Respect Life Committee

Do you have a concern for mothers and their unborn children, for those who are frail or dying, or who are disabled, that the culture of death that surrounds us may be replaced by a culture of life? God may be calling you!  Please consider joining the Parish Respect Life Committee, or volunteering to help with one of more of the events listed below.

Youth and adults are welcome! Contact Anne Fox 443-402-0711 or agf1461@gmail.com  for more information.

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Annual Baby Shower (every January)

Join us each year as we collect items for the local pregnancy center's wish list!  Details are published in the bulletin and volunteers are always welcome to help us collect at each Mass, then deliver the gifts!  Check back here in January each year to see details from the Wish List & to sign up for a Youth Ministry project!

 

 

March for Life & related events (every January)

 

High School Youth & Young Adults are invited to travel with the Harford Area Youth ministries by train.  We have a limited number of tickets to attend the pre-march rally & concert. Please see bulletin for rsvp deadline and date of events. Contact Mrs. Kellie Reynolds for more informaton 410-592-7294 or kreynolds@archbalt.org (best)

 Adults intersted in attending: please see the bulletin for information about traveling by bus, meeting location, and times.  Or, contact Anne Fox agf14612@gmail.com

 Adoration & Prayers for Healing from the Wounds of Abortion:

Can't attend the Annual March for Life in DC? St. Stephen will have Eucharistic Adoration and prayer for healing from the wounds of abortion, concluding with Benediction at 7:00pm. Since 1973, when the Roe vs. Wade decision made abortion legal throughout pregnancy, more than 59 million babies have lost their lives through abortion in the United States. The result is deep wounds—for women, for families, and for our country.  Project Rachel (http://hopeafterabortion.com/) is a healing ministry for women and men who grieve after an abortion, sometimes years later. Prayer is another powerful tool for healing.  We’ll have prayers available and we’ll pray the rosary together at 4:00pm.  Come pray for yourself, or for someone you know, and for our nation. 

 

Maryland March for Life (every March)

We are looking for adults to take interested youth to Annapolis for this family-friendly event.  If you are “Shield” trained and registered driver, please contact Kellie Reynolds 410-592-7294 or kreynolds@archbalt.org (best).  March, 13, 2017.

 

October is Respect Life Month!

 

Follow this link for Rosary prayers for life you can do at home, as a family, or with friends!

http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/rosaries/pro-life-rosaries.cfm

 

Annual "Baby Bottle" Project (every October)

Please help support babies and Mothers in need by contributing your monetary donations during Respect Life Month.  Pray for life during the month of October, return your donation the last weekend of October 

New for 2016! We will be distributing envelopes the weekend of Oct 8-9 to help raise money for the pregnancy centers.  Because there is a charge to process and count coins, we are hoping to avoid collecting coins so that we can maximize our donation to the Pregnancy Centers.  Cash and checks appreciated - if you did not receive an envelope, simply write out a check made payable to either *Center for Pregnancy Concerns or *Women's Care Center - add "Baby bottle" to the memo and drop in the collection basket or the collection recepticals at the end of the month  

 Thank you for your generosity!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 

Prayer to St. Rita, Patron of Abused Women
St. Rita, you understood the sorrows of the human heart. By the grace of God, you overcame domestic violence and lived in faith and hope. 
Through your intercession, may families overcome conflicts and tensions and build peace in their homes. Inspire us to reach out to those who suffer physical, verbal, and sexual abuse.  
Pray for us, that we may discover ways to help restore the spiritual well-being of our families, our friends and our community. With you, we believe that all things are possible for God.
Amen.

 

http://www.catholicsforfamilypeace.org/prayer.html

 

 

 

 

 

Meetings, please consult bulletin; meet in Youth & Young Adult Office

Next Meeting: no meeting set at this time.

 

*For details of any events, please consult the bulletin weekly!