Respect Life Monthly is a new feature on In Earthen Vessels where I share and promote various Pro-Life events,news, organizations, and content with a focus on those local to the Twin Cities.
I am gearing up for a busy season for people in the Respect Life Ministry. 40 Days for Life starts this week and October (which is right around the corner, y’all) is Respect Life Month. My parish teams up with some neighboring parishes to adopt 3 days during the 40 Days to pray in front of the Planned Parenthood in St Paul.
I wish I had some beautiful or otherwise moving original reflection, but I am just mentally stretched thin. Perhaps I will have a reflection next month. Here are the things I have curated from the interwebs this month.
Do You Know Roe? from the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.
Twin Cities Respect Life Events
Twin Cities 40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally
Wednesday, September 26, 6 pm
Public right-of-way in front of Planned Parenthood
671 Vandalia Street
St. Paul, Minnesota
Click here for more info.
Pro-Life Action Ministries Annual Life Banquet
Thursday, September 27, 2018
5:30 p.m. Registration | 6:30 p.m. Dinner | 7-9 p.m. Program
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
5601 West 78th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Gray
Tickets are $100 each. Please click here for tickets or contact James @ 651-797-6361.
Each year, Pro-Life Action Ministries and their supporters gather together at our Life Banquet to celebrate accomplishments and renew the mission to end abortion, infanticide and euthanasia
Sexual Revolution: Documentary Film Presentations
Several parishes in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis are hosting special screenings of the new documentary film Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae. Seven years in the making, this film seeks to examine the effects of the free-love experiment of the hippie generation and the prophetic encyclical, Humanae Vitae. The film is not rated. It contains no scenes with sex, violence, or coarse language. It is suitable for the entire family. The film has been endorsed by The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. Learn more at sexualrevolutionmovie.com.
Registration for the screenings is recommended, as space is limited. Contact a parish to register.
Friday, October 5, 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist, New Brighton, 651-633-1540
Saturday, October 6, 6:30 p.m., St. Mark, St. Paul, 651-645-5717
Sunday, October 7, 2:30 p.m., St. Dominic, Northfield, 507-645-8816
Monday, October 8, 6:30 p.m., St. Therese, Deephaven, 952-473-4422
Rachel’s Vineyard Mid-Week Retreat October 16-18 (Tues- Thurs)
If you or someone you love is grieving the loss of a child or children to abortion, come and experience the redemptive love of Jesus Christ.
Rachel’s Vineyard Twin Cities’ retreats are open to anyone impacted by abortion – moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, health care professionals.
Download the retreat flyer. Suggested place is a Parish bathroom, some place discrete and private to encourage people to take a tear-off slip.
Archdiocesan Celebration for the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae
Contraception – Why Not? Rethinking Humanae Vitae in 2018.
Monday, October 22 (Feast of Saint John Paul II) at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. Join Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Dr. Janet Smith, Mary Eberstadt, and many more for this one-day conference. An evening session will also be presented.
40 Days for Life September 26- November 4, 2018.
Respect Life Month: October 2018!