June 1, 2019
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Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator,

Greetings!  I hope you are enjoying the start of summer. Congratulations to all of you who are celebrating graduations and other life accomplishments in your families. As we look forward to the months ahead, we have several pro-life events we hope your parish can join:

Hurry! Early registration discount ends JUNE 7!

Day Camp: June 25-28
Nuestra Señora del Pilar Community Center
Overnight Camp: July 26-30

Please spread the word about this once-in-a-lifetime experience for teens that provides total pro-life immersion. 
This year's theme is "Made in God's Image: Unique from Day One," focusing on the science and sanctity of life. 

REGISTER HERE by June 7 for the BEST DEAL!

Camp activities include praying and peaceful public witness, service projects, pro-life testimonials, Mass, and loads of fun! Check out this amazing lineup of speakers:
Fr. Tad  Pacholczyk, Ph.D
National Catholic Bioethics Center
Monica Ashour
Pro-Life Walks Across America
Ally Bowlin
Live Action and Students for Life  contributor 

Junior Staff and Chaperones Needed
Click here to apply  as Junior Staff (ages 18-20).  Learn more about serving as a chaperone or adult volunteer (over 21)   here.  For more information, visit  prolifedallas.org/bootcamp  or contact 469-399-7495, jsmith@prolifedallas.org  

Amidst the fun in the sun and family vacations, will you take a moment for LIFE?  
  Please make plans to join us at the Summer Mass and Rosary for Life on Saturday, July 13 , beginning with Mass celebrated at 8:00 a.m at  St. Elizabeth of Hungary followed by a rosary procession by bus to  Planned Parenthood abortion facility

For those who are seeking healing after an abortion, we will host a  Rachel's Vineyard™ Retreat in Spanish June 7-9, and in English on August 2-4.  A  Project Joseph© Day of Healing for men will be held in English on  August 11.

Mark your calendars.  The next Parish Pro-Life Coordinators Meeting is August 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The location will be announced shortly. 

Friday, August 16, 5 p.m.,  Cathedral Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe

Please let your parishioners know about this beautiful event. Bishop Greg Kelly will celebrate a special Mass to renew marriage vows, followed by a catered dinner reception and champagne toast (available for $250 per couple). All proceeds benefit the ministries of the Catholic Pro-Life Community. Reservations can be made here (seating is limited).

Do you know anyone who has a calling to work in pro-life? Below are several opportunities available now. (Click on the job title to view full description.)

And be sure to save the date for the annual CPLC Classic Pro-Life Charity Golf Tournament on September 9!  


On June 13, we will mark the Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua. The gospel call to leave everything and follow Christ was the rule of St. Anthony's life. Over and over again, God called him to something new, and Anthony responded with renewed zeal and self-sacrifice.

His journey began as a very young man when he joined the Augustinians in Lisbon, giving up a future of wealth and power to be a servant of God. Later when the bodies of the first Franciscan martyrs went through the Portuguese city where he was stationed, he felt called to enter the  Franciscan Order.

He set out to preach to the Moors, but an illness prevented him. Instead, he was stationed in a small hermitage in Italy where he spent most of his time praying, reading the Scriptures and doing menial tasks. 

The call of God came again at an ordination where no one was prepared to speak. The humble and obedient Anthony hesitantly accepted the task. Prepared by years of prayer and study, Anthony's sermon was astounding.   Afterward, he became the first friar to teach theology to the other friars. Soon he was called from that post to preach and help convert those who had been misled by heresy. 

In the spring of 1231 Anthony withdrew to a friary where he prayed and prepared for death. On June 13, he became very ill and died at the age of 36 after receiving the sacraments. Anthony was canonized less than a year later and named a Doctor of the Church in 1946.  

Let us follow St. Anthony's example of humility, obedience and self-sacrifice as we open ourselves to God's call on behalf of the most vulnerable.

Thank you for all you do and sacrifice for His children.

God Bless,

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