Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator:
I pray you and your family are staying healthy! Thank you to everyone who spread the word and joined us for the first Virtual Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner. It was a huge success reaching more than 3,200 households and raising 75 percent of our fundraising goal. If you missed it, you can watch it here, and you can support the cause of life here.
Raffle tickets are also still for sale. Don't miss out on a chance to win the Grand prize of your choice of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land or Rome, or a $10,000 MasterCard. The winners will be announced on May 18.
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In current conditions, the needs of the most vulnerable have become more urgent.
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NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY, MAY 5
With many organizations seeing an increased demand for critical services , Communities Foundation of North Texas is holding a special day of giving tomorrow, May 5, from 6 a.m. to midnight.
Early giving to support Life is now open here. Please sure this opportunity to get and up and give with your parish family!
POSTPONEMENTS DUE TO HEALTH CONDITIONS:
With shelter-in-place mandates extended, we unfortunately will have to postpone the following events in May and June:
- Disciples for Life Conference
- Parish Pro-Life Coordinators Meeting
(We plan to meet again in August)
- Gabriel Angel Training in Spanish
- Rachel's Vineyard Retreat in Spanish
Watch for reschedule dates as they are confirmed. Remaining healing retreats are:
Aug. 7-9 in English; Oct. 2-4 in Spanish
. Project Joseph Day of Healing for men are scheduled for
Aug. 16 in English,
Dec. 6 in Spanish.
LIFE-ISSUE EDUCATION IN YOUR HOME
Each year, the CPLC's Education Ministries give presentations to thousands of youths and adults. Since our team can't present in person right now, we have created online resources to use in your homes!
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YOUTH FOR LIFE PRO-LIFE BOOT CAMP
Join us this summer for Pro-Life Day Boot Camp. God willing we will be able to hold both the day and overnight camps as plan in June and July.
Registration is open here
If we are not able to move forward with in-person camps, we will update you with plans for virtual camps (refunds will be available in the event of this change).
UPCOMING PRO-LIFE EVENTS
OUR LADY OF FATIMA
This month, we mark the beginning of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima on May 13 through October 13, 1917 by three Portuguese children -- Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos.
Mary asked these children to pray the rosary for world peace, for the end of World War I, for sinners, and for the conversion of Russia.
Mary gave the children three secrets. Following the deaths of Francisco and Jacinta in 1919 and 1920 respectively, Lucia revealed the first secret in 1927. It concerned devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The second secret was a vision of hell. When Lucia grew up she became a Carmelite nun and died in 2005,
Pope John Paul II directed the Holy See's Secretary of State to reveal the third secret in 2000; it spoke of a "bishop in white" who was shot by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows into him. Many people linked this vision to the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square on May 13, 1981.
The feast of Our Lady of Fatima was approved by the local bishop in 1930; it was added to the Church's worldwide calendar in 2002.
The message of Fatima is simple: Pray.
Mary is perfectly honored when people generously imitate her response "Let it be done to me as you say" (Luke 1:38). Thank you for your Marian "Yes" to our Lord's call to protect His most precious gift of Life!