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					                                     CALENDAR OF EVENTS
                                         March – May 2010
                            Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas
                            Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas
                                       www.prolifedallas.org

          Note: Pro-life activities / talks sponsored by other area organizations are included.

MARCH 2010

Weekly on Thursdays: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at The White Rose Women’s Center,
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 4313 N. Central Expwy., Dallas 75205. Please park on one of the side streets –
McKinney Avenue, Lee Street, or Oliver Street – to keep the parking lot free for clients. Contact
Darcy Maggio, 214-824-7314, or maggio@sbcglobal.net. You may sign up for adoration by visiting
www.mysignup.com/stjosephshelpers. Sponsored by The White Rose Women’s Center.

2       Primary Election Day: Polls are open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. When your polling place closes,
stay for your precinct meeting which follows shortly thereafter. This is an excellent time to get pro-life
resolutions passed that will be forwarded on to the state and national levels in the parties for
incorporation into the party platforms. For election and voter information, visit the web site of the
Texas Secretary of State, www.sos.state.tx.us, www.votexas.org, or in Dallas County,
www.dalcoelections.org.

5-7      Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat™ in English: Rachel’s Vineyard™ is an extraordinary
opportunity for any person who struggles with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion. The
weekend is a unique and effective process designed specifically to help you experience the mercy and
compassion of God. This process is extremely helpful for those who struggle with forgiving
themselves or others. The weekend will help your soul find a voice, and transform the pain of the past
into hope! For more information, or to register, call the Abortion AfterCare-Healing helpline, 214-
544-CARE (2273), or 817-923-4757 in Fort Worth, or e-mail healing@racheldallas.org. You may also
visit the web site www.racheldallas.org. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

5       First Friday All-Night Adoration in prayer for the advancement of the culture of life will
be held at the Discalced Carmelite Monastery, 600 Flowers Ave., Dallas, located off of Jefferson Blvd.
Security will be there throughout the night. Come as early as 5:00 p.m. Latin Masses at 8:00 p.m.
Friday and 3:00 a.m. Saturday. Adoration ends just before the 7:00 a.m. Saturday Mass. These prayer
vigils will be held every First Friday. The Cloistered Carmelites will also be praying all night. You
may leave your personal prayer requests with them. There will be food and drink available in the
evening. Request flyers & directions at carmelitevigil@aol.com or contact Vicki Middleton, 214-542-
4823. Sponsored by the Discalced Carmelite Monastery.

9       2nd Tuesday Night Rosary at Planned Parenthood abortion center, sponsored by TOPP
(Texans Opposed to Planned Parenthood): 6:30 p.m., in front of Jason’s Deli, 7412 Greenville Ave.,
just south of Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas. After the rosary, we will go into Jason’s Deli for food, Christian
fellowship and pro-life discussion. Park in the Jason’s Deli parking lot. This is a monthly event.
Contact Daniel Vinzant, 214-566-2298. Sponsored by Texans Opposed to Planned Parenthood.

13      GEMS: Sexual Integrity, Hope for the Heart: 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., followed by a
counseling session from 2:15 - 3:00, at St. Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Rd., Dallas 75244, in
the Pastoral Center. GEMS (Gabriel Education Ministry & Support) classes are for Gabriel Angels,
Gabriel moms, GEMS moms, and friends of Project Gabriel. Learn why staying chaste outside
marriage and faithful to your spouse in marriage is staying true to God’s teachings. Realize your body
is a temple of God and how to respect it within His boundaries. Facilitators are Monica Ashour, MTS,
M Hum, of TOBET, and a member of the CPLC Speakers Bureau. Lunch will be provided. Please
arrange off-site childcare, but infants are welcome. To register, contact Alison Morales, 214-986-
1411, or amorales@prolifedallas.org, by March 10.

15     Last Day to Register to Vote in the Primary Run-Off Election April 13. For important
2010 election dates, visit http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/2010dates.shtml or
www.votexas.org.

17      White Rose 25th Anniversary Mass: 7:00 p.m. All are cordially invited to the 25th
Anniversary Mass for St. Joseph’s Helpers/The White Rose Women’s Center to be celebrated by
Bishop Kevin Farrell at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 6306 Kenwood Ave, Dallas. A
reception will follow in St. Anne’s Hall. If you would like more information, please contact Cristina
Caine, Director of St. Joseph’s Helpers, at 214-824-5942. Sponsored by The White Rose Women’s
Center.

25     Feast of the Annunciation; 15th anniversary of Venerable Pope John Paul II’s encyclical
       Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life)

27      GEMS: Parenting I: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., followed by a counseling session from 2:00 -
2:45, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 600 S. Jupiter Rd., Richardson 75081, in Room 123. The class
will feature videos, scripture verses, and worksheets based on the series “Effective Parenting through
Scripture.” Facilitator is Jeannette Goodman, B.A., M.E.C. Ed. Lunch is provided. Please arrange
off-site childcare, but infants are welcome. To register, contact Alison Morales, 214-986-1411, or
amorales@prolifedallas.org, by March 24.

28     Palm Sunday

APRIL 2010

Weekly on Thursdays: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at The White Rose Women’s Center,
9:00 a.m. - 300 p.m., 4313 N. Central Expwy., Dallas 75205. Please park on one of the side streets –
McKinney Avenue, Lee Street, or Oliver Street – to keep the parking lot free for clients. Contact
Darcy Maggio, 214-824-7314, or maggio@sbcglobal.net. You may sign up for adoration by visiting
www.mysignup.com/stjosephshelpers. Sponsored by The White Rose Women’s Center.

2       Good Friday Pro-Life Stations of the Cross: Come and unite your sufferings and the
sufferings of aborted babies with those of Christ, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., at the Southwestern late-term
abortion facility, 8616 Greenville Ave. at Royal Ln. (NE corner), Dallas 75231, to pray the Pro-Life
Stations of the Cross, the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Contact Joanne Underwood, 214-261-8499, 469-767-5785, or junderwood@prolifedallas.org.

4      Easter Sunday

5-9    Early Voting for Primary Run-Off Election April 13

10      The Bishop’s 17th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner: The Most Reverend Kevin J. Farrell
invites you to attend The Bishop’s 17th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner: “The Splendor of the
Gospel of Life,” benefiting the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, in the Trinity Ballroom of the Hilton
Anatole Dallas, 2201 Stemmons Freeway. The evening begins with a Silent Auction at 5:00 p.m. and
a seated banquet at 6:30 p.m., featuring a keynote speech by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop
of Galveston-Houston and Chair of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities. Special guest
Abby Johnson, former director of Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas, will share her moving
testimony. This event raises critical funds for local pro-life education and activities, and life-saving
services for babies and mothers! Reservation price is $75 for an individual seat, $750 for a table of
ten, and $60 for a student ticket. Ticket price includes parking. Premium tables with private reception
tickets are available for $1,000 and up. Raffle tickets are on sale now, $25 each or 5 tickets for $100;
winners will be drawn at the dinner for a 2011 Toyota Camry, a 5- or 6-day Carnival cruise, and a
Garmin Nuvi Personal Navigator. The dinner reservation deadline is March 25, 2010. Credit card
reservations may be made by phone, 972-267-LIFE (5433), or online at www.prolifedallas.org.
Spanish translation headsets will be available.

13     Primary Run-Off Election Day: Polls are open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For election and voter
information, visit the web site of the Texas Secretary of State, www.sos.state.tx.us, www.votexas.org,
or in Dallas County, www.dalcoelections.org.

13      2nd Tuesday Night Rosary at Planned Parenthood abortion center, sponsored by TOPP
(Texans Opposed to Planned Parenthood): 6:30 p.m., in front of Jason’s Deli, 7412 Greenville Ave.,
just south of Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas. After the rosary, we will go into Jason’s Deli for food, Christian
fellowship and pro-life discussion. Park in the Jason’s Deli parking lot. This is a monthly event.
Contact Daniel Vinzant, 214-566-2298. Sponsored by Texans Opposed to Planned Parenthood.

15-18 “Hope for Life” 2010 National Conference: Operation Outcry, a ministry of The Justice
Foundation, is pleased to invite you to our second Hope for Life Conference April 15th through 18th
in Dallas, Texas. This is an excellent opportunity to network abortion recovery leaders and national
and international speakers. Peggy Hartshorn, President of Heartbeat International and Tim
Wildmon, President of American Family Association are just two of the outstanding conference
speakers. You will also hear from Rachel’s Vineyard Leaders Caryn Stevens (Dallas) and Mary Lee
Mason and a keynote speech and Mass celebrated by Father Frank Pavone. Dallas pastors Msgr.
Mark Seitz of St. Rita Catholic Church and Dr. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church will serve on
the Pastors Panel during the Clergy/Ministry Leaders Luncheon & Session on Thursday, April 15. For
more information or to register, see www.operationoutcry.org. You may also call 1-866-468-8279.

17      Quarterly Mass, Adoration & Rosary Procession for an End to Abortion in Dallas: 8:30
a.m. Mass celebrated by Fr. Tim Church at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1515 N. Greenville Ave., Allen
75002, followed by Eucharistic Adoration and a Rosary Procession by bus to the Northpark abortion
center, 8363 Meadow Rd., Dallas. We will return to St. Jude for closing Benediction followed by a
baby shower in the Parish Hall for a Project Gabriel mother and a talk by Rita Diller, National
Director of STOPP (Stop Planned Parenthood International). Contact Joanne Underwood, 214-261-
8499, 469-767-5785, or junderwood@prolifedallas.org.

17      GEMS: Parenting II: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., followed by a counseling session from 2:00 -
2:45, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 600 S. Jupiter Rd., Richardson 75081, in Room 123. The class
will feature videos, scripture verses, and worksheets based on the series “Effective Parenting through
Scripture.” Facilitator is Jeannette Goodman, B.A., M.E.C. Ed. Lunch is provided. Please arrange
off-site childcare, but infants are welcome. To register, contact Alison Morales, 214-986-1411, or
amorales@prolifedallas.org, by April 14.
27-May 3         National Pro-Life T-Shirt Week: Join pro-lifers across the nation and wear your pro-
life T-shirt as a witness to the miracle of life. Youth For Life has five designs available in youth and
adult sizes. Large orders should be made at least three weeks in advance. Contact Jacquelyn Smith,
972-416-9591, or jsmith@prolifedallas.org, or visit www.prolifedallas.org to order your T-shirts
online.

28     Feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla www.saintgianna.org

30-May 2       Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat™ in Spanish: Rachel’s Vineyard™ is an extraordinary
opportunity for any person who struggles with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion. The
weekend is a unique and effective process designed specifically to help you experience the mercy and
compassion of God. This process is extremely helpful for those who struggle with forgiving
themselves or others. The weekend will help your soul find a voice, and transform the pain of the past
into hope! For more information and to register, call the Abortion AfterCare-Healing helpline, 214-
544-CARE (2273) in English, or 972-679-4760 in Spanish, or visit the web site at
www.racheldallas.org. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

MAY 2010

Weekly on Thursdays: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at The White Rose Women’s Center,
9:00 a.m. - 300 p.m., 4313 N. Central Expwy., Dallas 75205. Please park on one of the side streets –
McKinney Avenue, Lee Street, or Oliver Street – to keep the parking lot free for clients. Contact
Darcy Maggio, 214-824-7314, or maggio@sbcglobal.net. You may sign up for adoration by visiting
www.mysignup.com/stjosephshelpers. Sponsored by The White Rose Women’s Center.

7       First Friday All-Night Adoration in prayer for the advancement of the culture of life will
be held at the Discalced Carmelite Monastery, 600 Flowers Ave., Dallas, located off of Jefferson Blvd.
Security will be there throughout the night. Come as early as 5:00 p.m. Latin Masses at 8:00 p.m.
Friday and 3:00 a.m. Saturday. Adoration ends just before the 7:00 a.m. Saturday Mass. These prayer
vigils will be held every First Friday. The Cloistered Carmelites will also be praying all night. You
may leave your personal prayer requests with them. There will be food and drink available in the
evening. Request flyers & directions at carmelitevigil@aol.com or contact Vicki Middleton, 214-542-
4823. Sponsored by the Discalced Carmelite Monastery.

7-9     One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies: The Saint Michael the Archangel Organization is
pleased to announce One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies. From May 7th through May 9th, it is
hoped that you will pray at least one Rosary on any of the three days for the following intention: For
an end to the surgical and non-surgical killing of unborn human persons. People planning on
participating in the One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies are encouraged to register at
www.SaintMichaelTheArchangelOrganization.org. Or, you may have your intention be known by
writing to Saint Michael the Archangel Organization, P. O. Box 41257, Memphis, TN. 38174.
Parishes, schools, organizations, are welcome to register many Rosaries at the same time. Sponsored
by The Saint Michael the Archangel Organization.

8       Quarterly Parish Pro-Life Coordinators Meeting: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at St. Mary of
Carmel Catholic Church, 2900 Vilbig Rd, Dallas 75212. If you cannot attend this meeting, please send
a representative. Contact Jim Walker, 972-270-3019, or parcoor@prolifedallas.org.

8       Walk for Life, sponsored by Texans for Life Coalition: 9:00 a.m. at various metroplex
locations. Please save the date! And on May 15, 10:00 a.m., the Walk for Life will be held at
Marktplatz, in Fredericksburg, Texas. Texans for Life works to end abortion through education and
lobbying to change the law. The Walk for Life funds their free abstinence presentations in the public
schools. To register and obtain a sponsor sheet, contact Texans for Life, 972-790-9044 in Dallas, 817-
571-1115 in Fort Worth, or www.texlife.org. Sponsored by Texans for Life Coalition.

11      2nd Tuesday Night Rosary at Planned Parenthood abortion center, sponsored by TOPP
(Texans Opposed to Planned Parenthood): 6:30 p.m., in front of Jason’s Deli, 7412 Greenville Ave.,
just south of Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas. After the rosary, we will go into Jason’s Deli for food, Christian
fellowship and pro-life discussion. Park in the Jason’s Deli parking lot. This is a monthly event.
Contact Daniel Vinzant, 214-566-2298. Sponsored by Texans Opposed to Planned Parenthood.

15      GEMS Class: Healthy Relationships: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., St. Rita Catholic Church,
12521 Inwood Road, Dallas 75244, in the Pastoral Center. Facilitated by Fonda Lash, B.A., M.A.
Learn to build healthy relationships by exploring past mistakes, learning to respect yourself and setting
boundaries. You can experience nurturing, trusting, and God-filled relationships with yourself and
with others. Light lunch included. Please arrange off-site childcare, but infants are welcome. To
register, contact Alison Morales, 214-986-1411, or amorales@prolifedallas.org, by May 12.

22      Speakers Bureau Training Workshop: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, at St. Monica Catholic
Church, 9933 Midway Rd., Dallas, in Room 217 of the Family Center. Learn effective ways to
communicate your pro-life passion with youth and adult groups in our diocese. You can make a
difference! For more information and to RSVP, contact Jan Storey, 972-986-5463, or
jstorey@prolifedallas.org.

				
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