Friday, February 22, 2008

Pro-Life Update

Courtesy of the Gospel of Life Institute

The Coalition Against Assisted Suicide
The Coalition Against Assisted Suicide is in need of donations to help defeat Initiative Measure No. 1000 (assisted suicide).  Please visit their website and make a donation today.  It could help save your life!
Pro-Life T-shirt Day 2008
American Life League's National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day is April 29, 2008.  Visit their store to order your t-shirt.
It's About Life Conference sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Don't miss the 4th annual It's About Life Conference this Saturday, February 23, 2008 (TOMORROW!) at St. Joseph's Parish in Kennewick.  The conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end around 5:00 p.m.  Fr. Pavone will concelebrate 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph's, immediately following the conference.   Speakers include  Fr. Frank Pavone, Georgette Forney, and Wesley J. Smith.

Call 509-586-3820 to register.

40 Days for Life
If you haven't already done so, make time to pray at the 40 Days for Life nearest you! The prayer vigils are going well; in Bellingham, they had a save on the first day! The 40 Days will go until Palm Sunday, March 16 of 2008, and there are six communities in our area participating. Across the country, 53 other cities in 31 states are also participating. People of faith across America are praying that this effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion.

Here are the Washington State 40 Days for Life vigil locations and contact information:

Bellingham - Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood, 1530 Ellis St., Bellingham, WA

Issaquah - Planned Parenthood, 75 Dogwood Street #B, Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 214-4512

Kitsap County - Planned Parenthood, 623 NE Riddell Rd, Bremerton, WA 98310
(360) 329-4985

Olympia - 402 Legion Way, Legion and Adams (Second Floor), Down Town Olympia
(360) 480-9329

Spokane - Planned Parenthood, 123 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane, WA

Tacoma - Planned Parenthood, 813 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA

All of the local 40 Days for Life locations need more people to participate on Saturdays.  Please sign up by visiting one of the above websites.

3rd Annual Couples for Christ Pro-life Conference
The 3rd Annual Couples for Christ Pro-life Conference is March 29, 2008 from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. This year's theme is Celebrate Life! "Because Life is Precious!" The conference will be held at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Shoreline, Washington. Speakers will include Camille De Blasi Pauley and Michael Pauley. Please visit for more information and to register.

Please continue to pray for Ken VanDerhoef, Human Life of Washington's Chairman of the Board.  He has been diagnosed with a lymphoma cancerous tumor in his stomach. Please keep him in your prayers. We pray for a complete healing.