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

LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER
2018 LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER Prayer Vigil Dates
December 29, 2018
(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.

ST. ANTHONY PRAYS WITH 40 DAY
Sunday, October 21st, 3:00-400 p.m.
, St. Anthony will again participate in the 40 Days for Life fall prayer campaign in front of Planned Parenthood, 2314 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati (near Christ Hospital). During these peaceful campaigns, many Greater Cincinnati churches, organizations, and individuals schedule time to pray for all to know God’s beautiful gift of Life. All ages welcome. If standing is difficult, bring a folding chair. Parking on nearby side streets. Questions, contact Paula Westwood at pswlifelady@gmail.com, 859-391-0558; or visit 40DaysForLife.com.

HUSH – FILM SHOWING
Come see this award winning documentary on Thursday, November 15 at Blessed Sacrament Undercroft at 6:30 p.m. This 100-minute documentary is directed by a ‘pro-choice’ woman who works with a ‘pro-life’ producer to present a film that is ‘pro-accurate-information’ for all. Their goal is to provide truth for the sake of women’s health. This information is vital for women of all ages— so spread the word, and come with friends! There will be snacks and refreshments; admission is free. RSVP is appreciated but not required. Contact Pat at pjbethell@twc.com or Kathy at mkthamann@yahoo.com. Visit http://hushfilm.com/. for more information and the film trailer.

OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH
With our Baby Bottle Campaign from CareNet pregnancy services. They are vital to saving lives in Northern Kentucky. We not only will provide financial support, but will help bring awareness to this life affirming agency. Please take a bottle and return it by the end of the month!

Project Rachel is a confidential ministry for those who have experienced an abortion and are seeking healing from the wounds of that decision. The healing begins as you come to know the love, mercy and forgiveness Jesus has for all of us, that includes you! You can start the healing journey by calling our confidential phone number at 859-392-1547 or email us at projectrachel@covdio.org. Please give Project Rachel a call. You are not alone. Our next 8 week session begins October 23.

2019 March for Life - January 17-19, 2019 - for reservation details, click here!

Paula Westwood
, executive director of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati and coordinator of the St. Anthony Pro-Life Committee with her husband Greg, wrote a wonderful article in the January 19, 2018 issue of the Messenger entitled "Witness for life: Lamp of light in a shadowed world".  Click here to read it!

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.”

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.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIFE NEEDS YOU
A girl facing a difficult decision regarding the life of her unborn baby needs YOU. A baby whose mom is thinking about abortion needs YOU. You can help her and her baby. Opportunities for Life is a ministry of the Kentucky Catholic Bishops serving abortion vulnerable women and men. 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, please call (888)496-3638 to learn more about this ministry and a training workshop in your diocese.

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: