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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Elsa G. Rodriguez Deceased Legion of Mary active member

Elsa G. Rodriguez
(November 22, 1932 - January 21, 2015)

The Legion of Mary has been invited by the family of Elsa Rodriguez, who was a Legion of Mary active member, to pray the Scriptural Rosary on Monday, February 2 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Mortuary - 206 Kings Way. May our beloved Sister in Christ rest in God’s Eternal, Joyful and Glorious Peace

Elsa Guadalupe Delgado died peacefully on January 21 in Visalia, California at the age of 82.

Elsa is survived by her loving sister, Alicia Guerra of Lodi, California. Her five children, Robert Rodriguez Jr. of Del Rio, Texas, Yvette Burnett(Bill) of San Jose, California, Rose Johnston (Greg) of Round Rock, Texas, Laura Biggs (Bob) of Visalia, California, and John Rodriguez (Veronica) of Morgan Hill, California. She was blessed with 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Elsa is preceded in death by her husband Robert V Rodriguez, parents, Simon and Herlinda Delgado of Del Rio, Texas

Elsa was born on November 22, 1932 in Del Rio, Texas to Simon and Herlinda Delgado. Elsa married Robert V Rodriguez, in 1950 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic church in Del Rio, Texas. After moving to San Jose, California, Elsa enjoyed working with the American GI Forum, San Felipe Ex's and St. Lucy's Catholic Church. She returned to Del Rio, Texas in 1978 where she renewed friendships, and mentored young ladies through "La Communidad." Elsa was a long time member of the Pan-American Club, enjoyed cooking, gardening, and evening of Bingo.

Visitation will be held Monday, Feb 2nd, from 5-9, with a Rosary at 7pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at Trinity Mortuary beginning at 1 p.m. with a Mass to follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 2 p.m. Interment will be at San Felipe Cemetery. All are welcomed to attend, and celebrate Elsa's life.

Monday, January 26, 2015

January 25, 2015: Del Rio News-Herald * Letter to the Editor * A slice of life from the 2015 March for Life

Letter to the Editor,
Op-Ed Docudrama
A slice of life from the 2015 March for Life  

Cathi and Evan are first year college students attending Southern Desert State University (SDSU); they sacrificially saved to pursue their dream and one of the items on their bucket list, to attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

The March for Life was held on January 22, 2015 and the theme was “Every Life is a Gift”.

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now infamous January 22, 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade which legalized abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy.  The March for Life has rapidly grown to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is an extraordinary witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

Cathi and Evan were born in 1997 and legalized abortion had been the law of the land for 24 years. They have always felt blessed to have been born; that their mothers’ chose life for them and chose to bring them into this world. They knew that abortion was legalized the year before their mothers’ were born and their grandmothers’ also could have chosen legal abortion; the gift of life for two generations would have been lost.  This demoralizing and devastating thought had a tremendous impact on both of them, and very early on in life they both decided to dedicate their life to being advocates of the pro-life movement.

Cathi and Evan, along with two of their friends, drove from Texas to Washington D.C. They attended the March for Life Rally at the National Mall and then proceeded in the March for Life; finally fulfilling their life’s dream. They were filled with the excitement and enthusiasm of being among the hundreds of thousands coming together to show their solidarity for the cause of life. From the National Mall they faithfully and fervently marched up Constitution Avenue to the United States Supreme Court Building on Capitol Hill.

After the March for Life they drove to Cathi’s cousin’s apartment. Cathi’s cousin and her husband work as law clerks for two Supreme Court Justices; Cathi’s cousin clerks for Antonin Scalia and her husband works for Samuel Alito.

Cathi and Evan had finally fulfilled their dream to participate in the March for Life and they will never forget this experience for as long as they live.

The March for Life continues forward . . .

Marian Casillas, Ed.D.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

January 25, 2015: Del Rio March for Life - 3:00 pm Start at Star Park and end at Greenwood Park with three speakers

(Email received)

Del Rio March for Life
This is just a friendly reminder that the Del Rio March for Life will be tomorrow, Sunday, January 25, 2015, starting at 3:00pm.
The march will begin at Star Park promptly at 3:00pm and proceed down Main Street and Ogden Street to Greenwood Park.
Once at Greenwood Park we will hear from three speakers and conclude at approximately 4:30pm.
Bring your own homemade Pro-Life sign and or wear your favorite Pro-Life!
We can't wait to see you there!
Del Rio for Life

January 24, 2015: Walk for Life West Coast San Francisco, California

Our Lord’s help in the battle for the “Culture of Life!”

Smile Your Mom Chose Life!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

February 6, 2015: Night Vigil in San Antonio, Texas sponsored by Shalom Media

Greetings from Shalom Media USA!

We are excited to announce the NIGHT VIGIL for February 2015.

Night Vigil is a time for us to gather, reflect, pray, and worship. It is a night of miracles. It is a time for us to experience God healing us physically, mentally, and spiritually. Next month’s event will be held in San Antonio and the details are as follows:

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 7.00pm – 11.00pm CST
Location: St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 1710 Clower Street, San Antonio, Texas 78201

The evening begins with Holy Rosary. This month’s Inspirational Talk will be given by Reverend Father Will Combs, B.B.D. Night Vigil will culminate with Eucharistic Adoration and the celebration of Holy Mass, presided by Reverend Father Bob Hogan, B.B.D.

Night Vigil will also be broadcast LIVE on our Catholic family channel, SHALOM WORLD. Please encourage your family and friends around the country who will be unable to join us to watch on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Samsung TV, or online at

We look forward to seeing you on February 6th and encourage you to bring your family, friends, and colleagues to this FREE event! Please share the event’s promotional video ( via e-mail and on social media. Thank you!

In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,

Shalom Media USA

2015 March for Life theme "Every Life is a Gift"

Prayer for the Unborn

Heavenly Father, in Your love for us, protect against the wickedness of the devil, those helpless little ones to whom You have given the gift of life.

Touch with pity the hearts of those women pregnant in our world today who are not thinking of motherhood.

Help them to see that the child they carry is made in Your image - as well as theirs - made for eternal life.

Dispel their fear and selfishness and give them true womanly hearts to love their babies and give them birth and all the needed care that a mother can give.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.

A Pro Life Prayer For Our President And Public Officials

Lord God, Author of Life
and Source of Eternal Life,

Move the hearts of all our public officials
and especially our President,
to fulfill their responsibilities worthily
and well to all those entrusted to their care.

Help them in their special leadership roles,
to extend the mantle of protection
to the most vulnerable,
 especially the defenseless unborn,
whose lives are threatened with extermination
by an indifferent society.

Guide all public officials by your wisdom
and grace to cease supporting any law
that fails to protect the fundamental good
that is human life itself,
which is a gift from God and parents.

You are the Protector and Defender
of the lives of the innocent unborn.
Change the hearts of those who compromise
the call to protect and defend life.
Bring our nation to the values
that have made us a great nation,
a society that upholds the values of life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness for all.

Mary, the Mother of the living,
help us to bear witness to the Gospel of Life
with our lives and our laws,
 through Christ, Our Lord.


January 22, 2009
Most Reverend Robert J. Baker
Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

EWTN Pro-Life Programming

Hello Media Missionaries,

EWTN has sent out several email pertaining to all the upcoming Pro Life activities. I have organized them according to date and central time. I hope this is helpful for you to send it out to your email contacts. Thank you for spreading the good news brought to us through EWTN.

Debbie Felder
Area Coordinator for Media Missionaries

Tuesday, January 20, 5:30 pm – NAPRO – Documentary on woman’s reproductive and gynecological health.

Wednesday, January 21, 10:00 pm – 40 – Film focuses on the affects of legalized abortion in America (Encores 1/24 9:00 pm)

Thursday, January 22, 8:00 am – LIVE Coverage of the March for Life (Encores 9 pm)

Saturday, January 24, 1:30 pm – LIVE Coverage of the Walk for Life West Coast

Saturday, January 24, 10:00 pm – The Sidewalk Chronicles – Pro Life heroes who reach out to women in crisis pregnancies.

January 22, 2015: March For Life 2015 - Washington, D.C.

Website: March for Life 2015

January 27, 2015: Little Handmaid Cenacle with Lectio Divina

Dear little handmaids and friends,

Next Tuesday, January 27, 2015, will be our Little Handmaids Cenacle for this month. It will be from 5:30 until 7:30 in of the CCD classrooms at St. Joseph.

At that cenacle we will begin a new plan for our spiritual growth, and next month we will increase the cenacles to twice a month: on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

At the cenacles, which are two hours long, we will spend the first half hour in Marian devotion, usually reading and reflecting on a paragraph from St. Louis de Montfort's True Devotion to Mary. After all, it is through Mary that we come into a deeper relationship with Jesus, so we approach our time with the Lord by nurturing our bond with Mary, His Mother and ours.

For the rest of the two hours we will practice lectio divina, a means to listen to the Lord while we are reading and pondering Scripture. This is a method of contemplative prayer that I have practiced off and on for 15 years. Since December 26 I have been practicing it every day, and it is changing my life. Through the Holy Spirit "connection" that I receive so deeply in the morning, I am able to remain connected to Jesus all day.

Do you hunger for a deeper intimacy with Jesus? Lectio divina is a beautiful path to that intimacy. If you would like to learn to practice lectio divina, you are welcome to come to our cenacle. You don't have to be a Little Handmaid, nor to become one.

Mary's daughter, in the Sacred Heart of Jesus,

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)

January 25 - 31, 2015: Catholic Schools Week