"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA
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Take Action and Learn More to Oppose the Abortion Expansion Legislation (Reproductive Health Act)

St. Gianna Mass For Women and Families

Saint Agnes Cathedral Saturday, April 27, 2019 Register Today!
New Respect Life Program! See below for more information.

Respect Life for Clergy

The Respect Life Office welcomes you to the Updated Clergy page.

For pro-life events and latest updates see below.

9 Days for Life 2019 will take place leading up to and concluding on the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children on January 22nd.

The multi-faceted centerpiece novena for the respect of human life will occur Monday, January 14 – Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Each day, a different intention will be highlighted, along with a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information.

Additional information and resources are forthcoming, as well as website updates, but to assist in your planning and promotional efforts in the meantime, I am highlighting the following information.
1. One-page flyer*

2. Novena topics (ordered by day): culture of life, persons with disabilities, sexual abuse, adoption, healing after abortion, human trafficking, infertility, assisted suicide, and the end to abortion.

3. Choices of readings for Mass on January 22nd

4. Bilingual sample intercessions and homily helps for January 22nd (with suggested readings) MS Word / PDF

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9 Days for Life is a multi-faceted novena for the respect and protection of every human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information.

Blessing of a Child in the Womb

The “Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb” was crafted to support parents awaiting the birth of their child, to encourage parish prayers for — and recognition of — the precious gift of the child in the womb, and to foster respect for human life within society. It may be offered within the context of the Mass as well as outside of Mass.

God, author of all life, bless, we pray, this unborn child; give constant protection and grant a healthy birth that is the sign of our rebirth one day into the eternal rejoicing of heaven… ~ excerpt from the Prayer of Blessing Rite of Blessing for a Child in the Womb / Rito de benedición de una criatura en el vientre materno

A Preachable Message -The Dynamics of Preaching Natural Family PlanningA Preachable Message: The Dynamics of Preaching Natural Family Planning(Second Edition) – designed to help clergy preach about natur

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