SAVE THESE DATES
Saturday, October 1
Saturday, January 13
Annual Vermont Rally for Life March and Mass.
Friday, January 19
45th Annual March for Life: Washington, DC
Compiled by the Respect Life Office of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington
Email: Carrie Handy
HOPE AFTER ABORTION:
Abortion hurts women. Project Rachel is a post-abortion healing ministry that provides one-on-one pastoral care, with particular attention to the importance of spiritual healing and Sacramental Reconciliation. Priests and Catholic mental health profes-sionals with specialized training in Project Rachel are available as well as retreats which offer more in-depth pastoral care. If you or someone you know is suffering as a result of abor-tion, call our confidential hotline: (802) 658-4118
SIGN UP FOR PRO-LIFE ALERTS
The Diocesan Respect Life Alert Network is a phone/email chain put in place more than 20 years ago (originally under the title, Bishop’s Respect Life Phone Tree) to communicate “action alerts” and updates regarding im-portant public policy initiatives and proposed legislation in Vermont. When the Respect Life Alert Network is activated, automated phone calls and emails go out to the nearly-1400-member list. Usually, the alerts contain a request for action to call State or National legislators to express concern over a key issue. Imagine the Congressional office that receives calls and e-mails from hundreds of Vermonters! The Alert Network is activated only in serious circumstances, and is not used as a regular means of communication. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Diocesan Respect Life Alert Network, please call or write the Respect Life Office 802 658-6110,ext.1176.
PRO-LIFE SPEAKERS FOR YOUR PARISH
Let us help you promote a cul-ture of Life with our popular “Speakers Bureau”. Experts on a host of topics are available to talk to your parish group, reli-gious education class or committee on topics such as: (Click for more details)
OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH
We are a pro-life people! At the heart of our Catholicism is an abiding belief in the inher-ent worth and dignity of all human life! Whether you con-sider yourself a pro-life “activist” or a pro-life “quiet Catholic,” we are all a neces-sary part of building the Cul-ture of Life! This flyer offers ideas large and small that you can do to contribute to pro-moting a culture that respects and defends all life, especially the most vulnerable among us—the unborn, the disabled, the sick, and the elderly.