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Jan. 3, 2018
Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinators,
Christmas Greetings and Happy New Year! With 2018 upon us, our largest pro-life event is right around the corner. The annual  diocesan-wide Roe Memorial Memorial Mass and North Texas March for Life  will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. I hope all of you are planning to attend with your families and many fellow parishioners.
The event schedule is as follows:
Please ensure that your parish uses the following promotional materials by the weekend of January 13/14:
If you have not seen the announcement in your bulletin yet, please contact your parish office immediately to ensure it runs by this weekend, January 6/7.   Additional information about the 2018 Roe Memorial Events, including a complete schedule, parking information and rally speakers, may be found at .
In addition to the Roe Memorial, please mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:   
And be sure to save the date for the next Parish Pro-Life Coordinators Meeting on Feb. 10, 9 am to noon, at St. Ann in Coppell , including details on the 25th annual Pro-Life Dinner on
April 21.
As we plan for these upcoming events, let us take a moment to pause today, to remember the Most Holy Name of Jesus.  Saint Paul is originally credited for promoting devotion to the Holy Name when he wrote in Philippians that God the Father gave Christ Jesus "that name that is above every name" (see 2:9). This devotion became popular in the 12th-century among Cistercian monks and nuns and later through the preaching of Saint Bernardine of Siena, a 15th-century Franciscan.

Bernardine used devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus as a way of overcoming bitter and often bloody class struggles and family rivalries or vendettas in Italian city-states. The devotion grew, partly, because of Franciscan and Dominican preachers. It spread even more widely after the Jesuits began promoting it in the 16th century.

In 1530, Pope Clement V approved an Office of the Holy Name for the Franciscans. In 1721, Pope Innocent XIII extended this feast to the entire Church.

Let us once again practice a devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus as a way of overcoming the class struggles that are apparent still today. 
God bless,

David Carr
CPLC Parish Liasion
Catholic Pro-Life Committee of Dallas | 972-267-LIFE (5433) | 
P.O. Box 803541, Dallas, TX 75380