KENTUCKY MARCH FOR LIFE – SAVE THE DATE
Join other Pro-Life Kentuckians on Tuesday, January 23 for the 2024 Kentucky March for Life & “Love Them Both” Rally. The program will begin with Mass at Good Shepherd Parish in Frankfort, followed by a rally at the State Capital. The event will end with a procession to the Cemetery of the Innocents in the historic Frankfort Cemetery. The Pro-Life office will be organizing buses that will leave from Northern Kentucky. If you are interested in traveling with other parishioners from the Diocese, please contact the Pro-Life Office for more information at 859-392-1500.
31ST ANNUAL EIGHTH GRADE PRO-LIFE ESSAY CONTEST
The Diocesan Pro-Life Office and the Department of Catholic Schools are pleased to sponsor the 8th Grade Pro-Life Essay Contest. The essay contest is open to all 8th graders in the Diocese of Covington. This is a great opportunity to nurture our students on their belief in the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of all human life, as well as inspire them to live out their faith. We hope you will encourage all your students to participate in this important phase of their Catholic education. For more information on the essay contest, please contact the ProLife Office or visit our website www.covdio.org/pro-life.
Pregnant? Need Help? You are Not Alone. You deserve to have all the support you need during this important time. We care and will walk with you. You are not alone. We can help. Click here for more information.
What To Do When a Friend is Considering Abortion - click here
March for Life 2023: Full Speech of Jonathan Roumie (who plays Jesus in The Chosen) - click here
The Roman Catholic Bishops of Kentucky have issued the following statement in response to the rejection of Amendment 2 by Kentucky voters - click here
DIOCESE OF COVINGTON PRO-LIFE PAGE - click here
PRAYER FOR BABIES IN THEIR MOTHER'S WOMB
O God of all creation,
Nurture and protect tiny children and keep them safe in the sanctuary of their mother’s womb.
As You so wondrously form their hearts and minds and lungs and souls, so strengthen our will to lovingly nurture and protect them.
Give us the eyes to see them as our brothers and sisters, the minds to welcome them as our own, and the faith to defend them as Your children.
We ask this through the intercession of Mary, our Blessed Mother, and the mother of all the little ones, through Christ, Our Son, Our Lord. Amen.
THE GOSPEL OF LIFE
“Having received the gift of the Gospel of Life, we are the people of life and a people for life. It is our duty to proclaim the Gospel of Life to the world. To proclaim Jesus is to proclaim life itself. Gratitude and joy at the incomparable dignity of the human person impel us to bring the Gospel of life to the hearts of all people and make it penetrate every part of society.”
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities; “The Gospel of Life: A Brief Summary” respectlife.org/gospel-of-life-summary
New Kentucky protective law again abortion - click here to read the article!
Rosary and Rose for Nancy
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is calling for Rosary prayer and fasting for conversion of heart of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 3755, to promote abortion at every stage of pregnancy (the bill is now in the U.S. Senate for consideration). Archbishop Cordileone has invited Catholics and everyone of good will to sign up for the “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign at the website of the Benedict XVI Institute. A rose will be sent to the Speaker “as a symbol of your prayer and fasting for her,” he said. (To sign up and/or read the Archbishop’s full statement, see https://benedictinstitute.org/rose-and-a-rosary/).
BAPTIZED BABY GIFT BAGS ARE BACK!
The Pro-life Baptized Baby Gift Bag Ministry is back in action. If you have a sewing machine and would be interested in helping to make blankets, please contact Mary Carol Heidrich at 859-891-9030 (call or text) or [email protected], for more details. Fabric and decal are provided. Thank you for considering to share your talent.
LIFE’S 5th QUARTER
The fifth Saturday Masses and Prayer Vigils for Life are sponsored by LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER. The goal is to tap into the enthusiasm that our youth demonstrate each January at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. ,and to teach our youth the power of the best spiritual weapon available to us, outside the Eucharist, – THE ROSARY.
LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER is challenging our YOUTH to take ownership of these 5th Saturdays along with adult support to give JUST TWO HOURS once each Quarter of the year to pray for the end to abortion and to return our nation to a Culture of Life!
Jesus Christ tells us to take up our cross and follow Him. It only requires JUST TWO HOURS of your time. Please join us and bring friends and family. Visit www.facebook.com/lifes5thquarter for information or write [email protected].
Come back to God, who is LOVE and MERCY
Life is a gift from God, and so is His mercy. Tens of millions of Americans have been directly touched by abortion and have feelings of regret, guilt and grief. God’s healing love and mercy are always possible. Many Catholics want to help women and men who have experienced abortion, but some don’t know how to begin. The Diocese of Covington, in accordance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, offer the Project Rachel Ministry, a confidential, compassionate journey to healing. Project Rachel help line (859) 392- 1547 or www.covdio.org/projectrachel or [email protected].
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).
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 [email protected] 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
USCCB Pro-Life Activities
Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities: Subscriptions
Walking WIth Moms In Need