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OCTOBER: Respect Life Month * * * October 1: Saint Therese of the Child Jesus * * * October 2: The Holy Guardian Angels * * * October 3: First Friday Devotion * * * October 4: First Saturday Devotion & Saint Francis of Assisi * * * October 5: Respect Life Sunday * * * October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary * * * October 26: Legion of Mary Pro-Life Rosary at 2:30 pm led by Father Antonio Moreno followed by Life Chain 2014 - Civic Center 3 pm

Friday, September 26, 2014

October 26, 2014: Life Chain 2014 in front of Del Rio Civic Center from 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Facebook: Del Rio for Life

Sunday, October 26
at 3:00pm - 4:30pm in CDT

Del Rio Civic Center
1915 Veterans Blvd, Del Rio, Texas 78840

Del Rio will join cities across the country forming a Chain of Life.
Join us in prayer for our community and our country, and help spread the message of Life!

This is an ecumenical event and Pro-Lifers of all faiths are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Order your Life Chain T-Shirt, all proceeds go to the Amistad Pregnancy Care Center!

Shirts can be ordered at:

Orders will Only be taken through October 8, 2014!!!

Order your Life Chain 2014 T-Shirt and show the world that you Stand 4 Life!
All proceeds will go directly to the Amistad Pregnancy Care Center, Del Rio's Crisis Pregnancy Resource!
To assure delivery before the event, orders will only be taken through Oct. 8, 2014! 
Don't wait, order yours now!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014: Del Rio News-Herald * Letter to the Editor * "Celebrate 'Respect Life Month' in October"

Letter to the Editor,

October is Respect Life Month:  October 5 is Respect Life Sunday and October 26 is Life Chain 2014.

Why is there a month specifically dedicated to remind us and persuade us to “Respect Life”?

Could it be that our society is rampantly raging with disrespect, disgrace and dishonor concerning human life?

Has selfishness, self-centeredness and self-satisfaction replaced sacrificial love and mutual respect, producing the prevailing hard-hearted, mind numbing and soulless milieu that has pervaded and permeated our culture?

Have we isolated ourselves from the human family, arrogantly insulated ourselves and lost all semblances of the dignity and sanctity that must be accorded to human life?

Is the current headline news featuring the abominable atrocity of artillery attacks, the horrendous brutality of beheadings, the vitriolic physical and psychological damage of domestic violence, and the virulent epidemic of the Ebola virus simply dismissed with detached apathy and disconnected indifference?

Have we become so desensitized and demoralized that we have built a resistance to the human reaction and responsiveness of affinity, benevolence, compassion, deference and empathy?

Have we become blinded and can no longer see the beauty of life, hard of hearing and can no longer hear the joy of life, and cold hearted and can no longer feel the magnificence of life?

Is that why there is a special month to remind us all that life is to be respected from the moment of conception in the mother’s womb to natural death in God’s Eternal Plan,  in all its stages and ages, with all its abilities and disabilities, in all its normality and abnormality, with all its joyful edifications and sorrowful mortifications?

Will we be counted among those who respect life by inflaming our heart, informing our mind and illuminating our soul with gratitude for God’s glorious gift of life?

“All life has inestimable value even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.” – Pope Francis


Marian Casillas, Ed.D.

September 29 - November 21, 2014: National 54 Day Rosary Novena

Visit the website for more information 

Intention: “For peace and the family, human life, marriage and religious freedom"
Why: A Message of Hope in response to the spiritual crisis in our culture and nation and to the USCCB call to prayer, Click Here.
What: Pray the rosary for 54 straight days for the Novena Intentions; 27 days in petition followed by 27 days in thanksgiving
Where: At home individually or with families, or in a parish community or other groups

Pray & Support our Seminarians

Website: Vocation Office
Archdiocese of San Antonio

February 14, 2015: Super Youth Spectacular in San Antonio, Texas

Archdiocese of San Antonio
Office of Youth Ministry

September 22-27, 2015: The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Iconic Image & English/Spanish Prayer


World Meeting of Families 2015

The 60th Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Calling

Read entire article in National Catholic Register 

September 21, 2014: St. Joseph Parish Bulletin Insert: All are welcome!/¡Todos son bienvenidos!

September 21, 2014: Sacred Heart Parish Bulletin Announcements: RCIA Class Schedule * New Evangelization Message

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014: Feast Day of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina

Saint Padre  Pio, pray for us!

November 6, 2014: Celebrate Marriage: The Divine Truth with Matt Birk in San Antonio, Texas


Archdiocese of San Antonio Knights of Columbus Chapter

Meriam Ibrahim’s First TV Interview: Courage That Should Inspire Us All

(Email received)

Meriam Ibrahim’s First TV Interview: Courage That Should Inspire Us All

by David French / Washington, DC / /  9/17/14

I just now had a chance to watch Meriam Ibrahim’s interview with Megyn Kelly on Tuesday night.
What an astonishing statement of faith and courage — with not just her life, but her kids’ lives on the line, she refused to deny her faith.
Instead, it was her source of strength and hope.
There’s not much to say, really.

Exclusive: Mariam Ibraheem opens up about harrowing ordeal – worth the 10-minute watch!!

Sep. 15, 2014 - Sudanese Christian shares her story

LifeNews Note:  David French is an attorney with the American Center for Law and Justice.

Little Handmaids of Our Sorrowful Mother
And Mary said, "Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." (Lk 1:38)

Catholic Campus and Young Adult Ministry - Archdiocese of San Antonio

Website: Young Adults/Campus Ministry

St. Paul Street Evangelization

St. Paul Street Evangelization

Read article in Today's Catholic newspaper:

Street evangelization group finds success in personal encounters in public spaces,parish festivals

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pope seeks prayers for trip to Albania on September 21, 2014

At the conclusion of his September 17 general audience, Pope Francis asked for prayers, through the intercession of Our Lady of Good Counsel, for his forthcoming apostolic journey to Albania.

Urgent prayer request from missionaries in Iraq

(Email Received)

September 19, 2014
Dear Sisters and Associates:
Please remember the Christians and especially the children and the mission teams working in northern Iraq in your prayer, as they deal with the terrible advancement of ISIS and the systematic beheading of children who will not renounce Jesus.  
Sister Annette received this email and we are passing it on to all for immediate prayer.
May Jesus give them courage and strength to stand firm in their faith.
In the Incarnate Word,   
Sister Michelle Marie Kuntscher, 
Superior General of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, Corpus Christi

September 16, 2014
Hello, brothers & sisters:  Please, fall to your knees.
We recently received these two emails from missionary friends,  one yesterday and one this morning. 
I pass it on so that people can pray specifically for our brothers and sisters.

This is so sad
A friend from Ohio just got a text message from her brother asking her to shower him and his parish in prayer. 
He is part of a mission team and ISIS has taken over the town they are in today. 
He said ISIS is systematically going house to house to all the Christians and asking the children to denounce Jesus. 
He said so far not one child has. 
And so far all have consequently been killed. 
But not the parents. 
The UN has withdrawn and the missionaries on their own. 
They are determined to stick it out for the sake of the families - even if it means their own deaths. 
He is very afraid, has no idea how to even begin ministering to these families who have had seen their children martyred. 
Yet he says he knows God has called him for some reason to be his voice and hands at this place at this time. 
Even so, he is begging prayers for his courage to live out his vocation in such dire circumstances. 
And like the children accept martyrdom if he is called to do so. 
She asked me to ask everyone we know to please pray for them. 
These brave parents instilled such a fervent faith in their children that they chose martyrdom. 
Please surround them in their loss with your prayers for hope and perseverance. 
She was able to talk to her brother briefly by phone. 
She didn't say it but I believe she believes it will be their last conversation. 
Pray for her too. 
She said he just kept asking her to help him know what to do and do it. 
She told him to tell the families we ARE praying for them and they are not alone or forgotten -- no matter what. 
Her e mail broke my heart. 
Please keep all in your prayers. 

This came this morning...
Just a few minutes ago I received the following text message on my phone from Sean Malone who leads Crisis Relief International(CRI)
We then spoke briefly on the phone and I assured him that we would share this urgent prayer need with all of our contacts.
"We lost the city of Queragosh (Qaraqosh). 
It fell to ISIS and they are beheading children systematically. 
This is the city we have been smuggling food too.
 ISIS has pushed back Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) and is within 10 minutes of where our CRI team is working. 
Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night. 
The UN evacuated it's staff in Erbil. 
Our team is unmoved and will stay.
Prayer cover needed!"
Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the people of Northern Iraq from the terrible advancement of ISIS and its extreme Islamic goals for mass conversion or death for Christians across this region.
May I plead with you not to ignore this email. 
Do not forward it before you have prayed through it. 
Then send it to as many people as possible.
Send it to friends and Christians you may know. 
Send it to your prayer group. 
Send it to your pastor and phone him/her to pray on Sunday during the service - making a special time of prayer for this. 
We need to stand in the gap for our fellow Christians.