Pro-Life

The St. Anthony Pro-Life Committee provides information and events to the entire parish in support of the Culture of Life.  Ideas, plus parishioners of any age who want to serve on this planning committee, are always welcome!  Contact:  Paula and Greg Westwood - pwestwood@cincinnatirighttolife.org

October is Respect Life Month
Don't forget to pick up your baby bottle for the Annual Baby Bottle Campaign. Your spare change will help Care Net Pregnancy services minister to women and men who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Please fill your bottle with change, cash and/or checks and return to church! Thank you.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN
Please come to pray for the closing of Planned Parenthood in Cincinnati and join us in asking the Holy Spirit to inspire a multitude of pro-lifers to take part in the Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign from September 27th through November 5th. This is the 10th anniversary of 40 Days for Life in Cincinnati. We have taken part in every national campaign starting in the Spring of 2008. 
Where: Sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood, 2314 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Parking: Side streets (closest is on Wellington Place, across from Planned Parenthood) and Holy Name Church, 2422 Auburn Avenue (2 blocks north of PP on same side of the street)
Plan now to be there and invite your family, friends and pastor. All ages are welcome.

St. Anthony Prays with 40 Days for Life
St. Anthony will participate in the 40 Days for Life fall campaign Wednesday, October 25th, 5-6 p.m., for peaceful prayer in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility, 2314 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati (near Christ Hospital). Many Greater Cincinnati churches and organizations are taking shifts to pray for all to know God’s beautiful gift of Life. All ages welcome, including families. If standing is difficult, bring a folding chair. Parking on nearby side streets. (pwestwood@cincinnatirighttolife.org, 859/391-0558)

JIM BRADFORD & HK DERRYBERRY PRESENT
My Unlikely Friendship With the Boy Who Remembers Everything
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, September 5, 2017 (Cincinnati, OH) – Cincinnati Right to Life’s Evening for Life will again bring together the Greater Cincinnati Pro-Life Community to address countercultural efforts on behalf of vulnerable human beings: Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati 45246; social 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m.
The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers is a jubilee-style, a cappella, gospel quartet from Covington, KY. Since its beginning 30 years ago, this community-based quintet has sung at sacred music events, but has expanded to a global audience with both spiritual and secular songs. Their rich and complex music rises from a shared inner-city experience that stresses faith, learning and communicative arts.
Reservations are $50 per person; $35 for students. Reservations and/or sponsor information is available at CincinnatiRightToLife.org or call 513-728-7870. (Sponsors receive program advertising, special table seating, and more.)

MORE PRO-LIFE INFO
On Saturdays all year, there is an 8:00 a.m. Mass at Holy Name Church a few blocks down from PP, followed by a Rosary walk to and prayer in front of PP, then return to the church for closing (organized through Helpers of God’s Precious Infants or Mary’s Mantle for Life).

“WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT FOR THE U.S. SENATE TO END OUR TAX FUNDS FROM GOING TO ABORTIONISTS?”*

ORLANDO, July 27 – Never-before-released undercover video shows Dr. Suzie Prabhakaran, the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, graphically discussing Planned Parenthood’s late-term "dismemberment" and partial-birth abortion protocols in the context of fetal body part harvesting.
The new video comes as the U.S. Senate is debating provisions to terminate taxpayer subsidies to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business. ...”
“Why is it so difficult for the U.S. Senate to end our tax funds from going to abortionists?” asked Paula Westwood,* Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “No entity that includes killing human beings as part of its mission should receive any government money for any reason.”

LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER PRO-LIFE MASS
at Holy Name Catholic Church
The fifth Saturday Masses and Prayer Vigils for Life are sponsored by LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER, a group whose purpose is to especially involve our youth more deeply in the growing movement against abortion. The goal of the prayer vigils is to tap into the enthusiasm that our youth demonstrate each January for the March for Life in Washington, D.C. The fifth Saturdays are a “mini-March for Life” throughout the year, with focus on prayer and teaching our youth how powerful it is to use the best spiritual weapon available to us – THE ROSARY.
2017 LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER Prayer Vigil Dates
December 30 2017

(Always on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.)
LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER is requesting everyone who is PRO-LIFE, especially our YOUTH, to give JUST TWO HOURS during each Quarter of the year.

The Pro-Life Office and the Department of Catholic Education are sponsoring the Annual Eighth Grade Pro-Life Essay Contest. This is the 25th year for the contest which highlights issues of the pro-life movement. The contest is open to all Diocese of Covington eighth grade students who attend one of the Diocesan Schools, C.C.D. programs or home school students that attend a Diocesan Parish. The First Place essay writer will receive a scholarship for $1,000.00 to the Diocesan High School of their choice, Second Place essay writer will receive a $700.00 scholarship to the Diocesan High School of their choice and the Third Place essay writer will receive a $300.00 scholarship to the Diocesan High School of their choice. The topic and guidelines can be found on our website www.covdio.org/pro-life/upcoming-events or by contacting Peggy Piccola at ppiccola@covdio.org or 859-392-1500, ext. 1546.

PROJECT RACHEL
“May the infinite depth and breadth of Christ’s Divine Mercy remind us that no wound is too great for God to heal.” Pray for Life: April 2016. If you have an abortion experience in your past, please don’t run from God’s love. Let Him heal your wounds. Contact Project Rachel for information on our healing sessions. All correspondence is confidential. Call (859) 392-1547 or email projectrachel@covdio.org.

Pro Life New Baby Outreach
Welcome our newest and youngest members to St. Anthony!
This year the Pro Life Committee of St. Anthony began the New Baby Gift Bag Project to celebrate and welcome newly baptized infants to the St. Anthony Parish Family. To date we have delivered 4 Gift Bags to 4 babies and their families.
The gift bag includes: a fleece tied baby blanket made by members of the parish and blessed by Fr. Josiah, a prayer book each for mother and father, a small cuddly lamb with a ribbon that reads "Jesus Loves Me" and a Mass card for a future Mass to be celebrated for the intention of the baby and parents.
If you or someone you know in the parish has recently welcomed a new baby into the family and would like to receive a gift bag, please contact Mary Carol Heidrich at 859-581-9063 or mcheidrich@yahoo.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIFE, the Kentucky Catholic Bishop’s life-affirming ministry to women and families dealing with untimely pregnancies, is welcoming new volunteers. OFL will be offering training workshops in your diocese. OFL volunteers offer hope, compassion, options counseling and resources to callers who find the courage to seek help. Volunteers are needed to staff the 24 hour helpline from their homes. If you have a heart for life-affirming ministry service, you are invited to contact OFL for more information. Please call (888)496-3638 to learn more about this ministry and the upcoming training workshops or click here.

NEW HOPE CENTER
New Hope Center offers Hope, Help and Healing by providing education that encourages abstinence before marriage, helps men and women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy, and offers emotional support for those who’ve experienced abortion.

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING (NFP)
Learn NFP at home and at your own pace with the Home Study Course from NFP International, www.nfpandmore.org. Includes Ecological Breastfeeding (it really can space babies), a double-check system of fertility awareness, and Catholic teaching that’s easy to understand. Work with a live instructor by email. Completion certificate. Only $70.00.

DIOCESE OF COVINGTON – PRO-LIFE OFFICE
Would you like to stay up-to-date of Pro-Life events and issues in our diocese and local community? Email Peggy Piccola at ppiccola@covdio.org to receive our monthly newsletter. You can also “like” The Many Faces of Pro-Life page on Facebook. Both the newsletter and the Facebook page are excellent ways to stay up-to-date with what’s going on in our community to promote LIFE!

PRAYER TO SPIRITUALLY ADOPT A BABY IN DANGER OF ABORTION
                 -by Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

“Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of [baby's name], the unborn baby I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion".

Say this prayer every day for nine months for a particular but unknown baby in danger of abortion

Pro-Life Rosary Prayer Intentions

Diocese of Covington Pro-Life Office - News and Events

Diocese of Covington Pro-Life Newsletter - Winter 2015 

Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities: Subscriptions

"Heartbeat - Miracle of Life..." video: