The Respect Life ministry promotes life from natural conception until natural death through prayer, education, legislation and pastoral programs. It is concerned with the following issues: Abortion, Physician Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia, Death Penalty, End of Life and Bioethics.
Ministry representatives attend the annual Florida March for Life in St. Augustine, hold a variety of support events for the local pregnancy center and educate the parish on legislative matters related to Life issues.
The Respect Life ministry is open to all who value life and is active year round. They meet monthly on first Thursday in the Parish Life Center (PLC). They are looking for people of all ages to become involved and participate in the vital work of advocating for the lives of the most vulnerable in our community. They are looking for anyone willing to give of their time and talents and are in special need of someone who has expertise in social media or web page design and construction. Special training will be given to those who are interested in becoming “Sidewalk Counselors”.
Contact: Lynette Jecinto at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly meeting: Thursday, April 4, 5 p.m. in PLC Room 1.
40 Days for Life: March 6-April 14, 2019, locations are Kissimmee PP and Altamonte Springs. For Altamonte Springs location, click here (you'll need to create a login).
Laps for Life: Saturday, April 16, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Bishop Moore Catholic High School track. Click here to participate or contribute.
IN THE NEWS:
March 19, 2019 article: Directors speak of ‘spiritual warfare’ while making pro-life film (Catholic News Agency) – https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/directors-speak-of-spiritual-warfare-while-making-pro-life-film-65279
March 18, 2019 article: Counselors offer ‘loving sources of hope’ for women seeking abortions (Catholic News Service via OSV) – https://www.osvnews.com/2019/03/18/counselors-offer-loving-sources-of-hope-for-women-seeking-abortions/
Jan. 23, 2019 article: New York passes abortion-rights bill: https://thetablet.org/new-york-passes-abortion-rights-bill/
9 Days for Life is a multi-faceted novena for the respect and protection of every human life. Each day, January 14-22, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information. For information on the daily novenas, go to http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/january-roe-events/nine-days-of-prayer-penance-and-pilgrimage.cfm
Jan. 17-19, 2019 blogs: Holy Family blogs from Fr. Benjamin and Julia G. from the March for Life. http://www.holyfamilyorlando.com/2019/01/16/holy-family-represented-at-march-for-life/
Jan. 16, 2019 article: Keeping Florida Catholics informed – New fetal heartbeat abortion bill: http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/local-news/-fetal-heartbeat-abortion-bill-filed-in-florida-house?fbclid=IwAR1j5iI42yXBFIIuidvElw2kdHT8q2T9nMllUh4out5OEG3dr8XpBhkAnaM
January 14, 2019 article: New York Abortion Bill Could One Day Make Being Pro-Life 'a Crime' https://thetablet.org/pro-lifers-n-y-abortion-bill-could-one-day-make-being-pro-life-a-crime/
Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Florida on the 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade https://flaccb.org/news/bishopsroevwadestatement