February 3, 2020
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Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator:

Wow! What an amazing gathering of 9,600-plus pro-woman, pro-family, pro-life advocates at last month's Roe Memorial Events! Thank you for mobilizing your parish family to pray, march and witness for the sanctity of life. Check out the video below for a look at the day's activities, courtesy of Clare and Mary Vining from Vining Sisters Productions. For more about the inspiring day, click here.
North Texas March for Life Events 2020 with Interviews

What a great start to a new year full of pro-life events and activities. Get ready for quite a ride!

As we look ahead, I hope I will see all of you this weekend at the  

QUARTERLY PARISH PRO-LIFE COORDINATORS MEETING on Saturday,  February 8 ,   from 9 a.m. to noon, at  the Knights of Columbus Hall located at  2280 Springlake Rd # 100, Dallas, TX 75234 . ( Please be sure to return your Roe Memorial yard signs at this meeting, and send a representative if you have a conflict. )  We will be discussing all the exciting events ahead of us in the spring, including:

Join us on March 7 at  St. Pius X parish, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for 2020 Bella Vida lecture series, featuring professor, theologian and apologist  Fernando Casanova, plus musical guest  Lolys MezaPlease note:  For tickets,  click here.
Reservations are now open for the 27th Annual Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner on April 18 at the  Renaissance Dallas-Addison

We are very excited to feature an incredible and inspiring story  of OLYMPIANS SEPARATED BY BIRTH, REUNITED AFTER HEROIC ADOPTION shared in a live interview of featured guest JENN BRICKER.   Jen will share her amazing journey from a life destined for hardship to a life of triumph through the power of faith and the beauty of adoption. Check out a preview in the video below.

But that's not all! Also joining us for this celebration is the trailblazing President of Students for Life of America, KRISTAN HAWKINSTickets are available now at prolifedallas.org/dinner.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to spread the word and organize parish groups to attend this inspiring event that r aises critical fund for the next year of pro-life ministry in our diocese.

Promotional materials are linked below, and  posters and yard signs will be distributed at the Parish Pro-Life Coordinators meeting this Saturday.
Pro-Life-Person-of-the-Year Nominations
The Pro-Life-Person-of-the-Year honor will also be presented at the Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner. Click here to submit a nomination for an individual, a couple, or a group. Nominations close on March 4. 

Please also mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:

  • Bella House Case Manager: Full-time position responsible for providing direct case management services to clients of Bella Houses.  More details here
  • Bella House Live-In Resident AssistantPart-time position responsible for ensuring that house rules are followed after hours and on weekends. More details here

This month, we celebrate the Feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows. Born in Italy into a large family and baptized Francis, Saint Gabriel lost his mother when he was only four years old. He was educated by the Jesuits and, having been cured twice of serious illnesses, came to believe that God was calling him to the religious life. Following the death of a sister to cholera, he resolved to enter religious life, and he was accepted by the Passionists where he was given the name Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows.

His spirit of prayer, love for the poor, consideration of the feelings of others, exact observance of the Passionist Rule as well as his bodily penances -- always subject to the will of his wise superiors -- made a deep impression on everyone. A fter only four years of religious life symptoms of tuberculosis appeared. Ever obedient, he patiently bore the painful effects of the disease and the restrictions it required, seeking no special notice. He died peacefully on February 27, 1862, at age 24, having been an example to both young and old.  Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was canonized in 1920 and is the patron saint of clergy, students, and young people.

Like St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Gabriel's example urges us to tend to the small details of daily life be considerate of others' feelings every day. Our path to sanctity, like theirs, probably lies not in heroic doings but in performing small acts of kindness every day.

Thank you for your small and not so small acts of kindness in helping create a Culture of Life.


Hector Carrasco
Parish Liaison
Catholic Pro-Life Community | 972-267-LIFE (5433) | cplc@prolifedallas.org 
P.O. Box 803541, Dallas, TX 75380