January 22nd is the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in our nation. Since that times millions of unborn babies have legally had their lives ended and so many mothers and fathers have suffered greatly due to these actions. Next weekend in the bulletin will be insert asking you to participate in a program of prayer, intercession and reparation for life. Each day over nine days, we will offer prayers, reflect on this precious gift of life as we do something to remind us of the evils of abortion and its effects on so many lives. Prayer is our strongest instrument to help change peoples understanding of life and what we can do to protect the innocent victims of abortion.