"LIFE of the World" (John 6:51)
Honoring the Sanctity of LIFE
5th Annual Fundraiser
2015 Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction
For Table Hosts & Reservations call: Table Hosts Reservations callSaturday, December 5, 2015
5:30 - 9:00 PM
Rosemead Community Center
3936 Muscatel Ave.
Rosemead, CA 91770
An opportunity to make a donation will be offered.
To Host a Table of 8 call:
(323) 360 5186 or (626) 872-2483
We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker this year will be
Steve Karlen, North American Outreach Director for 40 Days for LIFE.
Steve has always been pro-life, but, like many people, he never really did anything about it. All of that changed when his wife found out that a friend was pregnant and planning to have an abortion. Steve and his wife rushed to her aid—an experience that moved them so deeply that they got involved in the pro-life movement by volunteering for their local 40 Days for Life effort.
Just months later, Steve found himself at the center of a nationwide controversy as he helped lead an effort to prevent the University of Wisconsin from opening a late-term abortion center. Steve responded courageously, working through the media and organizing thousands of volunteers.
Steve went on to incorporate a local pro-life organization and was then quickly asked to serve as a leader on the state, national, then international level.
Steve has shared his message in 35 states, Washington, DC, four Canadian provinces, and Mexico City. He and his work have been featured on American Family Radio, EWTN, the Christian Broadcasting Network, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates, as well as numerous newspapers and radio stations.
Steve lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife Laura and his children, Peter, John Paul, and Teresa.
Prayer Invocation: The Most Reverend David G. O'Connell
The Most Reverend David G. O’Connell is the Episcopal Vicar of the San Gabriel Pastoral Region, one of the five Pastoral Regions in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was appointed Titular Bishop of Cell Ausaille and Auxiliary Bishop in 2015.
Bishop O’Connell received a BA in Philosophy and English Literature from the University College Dublin in 1975, a Bachelor of Divinity from Maynooth College in 1977 and a Masters of Spirituality from Mount St. Mary's College in 1987.
Since his ordination to the priesthood, he’s served as Associate Pastor at St. Raymond in Downey, St. Maria Goretti in Long Beach, and St. Hillary in Pico Rivera, and then as Pastor of St. Frances X. Cabrini, Ascension Catholic Church, St. Eugene and St. Michael Parishes.
He also served as a member of the Priest Pension Board, and currently serves on the Together in Mission Board as well as the Archdiocesan Finance Council, and continues to be a long-time member of the Council of Priests. He is a Knight of Peter Claver.
In his pastoral ministry, Bishop O’Connell has always been very active in serving those in need.