Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone!

I hope that you had an amazing Christmas celebrating baby Jesus' birthday! Right before Christmas my husband and I had some exciting, pro-life news: our second baby is on the way! Since everyone is busy and I'm not feeling the best right now, this post will be short and sweet again. The big things coming up are the Life is Precious Workshop with the Annual Mass for Life and the pro-life caucus training this week. Blessings to you and your families this coming year!

Life is Precious Workshop & Mass for Life

Workshop: Saturday, January 21st, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, at Christ the King

Then stay for the Mass for Life at 5 pm

The “Life is Precious” Workshop is the result of hard work by Wendy Solawetz of Catholic Charities and a team of local pro-lifers. Come for a day of education, faith, and fun with your pro-life groups or family and friends regardless of their pro-life stance (this will be an opportunity to gently educate anyone and everyone about the pro-life reality). Come and hear testimonies from people whose lives have been touched by unplanned pregnancies. The workshop is FREE, but I think there will be a free will offering to help cover the costs of food and speakers for the day.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, January 21, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. It will be at Christ the King parish (5711 SW 9th Street, Des Moines). The Knights of Columbus will be providing lunch. Please RSVP to Wendy Solawetz at 237-5082 or

The workshop will be followed by the Annual Mass for Life, also at Christ the King, at 5 pm. We gather together to pray for an end to abortion. Mass will be said by Bishop Pates and several area priests and deacons.

Please help promote this event at your parish, make this priority for your pro-life group, and remember to RSVP to Wendy! Thanks!

P.S. They would love it if each group could bring some cookies to the event to help provide snacks (or would like to help with the event with funds instead).

Iowa Right to Life Caucus Training

Caucus Training Sessions in Des Moines-Iowa Right to Life Office
Wednesday, December 28, 2:00-3:00pm
Thursday, December 29, 7:00-8:00pm

Pro-lifers MUST engage in the upcoming January 3rd Iowa Caucus! To prepare you for participation, Iowa Right to Life will host Caucus Training Sessions next week. You are welcome to join us Wednesday, December 28 or Thursday, December 29. Training will be held in the Iowa Right to Life office, 1500 Illinois Street, Des Moines.

Also, look for our e-mail shortly before the January 3rd caucus with simple step-by-step instructions on the procedures of a caucus and a pro-life plank to be offered for the party platforms. These simple instructions will give you sufficient information to participate with or without caucus training.

With such an important election at hand, we encourage you to learn the process. Getting involved in the Iowa Caucus is easy, interesting and very rewarding! Take your children so that you can pass on to the next generation firsthand knowledge of how the process works.

If you are not in the Des Moines area, but would like to learn more about the caucus process, useful information can be obtained by viewing short videos. Learn more or find a training session in your area here:

For More Information:
Jenifer Bowen
Iowa Right to Life
515.244.1012 Office
515.419.7246 Cell

Iowans for LIFE

Please see their website for information on the March for Life and upcoming projects:

Keep up the great work and have a Happy New Year!

Rachel :)