The heart of the Respect Life Ministry is to foster a respect for the dignity of human life from conception to natural death through education, prayer, and sponsored activities that support human life and family in accord with the teachings of the Church. Some of the activities include:

  • Holy Hour in January
  • Rose sale on Mother’s Day weekend as a fundraiser for Aid for Women shelter
  • “Baby Shower” supply drive during the month of October, which is Respect Life Month.
  • Prayer and Benediction services for life.

Click button below to read a reflection on this year’s theme, Called to Serve Moms in Need.

October is Respect Life Month

Every October the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning to the end of their lives, and at every point in between. During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life. This year’s theme for Respect Life Month is “Called to Serve Moms in Need”

Benediction, Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet
The St. Mary Respect Life Ministry will hold a special service in honor of Respect Life Sunday.

Saturday, October 1, 2022
In the main church immediately following the 5:00 p.m. Mass
This service will continue the first Saturday of every month throughout 2022

Baby Shower to Benefit Aid for Women

St. Mary of the Annunciation Respect Life Ministry is holding “Baby Shower” of essentials to benefit moms and families in need through Aid for Women. Please drop off the following items and place them in the donation bin in the narthex between the dates of October 8-16:

  • Diapers and pullups
  • Wiper
  • Formula
  • Pajamas/sleepers
  • Puzzles and books
  • Pacifiers
  • Gift Cards are welcome!

Please do not donate big items like furniture, baby strollers, or high-chairs, etc. Only small items will be accepted.

Helpful Respect Life Resources

Interested in more?

Check out some of our other ministries working with Human Dignity and Solidarity.

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