The USCCB theme for 2021-22 is “St. Joseph, defender of life.” For resources visit www.respectlife.org. Here are some events happening in our diocese this month:
• Respecting Life Begins With Me Program Oct. 1-31 – Developmental respect life program for youth in the Diocese of St. Augustine at elementary schools, religious education and home school programs throughout the month of October.
• Respect Life Weekend Oct. 2-3 – Be aware of your parish’s recognition and attention to Life issues.
• Life Chain Sunday Oct. 3 – Life Chains are taking place throughout the diocese! Contact your parish if they are holding a Life Chain event or participate at a parish near you. For information about Life Chain Sunday visit www.lifechain.org
• National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Oct. 15. •
Masses for the Precious Ones – Mass on Oct. 24, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sante Fe Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, High Springs, and on Nov. 7, at 1:00 p.m. at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine.
• Congreso Pro Vida Oct. 29-30 – State Respect Life Conference, Miami. For more information visit www.congresoprovida.com.