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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

November 2023 - 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

9 DAYS FOR LIFE
JANUARY 16-24, 2024
Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual Respect Life novena, 9 Days for Life, Tue, January 16 – Wed, January 24, 2024.

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 MASS & HOLY HOUR
JANUARY 20, 2024 
A Holy Mass and Eucharistic Holy Hour for Life and Rosary will be held on Sat, January 20, 2024, with 8 AM Mass and Holy Hour 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.


LIFE CHAIN AT ST. PATRICK
SUN, OCTOBER 6, 2024 | 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 6 from 2-3 PM. Signs will be provided. You can bring a chair and sit if you need to.


FAMILY ROSE OFFERTORY
SAT & SUN, OCTOBER TBD, 2024 | 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 TBD 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].


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.