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Coordinator's Corner

Dear Respect Life Coordinator/s,

It is that time again where I need to know if you are still active at your parish as the Respect Life Coordinator/s, and whether or not you have commission, please fill the online form by Monday, August 29, 2016.
 ONLINE FORM 

In-Service Luncheon
Saturday, September 10, 2016
9:00 am Mass
St. Louis Church
Main & Edward Street, Buffalo

~PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED~
Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Gallagher

Please register by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
Download invitation

or register on-line at https://www.cognitoforms.com/ProLifeOfficeDioceseOfBuffalo1/RespectLifeCoordinatorsInServiceLuncheon 

Hope to see you on Saturday, September 10th, 2016

 



Take a look and read about some of the things we've been up to in the Office of Pro-Life Activities.

Praying for Life: August 2016 
                                                

Intercession 

May married couples, encouraged by Our Lady's example, give witness to faith and love through their marriages.

Prayers
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection 

Married couples are called to give witness to faith with love that is total, faithful, and fruitful, and therefore open to life. This love, though beautiful, is not easy.

But we can take courage from Our Lady's faith. As Pope Francis reminded us last August 15th, the Solemnity of the Assumption, "Mary believes and proclaims that God does not leave his humble and poor children alone, but helps them with mercy, with care."*

One wife and mother asks, "Is God trustworthy? For many of us, the idea of being open to children can be a scary prospect." Find out why she shares later, "the next time we're asked 'Are you done?' we can say, 'We don't know yet. God's not finished working with us.'"

Acts of Reparation(choose one)

  • Spend some time in prayer, focusing upon one or more of the Scripture passages suggested in "Coffee & Conversation." What is God saying to you?
  • Reflect: What are some life experiences when you took the more challenging road? What did God give you through those experiences?
  • Pray one decade of the Rosary, reflecting on the Second Luminous Mystery, the Wedding Feast at Cana (John 2:1-12). (Pro-life reflections for this mystery are available to guide your prayer.)

 

One Step Further 

Read "Love, Sex, and Sterilization." This article explores the Church's beautiful teaching on love and sexuality, as it pertains to sterilization, with encouragement and an invitation to deeper relationships with God and with one's spouse. 

*Excerpt from Angelus, Saturday 15 August 2015 © 2015, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

 
 

Acts of Reparation: 

    • Pray for the protection of religious freedom in our country and around the world. (Prayer card available to order.) 
    • Readthis short flyer on Saints Thomas More and John Fisher. How do their witnesses apply to our lives today? 
    • Reflect upon what Pope Francis has said regarding religious freedom and "polite persecution."

    One Step Further 

     Intercessions and Bulletin Briefs 2016

    Photo Gallery

    We travel throughout the diocese to promote the cause of pro-life. Come see where we've been.