Issue 103 | November 2019
+ PRAYER & WORSHIP
Thanksgiving Day Prayer
Lord, we thank you
for the goodness of our people
and for the spirit of justice
that fills this nation.
We thank you for the beauty and
fullness of the
land and the challenge of the cities.
We thank you for our work and our rest,
for one another, and for our homes.
We thank you, Lord:
accept our thanksgiving on this day.
We pray and give thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.
R: Amen.


Spiritual Adoption Program
The Purpose of the Spiritual Adoption Program is to encourage people to "spiritually adopt" an unborn baby, and to follow their baby along the path to being born.   Read More
9 Days for Life
January 21-29, 2020
9 Days for Life is a "digital pilgrimage" of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life.
Join to receive the novena through the 9 Days for Life app, daily emails, or daily texts. More Information
Heart Speaks to Heart
+ CARE AND SERVICES
USCCB News
Pro Life Committee Chairman Invites Bishops to Join Initiative Serving Pregnant and Parenting Mothers in Need
November 11, 2019

BALTIMORE - Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, of Kansas City in Kansas, and Chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, addressed the body of bishops at the annual November plenary meeting of bishops about the need for improved pastoral responses to women facing unexpected or challenging pregnancies.  

“The challenges can be immense for women in difficult or unplanned pregnancies. 75% of women who choose abortion are low income,” said Archbishop Naumann. “Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. Women facing challenging pregnancies should see the Church as a place where they can find help, especially with its myriad of social services and organizations dedicated to meeting the needs of people in crisis,” he continued. Read more
Walking With Moms in Need

Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be "islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference."

Read more
www.usccb.org
Gianna Center of Long Island
Women's Health & Fertility
Comprehensive, Cooperative: A Unique New Approach to Women's Health and Wellness
The Gianna Center of Long Island for Women’s Health & Fertility offers an exciting approach to women’s health care.
Our highly skilled team provides preventive and specialized fertility, infertility and other related women's health needs, honoring their dignity and the sanctity of human life. While we are successfully able to address male infertility as well, we are uniquely qualified to care for women of all ages and at all stages of life.

For more information: 1 (855) 301-4CHS or visit  chsli.org/pregnancy-support-services
Now Registering Engaged and Married Couples for Fall Classes!
Introductory Fertility Care Class for Pre Cana Couples
  • Know your Body
  • Learn about your fertility
  • Deepen intimacy in Marriage
  • Plan your Family Naturally
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
at 7:00 pm
Gianna Center for Women's Health & Fertility
661 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon NY (map)
Gabriel's Courage
Catholic Health Services  
Support, information & encouragement for carrying your baby to term with an adverse prenatal diagnosis. There are few things more frightening in life than finding out your baby may not be healthy. The fear of the unknown and the pressure to terminate can be intense. You are not alone.
Perinatal Mood Disorders
Catholic Health Services 
Supporting mothers who are coping with depression or anxiety during pregnancy or after the birth of her birth. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorder is the leading medical complication related to childbearing. These feelings could be anytime within the first 12 months after having a baby. 

For more information contact
(631) 376- HOPE or email circleofhope@chsli.org
POST-ABORTION MINISTRY
Project Rachel Hope After Abortion
Do you know someone who is suffering abortion loss? Project Rachel is a ministry about finding hope and healing after abortion. 

For more information, visit the Project Rachel Hope
After Abortion   website , call the Respect Life Office's confidential phoneline: 1-888-456-HOPE(se habla espanol) 
1-516-766 2538, email   projectrachel@drvc.org  to begin healing after abortion loss. 

 En Español:   Esperanzaposaborto.org
Next Opportunity for Prayer and Healing
Day of Prayer and Healing for Women

Saturday, March 7, 2020

All reservations and information will remain confidential.
An Evening of Prayer for Men Suffering
Abortion Loss

Spring 2020

   All reservations and information will remain confidential.
+   ADVOCACY & PUBLIC POLICY
March for Life 2020
We all are God's children, made in his image and likeness, and that wherever life was threatened - violence, poverty, hunger, discrimination, abortion - God's People defend it. 

Join us in Washington D.C on
Friday, January 24, 2020 as we march for life. 

Please contact your local school or parish regarding buses for the March for Life.
TAKE ACTION 
Take action on public policy matters in New York State through the New York State Catholic Conference's Catholic Action Network (CAN) .
Take action on legislative issues through the The National Committee for a Human Life Amendment (NCHLA)
Information on Abortion Expansion Legislation (Reproductive Health Act)
+ EDUCATION
AN ADOPTION LOVE STORY
Respect Life Program Article

My husband Bill and I have been married for six years. Having children and raising a family had always been our expectation. By the time we were married, most of our siblings and friends already had children, so of course we were excited and ready to be parents ourselves. We soon learned, however, that having children of our own might not be so easy. 

We made a few trips to multiple cities to be treated by wonderful doctors who have helped so many couples conceive, but everything we tried was unsuccessful. We felt so hopeless at times. Words can't even explain this experience of loss.
November 2019
11th
Veterans Day
We remember all those who have served our country in times of war. Among those veterans are our military chaplains.
12th
Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr
Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him. JN 14:23
13th
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin
In all circumstances, give thanks,
for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 1 THES 5:18
A free workshop for those who are grieving, offering support, education and strategies to cope with loss of a loved one during the holiday season.
For those who are grieving, offering support, education and strategies to cope with loss of a loved one during the holiday season.
21st
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
If today you hear his voice,
harden not your hearts. PS 95:8
All scripture taken from the USCCB Daily Readings     http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/
22nd
Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr
My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me. JN 10:27
24th
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come! MK 11:9, 10
28th
Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
In all circumstances, give thanks,
for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 1 THES 5:18
30th
Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle
Come after me, says the Lord,
and I will make you fishers of men. MT 4:19
WORD OF LIFE | PALABRA DE VIDA
Word of Life - English        
          
 
Including a Prayer for a  Mother Before Childbirth  and Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for an Expectant Mother 

Please include these in your Sunday Bulletin.  
Bulletin Inserts
For Parish Respect Life
Additional Respect Life Informational Websites
DEUS CARITAS EST ... GOD IS LOVE
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUED MISSION TO SERVE LIFE! 
CONTACT US
RESPECT LIFE OFFICE
50 North Park Ave.
F: (516) 536-3473
Rockville Ctr., NY 11570
P: (516) 678-5800
Exts.626 & 381