40 DAYS FOR LIFE
SEPTEMBER 25 THROUGH NOVEMBER 3, 2013
33 people from St. John’s participated in 40 Days for Life by going to pray at the abortion facility at Austin Women’s Health Center on September 28 (With Father Kim). Many people also went to pray individually and offered many rosaries and masses that abortion may be ended.
During this 40 DAYS FOR LIFE, 526 babies were saved in the U.S.
PRAISE GOD Who answers our prayers!
The major events for the Pro-Life Committee at St. John are:
Texas Rally for Life – Held in Austin on or near the anniversary of Roe v Wade in January. St. John joins thousands of pro life advocates in a walk to the State Capitol. http://www.texasrallyforlife.org/
Cemetery of Innocents – During Lent we erect a Cemetery of Innocents for the 3,700 babies killed by abortion EVERY DAY.
40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting to end abortion, held in the spring during lent and in the fall during October Respect Life month. In cooperation with Austin Coalition for Life http://www.austincoalitionforlife.com/ we sponsor training for Sidewalk Angels who stand in front of abortion facilities and educate women about their choices. Sidewalk Angels are the last chance a baby has for survival and they literally speak for those who have no voice.
Respect Life Month – October – In addition to 40 Days for Life we sponsor the Baby Bank campaign to raise money for pro-life activities and have a “Baby Shower for Jesus” to collect baby items for the Gabriel Project.
Theology of the Body – Adult classes in Theology of the Body are offered on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (September through May) in Claretian B. Classes are free, workbooks may be purchased.
Youth – Diocesan “Thrive” events help youth understand the teachings of the Catholic Church. AND THEY ARE FUN! See the Thrive website for details of upcoming events. http://thrivetexas.org/home/
Please see the calendar for other pro-life activities at St. John.
Brian C McAuliffe
Pro Life Coordinator