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SAVE THE DATE: Respect Life In-Service will be Saturday, September 9, 2017 starting with 9:00 am Mass at St. Louis Church. Let us know if you are able to attend (716) 847-2205
Dear Respect Life Coordinator's,https://www.cognitoforms.com/ProLifeOfficeDioceseOfBuffalo1/RespectLifeCoordinatorsAreYouStillActive.
It's that time of the year again that I need your attention, I am updating our record and it is very important that you let us know if you are still active in your parish as the Respect Life Coordinator/s. Please complete the information by Friday, August 25, 2017. Please click on link to fill out form
letter will be mailed next week to the pastors asking them to provide the
office with this information.
I do not hear from you by the deadline I will be assuming that you are not
active in your parish as the Respect Life Coordinator or maybe your email is no
longer active or you might have a new email.
Intercessions and Bulletin Briefs 2017
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: July 2017
Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Life, may the tragic promotion & practice of assisted suicide be stopped.
Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's, Glory Be
Serious illness is one of life's most difficult challenges, and in such trials, we want to support and provide compassionate care for each other. Some have proposed assisted suicide as a way to do this.
However, far from fostering compassion or choice, assisted suicide fosters discrimination by creating two classes of people: those whose suicides we work hard to prevent and those whose suicides we assist. We don't discourage suicide by assisting suicide. What's more, assisted suicide is bad medicine, a prescription for abuse.
Our God-given worth and dignity can't be diminished by illness, dependence on others, or any other circumstance. Every person's life is worth living.
Reparation (Choose one.)
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Life for those contemplating, advocating for, or supporting
- Visit someone who is lonely, homebound, or ill. (If you
don't know of such a person, ask your pastor, or go with friends to visit
a hospital or nursing home.) Sharing life and living in community gives
much-needed support and friendship to those who are suffering.
- Spend some time informing and equipping yourself
to help stop the further legalization of assisted suicide. "Going
to Battle Against Assisted Suicide" gives a quick explanation of the landscape and tips for how you can
help stop it.
Maggie was diagnosed with brain cancer and strongly opposed assisted suicide until her peaceful passing in September 2015. Watch her powerful story of hope and courage. View video https://youtu.be/XJwWKDGBS5o
Acts of Reparation:
for the protection of religious freedom in our country and around the
world. (Prayer card available to order.)
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
freedom and "polite
One Step Further
We travel throughout the diocese to promote the cause of pro-life. Come see where we've been.