The website http://www.prayforgermantown.com/ details the prolife efforts there. It makes plain that Carhart starts the three-day murder process on Monday mornings. Hence they ask that all good people be on Wisteria Avenue between the hours of 8am-10am, since that is when most of the women arrive to start the grisly process. We also know that many Catholic parishes have their daily Masses at 9am, posing an immediate conflict for those Catholics who would like to be both places at the same time.
Today St John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg announced that they are moving their Monday 9am Mass to 12 noon for the express purposes of:
- accomodating those who want to be on Wisteria Avenue to reach out to abortion-minded women
- encouraging more participation of Catholics by giving them a way to be on Wisteria Avenue without missing Mass
While I won't advocate that all neighboring parishes make those Mass changes (since for some people, 9am may be the only time they can make Mass), I will suggest three things for them to do:
- Announce in your own bulletins St John Neumann's noon Mass, so that your parishioners will know there's a Mass available should they wish to join the prolife witness on Wisteria Drive.
- Consider how your parish can encourage your own parishioners to support this life-saving effort.
- Your own parish priests should make an ongoing commitment to be there. The example of a parish priest will encourage parishioners to join him.