Also in July, please be sure to spread the word about:
Looking ahead, please
mark your calendar for three special events in August:
**Also around the corner is the next 40 Days for Life campaign in Dallas.**
This year's fall vigil from September 28 to November 6 will be held daily
6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
South Planned Parenthood abortion facility
Sign-ups to adopt a day(s) of prayer are going on NOW.
Contact Susan Platt at 214-392-7545 or
to reserve your parish's day.
And please consider adopting a weekday to ensure complete coverage;
you only need 24 volunteers to cover a day in prayer (2 per hour). Visit
for more information.
May God's blessings be upon you and your family, as you help to strengthen our commitment to the sanctity of life.
CPLC Director of Parish Coordination
A little more about the traditions of July 4th: Often known as Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of July 4 celebrations goes back to the days of the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.