Happy New Year! With the new year upon us, our largest pro-life event is right around the corner -- the Roe Memorial Events with Bishop Farrell on Saturday, January 18, 2014. I hope all of you are planning to attend with your families and many fellow parishioners.
Bishop Farrell is encouraging all Dallas Diocese Catholics to attend the Roe Memorial Mass at the new, much larger, venue -- the Convention Center in downtown Dallas with room for 9,000! His letter of invitation along with the promotional items he has asked each parish to distribute / post are below:
If you have not seen the announcement in your bulletin yet, please contact your parish office to ensure it runs by the week of January 11/12, and please confirm that the posters and yard signs which should have been delivered to your parish by now are being displayed.
Additional information about the 2014 Roe Memorial Events, including a complete schedule and the rally speakers, may be found at www.prolifedallas.org/roe.
We are also still in need of Roe Memorial volunteers, particularly Knights of Columbus, parish ushers, and police or security officers. Volunteers may sign up at www.prolifedallas.org/roevolunteer.
In addition to the Roe Memorial Events, please also mark your calendars for the following January events:
Also this month is a special opportunity for pro-life leaders to screen the new pro-life movie Gimme Shelter next Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at AMC Grapevine. Limited seats available and must be reserved -- reserve your free ticket here.
And be sure to save the date (and spread the word) about the following important events in February:
As we begin this New Year, let us reflect on the many blessings that we have received. One of them in particular is our Holy Father, Pope Francis. He has captured the imagination of the world. His is the most searched name on the internet and the most talked about on Facebook. And now he has been named TIME's 2013 Person of the Year! May his beautiful witness to life and suffering humanity inspire us all, as we seek to do God's work for the least and most vulnerable among us. There is a new DVD produced by the Knights of Columbus which illuminates Pope Francis's message: "Francis: The Pope from the New World". Check with the Knights of Columbus Council at your parish for more information (also available on Amazon).
Thanks for all you do for Life -- and for all you can do in the next two weeks to assist us and Bishop Farrell in promoting the Roe Memorial events. We couldn't do it without you!