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Dunkeld appeals for more volunteers in 40 Days for Life vigil

Dunkeld Catholics have been praying for the unborn, with volunteers committed to pray for more than 400 hours throughout Lent.

A total of 38 people have signed up to take part in the 40 Days For Life Dundee vigil across the road from Ninewells Hospital, Dundee this year—marking one of many Scottish towns and cities which have come together in prayer for unborn children and their mothers.

Vigil-goers have been praying each day between 12pm-1pm, while others attend from 1pm-2pm, and on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays they have returned to the hospital to pray from 6pm-7pm.

Palm Sunday

There will be an additional 3pm-4pm prayer gathering on Palm Sunday, April 5.

While the vigil’s ultimate goal is to bring an end to abortion, the volunteers are also directing women who have had an abortion to the support offered by ARCH (Abortion Recovery, Care and Helpline).

Philip Kearns, organiser of Dunkeld’s 40 Days for Life vigils, has encouraged other to sign up to the cause.

Hours of prayer

He said: “Thirty-eight volunteers have signed on for completing over 400 hours of praying for the unborn and those mothers considering abortion. We also pray for all the medical staff involved in these procedures. The prayers we use are in a special book made by the Little Helpers of God’s innocents.

Included are the rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross and appropriate hymns. The one hour passes very quickly!”

Volunteers can choose to attend from one to six hours a week by contacting or by calling Philip Kearns on 01382 774681

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