"Every human being is endowed with a dignity that must never be lessened, impaired or destroyed but must instead be respected and safeguarded, if peace is really to be built up." - Saint John Paul II
About Respect Life
The Respect Life Committee is a group of dedicated individuals with a single common goal: to respect all human life from conception to natural death.
Throughout the year we fulfill this mission by collecting clothing baby clothing and delivering it to Pregnancy Decision Health Centers, providing educational information in the bulletin, conducting baby showers, and supporting pro-life aspects of other ministries.
In addition, we have special objectives in various months throughout the year:
October: Respect life month where we participate in 40 Days for Life, sponsor a Holy Hour for Life, and increase understanding and visibility through bulletin information and providing educational materials in Herrmann Hall
November: Make blankets and distribute them through social services in time for children to have them at Christmas
December: Sing Christmas carols at a local nursing home
January: On the Sunday closest to the Roe v Wade Anniversary (January 22), we pray the candle prayer for life at all Masses. We conduct a Holy Hour for life. We often help with a trip to Washington, DC, for the March for Life where our goal is to encourage the Seton youth to attend the march. The last two years we have promoted the diocesan events for the anniversary of Roe v Wade.
February - March: during Lent we collect baby clothes for Pregnancy Decision Health Centers and participate in the Spring 40 Days for Life.
April - May: We visit the nursing home and bring flowers. This is usually between Mother's Day and Father's Day. This month we also celebrate with a pizza party for members.
By joining our group you will grow in your faith by learning about the Catholic Church's stance on life issues, helping others in need, and learning about the legislative changes affecting the vulnerable of our society.
We meet once a month during the school year, usually the first week of the month. We welcome new members with open arms, always looking for people who have a loving heart. Please consider joining us to make a tangible difference in our parish, our community, and our world.
Interested in Joining?
If you would like to join or have further questions about the Respect Life Commission, please contact Vicki Chinnock.
Looking for More?
Are you interested in other evangelization and discipleship ministry opportunities at Seton?