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ProLife Corner - Event Calendar

ProLife Corner | Event Calendar

There are many ways in which participation in prolife movements is being asked.  At Maternity of Mary and Holy Childhood, we host several events during the course of the year in which fundraising for prolife initiatives is at our core.  Due to Covid-19, we have been forced to limit in person activities but are always interested and open to virtual options as well.  Below is a list of events we currently have in the works.  

If you know of more that can help expand our prolife brand, please feel free to contact us with ways you would like to be involved!

40 Days for Life

  • Date: September 23 - October 31 2021
  • Vigil Location: Planned Parenthood, 671 Vandalia St St Paul, MN
  • All are welcome to pray between 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Questions? Contact us if you need more information.
  • Carpool Opportunity & ProLife Committee Prayer Hour: Every Thursday from September 23 - October 28th 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Interested in Carpooling? Contact us or meet at the Church for departure at 5 p.m.

Pray on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood. Signs are not required. If you must bring signs please let them be upbeat and positive; call us for suggestions.  We have a limited supply of 40 Days for Life signs for ADOPT-A-DAY churches only. They have to be returned the next business day to our office.

Please do not interfere with the sidewalk counselors who are by the driveway. Please pray between the sidewalk entrance (double glass doors) to Plannned Parenthod and Charles Ave. Please leave enough room for a pedestrian to pass.  Do not call out to clients or interfere with sidewalk counselors, they have been trained to speak to abortion clients. If you feel led to become a sidewalk counselor, contact our office. Do not speak to Planned Parenthood escorts or staff.

Respect the prayer traditions that are different from yours and remain peaceful. 

October Prolife Monthly Meeting

  • Date: Monday October 4 2021
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church, Sirba Hall
  • Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Legislature Quarterly Information Opportunity/Donut Sunday

  • Date: Sunday October 17 2021
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church, Sirba Hall
  • Time: after both 8 a.m. and 10:30 masses

Learn more about how you can take part in easily contacting your legislature to speak on the behalf of the unborn.  There are multiple legislature happenings going on that we invite you to learn more at the information table on how you can play a role to get the word out!  Don Parker from MCCL will be on hand to answer questions and provide more information on how MCCL is fundamentally making a difference in the Pro-Life arena!

MCCL Fall Tour

  • Date: Tuesday October 19 2021
  • Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church, Sirba Hall
  • Volunteer Opportunity: please consider bringing bars/snacks for the attendees to partake in after the meeting

Each fall, MCCL travels the state holding informational pro-life meetings in dozens of cities and towns. These meetings educate pro-life citizens about current trends and issues, legislation, elections, and more. They also equip citizens to make a difference in their own communities.

All Fall Tour gatherings are free and open to the public. Each one-hour presentation is delivered by a speaker from the MCCL state office; attendees also receive a packet of crucial materials. Our goal is to inform, empower, and inspire Minnesotans to be effective pro-life citizens. If you want to learn how you can help save lives, please come!

Women's Life Care Center Baby Bottle Distribution

  • Date: Weekend of November 6-7 2021
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church
  • Help Support Women's Life Care Center by picking up an empty baby bottle in the entrances of the church.  Fill it up with spare change, checks or dollar bills and bring it back in the donation bin the following month!

Prolife Movie Night

  • Date: Friday November 12 2021
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church, Sirba Hall
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Please consider bringing items which tie into the theme of this film. 
  • Details: Join us for popcorn and snacks while watching the Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear and Djimon Hounsou starring film which is also a true story: "Same Kind of Difference as Me."  We are looking for donations of food drive items we can donate to area food shelves during this critical time as well.  Click the link above to watch the trailer learn more about the PG-13 rated film.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Women's Life Care Center Baby Bottle Collection

  • Date: Weekend of December 4-5 2021
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church
  • Details:  Help support Women's Life Care Center by bringing back the baby bottles picked up from the previous month.    

December Prolife Monthly Meeting

  • Date: Monday December 6 2021
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church, Sirba Hall
  • Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

January 2022 Prolife Monthly Meeting

  • Date: Monday January 3 2022
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church, Sirba Hall
  • Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Annual Prolife Italian Dinner

  • Date: Saturday January 15 2022
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church, Sirba Hall
  • Time: TBD
  • Details: Help support our Prolife committee by participating in our annual Italian Dinner!  More information will be known as the date gets closer.

February Prolife Monthly Meeting

  • Date: Monday February 7 2022
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church, Sirba Hall
  • Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

March Prolife Monthly Meeting

  • Date: Monday March 7 2022
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church, Sirba Hall
  • Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

April Prolife Monthly Meeting

  • Date: Monday April 4 2022
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church, Sirba Hall
  • Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

May Prolife Monthly Meeting

  • Date: Monday May 2 2022
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church, Sirba Hall
  • Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Mother's Day Flower Sale/Baby Shower

  • Date: Weekend of May 7-8 2022
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church
  • Time: at all weekend Masses
  • Details: Purchase violets, carnations and different flowers and plants to help support Prolife groups such as MCCL.  In combination to the flower/plant sale, we are asking for donations of baby diapers, wipes and creams to help support pregnancy treatment centers and Prolife groups.  In 2021, donations were delivered to Women's Life Care Center and Abria Pregnancy Center.   Thank you to everyone who took the time and effort to donate so generously in a time that is most critical to mothers everywhere! 

Spiritually Adopt - A - Child - September 2022

This program is an opportunity to pledge a daily prayer for nine months for a baby who is in danger of abortion.  This special prayer is found on the Spiritual Adoption Prayer cards found in the entry of the church on the card which you can put the name of the "baby" you are praying for.  For the parents of the baby, please pray a daily Hail Mary.  Pray that God in His great mercy will grant the parents the courage to once more imitate the lives of Mary and Joseph.  They gave a humble yes to bring forth the life of Jesus, our Savior, in a way that was defiant to the wisdom of their time.

It is an opportunity to educate others about the development of the pre-born baby.  At the end of nine months, to align with the Mother's Day timeframe, we will be collecting baby bottles and diapers/supplies to donate to area pregnancy resources.  This collection is a visible means of imitating the Magi by providing assistance in the form of a donated baby item.  

Our prayers CAN make a difference between whether a baby will be born … or aborted.  Our prayers can also be a form of spiritual support for both of the parents.  Please share the love of life given to you by the Lord of all life and join in spiritually adopting a baby.

Respect Life Sunday

  • Date: Sunday October 2 2021
  • Location: Maternity of Mary Church, Rosary Garden
  • Time: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

The first Sunday of October (Oct. 2nd this year) is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between.  Join us for a walk around the block starting at the Rosary Garden at 3:30 p.m.  If weather is inclement, we will meet in the Chapel instead.

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