Friends for Life:
The “Heartbeat Bill” and the “Pain-Capable Bill” – two prolife pieces of legislation which would curtail abortions and challenge Roe v. Wade sit on Ohio Governor Kasich’s desk. Please pray that God’s will be done and this pro-life legislation moves forward so that unborn children may have what we all enjoy: THE RIGHT TO LIFE! You may consider calling the Governor’s office (614-466-3555) to voice your support particularly for the Heartbeat Bill. While there are disagreements in the pro-life community about the bill, it has forced people from here locally, to anchors on CNN to talk about the fact that at 6 weeks, the baby’s heart beats. What a testimony to the dignity of their lives.
To pray for these two pieces of legislation and for an end to abortion in our own community, we’ll gather for a Candlelight Vigil this Thursday December 15th at 5:30 p.m. at Capital Care, 1160 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo. Join us for an hour as we witness to the light that Christ brings into the world and as we boldly proclaim to death that LIFE has the final victory in Jesus Christ our Lord! Please see attached flyer for more information.
Secondly, we still have plenty of spots open on our buses for the March for Life this January. Our trip is open to the young at heart so if you’d like to join us please send in your registration today as this Thursday the 15th is the cut-off date! To register, send $129 in check or cash to Catholic Charities, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo Oh 43604 and be sure to put “March for Life” in the memo line. Only $99 for college students! Registration payments due December 15! Be sure to include email, cell phone, school you attend (or place of work) and hotel rooming preference!
Finally, in my last email I mentioned we’ll be having a prayer vigil January 12th for the abolition of the death penalty. We’ve moved that date to January 11th to proceed and intercede for the man on death row. Join us at 6 pm on January 11th at St. Francis de Sales Chapel, 501 Cherry St., Toledo. More information to come – just save the date as Bishop Daniel Thomas will be leading us in prayer.
From the moment of conception until death we proclaim during this season of Advent that every life is worth living, every life is redeemable, and there is no sin so deep, that’s God’s mercy is not deeper still. Join us in this fight for life!
For the King!
Director of Office for Life and Justice
Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo
1933 Spielbusch Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604
419-244-6711, ext. 4933