This year at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, we will be doing three things during the 40 Days for Life campaign, which runs from September 23rd through November 1st.
• Praying at Abortion Center. 40 Days for Life involves pray for an end to abortion, fasting and a 40
Day Vigil in front of a local abortion center. The Vigil will be held in front of All Women’s Health Center located at 2010 E. Fletcher Ave, Tampa. St. Lawrence parishioners will be at the Center for two days: Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd from 7:45am-12:00pm. Due to COVID-19 and safe social distancing regulation, there will be a limited number of parishioners in front of the abortion center to pray. In place
of the sign-up in the piazza, we will reach out to parishioners that have participated in the past to cover
these days and times.
• Praying from the Chapel. If you cannot pray with us at the abortion center, you can still help! We are asking if some St. Lawrence parishioners can please pray in the chapel (in the main church building) to intercede for those on the sidewalk and for those considering having an abortion. Suggested time and dates align with those praying in person: Friday, Oct. 2nd and Saturday Oct. 3rd from 7:45am -12pm
• Donations for childcare supplies. Throughout the 40 Days for Life, we will be collecting baby diapers and supplies to stock the shelves of Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center’s “Baby Boutique”, which helps babies and their mothers who have chosen life. If you would like to give gift cards, please drop them off at the church office with “Foundations of Life” written on the envelope. Last year, Foundations of Life was so grateful for St. Lawrence’s generosity.
Questions on how to get involved? Contact Linda Scrofani at (813) 597-6531
View Bishop Parkes’ Invitation to Participate