Each October the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life.
Respect Life Month Opportunities:
- Sept. 25 – Nov. 3 40 Days For Life Annual Campaign.
This is a prayerful, peaceful, gathering in front of an abortion clinic. It will take place in 505 cities in the US, Europe, and South America. So far, some 16,000 mothers have opted to keep their babies after seeing them praying and going to one of the pro-life clinics. There are two abortion clinics in the Orlando area that they have prayed at: Altamonte Springs and one on University Blvd near UCF. More information available at www.40daysforlife.com or Pete Stauder, Knights of Columbus, [email protected].
- Sept. 28th JMJ Pregnancy Center Annual Gala.
The Gala is already sold out but donations are still being taken. This is a Catholic pro-life center recently serving some 1196 clients with pregnancy tests, 770 of these had ultrasound views, and 109,000+ baby supplies and materials were given out. For more information visit jmjpc.org or contact i[email protected] or Pete Stauder [email protected] for more info.
- Oct. 5-6 Diocesan Respect Life Sunday.
Your Blessed Sacrament Council of Catholic Women will host a Baby Shower Crib in the narthex. Please bring baby items to your Mass and deposit them in the crib. These will all go to the JMJ Pregnancy Center and our Outward Sign facility. Checks should be made out to JMJ Pregnancy Center. for more information contact Blessed Sacrament CCW or jmjpc.org.
- Oct. 11-12, 2019 Florida Respect Life Conference.
will be held in St. Augustine. National and state speakers, lunch and dinner are scheduled. For contact info go to dosafl.com/respectlifeconference or call 904-262-3200 X159. Reservation deadline Sept 20th, 2019.