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 Mary Lynn Legel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Respect Life Committee meets once a month on the Fourth Monday of each month at 7:15 PM in the Sacred Heart Center. Check the Parish Calendar for more information.
January 22, 2019
On January 22, 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Roe vs. Wade, legalized abortion on demand throughout the United States. “In all the Dioceses of the United States this day is observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.” (General Instruction of the Roman Missal #373)
On Tuesday, January 22nd, there will be Eucharistic adoration from 9:00AM (immediately following the 8:30AM Mass) until 9:00PM. We are in need of people to cover all the hours of adoration. Please contact Laura Sullivan at 425-3940 ext. 148 or email@example.com to sign up.
OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH!
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.