Friday, December 1, 2017

Advent--Prepare for His coming

As we enter the holy season of Advent, we pray for strength, courage, and guidance to those parents who are expecting a baby to choose life for their child.

Below are the pro-life updates for December.  Remember The Diocesan Quarterly Respect Life Meeting will be December 5th, 6pm, at St Pius Catholic Church.

May you and your family know the peace and joy of the celebration of our Savior's birth.
Anita

Advent Prayer

God of Life, 
We rejoice in the promise of your coming.
You have sent your Son, born in Bethlehem. 
He is the Prince of Peace, and 
The one in whose name all oppression shall cease.
May we welcome his coming each day 
And prepare for his coming at the end of time. 
May we build a culture that welcomes him 
By welcoming every child, born and unborn.
We pray through the same Christ our Lord. Amen
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Action Alert
Call for Public Comments on the HHS Contraception / Abortifacient Mandate

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FBI signals it may investigate Planned Parenthood for baby parts trafficking


Click Here to read more

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Join us for this 5th Annual Christmas celebration. All proceeds from this special event support Iowans for Life.





If you have never attended, you don't know what you are missing! Saturday night includes a dinner and musical feast. A cash bar will be available.  

Sunday's event includes a dessert bar and show. 

What a great way to kick off the Advent season! There are less than 20 tickets left for the Saturday show and Sunday ticket sales are going well so don't wait.

Free child care will be available on Saturday night. Buy tickets online today.
Questions? Call Tom or Karen Quiner: 515-276-9266.



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March with us!






This January, Iowans for LIFE will once again travel to Washington D.C. to walk with hundreds of thousands of other pro-lifers in the March For Life. This faith enriching pilgrimage starts Wednesday evening January 17th as we head out to D.C. on charter buses and finishes back in Des Moines on Sunday, January, 21st. This year's March For Life is on Friday, January 19th, 2018. Iowans for LIFE and those who join us on this pilgrimage will get the chance to march to the Supreme Court Building, rally with thousands of other and support the life of the unborn child and mother. 

The pilgrimage includes the bus to D.C. and hotel. Along with these events you will have the chance to tour Washington D.C. on your free day.

-The pilgrimage costs $400. 
-Registration deadline is November 1st, 2017
- If you have questions, please contact IFL at 515-255-4113 or iowansforlife@msn.com
-More details regarding the trip will be available upon registration



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Living out Christmas in the New Year How do we live out the message of Christmas in the New Year, rather than pack it away with the ornaments? Each year the Octave Day of Christmas falls on the first day of the New Year, on which we also celebrate the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. Her open heart and courageous “yes” to God show us how to live year-round—with hearts open to the Lord, following where He leads. We are called to place our trust in Him, to enter compassionately into the suffering of others, and to love one another as Christ loves us. Like Our Blessed Mother welcomed Jesus, we are called to cherish and protect the gift of human life, at every stage and in every circumstance. One way to live out the message of Christmas and follow Our Lady’s example is to join 9 Days for Life, a digital pilgrimage of prayer and charitable action. The U.S. Catholic bishops invite you to join thousands of Catholics nationwide from Thursday, January 18 – Friday, January 26. Join today at www.9daysforlife.com!

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