Visit here often for the latest on local events of interest to pro-lifers, ranging from regional conventions to local conferences, from neighborhood garage sales and flea markets to special fundraisers, from local prayer services and masses to sidewalk ministries in the area.

World Down Syndrome Day

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, is the 12th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day.  According to the international website, it is intended “to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.”

On their website, as of early January, they list 28 World Down Syndrome Day celebrations in the US and 8 in Canada.

Locally, the Flower City Down Syndrome Network is celebrating at Bill Gray’s on Jefferson Road on March 21 from 5PM – 8 PM.  It’s a party for the Rochester community.  There will be a free photo booth and a magician.  Print the flyer from their website and a family member with Down syndrome will get a free burger or ice cream.  ( )

Other events of interest to pro-lifers

Tuesday, March 21  Annual Lobby Day for New York Families.  More information on the event is posted at

Tuesday, March 21  Community Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day,  celebrated at Bill Gray’s on Jefferson Road.  See above for details.  Questions?  Call Brian Callahan (585) 414-7767 or [email protected]

Saturday, April 8    RARTL Oratorical Contest   For high school juniors and seniors. See announcement in newsletter for details.  Here.

Wednesday, May 3  Annual Lobby Day for New York State Right to Life.

Thursday, June 29 – Saturday, July 1  National Right to Life Convention in Milwaukee.

Reminder:    Early August  RARTL Garage Sale  –  please save us your gently used cast-offs.