SOCIAL JUSTICE - FRANCISCAN ACTION & ADVOCACYConsistent Ethic of Life
The parish’s Respect Life action and advocacy efforts focus on the entire spectrum of life – from conception to natural death.
We speak out in defense of all human life with boldness and charity, and celebrate God’s gift of life through all its stages!
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The March for Life is an annual Washington, D.C. event that coincides with the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion. Each year, the March draws thousands of pro-life activists and supporters from around the country to rally at the National Mall and march to the steps of the Supreme Court.
A very big thank you to all who joined us at the 2015 March for Life in Washington, D.C.! A huge round of applause for the parish Respect Life Committee; Mary Herrmann and the 8th grade class and parents; Fr. Jim; and the parish and school staff for all the work! Special thanks to our Knights of Columbus for covering the cost of the bus! From conception to natural death, we pray for, advocate for, and celebrate life!
Do you know someone who is carrying grief and sorrow over past abortions? Project Rachel is the post-abortion ministry of the Catholic Church that offers hope and healing to women and men suffering from post-abortion grief and pain. Project Rachel offers support, counseling, retreats, and sacramental Reconciliation. All services are confidential. For more information, please visit:http://helpafterabortion.org/ and http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/familylife/rachel.aspx or call 888-456-HOPE (4673).
Are you a good listener? Can you love without judging? Do you want to help women facing crisis pregnancies? If so, Birthright of Woodbridge (Birthright is a non-profit charitable organization that has been providing love and support for over 45 years to women facing unplanned pregnancies) needs you! For more information, please contact the Birthright office at 703-583-1178 or send an email to email@example.com.
Respect Life Committee
- Josee Turner
- Sarah Fortunato
- Patty Farber
- Isabella Clemente
- Mary Herrmann
- Salome Torrijos
- Rene Torrijos
- Cheryl Abon-Jones
- Deb Larrabee
- Scott Larrabee
- Emily Clemente
For more information on the Respect Life Committee, please contact Br. Henry Fulmer, OFM: