The Respect Life Commission holds a Holy Hour every first Saturday after the 9:00 AM Mass. This devotion is dedicated to praying for the increase of respect for all human life, from conception until natural death. Please, consider spending time with our Lord Jesus Christ during this time of Adoration. If you cannot make, please stop for a few minutes wherever you are and pray this prayer with us on the first Saturday of the month.
bright dawn of the new world,
Mother of the living,
to you do we entrust the cause of life
Look down, O Mother,
upon the vast numbers
of babies not allowed to be born,
of the poor whose lives are made difficult,
of men and women
who are victims of brutal violence,
of the elderly and the sick killed
by indifference or out of misguided mercy.
Grant that all who believe in your Son
may proclaim the Gospel of life
with honesty and love
to the people of our time.
Obtain for them the gracePope John Paul II – Evangelium Vitae
to accept that Gospel
as a gift ever new,
the joy of celebrating it with gratitude
throughout their lives
and the courage to bear witness to it
resolutely, in order to build,
together with all people of good will,
the civilization of truth and love,
to the praise and glory of God,
the Creator and lover of life.
For more information about St. Mary’s Respect Life activities and/or to get involved, please contact Sue Szarek at dogs34me @ comcast.net.