Respect Life

respectlifeGod sends each and every person into this world as a gift.  All human life has value and should be respected from the moment of conception to natural death.  With Christ as our center, we are committed to uphold this beautiful truth at the parish level and within our community.  This aim includes coordinating educational efforts, attending marches and demonstrations, assuring prayer for all life issues, supporting crisis pregnancy centers, and informing parishioners how we can assist through legislative or any other action.   We work with the Long Green Valley Knights of Columbus and Archdiocese Respect Life Committee.

Click here for more information on Respect Life

The USCCB ProLife website is an additional resource to visit: www.usccb.org/prolife

Pastoral Care

Direct Services through the Respect Life Office:

Healing after abortion: Project Rachel Baltimore: www.project-rachel.net; 410-625-8491; projectrachel@archbalt.org

Ministry to families who have lost children through miscarriage: Holy Innocents: website to come; 410-547-3142; holyinnocents@archbalt.org

Pastoral Care Education through Respect Life Office

Catholic vision for compassionate care at end of life: In Joyful Hope: www.injoyfulhope.org

Prayer and education on life before birth: Spiritual Adoption: www.archbalt.org/respect-life-2/spiritual-adoption-program/

Partner Ministries

Help for homeless pregnant moms: Gabriel Network: gabrielnetwork.org; 1-800-ANGEL-OK; office@gabrielnetwork.org

Pregnancy support: OptionLine: www.optionline.org; 1-800-712-4357; Text HELPLINE to 313131

Help for families experiencing adverse prenatal diagnosis:

Isaiah’s Promise: www.isaiahspromise.net; info@isaiahspromise.net

Education and support in Natural Family Planning: Office of Marriage and Family Life: www.archbalt.org/marriage-family-life/natural-family-planning; 410-547-5420

Support for infertility: Office of Marriage and Family Life: https://www.archbalt.org/respect-life-2/support-for-infertility/; 410-547-5420

Help for those experiencing intimate partner violence: National Domestic Violence Hotline: www.ndvh.org; 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) (24/7)

 

“If a friend told you she was pregnant and considering abortion, would you know what to do? Learn concrete tips for loving her in a way that is life-affirming for both her and her child.”

 – USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities “What to Do When a Friend Is Considering Abortion”www.usccb.org/l-o-v-e

Click here for more information on what to do if a friend tells you she’s considering abortion.

Contact Sr. Carol Czyzewski at 410-592-6206, ext. 106 or aff@sjehydes.org.