MARCH FOR LIFE
Join us for The March For Life on Friday, January 24th! We will be leaving from St. Francis De Sales by bus around 7am. We will be going to the Life is Very Good Morning Rally and Mass including confessions 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 make all checks payable to St. Francis de Sales Church. Please contact Carie Losinski at email@example.com or 703-673-6108 if you have any questions and/or to sign up and reserve your spot!
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
PRAY 9 DAYS FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE!
9 Days for Life is a multi-faceted novena for the respect and protection of human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information.
Sign up to receive the novena by email, text message, or an app at www.9daysforlife.com
Additional resources to observe the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children are available at www.respectlife.org/january.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com