Respect Life Ministry

CHRIST THE KING PARISH

Respect Life Ministry

 

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MISSION STATEMENT

 
To promote and encourage respect for life from conception to natural death through prayer, education and pro-active support of all life issues.    Each of us is a masterpiece of God’s creation.  No matter how the world might view us or others, let us treat each person as the masterpiece that he or she is.
 
 

A PRAYER FOR LIFE

Eternal Father, Source of life, strengthen us with your Holy Spirit to receive the abundance of life you have promised.
Open our hearts to see and desire the beauty of your plan for life and love.
Make our love generous and self-giving so that we may be blessed with joy.
Grant us great trust in your mercy.  
Forgive us for not receiving your gift of life and heal us from the effects of the culture of death. 
Instill in us and all people reverence for every human life.
Inspire and protect our efforts on behalf of those most vulnerable, especially the unborn, the sick and the elderly.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, who by His Cross makes all things new.
            Amen

UPCOMING EVENTS:

“Could you…watch (pray) one hour with me?” Mt. 26:40

You are invited to pray the new
“Culture of Life Chaplet”, Thursday, May 19, 1:00 PM in St. Jude’s Chapel.

ROSARY FOR LIFE

The first Friday of each month, prior to the 8:30 AM Mass, the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary are prayed and include pro-life meditations.  Wherever you are, please consider joining this meaningful way to be involved in the pro-life movement.
 

RMV-Plate-Mother-ChildDID YOU KNOW?

That Massachusetts sells the Choose Life License Plate?  Funds generated from this specialty license plate will be distributed to not-for-profit agencies within Massachusetts that support the positive choices of life, such as adoption and Safe Haven for unplanned pregnancies and newborns.

 

MEETINGS

A cordial invitation is extended to anyone who is interested in attending a meeting and/or joining this Ministry.  Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month in classroom C after the 8:30 AM Mass.  Informative round-table discussions include  how to pro-actively participate in supporting all life issues.  For further information, please contact Claire Twitchell, Chairperson or Secretary-Treasurer Betty Kelley, through the Parish Office.

 


PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS

A Baby Center satellite for distribution of diapers for those participants in the food pantry located in Christ the King Parish, Mashpee

Abundant Hope 182 East Street, Attleboro, provides free pregnancy testing as well as information to aid in understanding all available options. Toll Free: 855-299-4218 www.abundanhopeprc.org

Birthright of Falmouth 320 Gifford Street – Homeport off Jones Road –
Falmouth, provides free and confidential support to those facing an unplanned pregnancy. 508-457-0680. 24-hour hotline – 1-800-550-4900. www.birthright.org/Falmouth

Learn Your Options 48 Camp Street, Hyannis provides free services and education enabling women to make choices concerning pregnancy. 508-790-0584.  www.learnyouroptions.org

Click for a printable list of the above PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS

 

For more in-depth information on various pro life issues, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) offers the following sites: 

Abortion
Assisted Suicide
Death Penalty/Capital Punishment
Cloning, Human
Contraception
End of Life Issues/Euthanasia
Global Issues
Post-Abortion Healing

Pro-Life Activities
Post Abortion Healing- Project Rachel
Religious Liberty
Reproductive Technology
Sexuality
Stem Cell Research
Violence
War and Peace

Additional information can be found by clicking “USCCB Human Life and Dignity”