40 Days for Life Campaign—September 27-November 5: Join the 40-day campaign that aims to protect the unborn through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses. To sign up for vigil hours, please visit https://sdcatholic.org/event/40-days-for-life-campaign and scroll to the Vista Campaign, which will be at 1964 Via Centre Dr., Vista, 7:00am-7:00pm daily.
St. Francis Pro-Life Ministry to Host Showing of “The Matter of LIFE” Film—Saturday, September 30, 1:00-3:00pm St. Clare Hall, St. Francis Church, Vista. There will also be a baby shower to collect donations for Culture of Life Family Services (COLFS). Watch the trailer at youtube.com/watch?v=7FoGpufkWMw
Sponsor a Service Member at a San Luis Rey Retreat: Journey Beyond Combat—The retreat will take place October 6-8 for active duty service members and veterans so they can experience a weekend away and have a sense of sanctuary to examine the challenges, hardships, and opportunities for healing from service to God, country, family, and others. Any donation will help; a $150 donation covers the cost for one person to attend the weekend-long retreat. Visit www.sanluisrey.org/giving/make-a-donation and add “Sponsor a Service Member” in the Comments section. For more information about the retreat, contact 760-757-3659.
31st St. Francis Women’s Retreat—October 13, 14, and 15, Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center. This year’s theme is “You Are the Light of the World.” Space is limited. For more info and to register, contact Rae Arnold at 760-500-3201 or firstname.lastname@example.org
After-Abortion Healing Retreat for Catholic Women (or Catholic Friendly)—October 13-15, Diocesan Pastoral Center, 3888 Paducah Dr., San Diego. Given by Rachel’s Hope, professionally led, confidentiality maintained. For information/registration contact Rosemary Benefield at 858-581-3022 (phone), 858-752-9378 (text), or email@example.com (email) or RachelsHope.org
Cathedral Catholic High School Welcomes Eighth Grade Students to Dons Day—Wednesday, October 18, 9:00am-12:00pm, 5555 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, 92130. Students and parents are invited to participate in a program that will feature presentations, classroom visits, a campus tour, and a pep rally. Visit https://cutt.ly/JwcWZI8w to register.
Human Trafficking News Links—Protecting the Health and Well-Being of All Children by Preventing the Worst Forms of Child Labor: https://cutt.ly/NwtcYlSS; Resources for Refugees at Risk for Human Trafficking (DHHS, OTIP): https://cutt.ly/CwtcYMGk
Porn on Spotify? Child Predators on Spotify?—The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has discovered that there is pornographic material on Spotify that is not blocked by the explicit content filter as promised. For more details visit https://endsexualexploitation.org
Walking with Moms in Need from the USCCB—Visit www.walkingwithmoms.com to read this month’s newsletter and learn more about this effort from the US Catholic Bishops.
Another Local Catholic Radio Option: Saint John Paul II Catholic Radio—AM 1450 in North County. Visit www.jp2radio.com for more information about programs.
Visit CACATHOLIC.ORG for up-to-date information on Pro-Life Issues.
Promoting a Culture of Life—All Catholics are invited to join the Catholic Legislative Network to receive updates and action alerts on social justice issues at cacatholic.org and to join “We Were Born Ready,” a state-wide strategic campaign to empower, equip, mobilize, and resource Catholics to serve women, children, and families, and especially women in difficult and unexpected pregnancies at https://www.wewerebornready.com/. Any questions, contact the Office for Life, Peace and Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pray to End Abortion--Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00am, 1964 Via Centre Dr., Vista. Join fellow pro-life Catholics of North County to pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet for the unborn who are in danger of abortion. For more information, contact Richard Hodges at 760-822-3228.
Visit the California Catholic Conference website below and click on Action Alerts for more information on how to let your representatives know about concerns on bills related to abortion.