Dear [[^^name^^||Parish Pro-Life Coordinator]], 

The Dioceses of Dallas and Fort Worth, with the support of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee and the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, are hosting the Third Hispanic Congress of the Americas for Respect Life and Evangelization / Congreso Hispano de las Américas de Respeto a la Vida y Evangelización on August 16-18, 2013.  The Congress will be held at the Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074.

The Congress is designed to build important bridges between defenders of life in the United States and Spanish-speaking countries of our region.  Congress speakers include Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, and Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, as well as experts on issues of life, family and bioethics.  Masses will be celebrated by Cardinals Seán Patrick O'Malley and Daniel DiNardoThere will be sessions in both English and Spanish with translation provided as needed.

We would appreciate if you would help us to promote this historic event in your parishes.  An event flyer is available here in English and here in Spanish for posting and / or distribution.  Below is a bilingual announcement to include in your parish bulletin (available in Word here).

Announcement in Spanish:

Congreso Hispano de las Américas de Respeto a la Vida y Evangelización, 16, 17 y 18 de agosto: Centro de Plano, Plano, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074.  Las Dióceses de Dallas y Fort Worth están organizando el Tercer Congreso Hispano de las Américas de Respeto a la Vida y Evangelización. Este Congreso está diseñado para crear puentes importantes entre defensores de la vida en los Estados Unidos y países de habla Hispana de nuestra región. Oradores del congreso incluirán Arzobispo Gustavo García-Siller de San Antonio, Obispo Daniel Flores de Brownsville, y Obispo Jaime Soto de Sacramento, así como expertos en asuntos de la vida, la familia y de bioética. Misas se celebrarán por Cardenales Seán Patrick O'Malley y Daniel DiNardo.  Padre Jesus Belmontes y Alas presentarán un concierto memorable para los participantes del congreso!  Boletos son de $30 por persona, $20 por jóvenes, y religiosas y niños de menos de 12 entran gratis.  Para más información y registración, visite www.congresohispano2013.org o contacte 972-262-5137 x 23.

Announcement in English:

Hispanic Congress of the Americas for Respect Life and Evangelization, August 16, 17 & 18: Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074.  The Dioceses of Dallas and Fort Worth are organizing the Third Hispanic Congress of the Americas for Respect Life and Evangelization.  The Congress is designed to build important bridges between defenders of life in the United States and Spanish-speaking countries of our region.  Congress speakers include Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, and Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, as well as experts on issues of life, family and bioethics.  Masses will be celebrated by Cardinals Seán Patrick O'Malley and Daniel DiNardo.  And Father Jesus Belmontes and the Wings will perform in a memorable concert!  Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for youth, and religious and children under 12 are free.  For more information and registration, visit www.congresohispano2013.org or contact 972-267-5137 x 23.

You should also receive a hard copy mailing of these materials along with tickets to sell at your parish (along with instructions).  Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for youth, and religious and children under 12 are free.  For more information and online registration, visit www.congresohispano2013.org or contact 972-267-5137 x 23.  

Thank you very much for your assistance and cooperation in the sale of the tickets and the promotion of the Congress.  Please pray for the success of this important event in our diocese!

God bless you!

Aurora

Aurora Tinajero

Director of Spanish Ministry
Catholic Pro-Life Committee
Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas
972-267-5137 x 23
 
www.providadedallas.org