President’s Message January 22

Dear Assumption Catholic Schools,

My continued prayers for all of you. School was a bit different this past week, we had the first instance of moving two entire schools to remote learning. This was not due to excessive cases of COVID but rather due to the number of staff who were close contacts of the cases which resulted in us not having enough staff to operate in person instruction. Thank you to the staff at the middle and high schools and the students for making this past week as fruitful as possible.

Again I commend the efforts of all the staff in working to keep the academic and spiritual education of our students in focus.

Today, January 22nd, marks the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion. As a Catholic school we fully support the USCCB and Vatican statements against this practice. I know there is a range of opinions on this but I offer the following items for those who want to express support for the Pro Life cause.

A local event
Our Lady Queen of Heaven parish will be hosting 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration for the legal protection of the unborn beginning after the 5:00 PM Mass on Thursday, January 28th, and continuing through to 10:00 AM Mass on Saturday the 30th. Adorers are needed! Consult the sign-up sheet in the parish vestibule or contact the parish office to sign up for an hour.

You are called to stand up for life! To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, including the lives of unborn babies, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations. You are called to work and pray against abortion.
– St. John Paul II

Some National and Regional Events
January 22 Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
From the General Instruction of the Roman Missal:
In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 shall be observed as a
particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and
of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of

January 23, 1:00 pm – Chicago March for Life:
A Car Procession Rally in Downtown Chicago. Includes a Diaper Drive to benefit local
Pregnancy Resource Centers. Decorate your car with pro-life signs, purchase diapers to
donate to the massive diaper drive, and decide whether you are going to drive with your
household or by Caravan.
Here is the Facebook link for this event.

January 24, following 10:30 am Live-Streamed Mass (
“Fathers and Abortion.” Clare Ruff of Hosea Initiative, along with pediatrician Dr. Charles
Peters, will share the incredible story of the “Father” of the abortion industry, Dr. Bernard
Nathanson, a man who converted from atheism, repented of 75,000 abortions, and was later
baptized Catholic. They will also explore the role of fathers – especially in light of our “Year of
St. Joseph” – as protectors of life. No registration or fee required. Sponsored by Knights of
Columbus Council #839.

January 29, Starting 10:00 am – Virtual March for Life from Washington, D.C.
“Together Strong: Life Unites!”
The March for Life in Washington, D.C. has shifted to a virtual event out of safety concerns. It
will still feature inspiring speeches from pro-life leaders, information on how to stay involved
in the pro-life movement all year long, and a performance by Christian singer and songwriter
Matthew West. To register for the January 29 live stream, visit
Here is the Facebook link for this event.

In Christ’s Peace
Daniel Minter
Assumption Catholic Schools
ACS Mission: The Mission of Assumption Catholic Schools is to inspire excellence and personal growth grounded in Catholic principles and tradition.