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Office for Social Concerns
Catholic Diocese of Columbus

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Join us in prayer and witness on January 22, 2019, a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Help build a culture of life.
January 22, 2019

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
Respect Life Mass

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10:30 a.m. St.Joseph Cathedral
Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, Celebrant


Join us for the annual Respect Life Mass on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad Street, Columbus. Bishop Campbell will serve as main celebrant. On this day of the of the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision  Roe v. Wade , our diocese will join all dioceses of the United States in observing a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. All are invited. For more information contact, contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at  socmailbox@columbuscatholic.org  or 614-241-2540.  CLICK HERE FOR FLYER .


Roe Remembrance

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
12 p.m. Ohio Statehouse, Columbus
 
Roe Remembrance at the Ohio Statehouse. Greater Columbus Right to Life will sponsor this event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, noon to 1 p.m., at the Ohio Statehouse following the 10:30 a.m. Respect Life Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral. The program will be held in the Statehouse Atrium. Please allow extra time for Statehouse security measures. Stickers, signs, and weapons are not permitted inside. For additional information, visit  www.gcrtl.org/roe.html .  
Washington, DC Area Activities

National Prayer Vigil for Life Schedule
January 17-18, 2019

For those planning on traveling to Washington, DC, for the March for Life, the annual National Prayer Vigil for Life will be at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. For details,  CLICK HERE .

March for Life & Washington Events
Friday, January 18, 2019

The annual March for Life's date is Friday, January 18, 2019. In addition to the March for Life, thousands will participate in other gatherings in the DC area. For a Listing of Washington, DC, area events,  CLICK HERE .  

Local Bus Trips to the March for Life

Join one of several local bus trips to the March for Life and national Prayer Vigil for Life. For a updated listing, CLICK HERE.
9 Days for Life

Join thousands of Catholics across the country coming together in prayer during the bishops' pro-life novena,  9 Days for Life ,  from  January 14 - January 22.   Participate through email, text message, and mobile app, CLICK HERE .
Respect Life Resources

Prayer and Worship

For homily helps, sample intercessions, bulletin announcements for January 22, CLICK HERE.

Pastoral Plan for Pro-life Activities:
A Campaign in Support of Life

Learn about the Catholic Church's commitment and plan to build a culture of life, CLICK HERE .

Respect Life Program

To learn about the Church’s teaching on respect life issues and resources to respond, visit the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ website at  www.usccb.org/prolife
New Bulletin Insert Addressing Racism

For a bulletin insert highlighting points of the new USCCB pastoral letter  Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love , visit CLICK HERE .    To read the pastoral letter and accompanying pastoral and educational resources, visit  www.usccb.org/racism.  
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Advent 2018
 
The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. USCCB's online Advent calendar has daily prayers, reflections, and suggested actions in light of Catholic social teaching.
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Jerry Freewalt
Office for Social Concerns
Catholic Diocese of Columbus
197 E. Gay Street
Columbus, Ohio  43215
614-241-2540
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