June 29, 2020
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Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator:

I hope this finds you and your families doing well. We continue to navigate through the unknowns of the pandemic and pray that we will be able to join together again in August for our Pro-Life Parish Coordinator meeting. Please mark your calendar for Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. - noon. Watch for more details.

Please also help us promote the following summer events coming up:

**with health precautions**
Youth For Life Day Camp  on July 15-18 is one of the best opportunities for teens (8th-12th grade) to experience total pro-life immersion! Camp activities include inspiring presentations, powerful prayer and public witness, pro-life service projects, and loads of fun!  We are blessed to have these exceptional pro-life speakers as presenters, including March for Life President Jeanne Mancini.

We will be taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our campers and staff. Read health protocols here.
For more information and to register, visit prolifedallas.org/bootcampSPACE IS LIMITED TO 50 CAMPERS  so register today (deadline is July 6)! 

Want to help form the new generation of pro-life leaders?
1. Chaperones and Jr. Staff are needed to make this camp possible.  Learn more here.

2. We Need In-kind Donations!  To help offset costs of presenting Boot Camp, Youth For Life is asking for your support with material donations.  Here's a list of items needed.  

For more information, email 
youth@prolifedallas.org .

On July 18 , we invite your parish family to join in solidarity and prayer with our front line ministers who have are serving the abortion-vulnerable.  

A live feed from outside Southwestern abortion facility will begin at 9:45 a.m. on  facebook.com/prolifedallas , followed by virtual Rosary for Life beginning at 10 a.m. (en espaƱol: facebook.com/providadedallas )

A fter much thought, prayer, and careful reflection, our healing ministry will move forward with the Aug.16 Project Joseph and Aug.7-9 Rachel's Vineyard Retreats. There will be safety  modifications incorporated into the retreats, while still carefully following the effective retreat program.  Please help us spread the word that these retreats are open.

SAVE THE DATE! Help Save Lives in Dallas

God willing, the 2020 40 Days for Life - Dallas prayer vigil will go forward. Remember, when there's a prayer presence outside abortion facilities, 75% of appointments are no-shows. Please help us be that presence! For more information, please contact Susan Platt at prayer@prolifedallas.org.

Whether it's birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, or maybe you're shopping ahead for Christmas, you can give a beautiful piece of jewelry, handcrafted by Soul Sisters Creations, to that someone special in your life and help save babies.  Click here to see the selection.

This month, we will celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Hermits who lived on Mount Carmel and became known as the "Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel." dedicated a chapel to Our Lady and celebrated a special Mass and Office in Her honor.. In 1726, it became a celebration of the universal Church under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. For centuries the Carmelites have seen themselves as specially related to Mary. Their great saints and theologians have promoted devotion to her and often championed the mystery of her Immaculate Conception.

The Carmelites were known from early on as "Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel." The title suggests that they saw Mary not only as "mother," but also as "sister." The word sister is a reminder that Mary is very close to us. She is the daughter of God and therefore can help us be authentic daughters and sons of God. She also can help us grow in appreciation of being sisters and brothers to one another. She leads us to a new realization that all human beings belong to the family of God. When such a conviction grows, there is hope that the human race can find its way to peace.

Peace and blessings to you. Stay safe!

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