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.

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

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

March

40 Days for Life prayer vigil

May

Pregnancy resource center baby shower collection

October

Pregnancy resource center baby shower collection 10/26/19-10/27/19

The Euthanasia Deception  movie presentation, discussion and question/answer session by Greater Columbus Right to Life    10/28/19   6:15-7:30 pm, St. Peter Blue Room.  Belgium’s 15 year experiment with euthanasia has gone terribly wrong.  This film is a dire warning for the rest of the world.  The Euthanasia Deception is a one-hour documentary featuring powerful testimonies from Belgium and beyond - of those devastated by the false ideology of ‘mercy killing’.  The film sets out to expose three main deceptions of doctor assisted dying: First, that euthanasia and assisted suicide are a form of compassion. The second is the myth of autonomy: that decisions made between doctor and patient operate in a vacuum. And finally, that government ‘safeguards’ can truly protect the vulnerable.  Please RSVP at gcrtl.org/euthanasia-deception

Honoring the Sacredness of Life:  The Rosebud Program  During October, Respect Life Month, we will be praying for women and their families during the tender times of bringing new life into the world.  If you are waiting for a child to be born, celebrating a birth or adoption, wanting to become pregnant or adopt, or grieving the loss of a child, please let us pray for you.  At the Rosebud Program table in the Gathering Space, there are prayer intention cards attached to a silk rosebuds.  Fill out the appropriate card and place the rosebud in the vase.  All intentions will be remembered at a rosary led by the Knights of Columbus at 10:45 a.m. on October 27, 2019.

 

 

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