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Natural Family Planning Awareness Month - Natural Family Planning (NFP) reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife. (Standards for Diocesan Natural Family Planning Ministry, p. 23) 

July is Natural Family Planning Awareness Month and with that an opportunity to learn more about the practice of NFP. Visit the pamphlet rack in the church vestibule from July 21st though the 29th to find informative brochures on this topic. You’ll also find interesting CD's available in the kiosk. Please use this opportunity to learn something new or to take a brochure to share with a friend or family member. 


Project Rachel – “Each time we acknowledge our brokenness and bring it to God for healing, we have a new opportunity to experience God’s love and power.” -Richard J. Hauser, SJ - taken from Moving in the Spirit. Is there an abortion experience in your past? Do you want to begin healing your brokenness and come to the love and mercy that God has waiting for you? Let us help. Contact Project Rachel Ministry today by calling our confidential help line 859-393- 1547 or email projectrachel@covdio.org . All calls and emails are confidential. 


Project Rachel Ministry Information and Training Session – Do you have the compassion and heart to work with women and men who have experienced abortion? The Diocese of Covington’s Project Rachel Ministry is hosting an information and training session on Saturday, August 4th from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Anne Retreat Center in Melbourne, KY. The day will begin at 8:00 a.m. with Mass, followed by breakfast. The training session will begin at 9:00 a.m.; lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. followed by a question and answer session. We will end the day with a Rosary dedicated to Our Lady and ask her guidance in our ministry. There is no charge for this training. To make reservations for the Project Rachel Ministry Information and Training Session, please contact Peggy Piccola at 859-392-1500 x1546 or email ppiccola@covdio.org by Monday, July 30th.

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Frequently Asked Questions about 40 Days for Life.


Where is the vigil held?


On the public sidewalk, outside Planned Parenthood at 2314 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH.


Why is the vigil in front of Planned Parenthood – can’t I pray anywhere?

When we pray in front of Planned Parenthood we are a witness to the Gospel of Life for the staff and
the people entering, for those walking and driving by, and for those who live and work in the
neighborhood. We reinforce their pro-life views or “plant a seed” if they are not pro-life.

When we pray in front of Planned Parenthood we bring prayer directly to the site and to the devil.
When Joshua and his troops tumbled the walls of Jericho they did it by marching around Jericho, not
from tents far off. (Josh 5:8-16) As one prayer warrior puts it, “When I stand and pray in front of
Planned Parenthood the horror of abortion becomes more real to me. It is all so concrete. I think
about what happens in there and my prayers are more fervent and focused.”

What do I do while at the vigil?

-Stand or bring a chair to sit, as you pray, read scripture, and contemplate Jesus’ Gospel of Life
-Be a witness to the Gospel of Life to those who pass. This can be done through silent witness or
saying something as simple as “God bless you” to passersby.
-Always keep in mind that this is a peaceful, prayerful vigil.

Where can I park?

At Holy Name Church, 2448 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, (2 blocks from Planned Parenthood), or parking
can usually be found on surrounding streets such as Wellington Place, or McGregor Avenue.

Is it safe?

We have had no problems, the police are informed that we will be there, and it is a well traveled area.

Occasionally, we do get a rude gesture or comment from cars driving by, but most often we receive
“thumbs up” and supportive honks.

Can I bring children?

Yes, but for the best times to bring young children, call Mary 513-791- 4039.


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What is Natural Family Planning (NFP)? NFP is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies. These methods are based on observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle. No drugs, devices, or surgical procedures are used. NFP reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife. - Standards for Diocesan Natural Family Planning Ministry, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 2010


Why Natural Family Planning? “Jesus calls us to serve others. Marriage and parenthood are ways we can immediately apply this call in our lives. NFP has led me to be more open to life, more aware of God’s design for intimacy in marriage, more dependent on Him to fulfill these plans. It has strengthened my relationship with my husband, given me personal insight and it has given our children life!” -Dawn Farias

How Natural Family Planning Changed my Life,” available at:

www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/what-is-nfp/couples-stories/upload/How-Natural-Family-Planning-has-Changed-My-Life-2.pdf) 

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PREGNANCY CARE CENTERS

CARE NET PREGNANCY SERVICES OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY

24-HOUR HELPLINE:  859-282-9878

www.Choselifenky.org

Locations:

7134 Price Pike

Florence, KY  41042

859-282-0029

3700 Alexandria Pike

Cold Spring, KY  41076

859-781-9878

305 N. Main Street

Williamstown, KY  41097

859-824-0123

FRANCISCAN DAUGHTERS OF MARY

ROSE GARDEN HOME MISSION

2040 Madison Avenue

Covington, KY  41014

859-491-7673

NEW HOPE CENTER

24 HOUR HELP LINE:  800-395-4357

www.Newhopecenter.com

Locations:

228 Thomas More Pkwy

Crestview Hills,  KY  41017

859-341-0766

3720 Decoursey Ave.,

Latonia, KY  41015

859-431-0011

1093 Alexandria Pk.

Alexandria, KY  41001

859-391-1725

OLD ST. MARY’S PREGNANCY CENTER

123 E. 13th Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202

513-929-9165

MATERNITY HOME

MADONNA HOUSE

www.madonnahouseky.org

25 Orphanage Rd.

Covington, KY  41017

859-344-1191

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40 Years of Abortion – What Can 1 Person Do? 

  • Vote! Vote in light of Catholic teaching. And be an informed voter, examining the issues, party platforms, candidate voting records, etc.

  • Know who is representing you at the state and federal level, and respectfully make them aware of your views on bills being considered.

  • For federal legislative info, visit www.house.gov or www.senate.gov, or call the Capitol switchboard at 1-202-224-3121. For Kentucky legislative info, visit www.lrc.ky.gov or call 1-800-372-7181 to leave a message for your rep., or 1-866-840-2835 to check the status of a bill.

  • To receive legislative action alerts from our Diocesan Pro-Life office, send your email address to ppiccola@covdio.org. To receive alerts from the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, sign up at www.ccky.org.

  • Volunteer for, and financially support, candidates who will work to enact legislation which recognizes the right to life of all human beings

  • Consider running for public office yourself. Our city, state, and country need humble leaders of integrity, who are willing to defend the defenseless – perhaps God is calling you to be that leader!

Remember: We can’t all do everything, but everyone can do something!

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Priests for Life - Stay Connected

Blog: PriestsForLife.org/blog

Social Media: PriestsForLife.org/Facebook, PriestsForLife.org/YouTube, PriestsForLife.org/Twitter

TV Programs: Defending Life on EWTN every Thursday at 11 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 a.m., The Catholic View for Women with Janet Morana on EWTN every Wednesday at 11 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m., Defendiendo La Vida on EWTN. Find airing times at www.DefendiendoLaVida.com

Find more at priestforlife.org/media

Radio Programs:  Defending Life on EWTN Radio Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 a.m., Catholic Connection on EWTN radio with Teresa Tomeo

Listen online at avemariaradio.net

Speakers:  priestsforlife.org/speakers

Meetings

We meet monthly on the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Rectory Meeting Room. Please feel free to join us.

Our Mission Statement

Our purpose is to help educate the parish about the Catholic Church's teachings on pro-life issues and provide them with opportunities to put their pro-life convictions into action here in our community.

 

For more information contact Kay Sendelbach at 859-441-2712.