Life Matters Committee

A Ministry of St. Patrick

Life Matters Committee

 

Our Objective

The committee assists the bishops in teaching respect or all human life from conception to natural death.  We organize education and prayer here at St. Patrick’s for all Human life protection, especially on behalf of those who are unborn, disabled, elderly, dying, or facing the death penalty.

Upcoming Events:

Pregnancy Resource Center & Lex Specialty Clinic Banquet

Thursday, October 28 at 6:30pm

 You’re invited to the 36th Annual Fundraising Banquet with special guest Dan Weber. This event is open to adults only (semi-formal attire) and includes a complimentary dinner. The event will be hosted in the St. Patrick Social Hall and will also be live streamed. If you’re interested in attending or hosting a table, register at cambridgeprc.com or contact Heather at 763-380-3102.

40 Days for Life: Prayer Vigil: October 9th

St. Patrick and St. Stephen’s Catholic Church will be participating in the 40 Days for Life campaign. 40 Days for Life is a peaceful grassroots community-based campaign to draw attention to the injustice of abortion through prayer, fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach.

  • 8:30am: Meet at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in the east church parking lot.
  • 8:45am: Bus departs
  • 9:30am-11:00am: Pray at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul from
  • 11:00am: We will leave as soon as we load the bus at
  • To Attend: Sign up in advance by emailing LifeMattersSSC@gmail.com OR by calling St. Stephen’s at 763-421-4271. Please provide your: name, parish name, phone number, email, # of people, and # of signs needed.
    • For those who cannot attend, please pray and fast at home. A free-will offering to help pay for the bus will be taken.

The Cemetery of the Innocents

 

Fifty-four million (54,000,000) babies have been tragically killed by abortion in the USA since the tragic Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision passed down in 1973 – 3,400 babies per day. Sometimes we hear so many statistics in a day that we become immune to them- desensitized to what they really mean.

However 3,400 babies killed every day must not be just a number and must not be invisible. We must understand it, be alarmed and outraged by it, and be moved to greater action to halt it.

To help all of us in our parish and community truly understand what this means in a very real way, St. Patrick’s Life Matters committee has constructed a memorial to these fallen innocents. One day’s worth of abortions committed in our nation – 3,400 little white crosses to represent the little lives that will never be born to make a difference in this world. The harsh reality is that every day a cemetery for aborted babies like this could be constructed in this country. One wonders if that kind of visual would awaken those who still think abortion is a “choice”.

Before we began construction of our memorial we asked alumni members of the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for post abortive women and men for their reaction to the Cemetery of the Innocents to remember the babies – including their own aborted children. The devastation of abortion extends beyond the innocent babies and greatly wounds mothers, fathers, families and society in general. Would they feel offended? Would it be too painful? Without hesitation they were overwhelmingly supportive of such a display to remind everyone that these are human beings – little people- who are dying. And it was the Rachel’s Vineyard alumni who came up with the name for our sign.

Every day In the USA.  3400 Babies Killed and 6800 Parents Wounded.
Pray to End Abortion!

Our hope is that with everyone’s involvement there will be an end to abortion in our lifetime as we follow Jesus our Savior’s teaching, “…whatever you do for the least of my brethren, you do it for me.”
Matthew 25:45

The Cemetery of the Innocents

Cemetery of the Innocents

The mission of the Life Matters ministry at the Church of St. Patrick is to help our parish be a center of life—a parish of people who understand important contemporary life issues and who recognize the rights and needs of those among us who are most vulnerable, particularly mothers and their unborn children. Life Matters is committed to promoting a renewed respect for Human Life from conception to natural death. We do this through prayer, education, and participation in activities that promote reverence for life.

Life Matters educational activities include our annual Respect Life Weekend in October, Spiritual Adoption, March for Life, rosary prayer for an end to abortion, and distribution of information on important legislation regarding life issues.

Come and join our Life Matters ministry and help spread the Good News about the precious gift of Life! Members of the Life Matters ministry meet on a monthly basis.

How to Join Us:

Recurring Schedule:

  • Committee meets monthly

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Ministry Stats


Ministry Leader: Tom and Patty Matlon
Staff Contact: Jeremy Weakly
Schedule: Monthly


Age Groups: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Ministry Category: Outreach


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