Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator,
Greetings! I hope you are enjoying the beginning days of summer. As we look forward to the months ahead, we have a few events we hope you can be a part of:
BATTLE LINES FOR LIFE CONFERENCE
On July 7 at
Immaculate Conception parish
, we will mark the anniversary of
covering our journey from that prophetic message 50 years ago to the current call to evangelize the Gospel of Life against growing threats to human dignity. The conference will feature international expert
Dr. Pilar Calva on end-of-life challenges.
Additional CPLC speakers are Aurora Tinajero, Cesar Piña, Patricia Vasquez, and Omar Aguilar with the Catholic Pro-Life Committee.
YOUTH FOR LIFE PRO-LIFE BOOT CAMP
Please SPREAD THE WORD about this once-in-a-lifetime experience for teens for total pro-life immersion. Registration for Day Camp ends next week on
Discount registration for overnight camp continues through June 29. Chaperones and Jr. Staff are also needed. More details and registration here
SUMMER MASS AND ROSARY FOR LIFE!
NEXT PARISH PRO-LIFE COORDINATORS MEETING
Please mark your calendars: The next Parish Pro-Life Coordinators Meeting is
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The location will be announced shortly.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR HEALING
Also this summer are three opportunities for healing for those suffering after abortion:
Rachel's Vineyard Retreats
for women and men, held in Spanish on
, and in English on
, and a
Project Joseph Day of Healing
for men, held in English on
Please share these important invitations to Christ's mercy with your parish.
Please also mark your calendars for these additional summer events:
This approach would not be possible without the partnership of others in our community, Click
to view a list of partnering organizations. We are so thankful for each of them!
Half the battle is letting these moms know there is real help and real options. T
hank you for being part of this lifeline!!
This month we also celebrate the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. There were Christians in Rome within a dozen or so years after the death of Jesus. There was also a large Jewish population in Rome. Probably as a result of the controversy between Jews and Jewish Christians, the Emperor Claudius expelled all Jews from Rome in 49-50 A.D. The expulsion was thought to be due to disturbances in the city caused by the certain Chrestus (Christ).
In July of 64 A.D., more than half of Rome was destroyed by fire. Rumor blamed the tragedy on Nero. He shifted the blame by accusing the Christians.
Wherever the Good News of Jesus was preached, it met the same opposition as Jesus did, and many of those who began to follow him shared his suffering and death. But no human force could stop the power of the Spirit unleashed upon the world. The blood of martyrs has always been, and will always be, the seed of Christians.
Let us continue as followers of Christ in our mission to defend the most helpless among us.
CPLC Parish Liaison