Sacred Heart Catholic Church members Lynn Paterson (from left); Donna Renney; Ellie Rosario and Stella Bachmeier participate in the 40 Days For Life silent prayer vigil at the Corner of Third Avenue North and Comer Street Wednesday.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church members Lynn Paterson (from left); Donna Renney; Ellie Rosario and Stella Bachmeier participate in the 40 Days For Life silent prayer vigil at the Corner of Third Avenue North and Comer Street Wednesday.

40 Days for Life prayer vigil in progress

Members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Williams Lake are holding a peaceful prayer vigil titled 40 Days For Life.

For the second year in a row members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Williams Lake are holding a peaceful prayer vigil titled 40 Days For Life.

Since Wednesday, March 1, participants have been standing at the corner of Pigeon Avenue North and Comer Street holding signs, promoting the protection of unborn babies, the handicapped and the elderly.

The vigil runs from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week and will culminate on Sunday, April 9.

Volunteer organizer Jane Cameron said on March 14, a man stopped at the corner to say hello.

“Later this kind man came back with two large pizzas and two litres of pop,” Cameron said.

“We would like to say thank you but we don’t even know his name.”

In 2007, the original 40 Days for Life began and now takes place in countries around the world.