Pennsylvanians for Human Life:  Hazleton Chapter Newsletter

 The VOICE of JOHN

 

                                                                                                                   May 2021

 

TRIBUTE TO MOTHERS

YOUR MOM’S HEARTBEAT---THE FIRST SOUND YOU EVER HEARD

YOUR MOM’S WOMB---YOUR FIRST HOME

YOUR FIRST TEACHER, YOUR FRIEND, YOUR GUIDE

YOUR MOM

SHE GAVE YOU YOUR LIFE: NOW MAKE YOUR LIFE HER GIFT

LET YOUR LIFE BE A REFLECTION OF ALL YOU MOTHER TAUGHT YOU ABOUT DISCIPLINE, COURAGE, GENTLENESS, GODLINESS, LOVE, PERSEVERANCE, STRENGTH.

IF YOU GO TO PICK UP A PHONE TO TALK TO HER AND REALIZE SHE’S NO LONGER THERE,

TALK TO HER ANYWAY.

IF YOU’RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO STILL HAVE YOUR MOM, TREAT HER WITH TENDERNESS, RESPECT AND LOVING GRATITUDE.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO MOTHER’S EVERYWHERE

 

 

TRIBUTE TO OUR BLESSED MOTHER

“BEHOLD YOUR MOTHER”

SPOKEN BY JESUS CHRIST ON CAVALRY’S CROSS

 

TO MARY, OUR MOTHER

GENTLE WOMAN, SHINING LIGHT,

MORNING STAR SO STRONG AND BRIGHT

GENTLE MOTHER, PEACEFUL DOVE

TEACH US WISDOM, TEACH US LOVE

 

 

 

FOR MOM’S WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD TO ABORTION

HOW SAD A MOTHER’S DAY MUST BE

THE MEMORY AND CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR CHOICE

KNOW THAT THE LOVE OF CHRIST IS TENDER

THE ARMS OF CHRIST OUTSTRETCHED IN FORGIVENESS FOR YOU

THE ARMS OF JESUS AND HIS MOTHER, OUR MOTHER, WILL HOLD YOUR BABY

UNTIL ONE DAY IN HEAVEN YOU HEAR THE VOICE OF YOUR CHILD SAY

MOMMY

 

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40TH ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY CARNATION SALE

THAT WASN’T

 

 

      40 years ago, our first Mother’s Day Carnation Sale was held throughout Catholic churches, Faith Assembly of God, and Grace Baptist Church, over these years becoming our single largest annual fund raiser.  This year, we have a single church, Grace Baptist in the heights who reached out to me offering to continue the Mother’s Day Carnation Sale at their church.  So, our Annual Mother’s Day Carnation Sale goes from 10,000 Carnations to 65: Thank you to our friends at Grace Baptist Church.  Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to host this event, now for the 2nd year.  It was a most difficult decision as our work in defense of life MUST continue; not only continue but expand as our culture is changing.

     Our chapter has produced a documentary, “The Voice of John” and with the support of the Hazleton Chapter, a weekly radio program, The Voice of John with Maryann Lawhon on JMJ Catholic Radio has examined a broad range of topics from a prolife perspective.

     

     Education and supportive services are our primary goals and moving forward, we must expand as we look to the current topics of abortion, infanticide, the brutal acts of fetal experimentation; also, suicide as we watch the rates continue to escalate in all demographics, youth, middle aged and the elderly. We speak on a broad range of end-of-life issues from euthanasia, assisted suicide and alternatively the beauty of hospice programs and palliative care services with an unyielding and firm commitment to the sanctity of life from the womb to the tomb. 

 

    We have kept our costs minimal as we continued to provide services through this past year.  However, it is most concerning to look at another year without our carnation sale.

 

    Our goal is to increase our technical ability to create virtual learning opportunities for our youth through public, private, and home school programs and church youth groups.   We are looking to purchase the equipment to do podcasts and conduct and or attend virtual meetings and offer education on The Voice of John website.

    I am reaching out, asking you to stand with me in defense of the sanctity of Human Life by sending your tax-deductible contribution to PHL, Maryann Lawhon, 103 John’s Jog, Drums, PA 18222

    If you would like to memorialize or honor a deceased loved one, please note that on your check and we will recognize your contribution in their name in an upcoming newsletter available through email and on the voice of john website.

 

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THE VOICE OF JOHN

*THE NEW PROLIFE MOVEMENT*

     Please continue to follow our website as we dig deeper into the most current issues of Infanticide and Fetal Experimentation.   The brutality of infanticide is being exposed and we are increasing awareness of this issue on our website,

The Voice of John (thevoiceofjohn2.org) and go to our “take action” section, scroll down for the latest topics.  It is important to continue to follow this and sign the petition to stop PITT from the inhumane and brutal acts against these children.  THIS IS INFANTICIDE!!  And your tax dollars are paying for this, here in Pennsylvania!  Visit our website and sign the petition.  We CAN make a difference.

 

    Bishop Schneider during his presentation at the vaccine conference called for the formation of a “new pro-life movement” that refuses to have anything to do with medicines or vaccines,  stating “until now, the pro-life movement has been very meritorious in raising a united voice against abortion.  “But I think there now comes a new time, a new phase, a new period of all pro-life movements to protest, clearly and unambiguously, against abortion tainted medicines, against the abuse of the body parts of the unborn.”  While the Catholic Church’s 2020 guidelines permit Catholics to receive abortion-tainted vaccines, the Bishop said that Christians cannot “simply resign” themselves to the fact that the production of various medicines is tied to the slaughter of preborn babies who are utilized for their body parts.  The voice of the unborn children’s blood is crying to God from the abortion tainted vaccines, from the abortion tainted medicines” he said.  This voice is crying all over the world, and we have to awaken.

 

    “No one who is really deeply concerned about the defense of life and the moral law can be silent or can be quiet and can resign to this situation” he added.

     

     If you have received or intend to receive the Covid vaccine, I ask that you follow up with a letter to your elected representatives asking for the end of the use of aborted children in the manufacturing and testing of medications and vaccines.   Prayerfully make your decision; God will guide you to do what is best for you.

 

     **Also, tune into JMJ Catholic Radio for upcoming programs on infanticide and fetal experimentation.  We are most grateful to JMJ Catholic Radio, Ed & Carol Niewinski, and program producer Joe McCulloch for The Voice of John program which is keeping you current on so many of the topics which are coming to light every day. 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Maryann Lawhon will be delving into the topic of infanticide in upcoming radio programs through JMJ Catholic Radio.  Also, PHL / The Voice of John is hoping to begin producing our podcasts with website manager Amanda Frank

 

Save the Date:  I’M ALIVE: MOTORCYCLE RUN, CONCERT, PRAYER & WORSHIP

SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH @ COMMUNITY PARK AMPHITHEATER IN HAZLETON

MOTORCYCLE RUN BEGINS @ 9 A.M. FROM THE  LOT AT COMMUNITY PARK

CONCERT AT 9 A.M. BEGINS WITH SPIRIT OF GRACE MINISTRY: SARAH VIENNA WILL FEATURE HER SINGLE “I’M ALIVE”.

Featured speakers:  Maryann Lawhon, JMJ Catholic Radio Host/ The Voice of John

Sarah Vienna from Firm Foundations will also speak about her prolife ministry in Romania

 

Come out for a beautiful day of sharing, family fun & friendships.

Refreshments will be served.

Needed:  security people, food workers, servers, ushers.

 

 

 

 

MEMORIALS:

 

In Loving Memory of Katherine Lutz:            Maria Barna, daughter

In Loving Memory of Mary Farley Pane:       Ed Pane

In Loving Memory of John & Nancy Smith:  Maryann Lawhon, daughter

In Loving Memory of Eleanor Day:                 Maryann Lawhon

In Loving Memory of Katherine Lutz:             PHL Hazleton Chapter

In Loving Memory of Loretta McNelis:          PHL Hazleton Chapter

In Loving Memory of Katherine Mitchell:      John & Mary Ann Mitchell

In Loving Memory of Mildren Pane:               John & Mary Ann Mitchell