November 2, 2019
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Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator:

First, I'd like to say thanks to all of our parishes who came out  to pray during the 40 Days for life vigil. A special hour of prayer and thanksgiving will be held at 3 p.m tomorrow at the vigil site, and the vigil will end at midnight.  

As the temperatures grow colder, the pro-life momentum is just heating up! Next Saturday, November 9, we have two great opportunities:

DO NO HARM CONFERENCE:  Bioethics: Balancing Quality Health Care, Good Conscience and Cultural Pressures
The conference includes  an exceptional lineup of speakers who will provide practical insight on how to navigate challenging issues such as reproductive technologies, the transgender question, stem cell therapy, and more. To register by Wednesday, click here .

Join us at 9 a.m. for the 5th annual Pasos por la Vida, our yearly Eucharistic procession for LIFE! The procession will begin at Mount St. Michael  (note: new starting location) and culminate with a  rally (en español) at  Santa Clara Parish . See pics of this great event last year here.

November also marks National Adoption Awareness Month. CPLC encourages the option of adoption through our Project Gabriel Ministry For more information, visit and check out our social media this month at

On November 23, from 9 am. to 4 p.m., all are invited to shop the Christ Child Christmas Market at the Renaissance Addison with unique gifts, jewelry, religious items, Christmas decor, and yummy baked goods  -- all at great prices! There market is open to the public with free admission, and will include entertainment, special drawings and a silent auction! 

The luncheon at 11:30 a.m. will feature an Advent reflection by  Fr. Joshua Whitfield from St. Rita Parish.   Reservations for the luncheon are  open here, and it fills up fast!  Please spread the word and book your parish or group table today for a 10% discount! 

There's still two opportunities before the end of the year to experience healing after an abortion through a life-changing Rachel's Vineyard™ Retreat on Dec. 6-8 (English) or a Project Joseph© Day of Healing for men (en español) on  Nov. 24. 

The Loreto House, a Catholic pregnancy resource center located in Denton, is looking for a Director of Development. For more information, click on this flyer.


Also in November, we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Agnes of Assisi. Born Caterina Offreducia, Agnes was the younger sister of Saint Clare, and her first follower. When Caterina left home two weeks after Clare's departure, their family tried to drag her out of the monastery, but her body suddenly became so heavy that several knights could not budge it. Her uncle Monaldo tried to strike her but was temporarily paralyzed. The knights then left Caterina and Clare in peace. Saint Francis himself gave Clare's sister the name Agnes, because she was gentle like a young lamb.

Agnes matched her sister in devotion to prayer and willingness to follow the strict penances of the Poor Ladies. In 1221, a group of Benedictine nuns near Florence asked to become Poor Ladies. Saint Clare sent Agnes to become abbess of that monastery. After establishing other monasteries of Poor Ladies in northern Italy, Agnes was recalled to San Damiano in 1253, as Clare lay dying.  Three months later Agnes followed Clare in death, and was canonized in 1753.

 In 1212, many in Assisi surely felt that Clare and Agnes were wasting their lives. In reality, the world has been enriched by the example of these poor contemplatives and all they sacrificed. Thank you for all you give in the name of God's precious gift of LIFE despite the worldly attacks on human dignity.

God Bless,

Hector Carrasco
Catholic Pro-Life Community | 972-267-LIFE (5433) | 
P.O. Box 803541, Dallas, TX 75380