April 3, 2020
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Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator:

I hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe. The world is in crisis, and we're in the midst of sheltering-in-place.  The CPLC is continuing to respond, and we won't stop protecting the vulnerable among us.  BUT we need your help!  

Your help and support have never been more critical.


We need your help to spread the word to your parishes, families, and friends to register for the FREE, online Celebration of Life on April 18. Since it's a virtual event, we're hoping to extend our reach beyond Dallas, even across the country. 

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP US CONTINUE  "the most important work on earth." 
  1. Pre-register here for this evening of hope and inspiration hosted by Bishop Burns.
  2. Share this invitation with family, friends and parishioners to join the special live-stream event.
  3. Purchase raffle tickets here for a chance to win a $10,000 MasterCard or a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land or Rome. Drawing will be held on May 18.
  4. Visit prolifedallas.org on April 18 to tune in to this special livestream Celebration of Life!

(Additional platforms for viewing via smart TV or social media will be made available to all who pre-register.)



With shelter-in-place mandates extended, we unfortunately will have to postpone the following May events:
  • Disciples for Life Conference and Fiesta por la Vida: watch for more news and updates on a reschedule date. 
  • Parish Pro-Life Coordinators Meeting: We will meet again in August.

Saint Mark
In addition to celebrating the holiest of feasts, Our Lord's Resurrection this month, we also celebrate the feast day of St. Mark on April 25. Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament.

The oldest and the shortest of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Mark emphasizes Jesus's rejection by humanity while being God's triumphant envoy. Probably written for gentile converts in Rome --after the death of Peter and Paul sometime between A.D. 60 and 70 -- Mark's Gospel is the gradual manifestation of a "scandal": a crucified Messiah.

A winged lion is Mark's symbol. The lion derives from Mark's description of John the Baptist as a "voice of one crying out in the desert" (Mark 1:3), which artists compared to a roaring lion. The wings come from the application of Ezekiel's vision of four winged creatures to the evangelists.

Mark fulfilled in his life what every Christian is called to do: proclaim to all people the Good News that is the source of salvation. In particular, Mark's way was by writing. Others may proclaim the Good News by music, drama, poetry, or by teaching children around a family table.

Thank you for continuing to proclaim to all people the Good News that is the source of salvation. Please pray especially for those affected by the Coronavirus, and for the success of the Virtual Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner to ensure our community can continue to protect the beautiful gift of Life!


Hector Carrasco
Parish Liaison
Catholic Pro-Life Community | 972-267-LIFE (5433) | [email protected] 
P.O. Box 803541, Dallas, TX 75380