September 1, 2020
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Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator:

Thanks to all of you who joined us for our first virtual Parish Pro-Life Coordinators meeting. It was great to "see" you again.  If you missed the meeting, you can watch it here.

In response to a suggestion from this meeting, we are including in this mailer a link to digital images of our  promotional flyers here.

With all the changes and challenges in recent months, one thing is certain.  The need for prayer!  

We urgently need parishes to adopt a day or days to pray outside of  Southwestern abortion facility between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., or South Dallas Planned Parenthood abortion facility between 6 a.m and 6 p.m.  Pick the day you want now by emailing Promotional flyers and resource materials are available to the left.

Also coming up this month:



For more information, visit To speak with someone confidentially, call 214-544-CARE or email 


We need your help on Thursday, September 17, to ensure our life-saving ministries can continue uninterrupted. Please consider giving the gift of LIFE here or starting your own FUNdraiser hereto show your support! It only takes a few few clicks to save lives!!

GABRIEL ANGEL TRAINING SEPTEMBER 19 (en español en 3 de octubre)

Registration information is available here.  (Bilingual Angels especially needed!)


There are still a few spots left to play! For tournament information and registration, plus sponsorship opportunities, visit

Finally, please mark your calendars and join us for Mass marking Respect Life Month, with a special blessing for children in the womb and prayer for the sanctity of life from conception until natural death.
  • Join Bishop Kelly on October Oct. 3at the 5 p.m. vigil Mass in Spanish at Nuestra Señora del Pilar Catholic Church or
  • Join Bishop Burns on Oct. 17 at the 5:30 p.m. vigil Mass in English at Christ the King Catholic Church. 
Mass services will also be live streamed via YouTube here

Respect Life Month packets are on their way to your homes. Please take this opportunity to set an appointment with your pastor to discuss how this kit can help your parish celebrate the gift of LIFE!.


For the first time, we are going VIRTUAL with this annual, festive market and auction. To help the moms and babies served by CPLC and maternity homes Bella House and Mater Filius, we are asking parishes to donate a themed-basket to feature in the market. Click here for details


This month we celebrate the Fest Day of St. Padro Pio.  In one of the largest such ceremonies in history, Pope John Paul II canonized Padre Pio of Pietrelcina on June 16, 2002 with more than 300,000 people braved blistering heat as they filled St. Peter's Square and nearby streets.  Many people have turned to the Italian Capuchin Franciscan to intercede with God on their behalf. 

Born Francesco Forgione, Padre Pio grew up in a family of farmers in southern Italy. At the age of 15, Francesco joined the Capuchins and took the name of Pio. He was ordained in 1910 and was drafted during World War I. After he was discovered to have tuberculosis, he was discharged. In 1917, he was assigned to the friary in San Giovanni Rotondo.

On September 20, 1918, as he was making his thanksgiving after Mass, Padre Pio had a vision of Jesus. When the vision ended, he had the stigmata in his hands, feet, and side. Life became more complicated after that. Medical doctors, Church authorities, and curiosity seekers came to see Padre Pio. 

Padre Pio rarely left the friary after he received the stigmata, but busloads of people soon began coming to see him. Many of them have said that Padre Pio knew details of their lives that they had never mentioned. Padre Pio saw Jesus in all the sick and suffering. At his urging, a fine hospital was built on nearby Mount Gargano.  This "House for the Alleviation of Suffering" has 350 beds. A number of people have reported cures they believe were received through the intercession of Padre Pio. 

May St. Pio and all the saints intercede for us as we continue to build a Culture of Life among all the challenges in our world today. Thanks to all of you for your ministry.

Hector Carrasco
Parish Liaison

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