Respect Life Ministry
Guide us, Lord, that we may see life as You see it and help others to do the same.
Respect Life Ministry's next meeting will be Saturday, September 10th. Anyone who is interested in working for the protection of life from conception to natural death is welcome to attend this meeting. We use a three-pronged approach of prayer, education, and action to save lives.
RESPECT LIFE MONTH
Pro-Life Rosary Prayer Service
Friday, September 30th, 7:00 p.m.
St. Helen Catholic Church
Guest Speaker: Fr. Kevin Nelson
Candlelight procession of children and representatives of our parish ministries
All will join in praying the Pro-Life Rosary
Benediction to follow service
Sponsored by: Respect Life Ministry, Knights of Columbus Council 5629, Men’s Discipleship Group & the Charismatic Prayer Group
Lord, may all doctors practice medicine to preserve life.
Jesus didn’t come to bring death, but rather, the death of hatred, the death of fighting, the death of calumny, that is, killing with the tongue. Jesus did not come to bring death, the death that He suffered for defending life. Jesus came to bring life and to bring abundant life, and He sends us out, carrying that life, but He tells us: “Care for it!” Because there are people who...aren’t involved in the Gospel: [who are part of] the culture of death. ...life interests them insofar as it is useful, insofar as it has some kind of utility and if not, it doesn’t interest them. And throughout the world, this weed has been planted, of the culture of death.
~Most Rev. Jorge Bergoglio, former Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, now Pope Francis, homily at Mass on August 31, 2005
“A Nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope.” ~St. John Paul II
May we be bold in word, and generous in action, to love and serve the unborn and to awaken the world to know,
as Mother Teresa said, that the “greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”
Caring and Compassionate help is available for anyone affected by an unwanted pregnancy: Help lines: Indian River County-24 hour telephone contact: CareNet Pregnancy Center of Indian River county 569-7939 www.carenetirc.org or St. Lucie County-24 hour telephone contact: 772-489-9702 www.facingpregnancy.com
Natural Family Planning: Cindy Fulmer 561-741-1651 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary’s Shelter (must be 18) 772-223-5000 www.maryssheltertc.org
Rachel’s Vineyard for healing after abortion: 1-888-456-HOPE
Elizabeth Ministry is an international movement designed to offer hope and healing for women and their families suffering loss of a stillborn, aborted or premature baby. Support is available for all family members. Contact them at: 920-766-9380 or www.elizabethministry.com
Respect Life Ministry Mission Statement: The Respect Life Committeof St. Helen Catholic Church is the local chapter of the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Palm Beach. The goal of the ministry is to draw attention to the issues that threaten the sanctity of life, from conception to natural death through dedication to prayer, education and action.
Purpose: We strive to acquire and share the most current information regarding all aspects of life-threatening issues whenever possible. Annually, we sponsor a Rosary Prayer Service in October, a community-wide "Stand for Life" life-chain in January, and a parish-wide baby shower Mother's Day weekend. All are welcome to join us. share ideas and assist with the projects designed to heighyen awareness of the preciousness of all human life.
Talents Needed: We welcome anyone willing to contribute knowledge and ideas and assist with parish-wide projects designed to heighten awareness of the preciousness of all human life.
Time Commitment: One meeting per month, plus hands on assistance at key parish-wide Respect Life activities.
When: Second Saturday of the month, September - June 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: South Room, Christian Living Center