Respect Life

 

Our committee’s purpose is to promote the Culture of Life through prayer, education, advocacy, and by providing material resources to local crisis pregnancy centers.  The message of the program is that “all human life, born or unborn, deserves respect and protection at every stage of its existence and in every circumstance of human living.”  The committee is focused on providing educational programs on the dignity of human life and the responsibility of society to protect all of its members.  It has a high priority to engage the attention and mobilize the energies of Catholic people.  To volunteer or for further information, contact Becky Rubal at [email protected] or (614) 734-0858.

 

Calendar of Events

 

January

Movie Night:  Unplanned.  January 14, 2020.  Join us from 7-9 p.m. in the Blue Room for the movie about former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson.  What she witnessed one day led her to leave the abortion industry, and she has since become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.

9 Days for Life Novena.  January 21-29, 2020.  Sign up at www.9daysforlife.com

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.  January 22, 2020.

Respect Life Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 10:30 AM, followed by the Roe Remembrance event at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

March for Life trip to Washington D.C. – organized by St. Joan of Arc.  January 24, 2020.

March

40 Days for Life silent prayer vigil, Sunday, March 22, 2020, in front of the Founders' Women's Clinic, 1243 East Broad Street.  There is no interaction with either staff or potenial clients since it is closed on Sundays. If you can commit to a time between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., contact Ed and Marti Foster at (614) 459-4373 or [email protected] or [email protected]

Spiritual Adoption of the Unborn. From March 14-March 22, 2020, parishioners will be asked to spiritually adopt an unborn child in danger of being lost to abortion. There will be pledge cards in the Gathering Space which will allow the spiritually adopted child to be named. A poster will remind us of the developmental stage of the child each month, from March to December. Commit to pray for the unborn child each month.

May

Pregnancy resource center baby shower collection  5/2/20-5/3/20

October

Pregnancy resource center baby shower collection

Honoring the Sacredness of Life:  The Rosebud Program  

 

 

Pregnancy Resource Centers

 

PDHC.  Call/text PDHC 24/7 line at 614-444-4411 or the option line 24/7 at 1-800-712-HELP (1-800-712-4357) http://pdhc.org/

Birthright.  For more than 50 years, Birthright has been helping women with unplanned pregnancies. 4766 N. High St., Columbus http://birthright.org/ 614-263-2514

Women’s Care Center.  A non-profit pregnancy resource center that serves moms and babies through free pregnancy testing, limited diagnostic ultrasounds, and educational parent classes.  http://womenscarecenterfoundation.org/locations/columbus/  614-251-0200

 

Abortion Healing Resources

 

Bethesda Healing Ministry is a Catholic Christian Ministry of hospitality and healing.  Through a community of love and acceptance, all men and women suffering the effects of an abortion are invited and supported.  https://www.bethesdahealing.org/  614-309-0157 or 614-309-2651 (24/7 x365)

Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion.  Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. https://www.rachelsvineyard.org/  877-HOPE 4 ME (877-467-3463)

To Learn More

Church Documents:

The Gospel of Life – Evangelium Vitae  St. Pope John Paul II

Humanae Vitae Pope Paul VI

Organizations:

Greater Columbus Right to Life

Ohio Right to Life

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops