RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE
The Respect Life Committee coordinates efforts to see that all stages of life are respected and cared for with great dignity. This encompasses life from conception until natural death. Some current projects we take part in are the Mother’s Day Rose Sale and the filling of baby bottles for the Pregnancy Resource Center. For more information please contact Kenton Graviss.
The Respect Life Committee meets on the Fourth Monday of each month at 7:15 PM in the Sacred Heart Center. Check the Parish Calendar for more information.
During the month of October, the church celebrates Respect Life Month. We are asked to spend time in reflection and pray for a true cultivation of respect for life at all stages. Created as we are in God’s own image we should build a world where human life is always loved and defended. In the homily of his inaugural Mass, Pope Benedict XVI said, “Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary.”
The sacredness of life is violated when the life of the unborn is threatened; when children live in fear, poverty, hunger and abuse; when the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the elderly and disabled are neglected; and when millions who live in refugee camps, in prison, in war zones and in disease are deprived of their God-given human dignity.
Visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website for reflection articles and other information about Respect Life Month.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: OCTOBER 2019
40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:
- Prayer and fasting
- Constant vigil
- Community outreach
The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.
Visit 40daysforlife.com for more information about the local campaign here in Louisville, KY.