Respect Life Ministry


Respect Life Ministry



Respect Life Christmas cards available
now for Christmas 2015



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.


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.



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

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

Recitation is on ordinary rosary beads And will include a brief meditation preceding each of the five decades.


“What is Death with Dignity?”

On Saturday, October 3, Respect Life Ministry invites you to a continental breakfast in the parish hall immediately following the 8:30 AM Mass. Jim Remillard, scientist, teacher and parishioner, will provide answers to the question “What is death with dignity?” Learn the truth about physician assisted suicide (PAS).



Learn Your Options, A Women’s Concern 48 Camp St., Hyannis, provides intervention to women and men in an unplanned pregnancy, prepares mothers and couples for parenting and aids in restoring those suffering the after effects of abortion. 



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.


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.



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.


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 What is Death With Dignity?
Jim Remillard ~ Certified in Health Care Ethics
National Catholic Bioethics Center

click to view the video of this presentation





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

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

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

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