Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
January 22nd or January 23rd (if the 22nd falls on a Sunday) has shall be observed a “Day of Prayer” for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the Right to Life. Many emotions and feelings surround this issue but the loss of human potential can not be replaced once it has been lost. Below is an excerpt from Father Andrew’s Pastors Message and observations from the Saturday, January 14th March for Life held here in Denver:
“Let us continue to work for life for the most vulnerable. Life in all if it’s stages from conception to natural death needs defending. Please pray for the end of abortion.” from Father Andrew’s Pastors Message Sunday, January 22, 2017
“It was a perfect day for the Celebrate Life March in Denver! The weather was good – overcast and crisp (before the snow!). There were over 25 SVdP parishioners in the crowd of 3,500-4,000. Buses brought people in from across Colorado. After masses concluded at the Cathedral, Holy Ghost, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and others, people made their way to the west side of the Capitol.
We were encouraged, inspired, and challenged by the energizing speaker, author, and Catholic Evangelist Chris Stefanick (reallifecatholic.com), Abby Johnson (abbyjohnson.org), former director of a Planned Parenthood facility in Texas and now pro-life author and activist, and Archbishop Samuel Aquila. Many parishes were represented with banners and signs, and youth groups brought a vitality to the march with chants of “what do we love – LIFE!”
As we marched around Civic Center Park, the crowd expressed themselves across the spectrum from solemn prayerfulness to joyful celebration. The youth group from St. Williams Catholic Church in Ft. Lupton stood out with their native South-American head-dresses, drums, and dancing, which drew a large crowd at the end of the march on the south side of the Capitol. Let us pray for an even bigger turnout next year!” observations reported by a SVdP Parishioner participant on Saturday, January 14th