DALLAS, JANUARY 15, 2019
This Saturday, January 19, 2019, thousands of North Texans will gather in downtown Dallas to prayerfully remember the inhumane loss of more than 60 million pre-born children since the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade and to stand witness to the beautiful gift of LIFE.
The theme of this year's events is A Post-Roe World: Equal Dignity, Equal Support. In his open letter to the Dallas-area Catholic community, Bishop Edward Burns reflected on the theme: "This message encourages us to pray and march for a better world in which women with their children are valued, in which families are supported, and life is celebrated as sacred without exception."
The annual North Texas March for Life events are sponsored by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, the Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas; Texans for Life Coalition; and the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Fort Worth.
"This peaceful day of events offers an opportunity for all North Texans to unite in hopeful prayer and beautiful witness to the promise of a future when all women and their families are recognized as beautiful gifts made in God's image," said Catholic Pro-Life Committee Executive Director, Becky Visosky.
The schedule of events open to the public are:
8:00 a.m. ROE MEMORIAL PRAYER VIGILS outside:
Southwestern abortion facility, 8616 Greenville Ave at Royal Ln, Dallas
Planned Parenthood abortion facility, 7989 West Virginia Dr at Wheatland Rd, Dallas
9:45 a.m. PROCESSION OF ROSES at Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Ave, Dallas. The procession is a moving memorial with 46 children, teens and adults in remembrance of the children lost to abortion in the year of their birth from 1973 to the present.
10:00 a.m. ROE MEMORIAL MASS at Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A bilingual Mass will be celebrated by Dallas Bishop Edward Burns with Auxiliary Bishop Greg Kelly, Abbot Peter Verhalen, and Dallas Diocese priests.
12:30 p.m. NORTH TEXAS MARCH FOR LIFE and RALLY.
Thousands will march from the Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
(corner of Crockett and Ross)
to the rally outside of the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse, housing the district court where the
Roe v. Wade
case was first filed in 1970.
The Rally will include a powerful lineup of speakers, including Bishop Edward Burns of the Diocese of Dallas; Marthalicia Burkle, Director of Mater Filius Dallas maternity home (en español); Eric Metaxas, radio host, author and keynote of 2012 National Prayer Breakfast; and the powerful testimony of Sibo Rumumba, a mom who courageously chose life in difficult circumstances. Music will be performed by Christ for the Nations, and
Becky Visosky, Executive Director of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, will serve as the rally's emcee.