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40 Days for Life Begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22

40 Days for Life Spring Campaign: The 40 Days for Life spring campaign will run from Ash Wednesday Feb. 22, to Palm Sunday, April 2. Go to to sign up for vigil hours. Your humble and affirming presence can change the hearts and minds of those who travel to and from Planned Parenthood. All year, we continue to host 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 to sign up for that year-round effort, as well — or reach out to Brad Maddock at

Celebrate Life to be on Saturday, June 24, 2023: For years, our Celebrate Life rally and march has been held at the Colorado State Capitol in January, the same month as the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, with many thousands of us bearing witness outside. But as the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs case last June put an end to Roe v. Wade, the landscape of the pro-life movement has changed, as well, and we want to celebrate life in a new way for pro-life warriors in Colorado. The Celebrate Life events will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2023. That date will be the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs case. We will keep you updated with details.

Pro-Life Conversion Story of  Dr. Bruchalski Featured at Gospel of Life Event: More than 300 people attended a Gospel of Life event, held Feb. 3 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Parish in Windsor. They heard the amazing pro-life conversion story of Dr. John Bruchalski, M.D., the founder of Tepeyac OB/GYN in Fairfax, Va., and author of "Two Patients: My Conversion from Abortion to Life-Affirming Medicine” (Ignatius Press). They also heard from Dr. Kevin Tool, M.D., and Dr. Audrey Tool, M.D., who are helping Catholic Charities develop and lead Marisol Health Fort Collins, opening in Spring 2024. Watch the event video at this link and learn more about Marisol Health Northern Colorado at

See Beacon of Hope Videos: The annual Beacon of Hope Gala, held Jan. 28, was a success in supporting Marisol Services of Catholic Charities of Denver. Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila spoke about the hard work required to protect the lives of the unborn. See his remarks at this link. Fr. Rocco Porter, who received the Beacon of Hope Award, spoke on the need for a Marisol Health across from every Planned Parenthood. See his remarks at this link. And here's a link to the overview video, Beacon of Hope 2023: Fighting for a culture of life, telling the story of Marisol Services in this post-Roe time. 

Prayer in the Square on Saturday, March 4: Let’s pray together in public every First Saturday of the month, at Prayer in the Square. Go to for times and contact information for more than 20 locations on the Front Range. “We pray a Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet for God’s love, mercy and peace — through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Guadalupe — for our country, for an end to the persecution of Christians worldwide and for the sanctity of all human life.” Is your parish hosting public prayer as a powerful witness in your community? Contact our office to begin or for more information at Promotional flyers, with all the 2023 dates, are available in English and Spanish at the website. 

Eucharistic Procession on March 25 for an End to Abortion: Amid the 40 Days for Life campaign, plan to join the Eucharistic Procession, which will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 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. See and share the flyer

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. A number of parishes have already begun the process of integrating this into their parish ministry.  Learn more at, which includes training videos and other resources. Contact us at

Listen Every Week: Respect Life Radio, hosted by Deacon Geoff Bennett, airs each week on the Catholic Radio Network (1120 AM) with podcast downloads available at Listen to the recent interview with Joy Stockbauer: Every preborn child, even conceived in a crime, has a right to life

Parish Resources for March: "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

Our most sincere message for everyone this month is to please spread the word among your own sphere of influence (friends, relatives, associates and neighbors) about the Celebrate Life event on Saturday, June 24 — and to be sure to place it on their calendars rather than heading out of town that particular weekend! We will have so much to celebrate and to thank God for; let's come together as a strong force and show Colorado that we know —  in our hearts — that in time, truth and goodness will prevail. We are called upon to be faithful and to witness to that truth. Thank you in advance for helping us secure a vibrant, joy-filled crowd!  

In Christ,

Lynn Grandon
Program Director
Respect Life Office
Catholic Charities


Catholic Charities Respect Life mailing address:
6240 Smith Road 
Denver,  CO 80216

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