Pro-Life Activities.../ Respect Life Ministry
Respect Life Ministry would like to thank you our very
generous parishioners who picked up a Christmas ornament
or two from the angel tree and returned the items back to
the parish. These items will be distributed throughout the
year to needy parents & children at…St. Paul Life Center,
Catholic Charities of Austin and St. Vincent de Paul. Thank
you for making a difference.
Respect Life Month-October Intercessions:
That all women, men, and family members suffering from
abortion may know the Lord’s tender, healing love; We pray to the Lord: For all those facing an unexpected pregnancy: that the peace of Christ may fill their hearts; We pray to the Lord: For parents who have lost a child through miscarriage: that they may know the comfort and hope that Jesus brings; We pray to the Lord:
Baby Banks: If you did not pick up the Respect
Life baby banks at Mass last weekend, please do
so after Mass this weekend or you may pick one
up at the office. October is Respect Life Month and St.
Mary’s will host this campaign to foster a greater respect
for the sanctity of human life. Your donation will help Pro-
Life efforts in our parish and throughout the diocese. The
Gabriel Project, Project Rachel, Sidewalk Ministry, Pro-Life
and many more will receive funds from this campaign
including ours at St. Mary’s. Please remember to fill these
banks and show your children how important it is to be
involved in efforts to help unborn babies, women and
families in need by sparing your extra change.
Pro-Life Annual Gathering Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at San José Parish in Austin
Join the Pro-Life Office for their annual gathering. Learn about new initiatives and how parishes can participate in sharing the Gospel of Life. Parishes can pick up Respect Life Program materials and Baby Banks. Each parish is asked to register the names of those attending by Aug. 4 to Luisa De Poo.
Angel Tree: If you picked up an ornament from the Respect Life Angel tree at the entrance of the church and have not
purchased the items or forgot to bring them this weekend-you may still bring them to the parish office this week until Wed. Dec. 21st.
Respect Life Ministry 2016
The Rosary for Our Country novena will take place on the first Monday of each month. We will begin on March 7th at 7pm, and end November 7th, the day before elections. Please plan on joining this special novena for the U.S.A.