Greetings! I hope your Advent is off to a blessed start!!
We have a special opportunity to share in the holy anticipation this Advent:
And to give the gift of life and love this Christmas:
2019 Roe Memorial Events
As we look forward to the new year, please help spread the word about the Roe Memorial Mass and North Texas March for Life with Bishop Edward Burns on January 19, 2019. This year's theme is "A Post-Roe World" -- praying and marching for a better world with equal dignity and equal support for mothers and their children.
The schedule of events is
- Procession of Roses - 9:45 a.m. at Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you or children would like to participate in the procession.)
- Roe Memorial Mass - 10:00 a.m. at Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, celebrated by Bishop Burns.
- Opportunity for Lunch - 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (food trucks outside Cathedral curated by Roaming Hungry)
- North Texas March for Life - 12:30 p.m. from Cathedral to Rally at federal courthouse.
- Reception with Pro-life Exhibits - 2:30 p.m. in the Cathedral's Grand Salon
Please ensure that your parish uses the following promotional materials by the weekend of January 4/5:
- Bilingual bulletin announcement available here
- Promotional flyer available here in English and here in Spanish
- Promotional posters & yard signs (if your parish has not received your posters or signs yet, please contact the office at 972-267-5433 to arrange pick-up / delivery).
Please check out our website,
for additional event details and updates throughout this month.
Other upcoming events include:
Pro-Life Staff and Volunteer Positions Open
CPLC is in urgent need of licensed professional counselors to serve on its healing retreats (especially Spanish-speaking counselors). If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more, please email email@example.com.
Bella House Maternity Home is currently seeking two staff positions:
- Full-time Case Manager: responsible for providing all case management for both Bella Houses (Plano and Dallas). Read job description here.
- House Watch: Women to commit to staying one or more nights during non-business hours and weekends to help close the house in the evening and open it up for morning activity. A stipend is offered or an in-kind donation receipt for volunteers. Details here.
And now of course we focus on the Nativity of the Lord when the Church focuses especially on the newborn child. God became human to embody for us all the hope and peace we seek. We need no other special saint on this feast day to lead us to Christ in the manger, although his mother Mary and Joseph help round out the scene.
But if we were to select a patron for the Nativity of the Lord, perhaps it might be appropriate for us to imagine an anonymous shepherd, summoned to the birthplace by a wondrous and even disturbing vision in the night -- a summons from an angelic choir, promising peace and goodwill. A shepherd willing to seek out something that might just be too unbelievable to chase after, and yet compelling enough to leave behind the flocks in the field and search for a mystery.
On the day of the Lord's birth, an unnamed, "non-celebrity" at the edge of the crowd is the model for us, showing us the way to discover Christ in our own hearts ... somewhere between curiosity and wonder, between mystery and faith. And like Mary and the shepherds, let us treasure that discovery in our hearts.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thanks for all you do for Life and God bless,