July is shaping up to be a busy month for pro-life activities in the Chicago area. In addition to the Pro-Life Action League’s Face the Truth Tour, there are a couple of other great events I’d like to mention.
On Sunday, July 11, the Crusaders for Life Club in Lombard is inviting all high school and college age pro-lifers to come to the first annual LIFEapalooza:
The youth are the energy of the country, so if anyone is going to make a change, we are! We pro-lifers really believe in what we say: LOVE LIFE! We know babies deserve to live a full and exciting life, so we definitely think we should do the same. We love to have fun! LIFEapalooza is the event to realize our importance, establish our power, and have a immeasurable amount of fun! It will begin to to UNITE the pro-life youth of Chicago into a close network–an unstoppable army to defend life. It’s a picnic for the pro-life youth (high school and college age) of Chicagoland to bond over food, sports, and unforgettable fun. … Bring a picnic lunch and all your pro-life friends! We will be selling T-shirts and accepting donations for the pro-life cause, but otherwise the event is entirely free.
LIFEapalooza will be held on Sunday, July 11 from 12:00 noon until 10:00pm at Knolls Park in Lombard, Illinois [see map here]. See you there!
Justice and Life Youth Leadership Summit
I’ve been invited to give two talks at the first annual Justice and Life Youth Leadership Summit sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Respect Life Office, on July 19-20. If you’re a high school student who wants to become a pro-life leader, this event is for you! There will also be great activities, praise and worship, daily Mass, and more. You can find out more information here [PDF], and get the registration form here [PDF]. I hope you can make it!