Calendar & Bulletin Inserts
Also next week is the deadline for an important action alert to comment against experimenting on human embryos by Tuesday. Read more and respond here.
There will also be three great opportunities to support our pro-life ministries this fall:
North Texas Giving Day
is the day our community gets up to give to their favorite causes. We would greatly appreciate your support to reach our
$30,000 goal this year
; you can
between 6 a.m. and midnight on September 22 (gifts of $25 or more are eligible for bonus funds!)
We will be kicking off a special online campaign in advance of the day called "Love Matters" -- so keep an eye out!
And of course, you don't want to miss the ever-popular Christ Child Christmas Market and Luncheon on November 19 at a new location - Doubletree in North Dallas near the Galleria. Tickets for the luncheon featuring Fr. Edwin Leonard of St. Monica are now available here. This event benefits the two new maternity homes -- Bella House and Mater Filius -- as well as CPLC ministries.
Please also be sure also to mark your calendar for the following additional events this month:
And of course Respect Life Month
comes in October!
Your pastor should soon be receiving the USCCB Respect Life Program packet for your parish;
I encourage you to make an appointment to sit down with your pastor to walk through the packet and determine what resources would best suit your parish. USCCB resources for
Respect Life Month may also be found online here
(and linked in the sidebar at left).
On October 15, the diocesan-wide, bilingual
Respect Life Mass
will be a celebrated by Bishop Greg Kelly at 8 a.m. at
with a special blessing for all Respect Life staff and volunteers (that means you and your pro-life group!).
The Mass will be followed by Eucharistic Adoration and a Rosary Procession
by bus to the 40 Days for Life Midway Rally outside
Parenthood abortion facility. The rally
begins at 9:30 a.m. with ecumenical and bilingual prayers, music and inspirational speakers. The rally will also include a "pack the truck" drive for diapers and canned foods to benefit local pregnancy and community resource centers. Please spread the word!
In September, we also celebrate the birth of Mary the mother of God on the 8th. Although Scripture does not give us an account of it, her birth is celebrated on this day which is nine months after the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. We can see every human birth as a call for new hope in the world. The love of two human beings has joined with God in his creative work. This new child has the potential to be a channel of God's love and peace to the world.
This is true in a magnificent way in Mary. If Jesus is the perfect expression of God's love, Mary is the foreshadowing of that love. If Jesus has brought the fullness of salvation, Mary is its dawning.
Let us continue to pray for the intercession of Mary, God's mother and our mother, so that she may help us to touch the hearts of all those mothers and fathers who are considering abortion. Also let us ask Mary for healing for those who have already made that decision.
Thanks for all you do for life, and God bless!
CPLC Director of Parish Coordination