Respect Life

MARCH FOR LIFE
Join us for The March For Life on Friday, January 18th!
We will be leaving from St. Francis De Sales by bus around 6:30am.
We will be going to the Life is Very Good Morning Rally and Mass at George Mason University.
After Mass, our bus will take us to DC for the March. We expect to return back to Saint Francis by 5:30 pm.
Tickets are $17 which include the Rally and Lunch from Chick-fil-a.
Please contact Kelly Wakefield at kewake@yahoo.com or 703-975-0070 if you have questions. Sign up with Angela Baker at secretary@saintfrancisparish.org

 

BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN FOR BIRTHRIGHT
Birthright offers caring and loving support to women and their babies. Our Religious Education program is preparing for Jesus’ birth through prayer and service for babies of our community. Fill your bottle with money that will be used to buy items needed to care for the babies as we would for Baby Jesus. Please continue to fill your baby bottles over the Christmas break! Return your baby bottle to your CCD class after the Epiphany in January. Birthright is very thankful for your participation and prayers. Anyone can fill a bottle! Please contact the RE office if you would like a bottle to take home RE@saintfrancisparish.org

 

Find the latest updates on upcoming events, facts and statistics on life issues on the Arlington Diocese Website www.arlingtondiocese.org/family-life/respect-life-office/

 

PRAY 9 DAYS FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE!
All are invited to pray from January 14-22, 2019 the annual Novena sponsored by the Pro-Life Committee of Bishops, 9 Days for Life. It is a “digital pilgrimage” of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person’s life. Each day, a different intention will be highlighted, along with a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information. To learn more or to sign up go to www.9daysforlife.com

 

PROJECT RACHEL (from the Project Rachel website) 
Abortion is a life changing event that affects many individuals emotionally, spiritually and physically. You may have experienced the need to find healing right after your abortion or, for some of you, it may have taken many years to come to this place.The truth is that you have suffered a traumatic loss – and that loss is real. With abortion, society does not provide a public way to grieve this loss. With no way to process this loss, the wound caused by abortion often remains unhealed and becomes a secret sorrow carried alone and without support.

You may be suffering from guilt, sadness, isolation, nightmares, addictions, eating disorders, anxiety or other negative emotions and behaviors. Many women and men are surprised at the emotions they experience after abortion which can include but certainly are not limited to those mentioned above.

Start your journey today… There is hope. There is help.  If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion please consider contacting our helpline: (888) 456-HOPE or email us at info@helpafterabortion.org

 

GABRIEL PROJECT (from the Gabriel Project website)
The Gabriel Project seeks to uphold the dignity of every person– helping women realize that they are capable of achieving their biggest dreams. Gabriel Angels are women who are committed to empowering other women by helping them realize the true beauty in motherhood: it is not only self-sacrificing, but also a  life  mission far bigger and greater. Gabriel Angels will be your friend and walk with you step by step through your pregnancy as you navigate these unknown waters. Gabriel Angels respond in an unconditionally loving and non-judgmental manner, and will offer their assistance to all of the women who call the Gabriel Project.Please call 866-444-3553 or visit website at info@helpforpregnantwomen.org

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