St. Mary's Respect Life Committee
The mission of St. Mary’s Respect Life Committee is to promote, through prayer and education, Catholic teaching on the sanctity of human life, from the moment of conception to the time of natural death. We speak for those who often cannot speak for themselves, by defending the inherent dignity of all human persons (made, as they are, in the divine image) at all stages of their earthly existence -whether born or pre-born, healthy or sick, young or old.
Our parish organization was formed over 20 years ago by Fr. Raymond Fournier. An annual baby shower for new mothers, and an annual sign-up drive for the weekly rose memorial in the upper and lower church (started by Fr. David Goodrow). On their own, individual members have “walked for life” in both Boston and Washington and have prayed the Rosary near abortion clinics.
We consider this issue one of the most important, if not the most critical, in our time. When we carry this message to others, we do so with love - the love of Christ for all humanity. We welcome everyone to join us in advancing the Church’s “Gospel of Life”!
Who is eligible to join