Greetings to each of you! First let me say, "Thank you!" to you and your devoted parish families. The 2016 Roe Memorial Events were a tremendous success with a beautiful Roe Memorial Mass concelebrated by Bishops Farrell and Deshotel, and over 7,000 people participating in the North Texas March for Life. Despite the gloomy weather, it was a truly inspirational day not only to remember the millions lost to abortion, but also to celebrate the beautiful gift of LIFE. Find pictures of the events at prolifedallas.org/roe, and please send us your favorite pictures and video of the events to share.
If you have not already, please be sure to pick up the Roe Memorial yard signs from your parish office to return at the February 13 Parish Pro-Life Coordinators Meeting (or bring them to the CPLC office at 14675 Midway, Suite 121, Dallas). The signs are numbered to help track their return and hopefully reduce our costs next year.
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 bilingual Parish Pro-Life Coordinators Meeting on February 13, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., at Prince of Peace in Plano. Posters and yard signs for the Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner will be distributed as part of the agenda. Additional promotional materials -- including flyers, announcements and digital ads -- are available for download here.
Please be sure to mark your calendars for the following February events, including an opportunity for those wanting to be Gabriel Angels:
Also next month is the first 2016 Rachel's Vineyard™ Retreat in English on March 11-13 (and on April 1-3 in Spanish). In this Year of Mercy it has never been more important to open wide the doors to Christ's love for the many who carry the burden of abortion. You can learn more about how to share this healing ministry in your parish here. Parish groups are also invited to sponsor retreats; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this special opportunity. And most importantly, please keep our retreatants and retreat teams in prayer.
Thank you for all you do in support of the cause of life. I look forward to meeting new challenges and celebrating many blessings with you in the year ahead!