto Church and will also be held there, followed by the rosary procession to the 2 abortion mills on E. Eight Mile.

Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament will conclude the vigil back at the church and refreshments will be served afterwards in the school.

These formal prayer vigils are so very important and we pray that you will attend if you possibly can, and ask your help by spreading the word and inviting all your family, friends, priests and parish, and all of your prolife internet contacts. Attached are copies of the flyer for your perusal.

Thanks and God bless you - hope to see you there!

Mary B.
Helpers of God's Precious Infants of Michigan

To see photographs from several of these events, visit my section for the Helpers of God's Precious Infants prayer vigils. This includes photos from the last event, led by then bishop-designate, Byrnes - Detroit's new auxiliary bishop.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Bishop Reiss to lead April 16, 2011 Prayer Vigil in Detroit



The next Prayer Vigil for Life, sponsored by Helpers of God's Precious Infants of Michigan, will this time be held during the Holy Season of Lent on Saturday, April 16th, 2011, at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Eastpointe. The Most Reverend Francis Reiss, Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, is the celebrant.


We need your help in spreading the word, so please invite your family, friends, pastor, parish, blog readers and so on....

We greatly hope and pray to see you there on April 16th (which, by the way, is both the day before Palm Sunday AND our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI's 84th birthday! ) On behalf of Dan Goodnow and all the "Helpers," may God richly bless you and your families in this holy season, and all that you do for LIFE!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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The Helpers of God's Precious Infants of Michigan is holding their 3rd prayer vigil of the year.  From Mary B.

Dear ProLife Friends:


The next "Helpers" Prayer Vigil for Life will be led by Archbishop Vigneron on Saturday, September 11 at St. Michael Church in Livonia [Mass begins at 7:30am]

He will lead us in prayer outside of a nearby abortion mill, after which we will return to St. Michael's for Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Refreshments will be provided following benediction. Please see the attached flyer.

Please help in spreading the word to your clergy, parish, family, and friends - please invite them to this most important Prayer Vigil.

Thank you, and may God bless and reward you! Don't miss this grace-filled opportunity to pray for the end of abortion with our Archbishop! Hope to see you there!
See photostories from past vigils, including one with Archbishop Vigneron from last year.

Thousands of women choose to have their babies after speaking with "Helper's" sidewalk counselors who guide them to crisis pregnancy centers and offer other forms of assistance.  It is amazing to hear the stories told by these counselors of how people come back to show them the baby that was spared the horrors of abortion.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Prayer Vigil - June 19, 2010 with Msgr. Jeffry Montforton - SHMS Rector

The rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Msgr. Jeffrey Montforton, will lead the next Helper's of God's Precious Infants prayer vigil in Detroit on June 19, 2010.  It will begin at St. Lucy's on Jefferson in St. Clair Shores with Holy Mass at 7:30am. 

Msgr. Montforton led the November 2008 vigil in the pouring rain.  See my photostory here.





More photostories from past Helper's of God's Precious Infants vigils in Detroit:

MORE ON HELPERS OF GOD'S PRECIOUS INFANTS
  • Video of Msgr Reilly - HGPI's founder explaining how the peaceful vigils work [Part 1] [Part 2

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Archbishop Vigneron leads Helpers vigil in Detroit on November 21, 2009



Click here to see the photostory of the November 21, 2009 Helpers of God's Precious Infants prayer vigil with Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit, at Te Deum Laudamus!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Next Helpers Vigil: Saturday, November 21, 2009 with Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron

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The next prayer vigil with Helpers of God's Precious Infants will be led by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on Saturday, November 21, 2009. 

Helpers rotates it's Mass location so that others may experience a peaceful way of working to end the horror of abortion one soul at a time.  You will also notice that those leading the vigils are leaders within the archdiocese.  This is not a protest, but a prayer vigil. 

Participants will begin with 7:30am Mass with the Archbishop at St. Joan of Arc at 22412 Overlake St. in St. Clair Shores.  People will then meet at St. Veronica's in Eastpointe where they will be led in a Rosary procession about 6 blocks to the 8 Mile Road boulevard (see pictures below from past events).  Following the vigil there will be Benediction back at St. Joan of Arc parish.  A meeting with refreshments and update on how the day went will take place before it all ends, usually around 10:30/11:00.



Here are some photos from past events:



Bishop Daniel Flores leading the September 2008 vigil from Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak





Msgr. Easton of National Shrine does Benediction



Msgr. Jeffrey Montforton, Rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary celebrates Mass at Assumption Grotto ahead of the November 2008 vigil.









Dan Goodnow, president of the local chapter of Helpers of God's Precious Infants addresses the participants following the vigil during refreshments.


Msgr. John Zenz leads the June 2008 prayer vigil from St. Edmund's in Warren.




Friday, September 11, 2009

Prayer Vigil in Detroit with Bishop Flores - Sept 19th, 2009

On Saturday, September 19th, Bishop Flores will lead the prayer vigil in front of two abortion clinics on 8 Mile Rd. It will start with Holy Mass at 7:30am at St. Basil the Great in Eastpointe. Click the flyer pics to enlarge for details.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Helpers Vigil with Msgr. Philip J. Reilly - Founder of HGPI - June 13, 2009



The next Prayer Vigil for Life! is already around the corner.

It will be held on Saturday, June 13, at St. Barnabas Church in Eastpointe, and we are honored and privileged to announce that it will be led by the founder of the Helpers of God's Precious Infants, Msgr. Philip J. Reilly of Brooklyn, NY.

Helpers chapters have spread virtually throughout the world, and have proven to be the most effective method of sidewalk witness and counseling.

You won't want to miss this extraordinary opportunity to participate in the June 13th vigil with this most humble and dynamic apostle of Life!

Mary Beckhold
Helpers of God's Precious Infants of Michigan



Saturday, April 18, 2009

Helpers of God's Precious Infants Prayer Vigil - April 25th, 2009

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The first prayer vigil of 2009 by Helpers of God's Precious Infants will be be on April 25th at St. Edmund's in Warren. Msgr. Robert McClory, Moderatorof the Curia for the Archdiocese of Detroit, will be the main celebrant for the Mass which starts at 7:30am.

Following Mass, the group will meet at St. Veronica's in Eastpointe where a peaceful, prayerful procession to two abortion clinics a few blocks away on 8 Mile Rd will take place. All 20 mysteries of the Rosary are prayed between the procession to, at, and from the abortion clinics.

Our protestant brothers and sisters, and others who value life are welcome. You can just join us in silent prayer as we process. However, if you look closely at the Rosary - often misunderstood by protestants - it is scriptural (look closely at the first joyful mystery as an example).

People may then return to Assumption Grotto about 1.5 miles from St. Veronica's where Benediction will take place and a brief followup meeting with refreshments will take place.

More about Helpers of God's Precious Infants
While large prayer vigils with up to 300 people take place four times yearly, the work of the Helpers is nearly a daily task for sidewalk counselors, and a 24/7 task for it's prayer warriors. Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Rosary are core components of prayer. Each vigil is led by a bishop or monsignor of the Archdiocese of Detroit, with periodic visitors. Msgr Philip Reilly - the founder - also makes it a point to try to get around to the various chapters in the world. He has visited Detroit and we hope to be blessed with yet another visit.

Helpers of God's Precious Infants is an apostolate which uses gentle and caring methods to counsel young women and their partners into giving life as they go to abortion clinics. It is not a protest. It is rooted firmly in prayer not only for those seeking abortion, but for their families, the doctors, nurses and administrators of the clinics. They are very successful in their work, with men and women who chose to turn away from abortion coming back to thank them for the child that entered their lives by saying "yes" to life. They can share stories of these people coming back to the clinic just to show them the baby they saved through their love-filled efforts.

Skilled sidewalk counselors are there guiding them the men and women to resources that will aid them in many ways through the pregnancy, and after, as opposed to simply trying to stop the abortion alone.

The Helper's counselors do not scorn those who have gone into the clinics to have abortions in spite of their efforts. They offer them continuing prayers and post-abortive materials, knowing about the emotional and spiritual scars suffered by them later. The Silent-no-More Awareness Campaign - a large group of post-abortive women - gives witness to these painful facts.

Many young women are forced or coerced into killing their unborn babies by parents, boyfriends, and others - some of whom threaten violence against the women if they do not go through with the abortion. Hence, it is often not they who make the choice, but someone else who is making it for them. We must keep them all in our prayers.

Others are led into abortion by ignorance, with the belief that what is being removed from them is part of their own body - a piece of tissue, rather than an individual human life with it's own genetic code. As Catholics, we believe that God gives a person their soul at the moment of conception. This ensouled human being was created by God Who desires very much that she be brought into the world to be baptized and give glory to He Whom authored her life.

The Helper's of God's Precious Infants are in front of certain abortion mills during all hours of operation. They are always in need of people willing to be trained as counselors. You may only need to give one hour or two hours per week. They are also looking for people to serve as prayer warriors.

Further, there are many abortion clinics in Michigan and The Helpers of God's Precious Infants of Michigan mainly covers the two clinics on 8 Mile Rd (one in Detroit and the other in Eastepointe). The Helpers work throughout the week in front of these clinics, but hold prayer vigils about 4 times yearly, some of which are at other clinics in metro Detroit. There are many more clinics and too few people to cover them all. If you want to start a group for another clinic in the area, associated with The Helpers of God's Precious Infants of Michigan please contact Dan Goodnow, the President (contact info in upper RH corner), to learn how.

To see extensive coverage in photos, click on the HGPI-Michigan label at the blog, Te Deum Laudamus! and scroll there through the many photo posts.

To see a video of Msgr. Reilly explaining the Helpers of God's Precious Infants, their mode and methods, follow this link: Founder of Helpers, Msgr. Reilly on Gloria TV

You can read more about the nature of their work on this page of the Brooklyn, NY site.

EDIT: Dan Goodnow was interviewed on Teresa Tomeo's Catholic Connection on Ave Maria Radio on April 9th. You can hear the recording here.



Saturday, November 15, 2008

Link to Photopost of Helpers November 15, 2008 Vigil


There is an extensive photopost of the November 15, 2008 Helpers Prayer Vigil with Sacred Heart Major Seminary Rector, Msgr. Jeffrey Montforton at Te Deum Laudamus!

Additional photo links are provided there to past vigils and other photos not shown in blogger.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Prayer Vigil: November 15, 2008 - Assumption Grotto

The Helpers of God's Precious Infants will hold their last outdoor vigil of the year on Saturday, November 15th. It will begin with Mass at 7:30am at Assumption Grotto. We are especially graced to have the rector/president of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, the Very Rev. Msgr. Jeffrey M. Monforton, lead this last vigil of the season.
The back of the flyer show scenes from the last vigil, held at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak with Bishop Daniel Flores.



Sunday, September 14, 2008

Photos of the Fall 2008 Prayer Vigil in Lathrup Village

Detroit Auxiliary Bishop, Daniel Flores, leads several hundred people in the Rosary during rainshowers in Lathrup Village, Michigan outside the WomanCare clinic. See post directly below for details about this clinic. Approximately 500 were in attendance at the 7:30am Mass.


Please see an extensive photopost of the September 2008 prayer vigil on Te Deum Laudamus!

Deo Gratias!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Fall Prayer Vigil: Sept 13th - Royal Oak-Lathrup Village

Michigan Catholic journalist, Bob Delaney, talks about the upcoming prayer vigil in the August 29 issue.

Detroit — Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Flores will join Helpers of God's Precious Infants for a Saturday, Sept. 13, Prayer Vigil for Life outside the Lathrup Village abortion clinic run by abortionist Dr. Alberto Hodari.

Hodari has been one of America's most high-profile abortionists ever since pro-life student activists posted a video of a talk he gave at the Wayne State University medical School in 2007 on the Internet site www.youtube.com.

In the video, Hodari suggests doctors have a right to lie to patients, dismisses ethical concerns about abortion, and tells the students he no longer bothers to wear surgical gloves during abortions or scrub between procedures.

He achieved even greater notoriety after aborted babies were found in his trash in February.

The local Helpers of God's Precious Infants usually draws several hundred participants to its vigils outside abortion clinics in Eastpointe and northeast Detroit. Sidewalk counseling is also a part of the vigils, and then some of the group's members provide counseling outside the clinics on a daily basis.

The vigil outside Hodari's clinic "will be a huge witness to the whole community," said Dan Goodnow, founder and president of the local Helpers group and a member of St. Paul on the Lake Parish in Grosse Pointe Farms.'

"We are really in warfare with the 'culture of death.' It's a battle between good and evil, and we are trying to bring God's love to the community at large," he said.

Besides urging women approaching or leaving a clinic to reconsider having an abortion, sidewalk counselors also offer to put them in contact with crisis pregnancy centers where they can obtain various forms of assistance.

Goodnow said it is very seldom that the initial approach by a sidewalk counselor will deter a woman from even entering an abortion clinic, but some will come back out after sitting for a while in the waiting room: "We've had turnarounds on the table in the back, at the last second before the abortion."

Over the years, he said, their turnaround rate has hovered around one in five women, sometimes approaching one in four. Lately, however, he said it has been more like one in six.

Mary Beckhold, who works with Goodnow, said one of the most gratifying things is when a woman will return to the abortion clinic site – not to go into the clinic, but to show the sidewalk counselors the baby she had after their intervention.

"It's great when they come back with the babies," said Beckhold, a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin (Grotto) Parish in northeast Detroit.






Prayer Vigil for Life
Mass: 7:30 a.m., Sat., Sept. 13, National Shrine of the Little Flower, 12 Mile and Woodward, Royal Oak

Rosary Vigil: 8:30 a.m., outside WomanCare of Southfield, 28505 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village

Park: At former St. Bede Church, 12 Mile and Southfield

After: Return to Shrine for 10:15 a.m. Eucharistic Benediction, followed by refreshments.