The Respect Life ministry promotes life from natural conception until natural death through prayer, education, legislation and pastoral programs.  Members are concerned with issues such as; abortion, physician assisted suicide/euthanasia, death penalty, dignity at end of life and human trafficking.

Members of the ministry 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 matters related to life issues.

The Respect Life ministry is open to all who value life and is active year round.  We meet on first Thursdays in the Parish Life Center (PLC) on meeting dates announced in the bulletin and by e-mail.  Members are people of all ages who participate in the vital work of advocating for the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.   Many of our members participate by receiving e-mail updates and attending events as they are available.  We 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 is available those who are interested in going to local abortion mills to stand for life.

The group sponsors a billboard and Google Ad campaign to promote alternatives for those seeking abortions.

Contact

Lynette Jecino at elyjcno@bellsouth.net

Sharon Branch at branchhforlando@gmail.com

Events

Meetings:  UsuallyfirstThursday in March, June, September and December; dates and times announced in the bulletin and by e-mail.

40 Days for Life:  Feb 26 – Apr 5 at All Women’s Health [abortion] Center, 431 Maitland Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701; Public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood
11500 University Blvd Orlando, FL; Public right-of-way outside 610 Oak Commons Blvd Kissimmee, FL.  For more information and to sign up, please go here.

Divine Mercy Novena and Divine Mercy Sundae:  Novena is from Good Friday to the Saturday after Easter; a service and sundaes in the Parish Life Center is on Apr 30, Divine Mercy Sunday.

Laps for Life:  Mar 7, 8 – 1, Bishop Moore High School.  Donations allow Knights of Columbus to donate ultra sound machines to pregnancy centers.

Stolen Innocence (Human Trafficking Event):  Sept 18 in Parish Life Center

Life Chain:  Along Apopka-Vineland Rd outside church Oct 4.

Day of Remembrance for the Unborn:  Date TBD.

Useful Links:  usccb.org, Florida Catholic Advocacy Network (FLCAN)

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