The Mission of the Respect Life Committee is to promote and celebrate, through prayer and educational activities, a consistent ethic of life from conception until natural death. As Catholics we believe that every person is created in God’s image, and we must therefore protect the right to life for all God’s children, particularly the most vulnerable.
Please join us the first Wednesday of the month at 9:15 AM in the Nursery to promote the sanctity of life in our parish and community. We are a group of parents who want to provide information, resources and support for a culture of life. Feel free to bring your children!
RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY ROSARY
We recite the Rosary, one of the four Mysteries (Joyful, Sorrowful,Glorious, Luminous) each time. every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month in the Chapel at 11:00 AM. We invite all parishioners to attend, and would welcome individuals to say a decade in their native language (Spanish, etc.) for everyone so we can enjoy the diversity of our community in the shared love of the Rosary and our pro-life mission. A typical Rosary takes just under 20 minutes to complete, so participants should be able to join us and attend the 11:30 AM Mass if desired.
BLESSING OF THE CHILD IN THE WOMB
Many mothers and fathers find comfort and strength in having their child blessed even before he or she enters the world. It is a great affirmation of life and love for the unborn child, to be welcomed into the church and the family. Currently, the blessing is offered by our pastor twice a year, usually in May and October, which is Respect Life Month. The next blessings will be in May of 2018.
SPIRITUAL ADOPTION AND BIRTH CELEBRATION
Spiritual Adoption is a program designed to pray for babies who are in danger of being aborted. Each year we ask you to spiritually adopt a baby, name him or her, and pray for the baby and parents for 9 months that they may chose life. Our next kick off was in January 2018. Please pick up a prayer card or bookmark in the Atrium and follow along in the bulletin each week as we track the growth of the baby. At the end of the 9 months, we will celebrate it’s spiritual birth! You can get weekly updates to your phone by texting @babygrowth to 81010
PRAYING FOR THE UNBORN
Praying for the unborn: Every 4th Friday of the month a group of parents meet to peacefully pray outside of A Woman’s Choice abortion facility on Drake Circle in Raleigh. We take turns watching our children at the Chick-fil-A across the street so that parents may pray without their kids if desired. Contact Shannon Denn with any questions at email@example.com.
MAJOR ISSUES TODAY
The Respect Life committee focuses efforts and prayer on the intrinsic evils identified by the Church and the USCCB:
- Scientific Embryo Research
With its powerful, compelling story of a young woman who was adopted by loving parents after a failed abortion attempt, OctoberBABY reminds moviegoers that every life is beautiful. As it does, the movie opens eyes and hearts to the sanctity of life. Visit the website: www.octoberbabymovie.net.