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                                                                                                Thomas
Lelyo

                                                                                   Director
of
Youth
Ministry

                                                                               St.
John
the
Baptist
RC
Church

                                                                                           Ottsville,
PA
18942


                                                                                                610‐847‐5521

                                                                               sjbyouth@stjohnsottsville.org

                                                                                           www.sjbyouth.org


Greetings
&
Blessings
School
Faculty/Staff
Member,


      My
name
is
Tom
Lelyo
and
I
am
the
Director
of
Youth
Ministry
at
St.
John
the
Baptist
Catholic

Church
in
Ottsville,
PA.

This
year,
our
youth
group
is
participating
in
the
“Pro‐Life
Day
of
Silent

Solidarity”
–
a
program
hosted
by
“Stand
True”
ministries,
a
Christian
pro‐life
group.

More
information

about
this
day
and
this
ministry
can
be
found
at:
http://www.silentday.org/




       The
“Day
of
Silent
Solidarity”
is
an
event
wherein
individuals
throughout
the
country
offer
their

silence
as
a
witness
to
those
who
have
had
their
voices
silenced
through
the
act
of
Abortion
for
the
past

few
decades.

This
demonstration
is
typically
carried
out
by
the
student
by
means
of
complete
silence

throughout
the
day
and
accompanied
by
some
vesture
of
a
pro‐life
nature.

Some
individuals,
depending

on
their
own
comfort
level
as
well
as
the
regulations
of
the
school
will
choose
to
wear
a
pro‐life
t‐shirt,
a

simple
“red”
armband,
or
red
duct
tape
across
their
mouths
with
the
word
“LIFE”
written
on
it.

The
main

focus
is
the
silence,
however.




       I
am
writing
to
you
in
order
to
ask
your
permission
to
allow
this
student
to
participate
in
this

event
to
whatever
capacity
is
within
your
school’s
regulations.

Again,
the
main
demonstration
is
the

silence.

This
day
is
not
intended
to
be
an
opportunity
for
a
student
to
“put‐off”
his
or
her
responsibilities

as
a
student,
and
so
if
he
or
she
is
in
a
situation
where
his
or
her
silence
would
be
“inappropriate”
or
a

“disruption”
to
the
school,
in
no
way
should
their
silence
be
used
as
an
“excuse”.

It
is
my
hope
however,

that
his
or
her
silence
would
be
permitted
in
order
that
he
or
she
may
exercise
his
or
her
witness
to
life.


Thank
you
for
offering
them
this
opportunity.

If
you
have
any
questions,
please
feel
free
to
contact
me

personally.

Thank
you
and
God
bless!



Pax
Christi,








Tom
Lelyo




				
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