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405 S. Church St., Wentzville, MO 63385 | 636-332-9225

Pro-Life

You can help promote love and respect by being a part of St. Patrick Pro-Life group.


PRO-LIFE COMMITTEE
The Pro-Life Committee tries to meet regularly and is in need of a coordinator to help facilitate meetings. Please check the bulletin for meeting announcements.


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 to heal 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.


TEAM COORDINATOR NEEDED

September 2022 - Pro-Life Ministry Team COORDINATOR NEEDED The Pro-Life Ministry Team is in need of a Team Coordinator to serve the parish in a voluntary manner to work with the team to initiate and organize pro-life activities within the parish. The role of the ministry coordinator is to implement the USCCB Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities in the parish in consultation with the Pastor. Coordinator responsibilities can be found on the Archdiocese Respect Life Apostolate page HERE. If you are interested in building a culture of life within our parochial community, contact Cyndi at 636-332-9225 ext. 234 or [email protected].


GET INVOLVED

40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Fri, September 30, 2022, 10 AM-4 PM
St. Patrick Wentzville Adopt-A-Day

You are invited to attend with us, through CoalitionLife.com, the Day of Prayer at the FENCE of Planned Parenthood in St. Louis on September 30!  St. Patrick's Church has adopted the day, from 10 am to 4 pm and we invite you to adopt just one hour to spend with one other person at Planned Parenthood, 4251 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108.

To volunteer your time, contact Jennifer at 636-345-2005 or sign-up online at www.coalitionforlifestl.com/vigil-calendar-2/. Find Fri 09/30, click on desired time. This will open up a new window with details where you then click “sign up”.

If you are going, please let them know. Any hours not claimed will be filled by a substitute volunteer who will heroically fill in for St. Patrick's to ensure there are two people there at all times. Safety is always the most important thing! 

Some believe that it is not necessary now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.  All that means is that the decision has been returned to the states. Although Missouri is the first state to say "NO" to abortion in our state, it doesn't mean that people are saying no. It also doesn't reassure anyone that they will receive the help they need with an untimely pregnancy.  As it seems, prolifers are relaxing thinking the 49 year-long job is done. By peaceful vigil before the building that housed so many deaths by abortion, and continues to refer abortions to Planned Parenthood Fairview Heights just minutes away, you and your family and friends are powerfully and boldly proclaiming your love for God's people. Not one of us could get through our lives without the help of others. And so, while we are there praying and asking God for the strength and courage to stand or kneel there, we are asking God to give courage and strength to those mothers who are afraid or pressured or even careless.  Their lives are going to be changed and with our prayers and God's grace they will be changed for the better, with new life!

Please register for one hour. You will not be alone. We need two adults per hour. Come a little early and maybe stay a few minutes later to greet your replacement. 

Plan an hour to get there from Wentzville and park in the residential area. There aren't any parking meters there along Laclede and Boyle.

Thank you for appreciating life and thanking God through Jesus that your mom chose for you to be born and be encouraging to others who are fearful and maybe choose abortion.  We all make mistakes, but finding a path through our problems makes life worth living and we can help others find their way just by being present.

Thank you and God bless you, 
St. Patrick's Church Pro-life Committee 

Again, thank you for sending this message forward to all you know.


LIFE CHAIN AT ST. PATRICK
OCTOBER 2, 2022 | 2-3 PM
Please support pro-life by peacefully expressing your opposition to abortion by holding signs while standing on the sidewalk in front of St. Patrick school and church on Sun, October 2 from 2-3 PM. Signs will be provided. You can bring a chair and sit if you need to.


FAMILY ROSE OFFERTORY
OCTOBER 8 & 9, 2022 | ALL MASSES
In addition to bringing up the bread and wine during the Presentation of the Gifts, we are looking for Gift Bearers at all Masses the weekend of October 8 & 9 that would also like to present a rose to the Holy Family statue to commemorate life. If you would like to participate in the celebration of the Mass this way, please contact Maureen at 314-494-5466 or [email protected].


AMERICA NEEDS FATIMA ROSARY RALLY
OCTOBER 15, 2022 | 12 PM
America Needs Fatima holds a nationwide, public square, Rosary Crusade on the closest Saturday to October 13, the feast of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun. St. Patrick will host an America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally on the sidewalk in front of St. Patrick School on Sat, October 15 at 12 PM. You can bring a chair and sit if you need to. No sign-ups, just show up.


SIGN THE PETITION TO SAVE THE HYDE AMENDMENT
The Hyde Amendment, contained in the federal government's annual appropriations legislation, prohibits federal funding of domestic abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. It is a bi-partisan provision that has been part of federal appropriations for 45 years (since 1976). In addition to being widely supported by Americans, it saves lives and respects the consciences of Americans. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops supports this effort to stop Congress from removing the Hyde Amendment. Stop your tax dollars from going to abortion. Visit NoTaxpayerAbortion.com to sign the petition to take action and receive more information.


9 DAYS FOR LIFE
JANUARY 19-22, 2022
Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual Respect Life novena, 9 Days for Life, Wed, January 19 – Thur, January 27, 2022.

9 Days for Life is an annual novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. Participants can download the novena or sign up to receive the daily prayers via email or text message. Sign up at www.9daysforlife.com!


RESPECT LIFE HOLY HOUR
JANUARY 22, 2022 | 8:30-9:30 AM
A Eucharistic Holy Hour for Life and Rosary will be held on Sat, January 22, 2022, 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. Please join us in person in church or online.