40 Days for Life
Feb
14
to Mar 31

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life is an international campaign of prayer, fasting and peaceful vigils outside facilities where abortions take place.  A local 40 Days for Life, sponsored by Welland-Port Colborne Pro-Life, is taking place in Niagara Falls outside the hospital.  Many volunteers are needed.  For more information, contact Annette at 905-397-8093.

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St. Catharines Right to Life 5th Speakers Workshop
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

St. Catharines Right to Life 5th Speakers Workshop

Don't Be Caught Speechless:
Defending Life Aware You are:

Join us at the Pro-Life Speakers Workshop "Defending Life Where You Are" Saturday October 28, 2017 at St. Alfred's Hall.  Learn how to better make the case for life when the topics of abortion or assisted suicide arise, how we can make a difference in our communities, and how to offer compassionate support to those facing unplanned pregnancies.

Featuring:

A team of young adults will present Pro-Life 101, which will include basic facts about life issues everyone should know as well as tips and tools for communicating those facts effectively. We'll also get the latest information on assisted suicide in Ontario and have ample time for discussion and questions.

Refreshments and lunch provided. There is no fee.

Be encouraged! Learn more about defending life! Enjoy fellowship with people who share your concern for the most vulnerable among us. Please join us for this fantastic event and bring your friends.  Everyone welcome! Call or text 905-684-7505 or email info@chooselife.ca for information and to reserve your spot.

Our sincere appreciation to St. Alfred's for providing the venue.  Print Workshop Flyer.

 

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Life Chain 2017
Oct
1
2:45 PM14:45

Life Chain 2017

Join with thousands, internationally, rain or shine, standing in peaceful witness to the sanctity of human life. 

Locations

Niagara Falls: 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm, Lundy's Lane.  Report to No Frills, Highland Ave. and Lundy's Lane at 2:45 pm. Contact Amanda Hendriks, 905-941-5567  amanda.hendriks@hotmail.com

Grimsby: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Main & Christie Sts.  Contact Daniella DeVries, 905-309-6779, Joanne Dieleman 905-309-3340

Invest One Hour to Save a Lifetime!

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Father Ted Colleton Scholarship
Sep
6
to Dec 1

Father Ted Colleton Scholarship

All grade 11 or 12 students in Canada are invited to enter The Father Ted Colleton Scholarship essay contest.  Essays must be 1200 words and are to be submitted by December 1, 2017. Three prizes are to be awarded: $1500, $800, and $500.
     Over 850 students have participated in the Fr Ted Colleton Scholarship program since it began in 2001.  The contest is sponsored by Niagara Region Right to Life.  Poster

For more information, visit:
http://www.theinterim.com/issues/fr-ted-scholarship-topic-announced/

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Pro-Life Spring Coffeehouse & Desserts
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Pro-Life Spring Coffeehouse & Desserts

GUEST SPEAKER:   POLLY CORSO

How do women feel after having an abortion?  What can our response be to those who have been through abortion? St. Catharines Right to Life invites you to hear guest speaker Polly Corso, a nurse, who will share her experience caring for post-abortive women.

We are also pleased to welcome Sister John Mary of the Sisters of Life in Toronto, who will share with us how the sisters offer much needed support to women facing unplanned pregnancies.  

Join us at St. John The Theologian Ukrainian Catholic Church, 91 Lakeshore Road, St. Catharines, on June 1, 2017 to enjoy fellowship, a cup of coffee or tea, along with treats, and hear our guest speaker's moving testimony.  Everyone welcome!

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May
11
to May 12

March for Life Trip to Ottawa

Attention pro-life youth!

Join us at the March for Life in Ottawa May 11, 2017 on Parliament Hill. Thousands of Canadians will gather on the hill to draw attention to the injustice of abortion, the gravest human rights issue of our day.  Since 1969, over 4 million children have been aborted in Canada.  Each life is precious.  Each mother and child needs our protection and support.  

St. Catharines Right to Life is sending a busload of students and chaperones to participate in the March for Life and surrounding events including the Youth Banquet and Conference.  Contact our office at 905-684-7505 or email  info@chooselife.ca if interested in joining us.  Here's the registration form.

St. Catharines Right to Life has several spots on the bus for adults who need transportation only to the March for Life.  The fee for return trip is $65.  Contact our office asap to book your seat.

For information on accommodation and March for Life events in Ottawa, visit marchforlife.ca or contact our office.

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Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Respect Life Mass

  • Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria (map)
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ANNUAL DIOCESAN

 

RESPECT FOR LIFE MASS

will be celebrated by

Most Rev. Gerard Paul Bergie

Bishop of St. Catharines

on

The Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

Saturday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m.

at

The Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria

67 Church Street, St. Catharines

Reception to follow in the parish hall hosted by the Diocesan CWL.

For more information, call William at 905-684-7569.

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Palliative Care vs Assisted Suicide
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Palliative Care vs Assisted Suicide

  • Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Canada Family Action Niagara invites you to a presentation on "Palliative Care vs Assisted Suicide".

Now that assisted suicide is legal in Canada, it's more important than ever to be informed. Learn how to arrange and prepare for yourself and your loved ones.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre (Dalhousie Room), 2 North Service Rd., St. Catharines, Ontario

Everyone welcome!

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St. Catharines Right to Life AGM Dinner
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

St. Catharines Right to Life AGM Dinner

Guest Speaker Stephanie Gray

Business Meeting: 4:30 p.m.
Reception 5:00 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre

We are delighted to welcome highly acclaimed speaker Stephanie Gray who has given over 800 pro-life presentations across North America as well as in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Latvia, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. 

Stephanie has debated abortion doctors and abortion advocates from the National Coalition of Abortion Providers, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and International Planned Parenthood Federation.  Stephanie’s audiences are vast, including medical students, churches of various denominations, seminaries, high schools, and pro-life organizations.

Stephanie has done hundreds of media interviews, which include being a guest on CTV News, CBC News, CBC’s The Current, Global News, EWTN, Catholic Answers Radio, 100 Huntley Street’s Listen Up, and the Miracle Channel’s Insight.  She has been interviewed by ABC-, NBC-, FOX-, and CBS-affiliated television news programs throughout the Midwest of the United States.

Stephanie's ministry Love Unleashes Life is the title of her new book, subtitled Abortion & the Art of Communicating Truth.  The book describes how to winsomely and compassionately discuss the topic of abortion. Stephanie is also Faculty at Blackstone Legal Fellowship where she trains law students from around the world about conversing persuasively on abortion. 

Join us at the dinner February 25th and hear this exceptional speaker who will inform, inspire and encourage us.  Enjoy an excellent dinner and the fellowship of like-minded people who see the beauty in every human life.  Reserve your tickets today!  Contact our office: 
Call 905-684-7505   Email: info@chooselife.ca

Tickets:  $45 per person, $25 for students
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Stop Censorship Tour
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Stop Censorship Tour

St. Catharines Right to Life is pleased to host the Stop Censorship Tour Thursday, January 12.  Please join us to learn more about the secrecy and censorship surrounding abortion and what's being done about it.

Our guest speakers will explain why abortion data is so important as we work toward defending the rights of unborn children, and why we can not get accurate abortion statistics. The Stop Censorship Tour will update us on the court case launched by ARPA and pro-life blogger Pat Maloney that is challenging the Ontario censorship law.  

Coffee and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!

Speakers:

John Sikkema, legal counsel for ARPA (Association for Reformed Political Action Canada)
Mike Schouten, Director of WeNeedALaw.ca

 

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Nov
16
4:00 PM16:00

Hush Documentary Screening

  • Niagara College N.O.T.L. campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Everyone invited!
Niagara College Students For Life (NOTL campus) is hosting the HUSH film on Wednesday, November 16th @ 4:00pm in room W214!
Come and see this important award-winning film. Director Punam Kumar Gill tackles the most controversial issue of our times, abortion, investigating the long-term health effects of this elective, medical procedure. There will be awesome snacks & drinks will be provided. :)
Invite your friends!!

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Nov
13
2:30 PM14:30

Lutherans for Life Fall Forum on Assisted Suicide

Resurrection Lutheran Church, 400 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines

Speakers: MP for Kitchener-Conestoga, Harold Albrecht & Lutherans for Life Executive Director, Rev. Michael W. Salemink

For more information, contact: Rev. Larry Ritter @ 905-468-2611 or pastor@trinitynotl.com

Optional Banquet: Following the convocation, a catered banquet will be held in Resurrection's social hall. Pastor Salemink will speak on the topic of "Implementing a Pro-Life Theology in Our Congregations".

The cost is $15. Tickets must be ordered in advance.

 

 

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The Euthanasia Deception Screening
Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

The Euthanasia Deception Screening

  • St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are invited to watch The Euthanasia Deception Saturday, November 12 at St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments and discussion afterward in the Fellowship Wing.  All welcome.  For more information, visit www.orthodoxniagara.ca or phone Fr David at 905-935-6252.  

A thought-provoking, emotionally-gripping film that will impact hearts and minds. It effectively dismantles the fallacies of euthanasia proponents’ appeals to compassion and autonomy.”
 -Richard Weikart, Professor of History, California State University
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Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

The deVeber Institute Free Annual Public Lecture. The Ethics of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare

Special Guest Dr. Ewan Goligher MD, PhD, FRCPC

Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto, 5 Hoskin Ave.

Cost: FREE, Donations Gratefully Accepted

Dr. Ewan Goligher is a physician, physiologist, and intensivist at the Toronto Western hospital's Drembil Research Institute. He obtained his MD from the University of British Columbia and trained in internal medicine and critical care medicine at the University of Toronto.

His research program focuses broadly on the clinical impact of physiological interactions between the respiratory muscles, the acutely injured lung, and the mechanical ventilator.

RSVP to: The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, 415 Oakdale Road, Unit #215 Toronto, ON M3N 1W7 Tel 416 256 0555  bioethics@deveber.org  www.deveber.org

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The Euthanasia Deception Screening in Welland
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Euthanasia Deception Screening in Welland

  • St. Andrew of the Apostle Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Welland/Port Colborne Pro-Life is showing the powerful film The Euthanasia Deception in Welland on Thursday, October 27.  This documentary exposes the lies and deceptions behind legalized euthanasia.  Producer of the film, Alex Schadenberg, who is the Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, will be at the Welland screening to answer questions. Everyone is invited.  Refreshments will be served.  A free will offering will be taken for EPC.  For more info, email Annette.

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St. Catharines Right to Life 4th Speakers Workshop
Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

St. Catharines Right to Life 4th Speakers Workshop

The Value of Life:  From Beginning to End

Mark your calendars for the next Pro-Life Speakers Workshop Saturday October 22, 2016 at St. Alfred's Parish Hall.  Learn how to better make the case for life when the topics of abortion or assisted suicide arise, and how to offer compassionate support to those facing unplanned pregnancies.

Refreshments and lunch provided. There is no fee.
Call 905-684-7505 or email info@chooselife.ca for information and to reserve your spot. Our sincere appreciation to St. Alfred's for providing the venue and to the Knights of Columbus 1394 for sponsoring the refreshments and lunch.

Speakers:

Nikki Bakker is the Crisis Pregnancy Options Coordinator at Elisha House Pregnancy and Family Support Centre in Welland, ON. At Elisha House, Nikki works to oversee the Pregnancy Ministry and has the opportunity to walk alongside women who are contemplating abortion. With over 5 years in pro-life work, Nikki has led various training events and workshops focused on healthy relationships, sexual integrity, walking alongside those in crisis pregnancies and more. 

Pieter Harsevoort is a chess enthusiast, a teacher, and a film lover who just happens to be confined to a wheelchair. He spoke before the House of Commons Committee for Justice and Human Rights in Ottawa and has met with MPs to discuss Bill C-14 and what it means for the disabled. He has a B.A. and B.Ed. from Redeemer University College, and works as a Spec. Ed. teacher at Timothy Christian School in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Living Rosary Concert for Life
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Living Rosary Concert for Life

Sponsored by the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria

Everyone is invited to this inspiring evening of music, prayer and personal testimony with Gretchen Harris and Donna Lee, who are accomplished musicians from California, along with Fr. Bill Quinlivan from the Diocese of Buffalo.

This promises to be an intimate evening of hope and healing as these talented women share their personal testimonies about adoption, abortion and transformation through the Mercy of God.  A free will offering will be taken. 

For more information, call the Cathedral at 905-684-3964.

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Life Chain 2016
Oct
2
2:45 PM14:45

Life Chain 2016

Join with thousands, internationally, rain or shine, standing in peaceful witness to the sanctity of human life. 

Locations

Niagara Falls: 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm, Lundy's Lane.  Report to No Frills, Highland Ave. and Lundy's Lane at 2:45 pm. Contact Amanda Hendriks, 905-941-5567  amanda.hendriks@hotmail.com

Grimsby: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Main & Christie Sts.  Contact Daniella DeVries, 905-309-6779, Joanne Dieleman 905-309-3340

Invest One Hour to Save a Lifetime!

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St. Catharines Right to Life Benefit Concert
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

St. Catharines Right to Life Benefit Concert

A Celebration of Life & Music

Featuring the Dutch Christian Male Choir, the trio At Once, and the Oxford Reformed Christian School Chamber Choir.  These wonderful groups have delighted audiences far and wide.

The Dutch Christian Male Choir, comprised of accomplished singers from four well established choirs in Holland, will begin their 12 day tour in Canada, performing for the St. Catharines Right to Life Benefit Concert October 1st.  Under the direction of Marco Hoorn, the male chorus sings spiritual songs and includes patriotic Dutch songs in their repertoire.  During their concert tour, they look forward to chatting with many Canadians, noting our countries have a special bond of friendship because of what Canadian soldiers did for Holland during World War II.   

Joining them will be the trio At Once, famous in Holland for their appearances on the Dutch TV show "Nederland Zingt,"  as well as the Oxford Reformed Christian School Chamber Choir whose engagements have included Vivaldi's Gloria with orchestra. 

Please join us for this special event.  A freewill offering will be taken for St. Catharines Right to Life to help further its mission promoting the sanctity of life.  Income tax receipts can be issued for all donations of $10 or more.

For more information, contact our office at 905-684-7505 or email:  info@chooselife.ca .

 
At Once

At Once

Dutch Christian Male Choir

Dutch Christian Male Choir

Oxford Reformed Christian School Chamber Choir.  

Oxford Reformed Christian School Chamber Choir.  

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Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

deVeber Institute Summer Symposium

Medical Ethics in an Age of Reproductive Decisions and Medical Aid in Dying

You're invited to the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research second annual summer symposium! This event will feature speakers including: Dr. William Gairdner, Dr. Kathy Pfaff, Dr. Shawn Whatley, and Prof. Ian Gentles. There will be opportunities for hearing the insights of each of these knowledgeable professionals on medical ethics, as well as time for discussion and relaxation. For more information, visit the deVeber blog
     The cost to attend will be $75 ($35 for students). To attend only the dinner and evening lecture the cost is $40, and to attend only the evening lecture the cost is $15.   See Poster
 

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May
26
7:30 PM19:30

Pro-Life Spring Coffeehouse and Dessert Social

See the beauty in every life

Guest Speaker:   Amy deKorte

Every human life has value.  Unfortunately, it is estimated that close to 70% of unborn children diagnosed in utero with a disability are aborted.  Abortions of Down Syndrome children rob the world of unique human beings who are happy and always precious. 

Join us at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 235 Church Street, St. Catharines, on May 26 to enjoy fellowship, a cup of coffee or tea, along with treats, and hear our guest speaker's inspiring story, living with a precious child who has special needs.  Everyone welcome! 

Wine and beer will be available (cash bar).

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Apr
22
to Apr 23

Awake to Praise Concert "I Am Not My Own"

Awake to Praise 140 voice choir, under the direction of Erik Vandyk and with orchestral accompaniment, presents "I am Not My Own"

3 Spring Concerts
Fri.  April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. April 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Sat. April 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Vineland Reformed Church, 3685 King St., Vineland, On.  

We are so thankful that net proceeds from the concert will be donated to St. Catharines Right to Life.

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Mar
31
7:30 PM19:30

Pro-Life Coffee House - Dessert Night

Topic: Assisted Dying
Guest Speaker: MP Harold Albrecht

@ Knights of Columbus Hall, 235 Church Street
7:30 p.m.

Recommendations by the Parliamentary Committee on Physician Assisted Dying fall far short of what  is necessary to protect vulnerable Canadians and conscience rights of health professionals.  Among the proposals:

  • All doctors, nurses, and pharmacists in Canada must kill on request, or refer patient to someone else who will.
  • All hospitals and hospices must offer "assisted dying."
  • Assisted dying for the depressed even if in perfect bodily health and soon for "mature minors."
  • Assisted dying for those not terminally ill.  

What will this mean for the vulnerable and for doctors, nurses, and pharmacists? What will this mean for our hospitals and hospices? What will this mean for Canada? What can we do?
Special guest: Harold Albrecht, MP (Kitchener/ Conestoga), a member of the Committee that drafted the recommendations, will explain why they are “fatally flawed”  at our Pro-Life Coffeehouse March 31st.  

 Coffee, tea, and treats will be provided.  Email: info@chooselife.ca or call 905-684-7505 for more information.

"It is my view, that with the unrealistically short time-frame given to create legislation to properly protect our most vulnerable, the Government should have implemented the notwithstanding clause, which would have given parliament five years to craft proper legislation, rather than rush forward with a very weak and permissive regime which will not adequately protect our most vulnerable citizens."      MP Harold Albrecht
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Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

St. Catharines Right to Life Dinner

St. Catharines Right to Life AGM Dinner

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Business Meeting: 4:30 p.m.
Reception 5:00 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre
327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines


We are delighted to welcome Brad Mattes as our guest speaker. Brad is the President of the International Right to Life and CEO of Life Issues Institute.  He is a three-time Regional Emmy Award-winning host and executive producer of a weekly television program Facing Life Head-On and is also a radio commentator.  

Tickets:  $45 per person, $25 for students

Contact our office to reserve your spot.   Call 905-684-7505   Email: info@chooselife.ca

 

 

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