Training, Meetings, Outreach Events

Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia offers and promotes various training sessions, meetings and outreach events to help people become better educated and more aware of the pro-life message.

7/17 – MOVIE SHOWING OF “GOSNELL: THE TRIAL OF AMERICA’S BIGGEST SERIAL KILLER”

Holy Martyrs Respect Life Committee invites you to attend the showing of the film “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00pm in the Fr. Szal Conference Room of Holy Martyrs Parish (120 Allison Road, Oreland, PA 19075). A discussion will also be provided after the movie and led by Dr. Monique Ruberu. There will be a free will offering at this event to support the church’s Respect Life Committee.

7/17-7/20 – 38TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FERTILITYCARE PROFESSIONALS

The purpose of this education program is to enhance the knowledge of FertilityCare Practitioners, healthcare professionals and clergy by addressing topics relevant to the Creighton Model FertilityCare System, NaProTECHNOLOGY, natural methods of fertility regulation, and allied fields. Dr. Thomas W. Hilgers, the developer and chief researcher of NaProTechnology, other notable names in the medical field, and spiritual leaders, will be speaking at this 4-day conference from Wednesday, July 17 to Saturday, July 20 at Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center (1401 Morris Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422). Click here to view the packet containing the itinerary and registration information for this four day conference. To register online, visit www.aafcp.net. You may also register by mail, sending a check to: AAFCP, c/o Michele Chambers, 8315 South Cherrywood Drive, Lincoln, NE 68510. Registration deadline is July 1, 2019.

There’s also a one-day program available for students on Saturday, July 20; cost of $30 includes breakfast and lunch that day for students. Click here to view the flyer for this one-day program for students. To register for the student one-day program, visit www.aafcp.net or contact Barbara Rose at 215-884-2922. All interested students must register; no walk-ins allowed.

7/23-7/24 – PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY COUNCIL’S LIFE ACTION CONFERENCE

Help to keep Pennsylvania a pro-life state! All are invited to attend Pennsylvania Family Council‘s Life Action Conference from Tuesday, July 23 to Wednesday, July 24 at Lancaster Bible College (901 Eden Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601). Speakers include: Scott Klusendorf (Life Training Institute), Kristan Hawkins (Students for Life of America), Alison Centofante (Live Action), Hon. Marilyn Musgrave (Susan B. Anthony List), Michael Geer (PA Family Council). Register by Friday, July 19. To register and for more information, visit https://pafamily.org/lifeaction2019/. To view the event flyer as a PDF, click here.

7/25 – ON-LINE SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULT CHILDREN OF DIVORCE/SEPARATION

St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation holds an online support group for adult children of divorced and separated Catholics on the last Thursday of each month for one hour. The next one will take place on Thursday, July 25 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. The support group includes prayer, reflection, and sharing. This monthly session is attended by a Mercedarian friar and the director of St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation. To join the on-line support group, email director.srnf@gmail.com for the event link. For more information about the support group and St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation, click here to visit their website or call 215-870-9913.

7/27 – RESPECT LIFE PRAYER VIGIL OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA WOMEN’S CENTER

You’re invited to join our Respect Life Prayer Vigil on Saturday, July 27 at 8:00am outside Philadelphia Women’s Center (777 Appletree Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106), followed by Mass at Holy Redeemer Church in Philadelphia (at approximately 9:30am). Based on information from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Philadelphia Women’s Center performed 6,437 abortions just in the year 2018. We must pray and help more parents to choose life for their unborn baby! Click here to view and share this event flyer.

7/27 – SIDEWALK COUNSELING TRAINING WITH VISIT TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Join our Sidewalk Counseling Training held on Saturday, July 27 at 9:00am at St. Katherine of Siena Church (9700 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114). This training will be led by Dr. Monique Ruberu. The training will conclude at 10:15am, but the group will then go to Planned Parenthood (2751 Comly Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154) to utilize what they’ve learned from the training. To participate in the Sidewalk Counseling Training, email mail@prolifeunion.org with your first and last name, contact information, and any other guests you plan to bring.

8/6 – ON-LINE SUPPORT GROUP FOR DIVORCED/SEPARATED CATHOLICS

St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation holds an online support group for divorced and separated Catholics on the first Tuesday of each month for one hour. The next one will take place on Tuesday, August 6 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. The support group includes prayer, reflection, and sharing. This monthly session is attended by a Mercedarian friar and the director of St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation. To join the on-line support group, email director.srnf@gmail.com for the event link. For more information about the support group and St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation, click here to visit their website or call 215-870-9913.

8/24 – TRIATH FOR LIFE

HOPE Pregnancy Center invites you to participate in the Triath of Life—a walk, run, and ride event on Saturday, August 24 from 10:00am-3:00pm at 716 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia! Proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit HOPE Pregnancy Center so they can continue serving women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. HOPE Pregnancy Center provides women with top quality love and support, pregnancy tests, comprehensive ultrasounds, resources, informational workshops, material items for babies, and counseling—all at no cost to them! Teams, families, schools, organizations and businesses are encouraged to walk, run, and/or ride for life! To register, visit their EventBrite page. Sponsorship opportunities are also available; for more information, contact Marlene Downing at mdowning.hopecenter@peopleforpeople.org or call 267-546-3600.

9/19 – HOPE PREGNANCY CENTER PHILADELPHIA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET

HOPE Pregnancy Center Philadelphia invites you to attend their 10th Anniversary Banquet on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30pm at Drexelbrook Special Events Center (4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill, PA 19026). Dr. Alveda King (Priests for Life, pro-life activist, author, former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) will be the keynote speaker for this special evening. For more information, call 267-546-3600.

9/20-9/22 – RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREATS (ENGLISH AND POLISH LANGUAGES)

Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries is hosting two weekend retreats on Friday, September 20-Sunday, September 22 at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa (654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901). One retreat will be offered in the English language, while the other retreat will be offered in the Polish language. These two retreats are for people who have been touched by the loss of a child to abortion (not just for mothers and fathers who have lost a child to abortion, but also for grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and even those who have participated in the abortion industry). It is an extraordinary opportunity to help you grieve your loss and to understand and release the deep feelings of anger, shame, guilt and grief that frequently accompany an abortion experience. It will help your soul to find a voice and transform the pain of the past into hope. To register for the English retreat, contact Evelyn at (215) 317-5752 or evelynwalsh59@gmail.com. To register for the Polish retreat, contact Daria at (201) 754-8201 or kontakt@winnicaracheli.org. All information is confidential.

9/25-11/3 – 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN

Mark your calendars! The next 40 Days for Life campaign will run from Wednesday, September 25-Sunday, November 3, 2019. To lead a 40 Days for Life campaign in your town/city, click here to apply online by June 21.

11/24 – STAND UP FOR LIFE DINNER

Save the Date! Join the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia’s 38th Annual Stand Up For Life Dinner on Sunday, November 24 at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel Sheraton. Keynote speaker will be Rachel Guy, a “Medical Miracle” who survived despite some doctors recommending abortion to her parents. More information can be found on our Stand Up For Life Dinner page.