Each month, the Respect Life Ministry will share various resources. Check back each month, to see what’s happening within the Respect Life Ministry at St. Mary of Lourdes.
November Prayer Guide – click here
October is Respect Life Month. In addition to our continual prayers and
actions for the unborn to the elderly, we also raise awareness about
WHY SHOULD WE BE AWARE OF DOMESTIC ABUSE AND VIOLENCE ?
It can happen in any family, within any parish or community.
Knowledge of the signs will help you identify if it is happening within
your own family.
Knowing the signs of potential, early or advanced stages of Domestic
Violence can save lives.
If you realize a family member or friend is involved, the information in
this resource will give you the tools to know how to react and/or
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement
entitled “When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence
Against Women.” In it they state, “…violence against women is never
justified. Violence in any form ‘-physical, sexual, psychological, or
verbal’ – is sinful. THE PERSON BEING ASSAULTED NEEDS TO KNOW THAT
ACTING TO END THE ABUSE DOES NOT VIOLATE THE MARRIAGE PROMISES.”
Domestic Violence Article – click here
When I Call for Help… – click here
St. Joseph Novena – For those on the path to Adoption (click here)
Donation items requested – For complete list, click here.
Prayer to St. Josephine Bakhita for victims of Human Trafficking
Saint Bakhita, as a child you were sold as a slave and had to spend untold difficulties and suffering. Once freed from your physical slavery, you found the true redemption in your encounter with Christ and his Church. Oh, Saint Bakhita, help those who are trapped in slavery, intercede on their behalf before God so that they are freed from the chains of captivity. May God free anyone who has been enslaved by man. Provide relief to those who survive slavery and allow them to see Him as a model of faith and hope. Help all survivors to
find healing for their wounds. We beg you to pray and intercede for those who are enslaved among us. Amen.
Walking With Moms in Need
Walking With Moms in Need is a program of the USCCB. It consists of both prayer and action. As part of the Respect Life Ministry here at St. Mary of Lourdes, we have implemented components of this program through the Walking With Moms in Need Prayer Guides we post each month on our parish website, and the recent baby shower, with donations going to the local pregnancy center in Peoria, Destiny for Women.
We would like to expand our response to this ministry and God’s call to feed the hungry by helping moms and families in need through the meal program at Destiny for Women. Many of you have experienced the blessing of cooked meals being brought to your home after the birth of a child. We want to extend this blessing to moms who would otherwise not receive such a blessing. To sign up to take a cooked meal to one of these moms, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walking with Moms in Need – June 2023 prayer guide
Walking with Moms in Need – May 2023 prayer guide
Walking with Moms in Need – April 2023 prayer guide
Walking with Moms in Need – March 2023 prayer guide
Walking with Moms in Need – February 2023 prayer guide