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

President, Debbie Malambri at debmal6@gmail.com

Treasurer, Sharon Branch at branchhforlando@gmail.com

Vice President, Lynette Jecino

Secretary, Grace Cowan

Events

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

2 Oct – Stand for Life Chain

17, 18 December – JMJ Spiritual Adoption Baby Shower

2023

13 Jan – 17 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 encourage 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.  

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

21 Jan – Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, mass at 8:30.

February – Human Trafficking Awareness

18, 19 Mar – Hand out baby bottles for JMJ Pregnancy Center and collect them the following weekend  

25 Mar – Spiritual Adoption Program until December

16 Apr – Divine Mercy Sunday

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

Life is Precious

Resources For Parents

Holy Family Catholic Community