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 Courtney Clark, Chairperson, 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.
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.