Gospel of Life Presentation on Oct. 22: Plan now to attend “A New Birth of Human Dignity and Civil Rights: Understanding the Dobbs Ruling on Abortion,” which will be the Gospel of Life Presentation 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 22, at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Centennial. The featured speakers will be Louis Brown, Esq., Executive Director of Christ Medicus Foundation, and Sr. Maris Stella from the Sisters of Life in Denver. Go to respectlifedenver.org/gospeloflifeto see and share event flyers in English and Spanish. Reservations are not needed but a $20 per person contribution at the door is requested to defray the cost of the event.
Many ways for you to advocate for life: "We are at an incredible time in our nation’s history, given the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court in June," wrote Lynn Grandon, director of Respect Life Denver, for the Denver Catholic. "Such a historic moment calls for a historic response. And you should be a part of that. If you’ve spent years in the pro-life movement, thank you. If you’re new to it, welcome. And if you’re ambivalent about what role you can play, read on." Read the full commentary at this link.
The Damage Done Over Generations from the Pill: Lynn Grandon, director of Respect Life Denver, will present “Taking off the Blindfold — Hidden Consequences from 60+ Years of the Pill” after the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Assumption Catholic Parish, 2361 East 78th Ave. in Denver. Breakfast included. RSVPs to Pegkirby@yahoo.com, though walk-ins are also welcome.
Pray, Fast and Keep Vigil for Life: The upcoming 40 Days for Life fall campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Nov. 6. Sign up now for vigil hours at 40DaysForLife.com/Denver. In addition, we are hosting 40 Days for Life 365 in Denver, aiming to have a prayer presence outside the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, at 7155 E. 38th Ave., in Denver, 365 days of the year. Go to 40DaysforLife.com/Denver to sign up for that year-round effort as well — or reach out to Brad Maddock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eucharistic Procession on Saturday, Oct. 1, for an End to Abortion: Plan to join the Eucharistic Procession, which will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, as the 40 Days for Life campaign continues. Led by Bishop Jorge Rodríguez, we will process with the Blessed Sacrament three times around Planned Parenthood, 7155 E. 38th Ave. in Denver, and finish at the Stations of the Cross Prayer Garden behind Marisol Health. Go to respectlifedenver.org/procession to see and share event flyers in English and Spanish.
Prayer in the Square also on Saturday Oct. 1: We ask those who would attend Prayer in the Square the upcoming First Saturday, Oct. 1, to instead consider joining the Eucharistic Procession on that morning, described above. Prayer in the Square locations may also be meeting at their regular times and locations. Make sure to check with prayer captains, whose contact information is on the relevant page for each location, at PrayerintheSquare.com.
"Mother Teresa: No Greater Love" movie showing Oct. 3 and 4: “Twenty-five years have passed since the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, sparking a renewed interest in this spiritual giant of the 20th century. Filmed on 5 continents and featuring unprecedented access to both institutional archives and the apostolates of the Missionaries of Charity, this film reveals not just who Mother Teresa was, but how her singular vision to serve Christ in the poor continues to be realized through the Missionaries of Charity today. This is far more than a documentary film. It is at once a soaring tribute to a spiritual icon, a powerful witness of authentic Christian charity, and a guidepost for all who seek hope in our turbulent times,” according to motherteresamovie.com, which has more details regarding the movie on Oct. 3 and 4.
How to Help Pregnant Women through Footprints: Respect Life Denver, a ministry of Catholic Charities of Denver, has unveiled a new parish resource called Footprints. The purpose is to equip parishes with a practical program to spiritually and emotionally support single Catholic women facing an unexpected pregnancy. Learn more at respectlifedenver.org/footprints, including videos and other resources. Contact us at email@example.com.
Volunteers Needed at Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities of Denver shelters, feeds, houses, educates, counsels and provides emergency assistance and critical services to our neighbors across Northern Colorado. Thanks to thousands of dedicated volunteers each year, our team serves our Colorado neighbors with life-changing support as they work to improve their lives. We would love to have you join as a volunteer and have many types of opportunities available. Find out more at ccdenver.org/volunteer.
Parish Resources for Prayer and Bulletins: "Word of Life is a monthly resource for dioceses and parishes," as described by the pro-life office of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Check out the helpful pro-life ideas in both English and Spanish at this link and sign up for email subscriptions for a variety of resources at this USCCB link.
“In You our fathers trusted, they trusted and You delivered them. To You they cried, and were saved; in You they trusted and were not disappointed.” – Psalm 22: 5-6
In every generation, those who have walked before us have often faced tremendous difficulties and oppression. Let us take courage from their witness and determination to do what is right in our unique time in history. Come and be a part of all that is happening in October to strengthen your faith and resolve – join with many others to remind yourself that we are not alone in our determination to restore a Culture of Life in Colorado!
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