Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
40 Days for Life in Sacramento
And Other Fall Activities
The Fall 2009 40 Days for Life team has many exciting opportunities for you to join this Life-Saving Ministry! See all the details at the Sacramento 40 Days website Just this week, a young woman who had the cervix-dilating laminaria already inserted in final preparation for her abortion, changed her mind after talking to one of our sidewalk counselors! She had the laminaria removed from her cervix, choosing LIFE for her unborn child, which makes at least 15 babies saved from abortion at this 2322 Butano location!! You too can save a life! Call Director Karen, 916-712-3706, to sign-up today!
• 40 Days for Life Kick-Off Celebration, Mass, & Potluck Saturday, Sept. 19th, 4:30-7:30 pm Featuring famous singer Annie Karto & Ballroom Dancing Exhibition! St. Mel's Parish, 4745 Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks, 95628 Sacrament of Reconciliation: 3:30-4:30 pm & 7:00-8:00 pm Vigil Mass: 4:30 pm (Church) Potluck: 5:30 pm (Doheny Hall). A-L Main Courses & Drinks; M-S Side Dishes & Salads; T-Z Desserts. Call Leslie 916-396-1029 or Jan 916-749-6719 for more info!
• Opening Mass for the Sacramento 40 Days for Life Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, 7:00-8:00 pm Presentation Parish, 4123 Robertson Ave, Sacramento Sacrament of Reconciliation: 6:30 pm Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: offered by Fr. Jeremy Leatherby & concelebrated by Sacramento area priests Music by Dominican Sisters, Mary Mother of the Eucharist, & Spiritus Sanctus Academy Children's Choir Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament & all night silent Eucharistic Adoration to follow Holy Mass, continuing until the 6:30 a.m. Mass on Wednesday. Please contact Jan at 916-749-6719 or by email to commit to an Adoration prayer shift.
• Each Thursday of the 40 Days, Gethsemane Overnight Prayer Vigil Presentation Parish, 4123 Robertson Ave, Sacramento Each Thursday, 6:30 pm. through Friday, 6:30 am Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: 7:00 pm. each Thursday Followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament & all night Eucharistic Adoration. For all these details, see the 40 Days website or contact Karen, the Sacramento 40 Days Fall Director at 916-712-3706 or by email. The Fall 40 Days for Life will be Sept. 23rd through Nov. 1st. See a map of all the cities across the nation who will join us for this powerful time of Simultaneous Prayer to End Abortion! If you can't wait until Sept. 23rd, people are already praying at Choice Medical Group abortion facility every Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, if you would like to join us!
Other Important Pro-Life Events
Prolife Mass, St. Philomene's Parish, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 8th 5:30 p.m. Pro-Life Rosary 6:00 p.m. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass 2428 Bell Street,Sacramento, CA 95825
Catholics for Life Meeting- Featuring Kathy Conner, Chancellor Thursday, Sept. 10th 6:00 pm Pro-Life Rosary 6:30-8pm Meeting St. Mels Parish, 4745 Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks, 95628 Special Guest: Kathy Conner, Chancellor of the Sacramento Diocese Email Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Gabriel Project Regional Meeting Saturday, September 12th Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco Cathy McConn, Gabriel Project Founder, will explain how to start a church-based assistance ministry for pregnant women and how to re-invigorate existing programs. See conference details here and information about the Gabriel Project here. This conference is intended for all current Northern California Project Gabriel participants as well as any newcomers who may be interested in learning more about this compassionate ministry. Email Fredi D'Alessio for more information. If you would like to carpool from the Sacramento area, contact Jan England 916-749-6719 or e-mail her To reach our local Sacramento Gabriel Project, email Angela or call the Northern CA Gabriel Hotline at 1-800-910-0191.
Spanish speaking Healing After Abortion Retreat September 25 - 27, Auburn Sponsored by Diocese of Sacramento Rachel's Vineyard Post-Abortion Healing Ministry. The weekend retreat for Spanish speakers will combine discussions, scripture-based spiritual exercises, sacrament of reconciliation, memorial service and Mass. Open to women, men, couples and family members touched by abortion. The cost is $175 for meals, private room and all retreat materials. Financial assistance is available. For registration packet or more information, call Guadalupe @ (916)733-0161 or email Project Rachel Inquiries and participation are strictly confidential.
Alternatives Pregnancy Center "Catch a Falling Star" Dinner Friday, October 2nd, 6:00 pm Doubletree Inn, 2001 Point West. Tickets are $50. For more information, call (916) 972-0367 and see details at their website
National Life Chain Sunday Sunday, October 4th, 2:00-3:30 pm Held at various locations in our community: 1710 Arden Way, Sacramento Elkhorn Blvd. & Walerga Road, North Highlands Greenback Lane & Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights Florin Road & Stockton Blvd., South Sacramento Manzanita Ave. & Madison Ave., Carmichael Russell Blvd (5th St) at B St, Davis Grass Valley Hwy at Lincoln Way, Auburn Contact Jan England at (916) 749-6719 for more information
Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home Fundraising Dinner honoring Bishop Soto Sunday, October 4th, 5:00-8:00 pm Dante Club, 2339 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento. Tickets are $65. Call Betty Ann Lambert at (916) 485-7579 to purchase your tickets. Choose from chicken marsala, prime rib, or vegetarian pasta.
Rock for Life Sacramento Concert!! Friday, October 9th, 7:00 pm Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Dr, Sacramento, 95819 Call (916) 920-4500 for more information
Helpers of God's Precious Infants Retreat, Mass, Benediction, and Rosary Procession Featuring Monsignor Philip Reilly, Founder Friday, October 23rd, 7:00 pm, Eucharistic Adoration 7:30-9:00 pm Lecture by Helper's Founder Monsignor Reilly St. Rose Parish, 5961 Franklin Blvd, south Sacramento Saturday, October 24th, 8:00 am, Mass at St. Rose with Bishop Soto Benediction and Rosary Procession to nearby Planned Parenthood, followed by lecture by Monsignor Reilly 11:00-1:00 pm Details at Sacramento Helpers of God's Precious Infants website
Sacramento Life Center Salute to Life Dinner & Auction Saturday, November 14th Convention Center Grand Ballroom, 1400 J Street.
Sacramento Diocese recognizes 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade with a day of Prayer and Penance for Life Friday, January 22nd, 2010 Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Annual Pro-Life Mass at 12:10 pm. Educational workshops for students and adults throughout the morning
Jane Brennan, powerful Silent No More voice, visits Sacramento! Friday, January 22nd, 2010 1:30-3:00 pm Book signing at Easter's Catholic Bookstore 5441 Palm Ave, Sacramento. Read about Jane's story & her book, Motherhood Interrupted, at her website 7:00 pm Come hear Jane's incredible abortion experience & healing journey at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 615 Vine Avenue, Roseville
West Coast Walk for Life in San Francisco Saturday, January 23, 2010
Caliornia Pro-life Council Annual Prayer Breakfast and Rally Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Other important Prolife News:
Blood Money: This is one of THE MOST IMPORTANT documentaries I've ever seen, emphasizing the predatory, insatiable profit-driven motives behind the abortion industry. Watch the video here and support this effort at their website Blood Money.
Silent Fall Documentary: Please watch these inspirational women share their story of how this "Choice" has impacted their lives.
Kortney Kardashian chooses LIFE! This pop-culture icon recently experienced an unplanned pregnancy and was uncertain whether to have an abortion. Therefore, she searched the internet and read how abortion hurts women and discovered "it" is a human child, which convinced her to CHOOSE LIFE. She is now sharing her story with the media, persuading other young women against abortion. Read her story in the recent People Magazine.
Free Book: "Making Abortion Rare: A Healing Strategy For a Divided Nation"Download your free copy at the AfterAbortion website and please support this valuable ministry!
Saving Baby Thomas: Watch this incredible video, as one special family loves their unborn child, baby Thomas, even when given his "incompatible with life" prognosis.
Abortion is NOT Healthcare!
This newly released ad describes the consequence Health-care Reform will have unless we make sure abortion funding is NOT included! Watch this informative video from American Life League to understand the critical need to keep abortion funding out of Health-Care. Let your Se nators and Representative know that abortion has no place in healthcare at StopTheAbortionMandate.com. Spread the word! Get your "Abortion is NOT HealthCare" bumper sticker here!
Mercy Gives Hospital Privileges to Abortionists
Our family entrusts three generations to the outstanding Mercy Catholic Hospital for our health-care. Therefore, we are especially disappointed to learn that Mercy San Juan has granted Hospital Privileges to THREE abortionists as listed on their Catholic Hospital's website We need to politely and respectfully ask the Diocese and Mercy Catholic Hospital to protect women and children from these well-known abortionists. Please click here to email Kathy Conner at the Diocese, click here to contact Bryan Gardner at Catholic Healthcare West and send a copy of your letter to Bud Reeves of SOHLNET, the diligent pro-life leader who respectfully brought this very serious matter to Bishop Soto's attention. Please pray for conversion of these abortionists and courage for our Catholic leaders to protect the lives of women and children.
Make sure to invite your family, friends, and church to the Fall 40 Days for Life starting September 23rd! Contact Sacramento 40 Days for Life Director Karen at (916) 712-3706 to see how you can help!