St. Mary’s Respect Life Commission

You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works!

Psalm 139

Physician Assisted Suicide presentation: May 11


Mr. Jim Driscoll, Exec Dir for MA Catholic Conference presented a very informative talk on what Physician Assisted Suicide is and the current legislative status of the Bills in MA. Ms Tahni Morell also presented a very personal and moving portrayal of dealing with this issue with her husband who passed to the Lord naturally. The abbreviated PowerPoint presentation is available here.

2022 March for Life: Fr. Mike Schmitz, keynote speaker


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.