March 4, 2019
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Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator,
Greetings!  March is already upon us and w e are quickly approaching our  26th Annual Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner on  April 13 If you haven't already,  please reserve your tables  now for the best price and seating!  Discounted tickets are available until April 2.

The evening will include the inspiring personal reflections and acoustic performance by award-winning, Christian artists  Tenth Avenue North, as well as special guest Gloria PurvisEWTN radio host of  "Morning Glory." It will be a night unlike any other! 

In addition to organizing your parish table(s), please help us spread the word about this special event.   By now, you should have received a promotional packet via email, and posters and yard signs were distributed at the last Parish Pro-Life Coordinators meeting.  If your parish has not received yard signs, please let us know .  Below are links to electronic copies of all the promotional materials as well:
One of the highlights of the evening is the annual presentation of The Father Edward Robinson, O.P., Pro-Life Person(s) of the Year Award. Nominations are being accepted now for this honor. The award may be given to an individual, a couple, or a group. Deadline for  submissions here  is Monday, March 11 Click here to view past honorees.

Also on the horizon, is Bella Vida 2019 this Saturday, March 9 at  Prince of Peace Parish  featuring a lecture,   El Tesoro de la Vida, presented en espa ñ ol by Alejandro Bermudez, director of the  ACI-Prensa and EWTN, plus musical guest Lolys Meza Please note: This event will be presented only in Spanish For discount tickets online click here. 
With the egregious anti-life legislation we're seeing nationally, it is critical that we make sure our Texas lawmakers are aware of our Catholic position on this and other issues. Advocacy Day on March 26 in Austin is the perfect opportunity to become a voice for our Catholic Values!

Click here to join the advocacy team going to Austin (bus transportation available for first 50 registrants)

Do you still have questions about Advocacy Day?  Check out the frequently asked questions below:
Please encourage your parish to join our Texas Bishops in Austin,  and sign up to participate on March 26. 


I hope you can join us on Good Friday, April 19, for the Pro-Life Stations of the Cross. From noon to 1 p.m., we will unite our sufferings and the sufferings of those injured by abortion to Christ.

An English prayer service will be led by Fr. Strong, O.Cist. at  Southwestern abortion facility.

A  Spanish prayer service will be led by Riojas  at  Planned Parenthood abortion facility

Save the Date! May 4 is our next quarterly meeting, 9 a.m. to noon. I f you cannot attend the meeting, please send a representative. 

Please also mark your calendars for these additional events in March:


Legends about St. Patrick abound; but truth is best served by our seeing two solid qualities in him: He was humble and he was courageous. 

Patrick may have been born in Dunbarton, Scotland, Cumberland, England, or in northern Wales. He called himself both a Roman and a Briton. At 16, he and a large number of his father's slaves and vassals were captured by Irish raiders and sold as slaves in Ireland. Forced to work as a shepherd, he suffered greatly from hunger and cold.

After six years Patrick escaped, probably to France, and later returned to Britain at the age of 22. His captivity had meant spiritual conversion. He may have studied at Lerins, off the French coast; he spent years at Auxerre, France, and was consecrated bishop at the age of 43. His great desire was to proclaim the good news to the Irish.

In a dream vision it seemed "all the children of Ireland from their mothers' wombs were stretching out their hands" to him. He understood the vision to be a call to do mission work in pagan Ireland. Despite opposition from those who felt his education had been defective, he was sent to carry out the task. He went to the west and north -- where the faith had never been preached -- obtained the protection of local kings, and made numerous converts.

He ordained many priests, divided the country into dioceses, held Church councils, founded several monasteries and continually urged his people to greater holiness in Christ.
He suffered much opposition from pagan druids and was criticized in both England and Ireland for the way he conducted his mission. 

In a relatively short time, the island had experienced deeply the Christian spirit, and was prepared to send out missionaries whose efforts were greatly responsible for Christianizing Europe.

Patrick was a man of action, with little inclination toward learning. He had a rock-like belief in his vocation, in the cause he had espoused. One of the few certainly authentic writings is his Confessio, above all an act of homage to God for having called Patrick, unworthy sinner, to the apostolate.

Let us take hope and inspiration in this example of courageous faith and commitment to mission in our own pro-life service. Thank you for all you do in His service.

God bless,

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