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To: Brothers, Sisters, Directors of Religious Education, Respect Life Leaders and Social Justice Ministers
CC: Bulletin Editors
From: Brendan Dudley, Director, Respect Life Ministry; Office of Life, Dignity and Justice
Please see the following information on events during Respect Life Month, October 2017:
Saint Padre Pio Relics
The official relics of Saint Padre Pio will be at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 3rd. The relics will be available for veneration from 9:00 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. Archbishop Gregory will celebrate Mass at 7:00 p.m. in honor of Saint Padre Pio. The relic’s tour is a celebration of 130 years since his birth and 15 years since his canonization.
For more information, please visit the parish website.
Holy Hour and Movie Night
A Holy Hour for Life will take place on Monday, October 2nd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Saint Brigid Catholic Church. The night will include a powerful post-abortive testimony about the mercy of God. Saint Brigid is also hosting a movie night to watch the documentary film Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism on Saturday, October 14th at 6:30 p.m. The evening costs $10 and includes a dinner at 6:00 p.m. catered by Shane’s Rib Shack. Reservations are due by October 11th can be sent to Cathy at email@example.com.
Life Chain is an annual event promoting the culture of life and an end to abortion. It takes place each year on Respect Life Sunday, which this year is on October 1st. People come together for prayer and witness by lining the sidewalks in highly visible locations where vehicle traffic will notice your pro-life signs. Find your local Life Chain by visiting
http://www.lifechain.net/. The alternative date for Life Chain is Sunday, October 29th.
40 Days for Life
Join local sites during the fall campaign of 40 Days for Life to pray for an end to abortion. The campaign is September 27th through November 5th.
Sign up for prayer vigils at the following links: