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 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: March 2017 


May God bless all those for whom adoption is part of their life story. 



Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be



Adoption is a loving and generous way for a child to be welcomed as part of a family. It can also include uncertainty and other challenges—for the children waiting to find "forever families," for the parents placing their children for adoption, for the couples waiting to be matched with a child, and for so many others.

This month, we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.* Remembering his very special role as the earthly foster father of Jesus, we invoke St. Joseph's intercession, asking the Lord to bless all those for whom adoption has a place in their story. And, recalling the mercy which God our Father has shown to us, we also ask that, through our words and actions, they may encounter the outstretched hands of his mercy.

*Because March 19 falls on a Sunday this year, the observance of the Solemnity of St. Joseph is Monday, March 20.


Acts of Reparation (Choose one.)


One Step Further

Read Accompanying Expectant Mothers Considering Adoption. Drawing from the personal experience of a mother who placed her child for adoption, this article gives nine pointers for offering ongoing support to other expectant mothers considering adoption. Find out how you can be an agent of mercy.

(Also available to order in either English or Spanish!)



Prayer and Educational Resources


Visit the website for adoption-related prayer and educational materials, including:

  • Novena to St. Joseph: For Those on the Path of Adoption
  • Articles
  • Brief prayer guides
  • Reference information
  • Prayer intentions
  • Downloadable images with accompanying, social media-length captions

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 

    Photo Gallery

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