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 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 2021 - 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 at bit.ly/3kHPUDb. 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].
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
OCTOBER 1, 2021 | 7 AM-7 PM
The 40 Days for Life St. Louis Adopt- A-Day program is for churches and organizations that feel God is calling them to a day of prayer at our vigil location near Planned Parenthood, 4251 Forest Park Ave, St Louis, MO. St. Patrick Parish has committed to having at least 2 individuals per hour on Fri, Oct. 1, from 7 AM-7 PM.
To volunteer your time, contact Jennifer at 636-345-2005 or sign-up online at www.coalitionforlifestl.com/vigil-calendar-2/. Click right triangle on calendar to find October 1, click on desired time, click “sign up”.
LIFE CHAIN AT ST. PATRICK
OCTOBER 3, 2021 | 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 3 from 2-3 PM. Signs will be provided. You can bring a chair and sit if you need to.
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.
TUESDAYS | 10 AM
The Pro-Life Committee meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 AM. 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.
Meetings will resume once a coordinator has been found.
9 DAYS FOR LIFE
JANUARY 21-29, 2021
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.
RESPECT LIFE HOLY HOUR
JANUARY 22, 2021 | 8:30-9:30 AM
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.