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.
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. Watch the bulletin for details.
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
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