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January 5, 2015

 

Greetings and Happy New Year! With 2015 upon us, our largest pro-life event is right around the corner. The annual diocesan-wide Roe Memorial Events with Bishop Kevin J. Farrell will be held next Saturday, January 17, 2015.  I hope all of you are planning to attend with your families and many fellow parishioners.

 

Bishop Farrell encourages all North Texas Catholics to attend the Roe Memorial Mass at the Dallas Convention Center. With room for 9,000, we want every seat filled!  His letter of invitation along with promotional items for each parish to distribute and post are below:

If you have not seen the announcement in your bulletin yet, please contact your parish office to ensure it runs by this weekend, January 10/11, and please confirm that the posters and yard signs which should have been delivered to your parish are now being displayed. 

 

Additional information about the 2015 Roe Memorial, including a complete schedule and the rally speakers, may be found at www.prolifedallas.org/roe.

 

We are also still in need of Roe Memorial volunteers, particularly Knights of Columbus, parish ushers, and police or security officers. Volunteers may sign up at www.prolifedallas.org/roevolunteer.

 

In addition to the Roe Memorial, please mark your calendars for the following January events:   

And be sure to save the date (and spread the word) about the following important events in February:

  • Feb. 21: Parish Pro-Life Coordinators Meeting, 9 am - noon, Our Lady of Angels, Allen, including a training on the upcoming Advocacy Day in Austin on March 24 and details on The Bishop's 22nd Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner on April 18! 

As we begin this new year, let us reflect on the many blessings that we have received. One of them in particular is our Holy Father, Pope Francis. In his first encyclical, Lumen Fidei, our Supreme Pontiff talks about the Light of Faith. In it he recalls Jesus' words, "I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness." Pope Francis goes on to say, "Yet in the absence of light everything becomes confused; it is impossible to tell good from evil or the road to our destination from other roads which take us in endless circles going nowhere." As the new year dawns, let us continue to pray for faith, which is the light that comes from God. May it illuminate our lives as we continue on the road that God alone has destined for each of us.

  

Thanks for all you do for Life -- and for all you can do in the next 12 days to assist us and Bishop Farrell in promoting the January 17 Roe Memorial events. We can't do it without you! 

  
God bless,

David
 
David Carr
Director of Parish Coordination
dcarr@prolifedallas.org
469-230-9664
Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas | 972-267-LIFE (5433) | cplc@prolifedallas.org 
P.O. Box 803541, Dallas, TX 75380