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

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Read Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s Pro-Life Homily, January 25/26, 2020

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.