St. Joseph Parish has committed to covering FRIDAY, MARCH 9 from 7 AM to 7 PM and YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!

Stop at the table at the main church entrance after masses this weekend, or visit, to sign up to stand for an hour of prayerful witness outside the Planned Parenthood abortion facility.

Please click the following link for a short video that more fully explains 40 Days for Life.

Also, please click the following link for a short but powerful movie that reminds us the importance of standing up for the voiceless!


Frequently Asked Questions about 40 Days for Life.

Where is the vigil held?

On the public sidewalk, outside Planned Parenthood at 2314 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH.

Why is the vigil in front of Planned Parenthood – can’t I pray anywhere?

When we pray in front of Planned Parenthood we are a witness to the Gospel of Life for the staff and
the people entering, for those walking and driving by, and for those who live and work in the
neighborhood. We reinforce their pro-life views or “plant a seed” if they are not pro-life.

When we pray in front of Planned Parenthood we bring prayer directly to the site and to the devil.
When Joshua and his troops tumbled the walls of Jericho they did it by marching around Jericho, not
from tents far off. (Josh 5:8-16) As one prayer warrior puts it, “When I stand and pray in front of
Planned Parenthood the horror of abortion becomes more real to me. It is all so concrete. I think
about what happens in there and my prayers are more fervent and focused.”

What do I do while at the vigil?

-Stand or bring a chair to sit, as you pray, read scripture, and contemplate Jesus’ Gospel of Life
-Be a witness to the Gospel of Life to those who pass. This can be done through silent witness or
saying something as simple as “God bless you” to passersby.
-Always keep in mind that this is a peaceful, prayerful vigil.

Where can I park?

At Holy Name Church, 2448 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, (2 blocks from Planned Parenthood), or parking
can usually be found on surrounding streets such as Wellington Place, or McGregor Avenue.

Is it safe?

We have had no problems, the police are informed that we will be there, and it is a well traveled area.

Occasionally, we do get a rude gesture or comment from cars driving by, but most often we receive
“thumbs up” and supportive honks.

Can I bring children?

Yes, but for the best times to bring young children, call Mary 513-791- 4039.


What is Natural Family Planning (NFP)? NFP is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies. These methods are based on observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle. No drugs, devices, or surgical procedures are used. NFP reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife. - Standards for Diocesan Natural Family Planning Ministry, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 2010

Why Natural Family Planning? “Jesus calls us to serve others. Marriage and parenthood are ways we can immediately apply this call in our lives. NFP has led me to be more open to life, more aware of God’s design for intimacy in marriage, more dependent on Him to fulfill these plans. It has strengthened my relationship with my husband, given me personal insight and it has given our children life!” -Dawn Farias

How Natural Family Planning Changed my Life,” available at: 




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40 Years of Abortion – What Can 1 Person Do? 

  • Vote! Vote in light of Catholic teaching. And be an informed voter, examining the issues, party platforms, candidate voting records, etc.

  • Know who is representing you at the state and federal level, and respectfully make them aware of your views on bills being considered.

  • For federal legislative info, visit or, or call the Capitol switchboard at 1-202-224-3121. For Kentucky legislative info, visit or call 1-800-372-7181 to leave a message for your rep., or 1-866-840-2835 to check the status of a bill.

  • To receive legislative action alerts from our Diocesan Pro-Life office, send your email address to To receive alerts from the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, sign up at

  • Volunteer for, and financially support, candidates who will work to enact legislation which recognizes the right to life of all human beings

  • Consider running for public office yourself. Our city, state, and country need humble leaders of integrity, who are willing to defend the defenseless – perhaps God is calling you to be that leader!

Remember: We can’t all do everything, but everyone can do something!


Priests for Life - Stay Connected


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TV Programs: Defending Life on EWTN every Thursday at 11 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 a.m., The Catholic View for Women with Janet Morana on EWTN every Wednesday at 11 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m., Defendiendo La Vida on EWTN. Find airing times at

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Radio Programs:  Defending Life on EWTN Radio Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 a.m., Catholic Connection on EWTN radio with Teresa Tomeo

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We meet monthly on the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Rectory Meeting Room. Please feel free to join us.

Our Mission Statement

Our purpose is to help educate the parish about the Catholic Church's teachings on pro-life issues and provide them with opportunities to put their pro-life convictions into action here in our community.


For more information contact Kay Sendelbach at 859-441-2712.