St. Mary’s Respect Life Commission

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants...

Deuteronomy 30:19

Function of this Commission

To assist in the organization of St. Mary’s parish respect life service activities, educate parishioners on the Catholic Church’s teachings on the dignity of human life, and create prayer opportunities that support the respect life mission of the Catholic Church.

The Goal

The commission seeks to raise awareness of many issues in contemporary society that touch upon the sacredness of human life.

What topics may be addressed

This initiative will attempt to address many facets of life, from conception to natural death. Areas of consideration include:

  • IVF (in vetro fertilization)
  • Abortion
  • Euthanasia
  • Physician Assisted Suicide
  • Palliative care
  • Chronically ill, disabled or dying
  • Capital punishment

Through speakers, discussion groups, prayer service, and support activities we hope to enlighten and increase awareness of these sensitive topics within the framework of respect for all life.