Respect Life Resources
Catholic Charities is planning its 4th Annual Beacon of Hope Gala, scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Wings Over the Rockies. We look forward to being with you that night.
Thanks to your generosity and the hard work of many volunteers, our 2014 fundraiser was an amazing success in funds raised and the commitment our community showed to building a culture of life and service. I said that night that we saved 24 babies in the first 18 months that Lighthouse Women's Center was open. That number of precious lives is now 36. The culture of life that we continue to develop is something we call the "Continuum of Care." A sense of care that starts by offering real choice to women who find themselves in the middle of an unplanned pregnancy.
With your financial and volunteer support we are able to help these women choose life for their unborn baby and then provide a system of ongoing support that includes Gabriel House, Father Ed Judy House, Regina Caeli Counseling services, mentoring, financial support, parenting classes and much more. It is not enough to save the life of the baby, we have to provide support for the mother and her child after the baby is born. Catholic Charities is fundamentally pro life in all its complexities and joy, not just pro-birth. Whether the need is housing, food, clothing, diapers, education or counseling services, as a result of your support we are there to help a baby become a part of a family – part of a community.
One area of support often goes unmentioned, education. Lynn Grandon, director of our Respect Life Resources, has run a "Pro-Life Boot Camp" for young people in grades 8-12. Respect Life Resources works with parishes, our grade schools and high schools. It provides support to educate our youth on chastity, abstinence and the value of their sexuality and how beautiful it is when honored for what it is - a beautiful act of creation in the union of holy matrimony between a man, woman and God.
Today, I am asking you to consider making a commitment to purchasing a table at our gala this coming January 31, 2015. We cannot do what we do without you. We represent you in everything we do. Your contribution at one of the levels listed below will ensure a table(s) for your guests in a premier location on the night of the event. For your early commitment we will have a special gift for you as a table donor and will include your name and/or company name in the event's rolling video loop, program booklet and on Catholic Charities' website.
President and CEO
A Message from
Most Rev. Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila
on Lighthouse Women’s Center & Women’s Services
When women come to Lighthouse, they are often in need of more than medical advice. Through its caring, faith-filled staff, the Church is able to be a light in their darkness and bring them God’s love. Thanks to the staff ’s dedicated service, we know that there are at least 36 children alive today who may have been aborted.
Lighthouse is unique because it offers a full range of material and spiritual support to women in need, whether that need is housing, child care or counseling. I am deeply grateful and supportive of the life-saving work carried out by Lighthouse. It is a safe haven where those who enter its doors receive the love and mercy of Christ.