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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fw: Pray for Life: Adoption Novena This Weekend!

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Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 3:50 PM
Subject: Pray for Life: Adoption Novena This Weekend!
Thank you for praying with us during 9 Days for Life in January! Even though 9 Days for Life concluded, we need to keep praying and working for a culture of life throughout the year. 

Will you pray the Novena to St. Joseph for Those on the Path of Adoption?(To end on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, begin the novena this Sunday, March 12th.) 

Also, you'll automatically receive Pray for Life each month, a prayer intention with related material--like the 9 Days for Life novena. (Scroll down for this month's Pray for Life.)

Want more ideas? Visit our website for 5 simple ways you can make a difference for life!
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March 2017

May God bless all those for whom adoption is part of their life story. 


Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be


Adoption is a loving and generous way for a child to be welcomed as part of a family. It can also include uncertainty and other challenges—for the children waiting to find "forever families," for the parents placing their children for adoption, for the couples waiting to be matched with a child, and for so many others.
This month, we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.* Remembering his very special role as the earthly foster father of Jesus, we invoke St. Joseph's intercession, asking the Lord to bless all those for whom adoption has a place in their story. And, recalling the mercy which God our Father has shown to us, we also ask that, through our words and actions, they may encounter the outstretched hands of his mercy.

*Because March 19 falls on a Sunday this year, the observance of the Solemnity of St. Joseph is Monday, March 20.
Acts of Reparation (Choose one.)

One Step Further

Read Accompanying Expectant Mothers Considering Adoption. Drawing from the personal experience of a mother who placed her child for adoption, this article gives nine pointers for offering ongoing support to other expectant mothers considering adoption. Find out how you can be an agent of mercy.

(Also available to order in either English or Spanish!)
Prayer and Educational Resources
Visit our website for adoption-related prayer and educational materials, including:
  • Novena to St. Joseph: For Those on the Path of Adoption
  • Articles
  • Brief prayer guides
  • Reference information
  • Prayer intentions
  • Downloadable images with accompanying, social media-length captions

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