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:  Usually the first Thursday in March, June, September, and December; dates and times announced in the bulletin and by e-mail.

18, 19 December – Spiritual Adoption Baby Shower

2022

15 Jan – March for Life, St. Augustine  www.marchforlifestaugustine.com

21 Jan – 25 Feb – Blue and pink crosses are placed in front of the church near Apopka-Vineland Road to bring awareness to over 482,000 the babies lost to abortion and to encourge prayer for the babies, for an end to abortion, that the hearts and minds of those who condone abortion be changed, for a change of heart of those who are involved in the abortion industry, and for the mothers and fathers and all who are affected by abortion.  

22 Jan – Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, mass at 8:30 followed by liturgy in the Stations of the Cross garden at church

Spring/Lent 40 Days for Life TBA

https://www.40daysforlife.com/

5 Mar – Laps for Life http://www.cf-laps.life/

26, 27 Mar – Hand out baby bottles for JMJ Pregnancy Center and collect them the following weekend  

26 Mar – Spiritual Adoption Program until December

24 Apr – Divine Mercy Sunday

October is Respect Life Month

2 Oct – Life Chain, stand for life along Apopka-Vineland Road outside church

17, 18 Dec – Spiritual Adoption Baby Shower

Useful Links:  usccb.org, Florida Catholic Advocacy Network (FLCAN), Human Trafficking Task Force – Catholic Charities of Central Florida (cflcc.org)

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