9 Days of Prayer, Penance, & Pilgrimage


On January 22nd, our nation will remember the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Since that tragic decision, more than 55 million children's lives have been lost to abortion, and the lives of millions of their parents and family members have been shattered.


The "Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage" will take place January 19-27, 2013 as part of the bishops' recent call to prayer for the sake of renewing a culture of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country. 


This time period, focusing on the theme of pilgrimage, includes the blessings of pilgrims, a novena, other simple prayers, youth activities and a closing Eucharistic Holy Hour.


Each day of the 9 Days Prayer, Penance, & Pilgrimage will  be sent

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Respect Life Program    

Featured Article: "The Call to Greatness"  


The 2012 to 2013 Respect Life Program continues throughout the year with the theme "Faith opens our eyes to human life in all its grandeur and beauty."


This month's featured article is "The Call to Greatness." Ashley Brashear chronicles the response of young Catholics to the call of Bl. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI to evangelize the culture in defense of life. READ HERE 

Life Issues Forum  

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Tom Grenchik

"Nine Days of Prayer, Penance & Pilgrimage"   

By Tom Grenchik


The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a major pastoral initiative calling for prayer and penance to help build a culture that is favorable to life, marriage and religious liberty.


The call to prayer and penance includes monthly Eucharistic Holy Hours in cathedrals and parishes, a daily family rosary, special Prayers of the Faithful at all Masses...READ MORE

January 2013

In This Issue
9 Days of Prayer, Penance, & Pilgrimage
Respect Life Program
Life Issues Forum
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Word of Life  Sunday, 

January 13, 2013 


For all Christians:

That by virtue of our baptism, we may be strengthened

in the Holy Spirit to courageously defend the lives of the unborn;

We pray to the Lord:


More prayers for Life: READ MORE  

It's normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one's heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness.
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