Respect Life Ministry
e-newsletter | August 25, 2021
Dear Pro-Life Friend,
We're only two months away from the Congreso Pro Vida! We'll discuss and prepare for this exciting event at our final webinar in the Walking with Moms series.


So here are three action items for you this month:

  1. GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY for the Congreso.
  2. REGISTER for the Walking with Moms Webinar.
  3. SIGN-UP for the Sidewalk Advocate Training.

Friends, I'm so excited for what the Lord is doing here in South Florida, thanks to our faithful shepherd, Archbishop Wenski, and co-workers in the vineyard like you!

When my husband and I did the Humanae Vitae webinar, I was touched by how often Pope St. Paul VI reiterated the pastoral directive: "Do not lose heart!" In the face of sin and evil, there's still so much good we can do together.
So let's continue to encourage and pray for one another and as we persevere in this great mission. Thank you for your partnership in building a culture of life and civilization of love, all for His honor and glory.

For Life,
Rebecca

Rebecca Brady
Director, Respect Life Ministry
Secretariat for Parish Life, Archdiocese of Miami
PS- Check out the announcements and resources below, and don't forget to share with you parish, school, family and friends!

Pregnancy Help Centers
Fundraising
Thank you to everyone, especially our parish representatives and core teams, who have scheduled their parish Baby Bottle Drives for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year.
The money raised goes directly to Respect Life Ministry in support of our pregnancy help centers.
Our five locations provide free and confidential life-affirming services to abortion-vulnerable women and their families. Thanks to you, women are changing their mind about abortion and choosing LIFE at our centers.

The parishes with upcoming Baby Bottle Drives are listed on our website at respectlifemiami.org/baby-bottle-drive with links for parishioners who want to donate online. Please contact us for more information about hosting a fundraiser in support of your local Pregnancy Help Center. We rely on parish support to keep our doors open!
Volunteer with us!
All five of our pregnancy help centers are in need of volunteers. You can make a difference for LIFE by ministering to abortion-vulnerable women and families in your community.
Walking with Moms
Previous Webinar: Humanae Vitae
After a brief hiatus, we resumed the monthly Walking with Moms webinar series on August 19th with special guest Ryan J. Brady, PhD. This webinar gives an overview of the encyclical Humanae Vitae which reiterates the Church's teaching on birth control. You can view the recording and download the presentation on our website.
Next Webinar: Phase 7
All Respect Life Parish Representatives and Walking with Moms leaders should register for this webinar to prepare for the National Congreso Pro Vida, which is our final phase in the Walking with Moms initiative here in the Archdiocese of Miami.
Pro-Life Saints
We've been celebrating and seeking the intercession of pro-life saints leading up to the Congreso Pro Vida, and the next feast days coming up are:

  • September 5th: St. Teresa of Calcutta
  • October 16th: St. Gerard Majella
  • October 22nd: St. John Paul II

Visit our website to download the graphics for use in your parish bulletins and social media.
Phase 6: Parish Action Plan Results
Phase Six of our Walking with Moms initiative is measuring and evaluating your Parish Action Plan implementation. Please use the buttons below to view and download the Walking with Moms Parish Action Guide and submit your results!
Events
Sidewalk Advocate Training
National Congreso Pro-Vida
Registration for the National Congreso Pro-Vida is now open!
This trilingual event will be held at St. Thomas University on October 29-31, 2021. Learn more & register as either an in-person or online attendee at congresoprovida.com.

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RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY
Archdiocese of Miami | Secretariat for Parish Life
(954) 981-2922 | respectlife@theadom.org