change the hearts of people before you can change their minds.”
The goal of the Saint Agnes Pro-Life Committee is to
develop a greater respect for all human life from the moment of conception until
natural death. We are a newly formed group that, through education and prayer,
is working to encourage people who already consider themselves pro-life to
become more active in the pro-life community. We also want to provide
information to people who are neutral to pro-life issues to awaken them to the
importance of these matters so that we may foster a community that truly
respects all human life.
Committee meets on the second Monday of each month at the St. Agnes Parish Center. Dates and times of the
meetings will be announced in the Sunday bulletin.
Memorial Service for Aborted
The 7 AM Daily Mass on
Saturday, September 9th at Saint Agnes lower church will be
dedicated to remembering aborted children. There will also be a memorial prayer
service immediately following the 7 AM Mass outside of the Arlington Knights
of Columbus “Memorial to the Unborn,” located at 15 Winslow Street in Arlington.
We will walk from Saint Agnes Church to the Memorial to the Unborn at the
Knights of Columbus.
The Mass and memorial
prayer service will be the way for our community to participate in the fifth
annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Americans throughout
the country will gather at the gravesites of aborted babies and other memorial
sites dedicated in their honor. More information can be found at
There will be coffee and
light refreshments in the Knights of Columbus Hall after the prayer service.
Many thanks to Bob Tosi and the Knights of Columbus for their hospitality and
support of this Day of Remembrance. Please e-mail Eileen at
Together let us remember
the victims of abortion and pray for a final end to this injustice in our land
during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.
those suffering from past abortion decisions, “Project Rachel helped me
so much in dealing with the shame that I have felt for over 40 years. The
retreat gave me hope. I now know that I can once again be active in my faith.”
Many women suffer from the pain of a past abortion. The Project Rachel
ministry of the Archdiocese of Boston provides confidential support for
post-abortion hope and healing through its one-day retreats and referrals to
specially trained priests for sacramental Reconciliation (confession). For more
information, contact Project Rachel at 508.651.3100 or email@example.com.
Trust in the tender mercy of God!
“Dear Lord, you know what holds me
back. It’s easy to tell myself that I am too insignificant to make a
difference, especially when you call me out of my comfort zone. I confess,
Lord, that all too often I have trouble seeing past the rain on my windshield
and forget – or even worse, don’t even believe – that you have a grand, eternal
plan and that you call me to play my part in it. Today I pray for your strength
in the simple obedience to step out no matter what the world thinks of me. And
I ask you to give me the boldness to play my part in your work of saving
lives.” (Prayer taken from 40 Days for Life book by David Bereit and Shawn
“Discover what God has done…
Imagine what he can do!”
The 40 Days for Life Boston campaign is underway! The Saint Agnes time slots of
prayer in front of Planned Parenthood in Boston are Saturdays, 7-8 a.m. and
Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Meet us in the public parking lot adjacent to Saint Agnes
Church on Saturdays at 6:30 a.m. and/or Sundays at 1:30 p.m. for carpooling.
Please considering joining this powerful, international prayer campaign. Once
you go and pray with others, you gain more confidence and it gets easier.
Please e-mail Eileen at
firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Agnes Parishioners for Life Meeting
The next Parishioners for Life
Meeting will be Monday, March 14th at 7pm in the Saint Agnes Parish Center. All
in the community are welcome to join. If you are interested in helping with our
work, but can’t make the meeting, please e-mail
email@example.com so we
can keep you informed of local prolife activity.
Morning Prayer Hour
The number of babies and mothers
saved from abortion from the Lenten 40 Days for Life Campaign is up to 502! God
is so good! A very special thank you to each and every one of you who prayed,
fasted, sacrificed, and participated in the 40 Days for Life campaign in any
Saint Agnes Parish is
continuing its hour of prayer in front of Planned Parenthood on Saturday
mornings from 7-8 a.m. We meet at 6:30 a.m. in the Saint Agnes School parking
lot (Alton Street side) for carpooling. We return to Arlington by 8:30
a.m. If you have questions, please e-mail Eileen at
have been told by the devoted sidewalk counselors how much they appreciate
having us there praying when they arrive. They need help and support. Please
join this effort. Once you go and pray with others, you gain more confidence
and it gets easier. There was a baby saved on Holy Saturday! Thank you God!
runners and walkers… have you heard of the national organization LIFE Runners?
It is the world’s largest Pro-Life Running/Walking Team with chapters in all 50
states and 17 countries! LIFE Runners pray and run (or walk) to defend Life
from conception to natural death… All in Christ for Pro-Life! There are two
chapters in Massachusetts (Springfield and Still River), but no Boston area
chapter yet. Would you be interested in starting a Boston area chapter of LIFE
Runners? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This would be a great way for all ages in
our community to work and pray together to support God’s gift of life.
“The Pro-Life Office for the Archdiocese of Boston has a
singular mission that expresses itself in multifaceted dimensions. The single
focus is to reflect the love of Jesus Christ for all persons across the life
span from the first moments of new life in the womb until natural death.
“Entrusted in a special way with the mission to share the
compassionate love of Jesus Christ for all people, Project Rachel is a ministry
of healing and reconciliation for post-abortion women and men.”
Archdiocese of Boston
Office of Religious Education Respect for Life and Human Sexuality Program for
The Office of Religious
Education is very pleased to once again offer our Respect for Life Speaker
Program to address our students, along with their parents and teachers, on
our Catholic beliefs and teachings regarding Respect for Life and
Respect for Human Sexuality: Chastity.
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – Secretariat for
“We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God;
that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self
and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must
protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence.”
“The mission of Massachusetts Citizens For Life, Inc. is to
promote the respect for human life and to defend the right to life of all human
beings, born and unborn. We will influence public policy at the local, state and
national levels through comprehensive educational, legislative, political and
“The ultimate goal of the National Right to Life Committee
is to restore legal protection to innocent human life. The primary interest of
the National Right to Life Committee and its members has been the abortion
controversy; however, it is also concerned with related matters of medical
ethics which relate to the right to life issues of euthanasia and infanticide.”
”We are an officially approved association of Catholic Clergy who give special
emphasis to the pro-life teachings of the Church. We offer ongoing assistance to
the clergy in addressing the topics of abortion and euthanasia, and training and
resources to the entire pro-life movement.”
The purpose of Massachusetts Choose Life is to create a specialty license plate with
the slogan "Choose Life." Proceeds from this plate will benefit
maternity homes and pregnancy crisis centers who offer adoption as an
alternative to abortion
This website provides information for research on euthanasia, physician-assisted
suicide, living wills and mercy killing. “We are committed to the
fundamental belief that the intentional killing of another person is wrong. We
have deep sympathy for those people who are suffering.”