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Nov. 2, 2018
Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator,
First I'd like to extend a big thank you to all the parishes who participated in the  40 Days for Life campaign  that ends this week.  
I hope you can join us for the moving conclusion during our final Victory Hour of prayer and inspirational witness  this Sunday, November 4, at 5 p.m. at the  South Dallas Planned Parenthood abortion facility , celebrating the 12 lives saved (and those are just the ones we know about!).

On the heals of a pro-life-packed October, we are headed into a "no-rest for the weary" November!  Here are just a few exciting opportunities for your parish:


Everyone is Invited to the 4th annual Pasos por la Vida, our yearly Eucharistic procession for LIFE. This year, the procession will begin at Mount Carmel Center to the rally at Santa Clara Parish, featuring presentations (en español) on LIFE, our Catholic faith in these times, and our calling to #BeGolden.


November marks National Adoption Awareness Month. CPLC encourages the option of adoption through our Project Gabriel Ministry.  

At our next Parish Coordinator meeting on November 10 at St. Mark Pastoral Center in Plano, we will welcome Carolina Salazar with 25 years of experience in adoption at CPLC and Catholic Charities. She will be joined by personal testimonies who will share  what the modern adoption experience is really like. For more information on adoption, visit  and check out our social media this month at .


On November 17 , we will celebrate our Project Gabriel scholarship recipients at the annual  Christ Child Christmas Gift Market & Luncheon ,  benefiting the CPLC, as well as Bella House and Mater Filius maternity homes. This year will be bigger and better at a new location -- Renaissance Addison -- with more vendors, plus live music! As always, the market is open to the public for FREE from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Reservations for our luncheon, featuring a special presentation by  Fr. Baynham from St. Joseph on  How to make Advent Special for Your Family , are  open here and going fast!  Please spread the word and book your parish or group table today.


An acclaimed experience of a LIFEtime for high school teens is coming up! From January 17-20, Youth For Life will travel to Washington D.C. for the national March for Life. Save money by registering here  before Nov. 6 (and enter an Essay Contest for a full trip scholarship!). The final deadline to register is Nov. 13. Safe-environment chaperones are also needed.  More details here.

And don't forget to mark your calendar for the local Roe Memorial Mass and North Texas March for Life on January 19. The schedule of events is below and  more details are here. (Promo materials will be distributed at the Parish Coordination meeting on Nov. 10.)


Other upcoming events include:
Dec. 8-9 -- 29th Annual National Night of Prayer for Life (Let us know if your parish is participating!)
2019 Roe Memorial Mass and March
Please save the date for the Roe Memorial Events on January 19, 2018. The schedule of events for the day is:
  • Roe Memorial Rosaries - 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. outside Southwestern and Planned Parenthood abortion facilities
  • Youth For Life Rally  -  beginning at 8:30 a.m. at St. Jude Chapel in downtown Dallas
  • Procession of Roses - 9:45 a.m. at Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe
  • Roe Memorial Mass - 10:00 a.m. at Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, celebrated by Bishop Burns.
  • North Texas March for Life - 12:30 p.m. from Cathedral to rally at federal courthouse. 
  • Reception with Pro-life Exhibits - 2:30 p.m. in the Cathedral's Grand Salon
Promotional flyers are linked in the left sidebar with additional items available here.
On November 23, we also celebrate Blessed Miguel Augustin Pro.  "¡Viva Cristo Rey!"--  Long live Christ the King! -- were the last words Pro uttered before he was executed for being a Catholic priest and serving his flock.

Born into a prosperous, devout family in Guadalupe de Zacatecas, Mexico, Miguel entered the Jesuits in 1911, but three years later fled to Granada, Spain, because of religious persecution in Mexico. He was ordained in Belgium in 1925.

Father Pro immediately returned to Mexico, where he served a Church forced to go "underground." He celebrated the Eucharist clandestinely and ministered the other sacraments to small groups of Catholics.

He and his brother Roberto were arrested on trumped-up charges of attempting to assassinate Mexico's president. Roberto was spared, but Miguel was sentenced to face a firing squad on November 23, 1927. His funeral became a public demonstration of faith. Miguel Pro was beatified in 1988.

When Fr. Miguel Pro was executed in 1927, no one could have predicted that 52 years later the bishop of Rome would visit Mexico, be welcomed by its president, and celebrate open-air Masses before thousands of people. Pope John Paul II made additional trips to Mexico in 1990, 1993, 1999, and 2002. Those who outlawed the Catholic Church in Mexico did not count on the deeply rooted faith of its people, and the willingness of many of them, like Miguel Pro, to die as martyrs.

Let us all have Miguel Pro's conviction as we continue to promote life.  Looking forward to seeing you on Nov. 10. God Bless!
David Carr
CPLC Parish Liasion

Catholic Pro-Life Committee | 972-267-LIFE (5433) | 
P.O. Box 803541, Dallas, TX 75380