"A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.”
– Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae), n. 100.
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“Human life must always be defended from its beginning in the womb and must be recognized as a gift of God that guarantees the future of humanity.”
~ Pope Francis
The purpose of this ministry is to put our faith into action in support of preserving the “Gift of Life” through prayer, knowledge and commitment.
P Pray to end Abortion and preserve life
R Respect life
O Open your heart and mind
L Listen and love
I Instill in others a desire to do good works
F Follow God's plan
E Engage in activities that support the gift of life.
Some activities our ministry has undertaken to support the Gift of Life:
Prayer - We ask our members to pray on their own and sometimes we gather together to pray in front of abortion centers in Broward County. We know that all things are possible and attainable through prayer. For Pro Life prayers, novenas, etc., click HERE.
Education - We have brought great speakers to our parish to educate or SCWC membership and parishioners about Pro Life issues.
Donations - We have made donations of diapers and baby supplies to help struggling young mothers and and have collected pocket change through our Baby Bottle Drive in December (get a bottle, fill it up with change and return it after mass or at our meeting) to support activities of our local Respect Life office. In addition, we donate/collect unwrapped baby items for our Newborn Baby Shower in March (donate items at Mass for newborns - unwrapped list of item will be provided.)
Volunteer - Some of our ladies have received training and have volunteered to support women in crisis pregnancy situations.
Support - As part of our pro-life mission, some of our ladies have made donations to and/or will be attending the Central Broward Respect Life Pregnancy Help Center's Annual Respect Life Luncheon. (For more info on the luncheon, click HERE) We feel it is vital to formally acknowledge the Center's incredible acts of mercy (which are many), and to support its mission of preserving life, which include providing ongoing counseling, education and various forms of assistance to the women and men of our community.
For more information, please contact our Pro Life Chairperson(s):
PRO LIFE RESOURCES
Respect Life Miami: RLM's mission is to proclaim the sanctity of human life, together with the Church. Addresses abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, capital punishment, population control, stem cell research, and human cloning. Offers the following Pro Life services:
Pregnancy Help Center: Whether you’re pregnant, or wondering if you are, the trained consultants at the Pregnancy Help Centers have valuable information and resources to help you explore all of your choices and options. Contact the center to schedule a free and confidential appointment. Has alot of free services including counseling, pregnancy test and limited ultrasound, material assistance until the baby is one year old, etc.
Project Joseph: a network of formation and service for men who are in crisis pregnancies and want to be better men/better fathers. It provides small group education to fathers, counseling and material assistance. A father may join Project Joseph at any point from the moment of conception until the child is one year old. Project Joseph is always there to help if a father needs to return later. Thre is not charge for the services provided.
Human Life International - The mission of HLI is to promote and defend the sanctity of life and family around the world according to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church through prayer, service and education
Priests for Life - association of Catholic Clergy who give special emphasis to the pro-life teachings of the Church. They offer ongoing assistance to the clergy in addressing the topics of abortion and euthanasia, and training and resources to the entire pro-life movement.
Prenatal Partners for Life - Support information & encouragement for carrying to term with an adverse prenatal diagnosis and support for raising your child with special needs after birth
National Council for Adoption - NCFA is devoted to serving the best interests of children through adoption
Hearts for Life - Commit to a spiritual adoption of an unborn child for a year - pray daily to save a life!