9 DAYS FOR LIFE
Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual Respect Life novena, 9 Days for Life, Thursday, January 21 – Friday, January 29, 2021. Pray for the respect of all human life with daily intentions, brief reflections, and more. Sign up at www.9daysforlife.com! A printable version is also available by clicking the link below.
TUESDAYS | 10 AM | STARTS JAN 12, 2021
The Pro-Life Committee will begin meeting on Tuesday mornings at 10 AM beginning January 12. Each week we’ll have a short pro-life reflection as well as a discussion of activities we can participate in. New members are most welcome! You can join us either in person (social hall) or via Zoom. Please contact the office to receive the Zoom link.
RESPECT LIFE HOLY HOUR
A Eucharistic Holy Hour for Life and Rosary will be held on Fri. Jan. 22, 2021 from 8:30-9:30 AM, as part of the observance of the National Day of Prayer and Penance for the Legal Protection of the Unborn. We will pray together for those who have been wounded by abortion, for respect for the dignity of human life from conception to natural death, for those facing death, and for holiness in the Church. Please join us in person or online.
LIFE CHAIN AT ST. PATRICK
TBD 2021 | USUALLY 1ST SUNDAY IN OCTOBER | 2-3 PM
Please support pro-life by peacefully expressing your opposition to abortion by holding signs while standing socially distanced on the sidewalk in front of St. Patrick school and church on Sun, October TBD from 2-3 PM. This year there will be no gathering beforehand or sign-in but the signs will be provided. You can bring a chair and sit if you need to.
You can help promote love and respect by being a part of St. Patrick Pro-Life group.
Under the guidance and direction of the Archdiocese Respect Life Apostolate, the pro-life ministry will be involved in parish activities such as:
- Prayer - special Masses and prayer services; Life Chain, pray for one hour outside St. Patrick Church on the first Sunday in October
- Education - workshops at the annual Respect Life Convention and area-wide meetings four times per year.
- Care - Mother's and Father's Day cards to support Birthright; school Shower Mass to benefit Birthright; Christmas cards for Birthright and pro-life groups; Friends for Life Collection to help with pro-life work such as Project Rachel and Project Joseph, which helps healing of those affected by abortion; Right Start program for 8th grade students to learn greater respect through a week-long program in school.
- Legislation - be informed and active with pro-life issues and laws affecting respect for life
The Pro-Life Ministry promotes the idea that all life comes from God and that the sanctity of God is found in all human beings from conception to natural death.
Maureen Nettles • Coordinator • 314-494-5466