April 1, 2019
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Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator,
The countdown has begun! We are less than two weeks away from the 26th year of the largest pro-life dinner in Texas, the Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner. We hope you will be there with us to celebrate. 

Bishop Burns will be our host as we welcome featured performer  Tenth Avenue North and special guest, EWTN Host,  Gloria Purvis. Click on the links below to watch promo videos from Mike Donehey, lead singer with TAN, and Bishop Burns. Please share!
As we approach the big night, we would greatly appreciate  your help with the following: 

1. Reserve Your Table: TODAY is the last day to reserve your ticket at the discounted price of $125. Click here.

2. Promote the Dinner: Below are links to promotional materials to share this special event with your parish family:
3. Enter to Win: Raffle tickets for a chance to win a $15,000 MasterCard gift card are  on sale here. Contact James Widman at 469-870-1970 or  jwidman66@hotmail.com to sell tickets at your parish to benefit the babies!

We are also super excited to announce the Fr. Edward Robinson, O.P., PRO-LIFE PERSONS OF THE YEAR:


Please join us in celebrating their service to the Cause of Life at this year's dinner.   Read more about Randy and James here.

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 Deacon  Riojas  at  Planned Parenthood abortion facility

Save the Date! May 11 is our next quarterly meeting, 9 a.m. to noon at All Saints Parish. I f you cannot attend the meeting, please send a representative. 

Registration is now open for our day camp (June 25-28) and overnight camp (July 26-30) -- offering total pro-life immersion for high school teens. Visit prolifedallas.org/bootcamp for more information.

Please also mark your calendars for these additional upcoming events:

In less than 40 years, Gianna Beretta Molla became a pediatric physician, a wife, a mother and a saint!

She was born in Magenta near Milano, the tenth of Alberto and Maria Beretta's 13 children. An active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a leader in the Catholic Action movement, Gianna also enjoyed skiing and mountain climbing. She earned degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Pavia, eventually specializing in pediatrics. In 1952, Gianna opened a clinic in the small town of Mesero, where she met engineer Pietro Molla.

Shortly before their 1955 marriage, Gianna wrote to Pietro: "Love is the most beautiful sentiment that the Lord has put into the soul of men and women." In the next four years the Mollas had three children: Pierluigi, Mariolina, and Laura. Two pregnancies following ended in miscarriage.

Early in her sixth pregnancy, doctors discovered that Gianna had both a child and a tumor in her uterus. She allowed the surgeons to remove the tumor but not to perform the complete hysterectomy that they recommended, which would have killed the child. Seven months later in April 1962, Gianna Emanuela Molla was born at the hospital in Monza, but post-operative complications resulted in an infection for her mother. The following week, Gianna Molla died at home in Mesero, where she was buried.

Gianna Emanuela went on to become a physician herself. Gianna Beretta Molla was beatified in 1994 and canonized 10 years later. Her Liturgical Feast Day is April 28.  With great faith and courage, Gianna Molla made the choice that enabled her daughter to be born. We can often wish that we were in different circumstances, but holiness frequently comes from making difficult choices in bad situations.

God Bless,

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