|September 5, 2016 • VOL. 54, NO. 15 • Oakland, CA|
Respect for Life
Respect Life gathering offers resources
"Moved by Mercy" is the theme for the Diocese of Oakland's annual Respect Life gathering, scheduled for Sept. 17 in the parish hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland.
The event, a collaboration of the diocesan Life and Justice Office and the Marriage and Family office, will feature speakers on topics along the continuum of life issues. Topics include natural family planning, post-abortion ministry, adoption and assisted suicide discussions.
"Birthright will share with us what the last 40 years under a pro-abortion society has done, especially to our young girls," Hernández said.
Afterward the Choice board members will tell of their experiences with Rachel's Vineyard, the retreat for women and men who are seeking healing after abortion.
Among the resources available to parishes, Hernández, said are copies of the 2016-17 Respect Life Resource Guide, published by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Hernández said she is hoping that in addition to those already involved in parish Respect Life ministry, "those who are interested in starting a Respect Life ministry in their parish" will attend the event.
Participants will get some ideas for promoting Respect Life month, which is October, in their parishes, Hernández said, and information on the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco and the Issues4Life events in Oakland in January 2017.
Contact Cristina Hernández, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mimi Streett, email@example.com to register. There is no charge for the event, which will include a light breakfast and snacks. It begins at 9:30 a.m. and is expected to end at 1 p.m.
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