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January 2020 (Volume 2, Issue 1)
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Transfiguration For Life Newsletter

January 2020

Focus on Our Youth

Transfiguration Respect Life Ministry Invites Involvement by Parish Youth
Following the parish Teen Dash event, the Ministry welcomed four new members with more to follow. 2020 plans include a greater emphasis on pro life youth initiatives.

Social Media Initiatives
After consulting with our new youth members, it was determined that attracting Parish youth would require development of social media communications. In the months ahead, tools such as Facebook, Instagram, blogs, etc will be explored for their effectiveness in increasing pro life awareness.

Rethinking Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Kevin Dunn, a prolife filmaker will present "Prophets of Hope: Living, Dying and the Power of Presence” The presentation challenges legislators, medical professionals, patients, caregivers, and society at large to rethink and consider the impact of assisted suicide.

 
When:  January 13, 2020
Time:   10 am - 11:30 am
Where: The Chancery: 2401 Lake Park Drive, Smyrna GA

Registration:
https://form.jotform.com/193494012987973

January's Featured Pro Life Organization
Each month a pro life organization is featured in the newsletter, allowing our readers to learn more about the local and national movement. We encourage you to click on their links below for more information about their contribution to the prolife effort:  



PROJECT RACHEL
“There is hope after abortion”

“Project Rachel, the U.S. Catholic Church's ministry to those who have been involved in abortion, is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priests, religious, counselors, and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering in the aftermath of abortion. In addition to referring for Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, support groups, retreats and referrals to licensed mental health professionals. It is open to all . . . people of all faiths or no faith.“

For more information visit:  http://hopeafterabortion.com/

Source: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/abortion/project-rachel/

Abortion Was the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2019, Killing 42 Million People

A heartbreaking reminder about the prevalence of abortion, compiled by Worldometers indicate that there were over 42.3 million abortions world-wide in 2019. The independent site collects data from governments and other reputable organizations and then reports the data, along with estimates and projections, based on those numbers.
When contrasting the abortion numbers to other causes of death, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, traffic accidents and suicide, abortions far outnumbered every other cause.”

Read More Here
Here is some information coming from the Archdiocese office of Life, Dignity, and Justice.
January 21 – 29, 2020
9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. Participants can receive the novena by downloading the free 9 Days for Life app, or by subscribing to daily emails or text messages. (A printable version will also be made available online.)

It's really easy to participate, you can sign up to be reminded by text message, email, or the 9 days for life app HERE.
Source: Archdiocese Word For Life
Other News:
  • 40 Days for Life Spring 2020 Campaign coming soon!
    February 26th-April 5th marks the start of the 2020 campaign.  40 Days for Life involves standing outside of the Marietta Planned Parenthood (these campaigns are all over the world) with peaceful posters, praying and having resources to hand out to anyone that approaches you. Offering hope and help. For complete details and to register click Here.  
  • Diocese of Atlanta provides Advanced Directive for Health Care. A true respect for life involves recognition of human dignity at every stage of life. The Diocese of Atlanta offers an Advanced Directive which is compliant with church teachings. Click Here to download your copy.  Note: If your browser doesn't open the file, check your downloads directory.
  • Georgia “Heartbeat Bill” House Bill 481 due to go into effect Jan 1, 2020 on hold.
    Following an injunction issued in October 2019, the law while signed by Governor Kemp, will not be enforced pending the outcome of litigation scheduled for early 2020.
    source: Read More Here.
  • Unplanned Movie coming to Transfigurtion.  Plans are underway to present a viewing of the well-known movie at our parish. Pro-life leaders will be on hand to introduce the movie.  Look for the showing schedule in our website and newsletter  
  • Calendar added to Respect Life Website. Readers of the Ministry website (www.transfigforlife.com) can now explore upcoming events at a glance with the new calendar feature. Click Here to see the new calendar. 
One of the best things you can do to support our efforts is to contact your elected officials. And the easiest and best way to do that is through their web sites or email. See how in the instructions below:
 
Contact Governor Brian Kemp: Click the link to be taken to a web site where you can send your comments to the Governor.

Contact your State Senator or Representative:  This link opens a website that finds your state representatives based on your address:
  • Click the link above.
  • When the page opens enter your address and click "Search by Address"
  • It should return a list of state representatives for your address.
  • If you click on any of the names listed, you will be taken to a page that shows their email address, phone number and other information. 
Would you like to get more involved with our ministry? We could really use your help. You can volunteer in any of the following areas:
  • Planning Committee
  • Event Coordinators
  • Writers and Editors
  • Website Designers
  • Graphics Design
  • Liaison with other groups
  • Prayer Warriors
  • Youth Representatives.
Click the button below and send us a note and we'll be in touch.
How are We Doing? Click here to send us feedback in a confidential email.
Ongoing:
  • Friday's at 8-11 AM, On Going Prayer Vigil, Feminist Women's Clinic, 1924 Cliff Valley Road NE, Atlanta GA 30329.
Upcoming:
  • 01/22/2020 - Archdiocesan Mass for the Unborn and Youth Rally.
  • 1/25-26/2019 - Annual Rose Procession.
  • 2/29-3/1/2020 - Baby Bottle Boomerang Kickoff (Benefits Hope Center).
  • Rachel's Vineyard Retreat Dates 2020
    February 14-26
    June 12-14
    October 16-18
  • January, 2021 - March for Life Washington D.C. We are trying to determine the level of interest in Transfiguration families for going to DC for the March for Life in January 2021. If interested in learning more contact Peggy Desiderio at peggydesiderio@gmail.com.
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