Events

 

Life Series: Contraception & Abortion

Monday, May 19, 2014 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We have begun hosting shorter, periodic educational events.  Our next one addresses the link between contraception and abortion, and how there are better alternatives to contraception.  We will show the video, “Voices in the Desert.”


Join us for this educational opportunity to learn what most people never hear!


Date:       Monday, May 19, 2014

Time:       6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue:     St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Parish Hall

Address:   120 5th Street NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

More Info: Life Series

Culture of Life Dinner: Iowa City

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 5 pm

Help raise funds for recipients of the Creighton Model Grant, which is given to people seeking to learn and teach the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System and the new women’s health science of NaProTechnology.


Please sign up in advance.  Although there is no cost to attend, it helps for the organizers to know how many will attend.


Date:       Saturday, May 2, 2015

Time:       5 pm

Venue:     Iowa City’s St. Wenceslaus Parish Hall

Address:   630 E. Davenport St., Iowa City, IA

More Info: Culture of Life Dinner

Our Past Events

Educational Activities

  1. Monthly Life Matters Pro-Life Newsletter

  2. 2012: Faithful Citizenship Forum

  3. 2012: Melissa Ohden, Abortion Survivor (co-sponsor)

  4. 2011: Abby Johnson (co-sponsor)

  5. 2010: Contraception and Its Link to Abortion Forum

  6. 2007: End of Life Decisions Forum

  7. 2005: Cloning and Stem Cell Research Forum

  8. Planning educational Life Series events (periodically)

Prayer Activities

  1. 40 Days for Life (spring & fall)

  2. Prayerful Presence (year-round, daily/weekly)

  3. Prayed outside Cedar Rapids Clinic for Women (closed: 2008)

  4. Pray outside Planned Parenthood (they keep reducing hours)

  5. Exploring cooperative relationships with churches in the area

Dance for Life: Cedar Rapids

Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 6 pm - 10 pm

Come to the annual Dance for Life to benefit Birthright, hosted by the Knights of Columbus. This is the 26th Dance for Life!


This event occurs each spring, typically on the Saturday evening prior to the beginning of Lent. It brings people together, includes food, fun, and a silent auction.


Date:       Saturday, April 2, 2016

Time:       6 pm - 10 pm

Venue:     St. Pius X Church Parish Hall

Address:   4949 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

More Info: Dance for Life

Midwest March for Life: Des Moines

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 9am - 4:30pm

Every January, for decades, there has been the March for Life in Washington D.C. The March commemorates the dreadful Roe v. Wade decision, which paved the way for abortion on demand. In recent years, the West Coast began their own January March for Life.


Now it's OUR turn! Stand with us - March with us - for the 3rd Annual Midwest March for Life. Send the message throughout Iowa and the Midwest: We have not been silent! We will not be silent! We are the voice for the voiceless---the unborn, the infirm and the elderly. We will not rest until every life, born and unborn, is safe from the pervasive culture of death.


Co-Leader of the 2015 Midwest March for Life will be our luncheon keynote, Josh Brahm! Josh is the Founder and President of Equal Rights Institute; learn more about him and the other speakers on the Midwest March for Life web page.


We encourage you to post positive Facebook comments and tweets about attending the Midwest March for Life using the hashtag #midwestmarch.

 

Thank you and we look forward to marching with you!

Contact coalitionforlife@gmail.com if you are interested in carpooling from the Cedar Rapids area.


Date:       Saturday, January 17, 2015

Time:       9 am - 4:30 pm

Venue:     Iowa Events Center

Address:   730 Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

More Info: Midwest March for Life

Past Events of Others in the Area

Prayer for Life: Des Moines

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011

Join in a pro-life Prayer for Life in Des Moines on Tuesday, February 8, 2011.  More details coming soon. If interested in carpooling, please contact us.



Date:       Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011

Time:       9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Venue:     Des Moines Catholic Pastoral Center

Address:   601 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

More Info: Prayer for Life

Pray At Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility

Ongoing, Weekly Time Slots

To bring prayer year-round to locations that commit abortions, we keep track of weekly prayer times of people who pray year-round outside the Cedar Rapids Planned Parenthood abortion facility.


Date:       Daily

Time:       Varies

Venue:     Sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood

Address:   3425 First Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

More Info: Prayerful Presence page

Raising Awareness Activities

  1. March for Life (January – Local & National)

• Promote the Cedar Rapids Life Chain, part of the National Life Chain (October)

  1. Promote the Dance for Life (February or March)

  2. Posting the latest pro-life news to our Facebook page

Upcoming Events

Father-Daughter Dance

Friday, June 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

The Coalition for Life of Iowa is sponsoring a Father-Daughter Dance on Friday, June 13. We will have plenty of food, music and fun! Come and have a great time.


Date:       Friday, June 13, 2014

Time:       6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue:     Knights of Columbus Council 909 Hall (new)

Address:   1620 E Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

More Info: Father’s Day Weekend Events

March for Life: Cedar Rapids

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2pm

The Coalition for Life of Iowa is sponsoring a Cedar Rapids March for Life on Sunday, January 18. We will gather in the parking lot at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2310 First Avenue NE here in Cedar Rapids.


At 2:00 pm we will begin the march along First Avenue to the Planned Parenthood at 3425 First Avenue SE. We should reach Planned Parenthood by 2:30 pm. We will stand along First Avenue, praying, visiting, and being a witness to those who pass by. Some will hold non-graphic signs that will be available in the parking lot at St. Matthews. At 3:00 pm we will begin the march back to St. Matthew church where we will gather for some fellowship and food. The end time for this event is approximate.


All are welcome. Those unable to march are welcome to drive the route and participate in the events. We hope you and your family will be able to join us. Over 56 million babies have died since abortion was legalized 42 years ago. Exercise, a chance to pray, and free food at the fellowship following it, who could turn that down?


Date:       Sunday, January 18, 2015

Time:       2 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue:     St. Matthew Catholic Church & Sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood

Address:   2310 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 (Church)

                3425 First Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 (Planned Parenthood)

More Info: Cedar Rapids March for Life

L.I.F.E. Dinner: Dubuque

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Dubuque County Right to Life’s annual dinner features Dr. Alveda King this year.  She is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Alveda has been involved in the pro-life movement, speaking about personal experiences and society as a whole.


Date:       Saturday, May 2, 2015

Time:       5 pm

Venue:     Grand River Center

Address:   500 Bell Street, Dubuque, IA 52001

More Info: Dubuque County Right to Life

Life Series: Women’s Health

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about ethical approaches to reproductive health.


Join us for this educational opportunity to learn what most people never hear!


Date:       Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Time:       6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue:     St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Parish Hall

Address:   120 5th Street NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

More Info: Life Series

Father-Son Grill-Out

Friday, June 19, 2015 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about ethical approaches to reproductive health.


Join us for burgers and fun!


Date:       Friday, June 19, 2015

Time:       6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue:     Bever Pavilion, Bever Park

Address:   2700 Bever Park Trail, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

More Info: Father-Son Grill-Out

Going Natural: A Healthy Choice

Friday, October 23, 2015 from 9 am - 3 pm

Learn about natural methods of achieving or avoiding pregnancy, and learn many differences between some very effective natural methods and artificial methods.


Date:       Friday, October 23, 2015

Time:       9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue:     St. Wenceslaus Church

Address:   623 Fairchild St, Iowa City, IA 52245

More Info: God’s Natural Plan page

God’s Plan for Sexuality & Marriage

Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Get an introduction to Theology of the Body and learn what you didn’t learn in sex ed.


Date:       Saturday, October 24, 2015

Time:       8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Venue:     St. Wenceslaus Church

Address:   623 Fairchild St, Iowa City, IA 52245

More Info: God’s Natural Plan page

Going Natural: A Healthy Choice

Friday, April 15, 2016 from 9 am - 3 pm, forum at 4 pm - 6 pm

Learn about natural methods of achieving or avoiding pregnancy, and learn many differences between some very effective natural methods and artificial methods.


Date:       Friday, April 15, 2016

Time:       9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue:     Betty Cherry Heritage Hall at Mt. Mercy University

Address:   1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

More Info: God’s Natural Plan page

March for Life: Cedar Rapids

Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1pm

Please join us for a day of prayer for the legal protection of unborn children. Fr. Steve Garner will be the celebrant at a Mass for Life on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1:00 at St. Matthew's Church (2310 First Ave NE) in Cedar Rapids.


The Mass will be followed at 2:00 by a March for Life to Planned Parenthood (3425 First Ave SE) where we will witness, pray, and visit. Signs will be available for your use. At 3:00 we will return to St, Matthew's Church Kearn Hall (lower level) for free chili and fellowship. Those who want to join in but will not be able to march can drive the route and participate in the events.  All are welcome to attend all or part of this activity.  For more information contact coalitionforlife@gmail.com or call 319-721-9730.


Date:       Sunday, January 22, 2017

Time:       1 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue:     St. Matthew Catholic Church & Sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood

Address:   2310 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 (Church)

                3425 First Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 (Planned Parenthood)

More Info: Cedar Rapids March for Life

40 Days for Life Kick-Off Rally: Cedar Rapids

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 5 pm - 6 pm

Join us for the Kick-off Rally for 40 Days for Life! We will answer any questions you may have about participating. We have several announcements to make.


Date:       Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Time:       5 pm - 6 pm

Venue:     St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Parish Hall

Address:   120 5th Street NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

More Info: 40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life: Cedar Rapids

Wednesday, March 1 - Sunday, April 9, 2017

40 Days for Life draws attention to the evil of abortion through:

  1. Prayer and Fasting

  2. Peaceful Vigil

  3. Community Outreach


Join in a prayerful presence outside Planned Parenthood!


Date:       Wednesday, March 1 - Sunday, April 9, 2017

Time:       24 hours a day, one-hour time slots

Venue:     Sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood

Address:   3425 First Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

More Info: 40 Days for Life