“Open your hearts to LIFE!” Pope Francis
Upcoming Pro-Life Events:
|September 25 – November 3, 2013
www.40daysforlife.comPray & Fast – commitment cards will be available in the narthex
September 29, 3-4pm – 40 Days for Life Kick-off at Matrix Pregnancy Center in Lafayette with speaker, Steven Karlen.
October 11 – Pray in front of Lafayette abortion site, Planned Parenthood 964 Mezzanine Dr., attend 12pm Mass at St. Boniface & then stop for lunch on the way home
Friday, October 25 – Pray in front of Muncie abortion site, Planned Parenthood. Meet at St. Patrick parish hall at 8:45am. We will drive to Muncie, pray at PP, then attend 11:30 Mass at St. Mary’s in Muncie.
|Holy Hour for Life – October 4, 20136:15pm – Free dinner in the parish hall by the Family Life Team
Dinner includes soup, grilled cheese, carrots and dessert. RSVP at 452-6021.7:00pm – Holy Hour for Life
|Diaper Derby – October 5As part of the celebration of life weekend, the Diaper Derby 2013, a 5K Run/Walk to benefit Birthright of Kokomo, will be held Saturday, October 5 at the campus of St. Joan of Arc Church. Check-in begins at 9:00am and the run/walk begins at 9:30am. There is no entry fee! In lieu of a fee, participants are asked to bring either monetary or diaper donations for Birthright. T-shirt orders and registration forms will be available soon. It should be a great event for the whole family – please plan to join us!|
|Respect Life Sunday Activities – October 6
Birthday Party for Spiritually Adopted Babies: after 11:00 Mass
Balloon Rosary: 1:30pm
Divine Mercy Chaplet: 3:00pm
Help Support Birthright:
Birthright, located at 3712 Southlea Drive, Kokomo, provides caring, nonjudmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy. Using it’s own resources and those in the community, they provide loving and positive alternatives. Birthright provides friendship and emotional support, free pregnancy testing and maternity and baby clothes. For more information on Birthright, and how you can help, please visit their website: http://www.birthright.org.
“Give us the grace – when the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, to stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life.” ~ Blessed John Paul II
KEEP CURRENT WITH PRO-LIFE NEWS: www.LifeNews.com
PRO-LIFE ACROSS AMERICA BILLBOARDS
A BIG thank you to our generous St. Patrick and St. Joan of Arc benefactors who have made it possible to have three Pro-Life Across America billboards placed in the following locations in Howard County:
South 31 S of Center Rd.
East 22 E of SR 19
SE corner of Dixon and Defenbaugh
us in Your own image, and
You desire that not even the
least among us should perish.
In Your love for us, You entrusted
Your only Son to the Holy Virgin Mary.
Now, in Your love,
protect against the wickedness
of the devil, those little ones to whom You have given the gift of life.
“Abortion kills not only unborn children; it destroys constitutional order and the common good, which is assured only when the life of every human being is legally protected. Aggressively pro-abortion policies, legislation and executive orders will permanently alienate tens of millions of Americans, and would be seen by many as an attack on the free exercise of their religion.” – Cardinal Francis George, Statement at the USCCB Fall Assembly, November 12, 2008
|7 weeks after conception
Eco-3D and SonoPortal
|11 weeks after conception
Eco-3D and SonoPortal
|4D Ultrasound image
5 weeks – Heart begins to beat.
6 weeks – Brain waves can be detected; arm buds are visible.
7 weeks – Umbilical cord appears; facial features begin to form.
8 weeks – Can feel pain; fingers and toes develop; eyelids begin to form.
9 weeks – Fingernails begin to form; can suck thumb.
10 weeks – Bones of skeleton begin to form; tooth buds forming.
11 weeks – Breathing amniotic fluid steadily and will do so until birth.
12 weeks – Can kick, turn over, make a fist, open mouth and press lips together.
13 weeks – Vocal cords and auditory sense are developing.
15 weeks – Skin begins to form.
16 weeks – Facial expressions are possible; may begin having hiccups.
17 weeks – Fat stores begin to develop.
20 weeks – Can be startled by a loud external noise.
22 weeks – Taste buds develop.
23 weeks – Can demonstrate rapid eye movements (REM); lungs prepare for birth.
24 weeks – Fingerprints and footprints are forming; sense of balance develops.
26 weeks – Eyes are fully developed.
27 weeks – If born this week, chance of survival is at least 85%.
28 weeks – Eyes are able to open and close; eye color has been established.
29 weeks – Bones are fully developed; begins storing iron, calcium & phosphorus.
30 weeks – Baby “practices” breathing by moving his/her diaphragm in rhythm.
31 weeks – Reproductive development near complete.
32 weeks – Nearly all babies born at this age survive the challenges of premature birth.
33 weeks – Pupils now constrict, dilate and detect light.
37 weeks – Baby is considered full-term.
40 weeks – Due date.
Youth made an impact at 2011 March for Life. Click here for news story.
St. Patrick Parish has an active pro-life ministry. Several parishioners regularly volunteer at Birthright, participate in silent protests at Planned Parenthood, travel every January to March for Life and give their time and talent to other activities. St. Patrick also participates in the annual Life Chain which takes place the first Sunday of October. Please call the parish office if you are intersted in becoming involved in our Pro-Life ministry.