I hope everyone had a blessed and relaxing Thanksgiving. Thanks to those of you who helped share the
beautiful option of adoption throughout the month. And what better a way to usher in Advent than through our largest ever Christ Child Gift Market and Luncheon!
With Advent upon us, please mark your calendar for special opportunities to share in holy anticipation of our Savior's birth:
As we make our Christmas lists, please consider adding LIFE to your list by
giving here. People give to people, so please invite family and friends to support this special cause -- it makes all the difference!
2020 ROE MEMORIAL EVENTS
Save the Date and Share the word!
It's not too early to start planning and promoting the Jan. 18 Roe Memorial Events
. The schedule of events:
Please visit our website,
prolifedallas.org, for additional event details and updates throughout the month.
NEXT PARISH PRO-LIFE COORDINATORS MEETING
Our next meeting will be Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, at a location to be determined. We will be handing out important Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner information and yard signs. If you cannot be there, please send a representative.
Please return your parish Roe yard signs at this meeting as well. We look forward to seeing you.
CPLC is seeking applicants for the following positions:
CPLC Sidewalk Counselor: provides one-on-one counseling intervention and prayer support on the front lines outside an abortion facility. More details here.
CPLC Project Gabriel Assistant: part-time position supporting and enhancing the Project Gabriel ministry helping pregnant mothers. More details here.
Bella House Case Manager:Full-time position responsible for providing direct case management services to clients of Bella Houses. More details here
Bella House Live-In Resident Assistant: Part-time position responsible for ensuring that house rules are followed after hours and on weekends. More details here.
THE STORY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY
This Monday, we will celebrate the Immaculate Conception which began as the Conception of Mary later to be named the Immaculate Conception and a feast of the universal Church. It is now recognized as a solemnity.
While many Fathers and Doctors of the Church considered Mary the greatest and holiest of the saints, they often had difficulty in seeing Mary as sinless-either at her conception or throughout her life. This is one of the Church teachings that arose more from the piety of the faithful than from the insights of theologians.
Two Franciscans, William of Ware and Blessed John Duns Scotus, helped develop the theology. They pointed out that Mary's Immaculate Conception enhances Jesus' redemptive work. Other members of the human race are cleansed from original sin after birth. In Mary, Jesus' work was so powerful as to prevent original sin at the outset.
In 1854, Pius IX solemnly proclaimed: "The most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instant of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin."
May we take comfort from the example of the Blessed Mother who guarded the precious gift of unborn LIFE in Jesus. May God Bless you for all you do for the gift of Life!