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Each year, parishes and parishioners are encouraged to attend and support these pro-life initiatives. To find additional pro-life events and activities, make sure to visit the diocesan calendar.
Adoration for Life
All are invited to Adoration for Life on the second Monday of each month at the new St. Teresa of Calcutta Perpetual Adoration Chapel at St. Peter the Apostle Parish in White Settlement. Adoration for Life will be from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Respect Life Mass
Each January near the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Bishop Olson celebrates our diocesan Annual Respect Life Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth. In remembrance of the millions of preborn babies that have died since January 22, 1973, a candlelight procession begins this beautiful Liturgy. All are invited to attend.
Rosary for Life
Mother and Unborn Baby Care hosts an annual rosary for life on Good Friday invoking the intercession of Mary to end the Culture of Death. With the support of Most Reverend Michael F. Olson hundreds gather in front of Planned Parenthood to pray all 20 mysteries of the rosary.
Respect Life Month
Respect Life Month is celebrated each October and focuses on critical issues such as abortion, post-abortion healing, euthanasia, capital punishment, end of life, and bioethical issues. These topics are highlighted in liturgies and through special events which are hosted in local parishes throughout the Diocese. The Respect Life leadership arranges talks, masses, rosaries, and other events to raise awareness pertaining to the dignity of human life. Please join the efforts through participation or event planning.
Each year, Mother and Unborn Baby Care hosts a Mass, celebrated by Bishop Michael Olson, in memory of all children who have died before Baptism, through miscarriage, still birth, or abortion. This Memorial Mass is typically held on the second Saturday of October at St. Patrick Cathedral. During this special Memorial Mass, parents are invited to place rosesat the Virgin Mary’s altar in memory of their children. Please join us to pray for the babies and support their grieving parents.
Lock-In for Life
Celebrating the gift of life with our youth (8th-12th grade) the Departments of Youth Ministry and Respect Life host an annual Lock in for Life. During the event, the youth witness a live ultrasound and learn about the gift and dignity of human life. Young Catholics are encouraged to participate in this fun and educational event. More information will be made available through parish youth groups.
Hike for Life
Various parishes and councils of Knights of Columbus, throughout the diocese, host an annual Hike for Life (https://hikeforlifetexas.com) to raise awareness and funds for local approved Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Involvement will help communicate in a peaceful way the dignity of human life.
Respect Life Coordinator
Marlon De La Torre, MA, MEd.
Department Director of Evangelization and Catechesis
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