“Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!”
– Pope John Paul II
Corporal Work of Mercy: Give drink to the thirsty
Mary, we pray today for all mothers who are afraid to be mothers.
We pray for those who feel threatened and overwhelmed by their pregnancy.
Intercede for them, that God may give them the grace to say yes and the courage to go on.
May they have the grace to reject the false solution of abortion.
May they say with you, “Be it done according to your word”.
May they experience the help of Christian people, and know the peace that comes from doing God’s will.
The Respect Life Ministry has one weekly hour of Adoration. Our hope is that volunteers will sign up as an opportunity to pray for all LIFE issues. The time is every Saturday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. This is a opportunity to be with Christ peacefully – either alone or as a family!
Different Activities we do through the year:
The Respect Life Ministry, along with the Knights, are sponsoring The Baby Bottle Boomerang to raise needed funds for the Wyandotte Pregnancy Clinic and Advice and Aid. The clinic, sponsored by the Archdiocese, provides services at no cost to women and families dealing with an unplanned pregnancy (and that care can continue for the first few years. PLEASE use this as an educational opportunity for your family to discuss how this donation helps families and helps save babies!
40 Days for Life …(NO CURRENT TIME)a groundbreaking, coordinated, international pro-life mobilization to end abortion in our city – and beyond. You’re invited to peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil outside of the Women’s Health Center abortion clinic, located at 4840 College Boulevard in Overland Park, Kansas. Please help spread the word about this important community outreach. For more information, visit the 40 Days for Life website: www.40daysforlife.com/overlandpark. 40 Days for Life: Sign up to peacefully and prayerfully protest abortion. Ascension covers 2 full days with at least 2 people per hour.(Sunday 3/18 and Tuesday 3/20). Click here to take an hour!
ADOPTIVE FAMILIES NEEDED!
We have a hidden jewel in our Archdiocese. We have an adoption agency located in KC, KS that has an excellent record of finding babies for adoptive parents. Currently, the average wait time for approved prospective parents is only seven months.
St Joseph Adoption Ministry has been placing babies with Catholic adoptive parents across the nation since 2001.Sister Dolora May is the executive director They have developed a national network with adoption professionals which affords them with access to babies born across the United States.
They could place more babies if they had more prospective parents!! This is truly a hidden jewel. For more information on SJAM go to their web site at www.CatholicAdoptionMinistry.org . Please spread this good news!
Roses for Life Campaign and Rose Procession: 3rd Sunday in January: We do on Sanctity of Life Sunday (3rd weekend of Jan usually) where we commemorate Roe v Wade and we send notices to State Legislators
LIFE CHAIN: (1st weekend in October) is a nationwide peaceful, prayerful hour of prayer on public sidewalks supporting the dignity of and right to life.
Pack ‘n Play Collections: Respect Life Ministry is out to help stock area pregnancy centers where girls or women go who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Giving hope sometimes looks like a blankey! Need: crib sheets, baby clothes, onesies, jammies,” wearable” blankets, diapers, wipes, anything for a new born up to age 1 (Done 2nd weekend in October)
We support the Gabriel Project also.The Gabriel Project is a ministry providing help to pregnant women in need. A “Good Samaritan” approach towards helping women in a crisis pregnancy.
We need to love not judge ( a homily by the Archbishop of Boston)