Respect Life Month Resources and Events

October is Respect Life Month

Sunday, October 7 – Respect Life Sunday
Respect Life Sunday will take place on Sunday, October 7. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness in your parish.  You can find proposed homily helps, Mass intercessions and other resources at the USCCB Pro-Life Secretariat here: Respect Life Sunday Resources 

Thursday, October 11, 18 and 25 – Bioethics Module 1 – Beginning of Life Issues
We will hold our first Module in the bioethics curriculum beginning Thursday, October 11 from 7 – 9 pm at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Clear Lake.  We ask that participants plan to attend each of the 3 sessions.  The cost for attendance in the course is $50. 
Click here to register online
Download the flyer here

Friday, October 12 – Adoption & Foster care panel
This event will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church beginning at 7pm.  Our guests will include David Scotton, from the documentary film, I Lived on Parker Ave., Jennifer Carr Allmon, Executive Director of the Texas Catholic Conference, and Sandy Pickett, Director of New Life Adoptions here in Houston.  Click here for more information.  You can view the documentary I Lived on Parker Ave. online at www.ilivedonparkerave.com.

Saturday, October 13 – MOTSY 2018 (March of the Surviving Youth)
This year’s MOTSY will begin at the Catholic Charismatic Center on Cullen Blvd. (across from U of H).  Bishop Brendan Cahill of the Diocese of Victoria will offer Mass followed by a youth rally featuring David Scotton (I Lived on Parker Ave) and a procession to Planned Parenthood.  This event is directed toward high school and early college youth.  Please advise your youth ministers and young adult teams and invite them to join us!  Click here for more info.

Saturday, October 13 – Project Rachel Bible Study: Forgiven & Set Free
We will begin at 7-week Bible Study, Forgiven and Set Free, for post-abortion healing beginning on the afternoon of Saturday, October 13.  Please help promote this program your parishes.  Because of the need for confidentiality, information about start time and location are provided only to those who have registered for the program. For more information or to register, please contact Julie Fritsch at jkfritsch@archgh.org or call 713-741-8728.

Mark Your Calendars - Saturday, January 26, 2019 - Texas Rally for Life in Austin, TX
The Archdiocese will rent buses as needed (a number of parishes opt to take their own buses as well).  We will have our Archdiocesan Mass on the morning of the 26th at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Katy (on the way to Austin).  Please begin discussing within your parish if there is interest in attending this event.  Diocesan registrations will begin in November.