“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.” – Psalm 107
Friends for Life:
This Thursday for Thanksgiving many of us will gather around the table with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks. Let us remember to give thanks first and foremost to God: the Author, Redeemer and Sustainer of all life. It is through His blood and now sustained by His Spirit that we are able to proclaim that the Lord “is good” and that “his steadfast love endures forever.” We thank you Abba, Father!!
Secondly, let us give thanks for those family members we will be missing this Thanksgiving: moms, dads, sons, daughters, aunts and uncles. The fact we yearn for their presence speaks to the love we encountered through them while they were here on earth. Let us give thanks that our God has not forgotten them, and that through our God they remain with us, alive, for our God is “not the God of the dead, but the living.” (Matthew 22:32)
Finally, let us give thanks for each other – all of us in the body of Christ who work for justice, who fight for life, and work to build a Kingdom centered around the One who came to set us free! So know of my thanks for you, and for your enduring commitment to the Gospel of Life!
In that spirit of thanks please continue to read below about some upcoming and continuing work for the Kingdom of God! For all you do, and for who you are: THANK YOU!
Upcoming and Current Events:
Give Thanks for Life: Vigil to End Abortion – Wednesday November 30th 5:30 p.m. – Capital Care Abortion Facility, 1160 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo Ohio. Join us as we quietly pray for an hour to give thanks for the gift of life and pray for the end of abortion at Toledo’s last remaining abortion facility.
March for Life in Washington D.C. – Friday January 27th 1:30 p.m. – The Supreme Court of the United States, Washington D.C. Join College Students, Young Adults, and the young at Heart for this year’s March for Life. Our busses will leave from St. Thomas More University Parish in Bowling Green on Thursday January 26 and return Saturday January 28th. For more information please see flyer, itinerary and bulletin attached. Registration payments due December 15th!
Restore Culture with the Culture Project – December through May – At your church, parish, or home. Join us as we seek to restore culture by addressing human dignity and sexual integrity through the missionaries from the Culture Project. It’s not too late to schedule them, go to www.restoreculture.com today to invite them to help transform the way our young people look at the world, and themselves!
Pornography Task Force – We continue to meet monthly to address the issue of pornography in our area. We are submitting a grant to bring in a speaker for the fall of 2017 and hope to be a catalyst for change for many who are struggling in Northwest Ohio. If you would like to learn more or to join our task force email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Office for Life and Justice
Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo
1933 Spielbusch Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604
419-244-6711, ext. 4933