I want to thank everyone involved with the planning and execution of this year’s Pro-Life Rose Procession. Every year we have the privilege of hearing the many stories from people who are impacted by the Rose Procession in a very personal way. This year was no exception. The procession makes people stop and think about the 61 million and counting children never allowed to be born.
Bringing the Rose Procession to reality does take a village – we had people:
- working the sign-up tables for the two weekends before the procession weekend,
- advertising the processions through the newsletter distribution list,
- making reminder calls/e-mails,
- staffing the sign in tables on procession weekend,
- recruiting “same-day volunteers” to fill open spots,
- executing the procession itself, and
- staffing the after mass table with pro-life magnets, pins, bumper stickers and other pro-life material.
We have many people who were have been actively involved in making the procession happen for many, many years. We can’t to this event without you. I also want to specifically thank Mike Paula for being a first time mass coordinator!!! Also, this year in particular, we had people step up to fill in for those with a those with conflicts and people who were hit by the extraordinarily bad cold and flu season. Finally, thanks to all of the many who have been praying for a successful event and of course, praying for the end to legalized abortions.
Thanks again this year for the privilege of allowing me to be the most visible while only doing a modest part of the work – no e-mail responses necessary – it is definitely true.
Thanks again for all of you involved in any way with this event and the so may other things the ministry is doing to support life. If you allow me to digress a little: since I moved to Chamblee to reduce my commute a 3-4 years ago and since I took my new position requiring more travel last year, I have not been able to be as actively involved with the ministry as in the past. However, I have been involved in the ministry for a long time. There is no question the ministry is doing much more than we have every done before. The current group is very impressive and dedicated as is our fearless leader, Mike Northway.