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Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator:
Cooler weather is in the air and Respect Life Month is here! This year's theme "Live the Gospel of Life" is inspired by the 25th anniversary of St. John Paul II's encyclical The Gospel of Life.
By now your parish should have received the U.S. Bishops' Respect Life packet. If you haven't yet, please make an appointment with your pastor to review all of the great resources and ideas available to your parish. Materials are also available to review and print in the left sidebar.
Keeping health protocols in mind, this month has many opportunities for special prayer and public witness for your parish family to join:
RESPECT LIFE MASS, OCT. 17
This special Mass is co-sponsored by our pro-life partners: Bella House, Birth Choice, Catholic Charities, Hike for Life, In My Shoes, Mater Filius, and White Rose Women's Center.
CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER ABORTIONIST, OCT. 16
40 DAYS FOR LIFE - SIGN UP TODAY!
We've already had our first save! Prayer Works!
Thank you to all who have come out to pray! If your church has not yet adopted a time, we are in critical need of your help
to cover Southwestern and Planned Parenthood abortion facilities in prayer. For more information, including days needed prayer coverage and health protocols
, please visit www.prolifedallas.org/40days
BABY BANK PROGRAM TO INCLUDE VIRTUAL OPTION
To help our parishes create a successful Baby Bank Campaign in a virtual world, we are now offering an online option in addition to the traditional, Baby Bank cans! Remember, for all monies collected, online or via the bank collections, 50% will support the CPLC's life-saving ministries and 50% can be returned to your parish for pro-life activities or distributed to other pro-life organizations as your parish designates. Click here for details. (en español)
FORMING CONSCIENCES FOR FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP
As Catholics, we are called to participate in faithful citizenship. In anticipation of the upcoming election, please share and join us for a free VIRTUAL seminar via ZOOM:
Don't miss this opportunity to learn and discuss how we can best answer this call! Space is limited, so click here to register.
If you are interested in bringing one of our speakers to your parish on this or other life-issue topics, contact 972-267-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, watch CPLC social media channels (@prolifedallas) for our Share the Truth campaign!
PASOS POR LA VIDA, 31 de octubre (en español)
VIRTUAL CHRIST CHILD CHRISTMAS MARKET
This year's event will be VIRTUAL to ensure all our shoppers can safely enjoy our unique market offering a large selection of beautiful religious and Christmas items for home décor and gift-giving -- all at great prices! The market and auction will open online on Nov. 17 and continue until Thanksgiving at prolifedallas.org/market.
On November 21, we will feature a special Advent program online, including our inspirational Project Gabriel Moms who have transformed their lives thanks to the generosity of our community!
This event helps moms and babies served by CPLC and maternity homes Bella House and Mater Filius. Again this year, we need
parishes to donate a themed-basket to feature in the market. Click here for details.
Below are additional events during Respect Life Month:
NEXT PARISH PRO-LIFE COORDINATORS MEETING
Please mark your calendars for our next Parish Pro-Life Coordinators Meeting on Nov. 14. Format or location will be determined soon, so watch for details.
Thank you for bravely meeting the challenges that we encounter as we work to advance the Gospel of Life. God Bless You!
ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH
This month we celebrate the Feast day of St. Ignatius of Antioch, who was born in Syria, converted to Christianity and eventually became bishop of Antioch. In the year 107, Emperor Trajan visited Antioch and forced the Christians there to choose between death and apostasy. Ignatius would not deny Christ and thus was condemned to be put to death in Rome.
Ignatius is well known for the letters he wrote on the long journey from Antioch to Rome, urging the Christians there to remain faithful to God and begging those in Rome not to try to stop his martyrdom: "The only thing I ask of you is to allow me to offer the libation of my blood to God. I am the wheat of the Lord; may I be ground by the teeth of the beasts to become the immaculate bread of Christ." Ignatius bravely met the lions in the Circus Maximus.