You are invited to go along with St. Francis parishioners, pro-life family and friends by Bus (Coach) on November 8. Join us as we peacefully advocate for the protection of all human life from conception to natural death. A strong showing of support makes a difference in our standing for Life, cherishing both mom and her unborn child. St. Francis of Assisi Parish in collaboration with the Michigan Catholic Conference, Michigan March for Life, and Right to Life of Michigan and each of the Catholic dioceses in Michigan is promoting the Michigan March for Life in Lansing. The March for Life is an opportunity for all the faithful to be the voice for the defenseless.
Register for the event now at the Michigan March for Life site at: https://p2a.co/9sD90j6 Whether you decide now or later regarding going to the event, registering will give you information and updates.
Interested in going by coach with other St. Francis parishioners?
stfrancisa2.wufoo.com/forms/sfa-bus-for-march-for-life-nov-8/ We leave from St. Francis Parish, 2250 E. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor at 8:30am and return at 4:30pm. The March will take place outside the State Capitol building at 100 N. Capitol Ave. in Lansing. The cost of $35/adult includes transportation by coach, lunch, and tips. Call us for family rates.* Questions? Contact: Scott Wright firstname.lastname@example.org and Ellen Ward email@example.com.
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We recognize the heroes! Great courage and grace is shown by all women who choose life—in the face of fear, uncertainty, parental or partner intimidation, seemingly insurmountable odds, especially in cases of rape—make them today’s heroes, whose self-giving love is transforming our culture. And, these heroes are not alone, but are joined by the many who counsel, support, and nurture them both before and after the birth of their child. Such self-giving love is heroic. Become a hero. Consider supporting as a volunteer or financially some of these organizations and activities:
This FINDER MAP for Pro-Life Mission Partner Organizations in SE Michigan is to help connect parishes and individuals.
Pray For The Legal Protection of Unborn Children at Mass in St Francis Church, Ann Arbor.
- Catholics are called to promote the common good, participate in the democratic process and become informed about how our elected officials are representing our republic and our state. An easy way to stay informed is to join the Catholic Advocacy Network, where the Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) provides updates on issues important to the common good, which are represented by the principles of Catholic social teaching. The Catholic Advocacy Network also allows participants to email their elected officials in a simple way about bills moving through the Michigan Legislature. To make your voice heard, and to join with Catholics across the state promoting justice and dignity for all, I would encourage you to sign-up for the Catholic Advocacy Network at www.micatholic.org.
Let Them Live – LetThemLive.org – is both an advocacy organization with lots of opportunities to help, and testimonies to inspire our support and help for moms! No mom should have to choose between paying her bills or her baby’s life. “Let Them Live” has helped many moms with: rent, utilities, groceries and more. (Learn more here.)
Our Bishops’ said in the 1998 statement, Living the Gospel of Life,
“Abortion and euthanasia have become preeminent threats to human life and dignity because they directly attack life itself, the most fundamental good and the condition for all others,” – United States Catholic Conference, Living the Gospel of Life #5In other words we must first guarantee a persons right to live. Then we can also help that person get the necessary food, clothes and education. Pray for an End of Abortion
In abortion One Heart Stops and Another Heart Breaks. Please pray for healing for the living victims of abortion especially the moms, dads, siblings and grandparents.
The Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) – Catholic Legislative Advocacy Network — Michigan Catholic Conference — youtube video.
Women deserve support and care, not abortion. At any time, each of us can support women in difficult or unexpected pregnancies by donating to our local pregnancy center or learning about foster care and adoption. The following local organizations here in Washtenaw County offer services like: free pregnancy testing, ultrasound, pregnancy options counseling, material resource referrals, newborn adoption, foster care, waiting child adoption.newborn adoption, foster care, waiting child adoption, after abortion recovery support. Arbor Women’s Center (734-994-8863) & Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County (734-971-9781) & Family Life Services / Pregnancy Counseling Center (Call or text: 734.219.5252) (Call: 734-434-3088).