Black History Month – 2016

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Panelists:  Iris Proctor, Executive Director, ArborWoman Pregnancy Medical Center
                    Alan Wegienka, RLM Multicultural Outreach Advisory Committee
                    Missy Parker-Miller, Bethany Christian Services
                    Rhonda Johnson, National Black Pro-Life Congress

ABORTION: TERMINATING – GOD’S CREATION – Panel Discussion Series

 Right to Life of Michigan is sponsoring Abortion: Terminating God’s Creation – a Black History Month Panel Discussion. This discussion is not geared only for the African American community. We all need to know the facts. It is true that black lives matter, why shouldn’t that truth extend all the way to the womb? All lives matter- born and unborn.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016: 7-9 P.M.
Gilead Baptist Church, 12501 Telegraph Rd.,Taylor, MI 48180
Abortion has taken more black American lives than every other cause of death combined since 1973. More than crime. More than accidents. More than cancer, heart disease, and AIDS. Abortion providers sell this violent act as a “cure” for unintended pregnancies, targeting black women at a rate 4 times greater than that of white women.
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Moderator:  Robert Burke,
President, Monroe County Right to Life

 

Another Panel Series:
February 13, 1 – 3 PM
Abortion:  Too High a Price
Solanus Casey Cener
1780 Mt. Elliot St.
Detroit, Michigan 48207

 

In collaboration with Central Wayne County Right to Life.  This event is free of charge and open to all!

MICHIGAN HIGHSCHOOL ORATORY CONTEST!

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Research one of the issues below and make a 5-7 minute prolife presentation to a panel of judges.

1. ABORTION

2.  EUTHANASIA

3.  INFANTICIDE

4.  EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH/HUMAN CLONING

Downriver Affiliates Prizes – 1st Place $125 – 2nd Place $75 – 3rd Place $50

State Prizes – $500 – $300 – $200

National Prizes – $1,000 – $750 – $500 – $250

The contest is open to ALL PRO-LIFE MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.  The state contest for local winners will be on May 14, 2016 in the Lansing area.  Contact your local coordinator for local contest details.  Organized by local Right to Life affiliates, Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund and the National Right to Life Committee.  If you don’t know who your local affiliate is, please contact (616) 532-2300.

Affiliate Contest :  Downriver Affiliates (Dearborn Area, Central Wayne County, Southern Downriver, Upper Downriver)

Local Coordinator:  Pam Munroe

Local Contest Date:  March 5, 2016 (Southgate Veterans Memorial Library)

Volunteers to show up by 11:00 AM

Participants to show up by 11:30 AM

Contest to start at Noon

Entry Deadline:  March 3, 2016

Phone:  (734) 282-6100 or (734) 288-8798 or (734) 782-2693

Even if you do not have a high school  participant, please come out to support and encourage these wonderful and talented students.  Free of charge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

40 Days for Life – Ann Arbor

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​40 DFL Ann Arbor Excited to Announce that Cecelia Tombelli Will be the Keynote Speaker at Our Jericho March and Kickoff Rally to be Held, Sun. Feb. 7th!

Please join your neighbors on Sunday, February 7th, at 2:00 pm for the 40 Days For Life Ann Arbor, Jericho March and Kickoff Rally beginning and ending at Planned Parenthood, 3100 Professional Dr in Ann Arbor.

Everyone is invited to join us in an Interfaith Expression of Spiritual Warfare, as we complete a one mile lap around the triangular block that surrounds Planned Parenthood with prayer and singing. Cecelia Tombelli, coordinator of the New Life Center – Project Rachel in Lansing, will be our keynote speaker. After closing down what was Lansing’s last free-standing surgical abortion clinic, the New Life Center began hosting post-abortion recovery classes to help heal the wounds and invite women to let go of their depression, anger, shame, self-reproach and guilt caused by the decision to abort.

In this Year of Mercy, Cecilia’s message will be vitally important. Each Sunday during the campaign we will complete another lap of the Jericho March, concluding Palm Sunday, March 20th, We don’t expect the physical walls of the building to crumble, but we do expect the spiritual walls to continue to crumble, so that Planned Parenthood’s chambers will no longer be used to destroy children, so that workers and mothers and fathers and children and families and communities and our nation can be freed from their deadly influence.

Come join us, as we speak up for those, who cannot speak for themselves. For more information, contact the Ann Arbor campaign director, Sandie Weathers at 734-657-1936 or email 40daysforlifeannarbor@gmail.com. Website: http://www.40daysforlife.com/annarbor.

David Daleiden – man behind the Center for Medical Progress Videos

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Dear Defenders of Life–  David Daleiden —  the man behind the Center for Medical Progress videos–  the young, courageous hero who has altered the landscape of the abortion wars, will be coming to Michigan as the guest of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society–AND WILL BE THE KEY-NOTE SPEAKER AT OUR FUNDRAISER— Friday, April, 29th   AND I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP TO PLAN THIS EVENT!   SEE BELOW FOR PLANNING SESSIONS.  

                                                           
The event will take place at Christ the King Church in Ann Arbor– either in the church itself– or the “Barn”  which seats up to 500 persons.

 
I MUST RECRUIT HELPERS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!   YES, I TRULY NEED HELP AND THUS AM ORGANIZING A COMMITTEE TO PUT ON THIS EVENT.   See list of tasks below
 
Please come to ONE of these meetings:
 
Saturday, Feb. 6th   Christ the King Church  3 pm  Bishop Mengeling Room   4000 Ave Maria Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 
 
Saturday, Feb. 13th    Transfiguration Parish   3 pm   Duns Scotus Room    25225 Code Rd, Southfield, MI 48033
 
Our Other Special Guest is the wonderfully talented musician  Eric Genuis!!
 
THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR PRO-LIFERS IN MICHIGAN TO MEET DAVID–AND BE RE-ENERGIZED TO FIGHT FOR THE UNBORN AND BUILD THE CULTURE OF LIFE!  
 
If you cannot come to either of these meetings– but would like to serve on the planning committee for this CPLS fundraiser–simply respond to this memo–  send your phone number–  and we will surely get back in touch with you!   Or feel free to call me directly at   248 444-9096
 
God Bless you ALL
Monica of CPLS
 
Event Tasks:
1) advertising and promotion, i.e.: mailings,church bulletins, Face Book Page, etc., email lists, radio ads 
2) pre-sale of tickets
3) food committee      hors d’oeuvres, wine, champagne,other beverages, etc. 
4) set up crew–tables,chairs etc.
5) drivers for David–pick up at airport, hotel, drop off  etc. etc. 
6) pro-life booths coordinator
 
 
 

Upper Downriver Right to Life Christmas Card Design Winners

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Christmas cards were sold featuring the winning entries from the third annual Christmas card design art contest sponsored by Upper Downriver Right to Life.  The first place winner in the high school age group was Katelyn Lesko, a ninth grader at Roosevelt High School and a member of Our Lady of the Scapular parish.  She received a $100 check and 10 Christmas cards of her design.  The second place winner was Anastasia Evich, a home-schooled ninth grader who received 10 cards made with her design.  The winner in the 5-8 category was Maya Mehall (see picture below), a seventh grader from John Paul II Catholic School in Lincoln Park.  She received a $50 check.

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Second place was awarded to Heliena Layton, a 5th grader from St. Pius Parish in Southgate.  Each first and second place winner received 10 Christmas cards made from their art work.  All of the winning art designs incorporated the nativity story of the birth of Jesus in a unique manner.

Katelyn Lesko explained that she had learned in the art class that a smiling Madonna could express the joyous and serene moments with her newborn son.  She was ready to compose her entry on a day with no school.  After gathering her art paper, pencils and pastels, she noticed a picture on the dresser of her grandmother holding her newborn granddaughter only months before she died.  It was a wonderful image of the precious beginning and end of life.  The composition of that photograph became the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus with his tiny fingers wrapped around the finger of His mother.

 

Holy Hour for the Sanctity of Life & Healing for Victims of Abortion

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Thursday, January 21,2016 from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 9000 Laurence Avenue, Allen Park, MI.

All are invited and encouraged to attend.  We join together to pray for the unborn and for return of the respect and commitment to the Sanctity of Life in our society.

The Holy Hour will include:

Recitation of a Scriptural Rosary for the Sanctity of Life

Scripture Reading & Homily by Rev. Mr. Luis Flores

Social to follow.

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“It’s a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish…every human being comes from the hand of God, and we all know something of God’s love for us.”  “Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.  Each one of us is what he is in the eyes of God.” – Blessed Mother Theresa