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PAC Late Winter 2020 Newsletter

PAC Late winter 2020 Newsletter



"Counsel the Doubtful" "Comfort


Works of Mercy:

FEATURED IN Taking the Lord's Lead to Minister to Clients
“For you are my rock and my fortress; Brittany Farmer, a newer PAC Client
Your 4 for your name’s sake lead me and guide Advocate states in her calming voice,
impact me.”  “God comes through every time I need
in 2019 Him. I feel God fill the room and work
Pg. 4 Psalms 31:4 is so relevant to the work through me. Sometimes I can feel the
we do at Pregnancy Aid Clinic. Day after words coming out of my mouth but it’s
Donor 6 day we counsel women and families not me speaking them to my client."
Thanks undergoing personal trials and struggles.
Pg. 6 Our clients’ lives are rarely simple or "Comforting the Afflicted” and
calm, even without the addition of an “Counseling the Doubtful” is what we do
unexpected pregnancy. In our search for on a daily basis. Those simple works of
the right words to comfort people in mercy are powerful conduits to changing
distress, to whom do we turn? hearts and saving babies.
We turn to God.
continued on page 3

From the desk of Lisa Regan,
PAC Executive Director

Dear Friends in Christ,
When life becomes challenging in and outside of the Clinic, I rest in
the knowledge that we are led by a merciful and loving God who
makes all things right through our struggles. God strengthens us
through his grace and calls us to share his compassion and love. In
our work together as the face of Christ and the voice of the unborn,
the spiritual and corporal works of mercy provide a roadmap for us 
to do our small part in fulfilling God’s plan. Our human needs are of the body and soul; the act of
giving and receiving mercy allows us to respond to those needs without condition. I am grateful for
the opportunity to learn from all of you, from the Pregnancy Aid Clinic staff and our clients. In
community, with the gift of mercy and through our joys and sorrows, we shall love the Lord with all
our heart, soul and mind and love our neighbor as ourselves.

For Life,

Lisa Regan, PAC Executive Director

A Heart for Scripture

Our new logo is the combination of 4 hearts coming together to form a bloom, signifying
our heart for life, including all who are touched by our ministry and all who facilitate the
work. The "heart" symbol can carry so many important meanings. For example, a
mother's "heart" is a symbol of selfless love and the glorious capability of unconditional
The "heart" symbol is so important that the Bible mentions it over 700 times,
expressing a number of concepts:

As a center of decision making:
"For from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks." (Matthew 12:34)
As an inner center of thoughts:
"Take to heart these words which I command you today." (Deut. 6:6)
Where conversion takes place:
"A clean heart create for me, God." (Psalms 51:12)
As the home of good intention:
"Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God." (Matthew 5:8)
"My son, give me thy heart, and let thy eyes keep my ways." (Proverbs 23:26)
As a seat of faith and love:
"Let us approach with a sincere heart and in absolute trust, with our hearts sprinkled clean..." (Hebrews 10:22)
As the fountain of life:
"With all vigilance guard your heart, for in it are the sources of life." (Proverbs 4:23)

Taking the Lord's Lead to Minister to Clients

Nina Emamifar, Brittany Farmer, Bayh Mraz Nancy Vargas,
RN MSSA, MSW Client Advocate MHS-C Clinical
Admin. Assistant
Client Advocate

Continued from page 1 Nancy Vargas, a new Clinical Brittany, incidentally, stays in close
Administrative Assistant, had a contact with some of her former
“I love that I can breathe hope back counseling career working with clients in clients and still drives a group of them
into a client. And I love that I can addiction recovery before she was led to to church every Sunday. A beautiful
empower women to find their voice… PAC. She was led to PAC through our Act of Mercy for those, most certainly,
advocating for them so that they can seasoned client advocate and Forest in need of God's love.
learn to advocate for themselves,” Park clinic manager, Stefany Malave,
says Brittany. “I can walk through her who attends church with Nancy. Nancy At PAC, we always strive to meet
fears WITH her, hooking her up with came onboard several months ago and clients where they are and serve as
the right resources and showing her is right in the center of the action – the the hands and feet of Christ.
what a plan forward can look like. first comforting face that women see “Sometimes that means you have to
She needs to know her dreams when they arrive in the Forest Park clinic be a mom, a sister, a babysitter, a best
aren’t gone.” nervous, unsure, and scared.  friend – whatever that client needs us
to be in that moment”, says Brittany.  
The work to protect life is a calling, as Brittany Farmer was working with
reflected on by our new RN, Nina victims of sex trafficking when she We look to the Lord to guide our work
Emamifar. Nina, a former labor and learned about PAC. She used PAC as a and our words so that we may fill our
delivery nurse who has helped resource for one of her previous clients clinics with the tangible love of Christ.
deliver a number of babies, including and used to drive her to parenting class A recent client stated, “A peace
one in an elevator, happened upon in Forest Park every week. When she washed over me when I walked in the
PAC through the Archdiocese of learned  that PAC was hiring, she door. I thought I wanted an abortion,
Atlanta website. She inquired about remembered her experience with the but knew I couldn’t do that once I
employment and the rest is history women inside the clinic and felt walked in this place.” The simple works
and- as Nina feels- willed by God. compelled to apply. of mercy are powerful conduits to
changing hearts and saving babies.”

Ministering Through Education A few of our wonderful, dedicated
volunteer facilitators left to right:
The spiritual works of mercy call on us to instruct and guide, enriching families with Katherine Hatcher, Judy Bullard &
the power of parenting education. PAC staff and volunteers are devoted teachers of Carroll Keen. Far right: Director of
our robust curriculum, including Parenting 1, Parenting 2, Nurturing God’s Way and Education, Courtney Cook
a series of life skills and decision-making classes which round out the semesters. We
encourage volunteers to bring ideas to the table for life skills classes, which can
range from self-care, to cooking and budgeting.

Do you have a special skill that you would like to share? Or is God calling you to
facilitate a parenting class? If so, please reach out to Courtney Cook at
[email protected]

Visit for more information.

Thank you for your generous giving!

Because of You... In 2019:

Provided 2930 individual services 2930
Served more than 1600 clients > 1600

Completed 890 ultrasound exams 890
Administered 1511 pregnancy tests 1511

Over 1100 Babies Born

Including Baby K (pictured right): Born on Dec. 17, 2019. 6lbs. & 12oz. 20" long

presented by

Pregnancy Aid Clinic

The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia




Our Most Generous Financial Donors

Seraphim ($100,000+) 2019

Angel ($5,000-9,999)

Cherubim ($30,000-99,000)

Thrones ($20,000-29,999)

Archangel ($10,000-19,999)

"Feed the Hungry & Give Drink to the Thirsty"


Thank you fo your continued support!

Thanks to the Following Recent Donors:

We are so incredibly blessed by our surrounding parishes and community. Each and
every person that has participated in a baby bottle, baby shower, giving tree, etc., is
so appreciated. God Bless all of you!

Recent Parish Baby Bottle Events:

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Atlanta
St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church, Sandy Springs
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Atlanta
St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Lithia Springs
St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, Sandy Springs
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Brookhaven
St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Kennesaw
Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, Peachtree Corners
St. Patrick Catholic Church, Norcross
St. Andrew Catholic Church, Roswell
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Newnan
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Alpharetta

Recent In Kind Donations:

St. Andrew Catholic Church, Roswell - food baskets, Christmas gifts
St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, Roswell  - giving tree gifts
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Smyrna - Christmas gifts
St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, Acworth - giving tree gifts
American Heritage Girls, Atlanta - baby supplies
Christ the King Bible Study Group - clothes, diapers, and baby supplies 
Regnum Christi Encounter Group - diapers and baby supplies  
Stephanie Doyle from Legatus - diapers and baby gifts    
Notre Dame Club of Atlanta - clothing, diapers, and baby supplies
St Benedict Respect Life Group - diapers, bible stories, blankets, and bags
Catholic Church of St. Ann Respect Life Group - baby shower gifts
Atlanta Parent Magazine - new baby items    
Christian Lessman - Epiphany party diapers and gifts
Karen Thomas - Epiphany party diapers
Christ Child Society of Atlanta - monthly layettes
Barbara Shenoy & Maura Tapley - St. Ann Parishioners - blankets & baby items
Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta - giving tree gifts
St. George Respect Life - baby clothes, diapers and bouncy seat
St. Jude Knights of Columbus - $500 donation for purchase of cribs

Grants Awarded:

Catholic Foundation of North Georgia - $4,000 towards start up costs of third clinic
Charity Guild of Johns Creek – $5,000 for client car seats
Heritage Community Foundation - $1,875 towards educational program costs
Clothes Less Traveled - $2,000 for operational expenses
Vitamin Angels - One-year supply of prenatal vitamins for clients

Join us for fun upcoming events!

May 11, 2020
Brookfield Country Club, Roswell, GA

For more information:

Bespoke Beer Gala 2.0 - March 28, 2020
Six Bridges Brewing, Johns Creek, GA

Buy tickets here:

Upcoming Events

The heart is Feb 29-Mar 1, 2020: Baby bottle donation drive at Georgia Tech
a place Catholic Student Center, Atlanta

where man March 19, 2020: Giving With Intention panel discussion
meets God

Fr. Xavier Léon-Dufour March 28, 2020: Bespoke Beer Gala 2.0 to benefit PAC

April 18-19, 2020: Baby bottle donation drive at Good Shepherd
Catholic Church, Cumming

May 11, 2020: Give Families a Shot! Golf Invitational to benefit PAC

The mission of the Pregnancy Aid Clinic is to promote the sanctity of human life as recognized in the teachings of the
Roman Catholic Church. We accomplish this by empowering families in the greater Atlanta area to make healthy life
choices related to human sexuality by providing pregnancy confirmation and fertility awareness programs along with

pregnancy and parenting educational support.

Pregnancy Aid Clinic
PO Box 92
Roswell GA 30077

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