Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

Today, January 14 is the beginning of a Prayer Novena for Life.  We are 9 days from January 22, which marks 46 years since the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in America.  Since that date, it is estimated that over 60 million unborn children have been killed.  This is a most terrible tragedy that does not honor the sacred dignity of the human person from conception to natural death. The Catholic Church must continue to be emphatic in declaring the sacredness of life and defending it especially when a child is defenseless in his/her mother’s womb. 

Please include respect for all life in your prayer petitions.  See the attached link from the USCCB website offering several ideas for parish bulletins.  Also, I have attached a copy of a Novena for Life. 

Please include a link to Project Rachel Alaska—https://projectrachelalaska.com/.  A confidential support ministry for healing after abortion.

Thanks for what all of you do to promote the dignity and sacredness of each person created in the image   and likeness of God.

†Most Reverend Chad W. Zielinski           

 File: 20190114-9-Days-for-Life-Novena-1.14.19.pdf

Novena: 9-DAYS-FOR-LIFE.pdf

Additional Resources:  http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/resources/january-22-day-of-prayer-leader-resources.cfm     

http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/january-roe-events/nine-days-of-prayer-penance-and-pilgrimage.cfm