Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator,
I would like to sincerely thank all of you for your tremendous efforts to help make our
26th Annual Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner
a great success! Relive some of the highlights
. For those of you who couldn't join us, please check out our ministry video premiered at the dinner:
And be sure to save the date for next year's dinner on
April 18, 2020!
NOTICE SOMETHING DIFFERENT?
Over the last 25 years, the Catholic Pro-Life Committee has grown to become the
Catholic Pro-Life Community
to learn more about what inspired the change and our new emblem.
As the temperatures get warmer, PRO-LIFE is heating up! Learn about what's coming up at the Parish Pro-Life Coordinator Meeting this Saturday, May 4 at All Saints Parish (Fellowship Hall) beginning at 9 a.m.
help us spread the word about these great opportunities for your parish community:
Speaker Training & Leadership Workshop
Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. - noon, at the CPLC office.
For more information, click here.
Gabriel Angel Training in Spanish
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the CPLC office. Click here for more information and registration.
REGISTER BY JUNE 7:
Pro-Life Boot Camp
CPLC's Youth For Life Pro-Life Boot Camp is a total pro-life immersion for high school students. This year's theme is
Made in His Image, Unique from Day One.
We are offering two Boot Camp sessions:
Mourning the Abortion Loss
SAVE THE DATE:
And finally, be sure to take a moment between sun and fun, to join us in prayer at the Summer Mass and Rosary for Life on
More details soon!
Please also mark your calendars for these additional upcoming events:
SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER
To foster deep devotion to Saint Joseph among Catholics, and in response to the "May Day" celebrations for workers sponsored by Communists, Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker in 1955. This feast extends the long relationship between Joseph and the cause of workers in both Catholic faith and devotion. Beginning in the Book of Genesis, the dignity of human work has long been celebrated as a participation in the creative work of God. Saint Joseph, the carpenter and foster father of Jesus, is but one example of the holiness of human labor.
Jesus, too, was a carpenter. He learned the trade from Saint Joseph before leaving to pursue his ministry as preacher and healer. Pope
Pius XII emphasized this relationship when he said, "The spirit flows to you and to all men from the heart of the God-man, Savior of the world, but certainly, no worker was ever more completely and profoundly penetrated by it than the foster father of Jesus, who lived with Him in closest intimacy and community of family life and work."
Pope Pius IX declared Saint Joseph the patron of the universal Church, and in 1955 added the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker. This silent saint, who was given the noble task of caring and watching over the Virgin Mary and Jesus, now cares for and watches over the Church and models for all the dignity of human work.
Thank you for your work to help restore respect and dignity for all human life.
Community Outreach Director