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Coordinator's Corner

 Dear Respect Life Coordinator's,

 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

https://www.cognitoforms.com/ProLifeOfficeDioceseOfBuffalo1/RespectLifeCoordinatorsAreYouStillActive.  

 A letter will be mailed next week to the pastors asking them to provide the office with this information.

 If 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I will be assuming that you are not active in your parish as the Respect Life Coordinator or maybe your email is no longer active or you  might have a new email.    Thank you!


In-Service Luncheon - Saturday, September 9, 2017


Respect Life Coordinator/s & Vine and Branches Leaders 

Commissioning New Respect Life Coordinators & Vine and Branches Leaders Re-certification pledge for all Respect Life Coordinators

Commissioning Mass: 9:00 am
St. Louis Church (Main & Edward)
Celebrant & Homilist:
Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Th. D., Bishop of Buffalo

Commissioning New Respect Life Coordinators & Vine & Branches Leaders
Re-certification pledge for all Respect Life Coordinators

IN-SERVICE @ Catholic Center at 10:00 am following Mass
Opening Prayer / Noon-Appreciation Lunch
3:00 pm Chaplet & Final Blessing

Please make sure to register by Monday, August 28th 

ONLINE IN-SERVICE REGISTRATION  or you can download the invitation 

Thank you see you at the In-Service
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We are collecting Gift Baskets for our
7th Annual St. Gianna Benefit Banquet Gift Basket Raffle

Baskets - Gifts - Gift Certificates
We are looking for the type of basket/s that you would love to receive for women, men, children, all ages!
If you are donating please bring the basket the day of the In-Service, we are also asking for you to register your basket online or at the in-service
God Bless You!


Register your basket on-line or at the In-Service

 


 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 
                                                

Intercession

Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Life, may the tragic promotion & practice of assisted suicide be stopped. 

 

Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's, Glory Be

 

Reflection

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. 

 

Acts of Reparation (Choose one.)

    • Pray the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Life for those contemplating, advocating for, or supporting assisted suicide.  
    • 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.

 

One Step Further

Read "Every Suicide is Tragic" to learn more about the dangers of legalizing assisted suicide.

Bulletin Insert: English / Spanish
Order: English / Spanish

 

Did You Know?

 

Equip yourself with fact sheets, videos, and other resources available at www.usccb.org/toliveeachday, www.patientsrightscouncil.org, and www.patientsrightsaction.org.

Visit the Patients Rights Action Fund's YouTube account for many short videos of people sharing their own powerful stories of why they oppose assisted suicide. 

 

 

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: 

    • 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.