“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
Spiritual Works of Mercy: To instruct the ignorant, To counsel the doubtful. To admonish sinners. To bear wrongs patiently. To forgive offences willingly. To comfort the afflicted. To pray for the living and the dead
The 13th Annual Advice and Aid Pregnancy Centers Walk for Life on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 held at our Overland Park office at 10901 Granada Ln. (435 & Roe). We hope that you will join us as we raise awareness of our life-affirming ministry and raise funds so that we can continue God’s work in this community for those facing an unplanned pregnancy! The 2017 Walk for Life is a fun, family event for all! Strollers and leashed dogs are welcomed! There will be face painting, balloon animals, coffee & snacks, an energetic warm-up, KC Wolf, prizes and more! What a great way to get your church community involved in a life-affirming mission!
Here is a link to their website with more info: www.aapcwalk.org
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.
The bottles (with your donation inside) need to be returned the weekend of Jan 15th. PLEASE use this as an educational opportunity for your family to discuss how this donation helps families and helps save babies! Please see the web site (kcascension.org/find support/respect life) for more info.
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 (March 7 and April 2) with at least 2 people per hour. Click here to help
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: Jan 15th: 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 in October)
We need to love not judge ( a homily by the Archbishop of Boston)