Respect Life

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Mission statement
As stewards of human creation we acknowledge that every life is sacred from the moment of conception until a natural death. We are called to defend the dignity of each human being at every stage and work together in building a culture of life and a civilization of love. We strive to change hearts and change laws to defend life.
Events:
January – DC trip (bus trip to march in Wash DC around Jan 22 organized by St. Charles)
Lent – 40 Days for Life (sidewalk prayer at abortion clinic on assigned dates) 1/2 hour-1 hour prayer time
Spring – Elizabeth New Life Center Spring Banquet; A major fund raiser for ENLC-Sponsor a table or attend this event
May – Mother’s Day flower sale (supports Dayton Right to Life)-help needed after Masses to sell flowers, there is also a Coin Collection in baby bottles which supports Elizabeth New Life Center.
June – Father’s Day collection of baby bottles-help needed after all Masses to collect bottles
October Life Chain (1st Sunday in Oct 2:00-3:30 sidewalk prayer)
Fall – Elizabeth New Life Center Fall Banquet; a major fund raiser for ENLC-Sponsor a table or attend this event
Advent – 40 Days for Life (sidewalk prayer at abortion clinic on assigned dates) 1/2 hour-1 hour prayer time
December – Christmas giving tree donations support Elizabeth New Life Center
Holy Family for Christmas Mass – family with newborn baby to be a silent presence at Christmas eve Mass
Blood drive Spring and Fall – help needed to make phone calls to donors
Flowers for Baptisms and prayer cards given to families when baby is baptized-help needed to give flower to family at Mass
Rosary for Life every Saturday from 9:15-10:15 in front of abortion clinic on Stroop Rd
Partnership with Catholic Social Services to visit parishioners in need-training required then visit once or twice a month

Time Commitment
You can give as much time as the activity that fits your interest requires. We meet as needed usually four times a year.

Contact: Cheryl Brockman at 885-4326.