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Annual Respect Life Mass
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Feast day of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Colleyville
Veneration of the Relics of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla will be from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Respect Life Mass is at 6:00 PM.
Join Most Rev. Michael F. Olson for the annual Respect Life Mass as we pray together for an end to abortion, euthanasia and all the offenses to the sanctity and dignity of human life. A rose procession will mark the more than 61 million deaths that have occurred as a result of the Roe vs. Wade decision which legalized abortion.
Following the Mass there will be a presentation by Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, daughter of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.
A light reception of finger food / heavy hors d’oeuvres will be offered immediately after the presentation, with a chance to greet Dr. Molla. Those wishing to attend the reception MUST RSVP by Friday, April 24th.
Note: The Veneration of the Relics, Mass and Presentation DO NOT require registration. Only the reception requires an RSVP by Friday, April 24th.
|9:00 AM to 5:00 PM||Veneration of the Relics of St. Gianna Beretta Molla.|
|6:00 PM||Respect Life Mass, celebrated by Bishop Olson.|
|Following Mass||Presentation by Dr. Gianna Emmanuela Molla.|
|Following Presentation||Reception, greet Dr. Molla. Must RSVP to attend reception.|
Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, MD
Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, MD, is the daughter for whom Saint Gianna Beretta Molla gave her life. She works full time, with great joy, enthusiasm and deepest gratitude to Our Lord, to spread around the world, particularly in the United States, the example, testimony and spirituality of her Saint Mother and of her holy father, Pietro. Formerly, Gianna Emanuela practiced as a geriatrician at the Geriatric Institute, “Camillo Golgi” in Abbiategrasso, Milan. In 2003, she left her profession to care for her beloved Father who had serious health problems until he died in 2010 at the age of almost 98.
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
Gianna Beretta Molla made a heroic choice, but it was something her family members and friends testified she prepared for every day of her life. Her heroic virtue, genuine holiness of life, selflessness, and quiet joy remind all of us that God entrusts us with a personal vocation. (St. Gianna's Life - saintgianna.org)
She is the patron saint of mothers, physicians, and unborn children. Her feast day is April 28.
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