Respect Life

Respect Life Coordinator: Kevin Gartland at 614-7480 or email Kevin Gartland.

The Respect Life Ministry is an educational, pastoral care ministry that seeks to instill respect for human life as a sacred gift from God. Respect Life activities focus on the gift of life from the moment of conception to natural death. The ministry promotes legislation to that effect and works to inspire people to recognize the gift of life in all its stages. – Diocese of St. Augustine, Webpage.

For post abortion healing please see the Rachael’s Vineyard Website. All are welcome.

Respect Life Committee Monthly Meeting. The Ministry Committee meets to coordinate future respect life activities after the 7 AM mass on the third Thursday of the month in the St Vincent de Paul Room next to the Parish Office.

40 Days for Life, a national campaign to end abortion through peaceful prayer and fasting and action. Holy Family will have daily Holy Hour with Eucharistic Adoration with The Blessed Sacrament exposed between the 7 am and 9 am masses. Please join us and pray for life!

Holy Family is spiritually adopting the All Women’s Health Center abortion facility. We will be praying for the Women and Men who are using this facility as well as the workers and especially the babies lost there throughout the year. As part of our adoption plan, we plan on standing vigil every Monday morning while the mothers are entering this facility 1545 Huffingham Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32216.  We need volunteers to stand for an hour during vigil time. Please call Trudy at 642-7705 or Kevin  for more information or to sign up for an hour. One can help in many ways with this,Help us stand for LIFE!

Rose Procession.  The Parish will hold a Rose Procession during the 11:30 mass on Respect Life Sunday, January 21, 2018 with volunteers born the year of the Roe vs Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973 to 2018 and an expectant mother. The volunteers process from the back of the church to the altar with a rose representing babies lost to abortion that year.  Please call Kevin if you want to be a volunteer.  CLICK here to sign-up

Information and resource page (Click each link for more information)

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops weekly Life Issues forum

The Life Issues Forum is a bi-weekly column by Pro-Life Secretariat staff addressing the latest issues on the culture of life.

We also support The Women’s help Center

“No Woman should ever feel so alone or coerced that she believes the only option she has is to abort her baby. Women’s Help Center is a place where all women can come and receive understanding, real help, and compassion. Our mission is to provide abortion-minded women and families with the help and support they need to help them make the choice for life. We are here for them during their pregnancy and after the birth of their child, providing assistance for women who want to parent or make an adoption plan.”

Serving the women and families of Northeast Florida since 1990. Women’s Help Center does not offer abortion services or referrals

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