Greetings to each of you. First let me say thank you. Thanks to you and your devoted parish families, the 2014 Roe Memorial Events were a tremendous success with 6,500 people joining Bishop Farrell at our first-ever Roe Memorial Mass in the Dallas convention center arena, and 10,000+ people participating in the Dallas March for Life, led by Bikers for Life. It was a truly inspirational day to not only remember the millions lost, but also to celebrate the many victories for life over the last year. Find pictures and video of the events at prolifedallas.org/roe and send us your best pictures or video of the Roe Memorial Events by midnight tonight for a chance to win 2 free Bishop's Dinner tickets!
As we move forward, our next big event is The Bishop's 21st Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner on April 5 at the Irving Convention Center. We are very excited to welcome Grammy-nominated singing sensation Collin Raye, who will share a musical performance as well his inspiring personal story about why the defense of life is so important. You can learn more about the dinner and reserve your tables now at prolifedallas.org/dinner.
As always, we depend on your generous help to spread the word about this spectacular evening that raises critical funds for pro-life work in our diocese. To that end, I hope you will be at the next Parish Pro-Life Coordinators Meeting on February 15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., at St. Pius X in Dallas, where we will distribute promotional materials for the Bishop's Dinner as an important part of the agenda.
If you have not already, please be sure to pick up the Roe Memorial yard signs from your parish office to return at the Parish Pro-Life Coordinators Meeting (or to the CPLC office at 14200 Midway, Suite 120, Dallas). We numbered them this year to track their return and hopefully reduce our costs next year. Thank you!
Please also mark your calendars for the following additional events this month:
And of course, February is the month of love as we celebrate St. Valentine's Day! This holiday affords us the opportunity to express our love for others by sending cards or flowers, or taking that someone special to dinner. But why confine our expressions of love to a single day? How about extending this love to others on a daily basis? What do we think when we hear that beautiful song, "And they'll know we are Christians by our love"? Let us never forget that God is love. Let us always try to imitate His love by the way we love others and live out our commitment to life.
May God's blessings be upon you and your family and may He strengthen our commitment to the pro-life cause and our love for one another. Thank you for all you do for Life!