Contact: Anne-Marie Miller,  email: mommlr@hotmail.com
 
Human life is a precious gift from God the Creator. The Respect Life Ministry of Saint Gilbert seeks to transform our society into a culture of life where every human being is valued and protected from the moment of conception until natural death.
 
Our purpose is to nourish a respect for life in our parish by proclaiming that every human life is uniquely created in the image of God, that during this life we have responsibilities toward God, self and others. As a part of our greater community, we must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence.
 
The broad purpose of the Respect Life Ministry is to coordinate parish Respect Life activities. It is also a communication link between the U.S. Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee (USCCB) of Pro-Life Activities (via the diocesan coordinator) and the entire parish.  Following the USCCB's Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, the Respect Life Ministry implements a four-point plan for building a Culture of Life: 1) Education, 2) Pastoral Care, 3) Public Policy and 4) Prayer and Worship.
 

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel Brides' Room. Time commitment is very flexible; ministry members can determine the number of events for which they will volunteer.

Respect Life News…

Life Chain on Respect Life Sunday… October 1, 2017 is Respect Life Sunday.  The Respect Life Ministry will once again be hosting Life Chain on the sidewalk in front of church from 2-3p.  Life Chain is a peaceful pro-life demonstration during which participants observe a silent hour of prayer for the protection of the unborn.  At 3p you are invited to recite the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy in the church.  Parishioners of all ages are invited to attend and promote the culture of life in our area.  Rosaries, strollers, lawn chairs, water bottles and umbrellas are strongly encouraged as Life Chain will go on rain or shine!
 
In honor of Respect Life Month 2017, the Respect Life Ministry will be hosting a

series of talks on Mondays in October. Each week will feature a guest speaker highlighting a pro-life issue.  All are invited to attend!

October 2:  Bonnie Quirke:  End of Life and the Catholic approach
October 9Bonnie Quirke:  Being pro-life in the world today
October 16:  Linda Couri:  former Planned Parenthood employee
October 23:  Sharon and Ed Harrigan:  The benefits of Natural Family Planning (NFP)
October 30: Paul and Joan Spheeris:  The loss of a child 

Each evening will begin at 7:00 pm in the church with the Rosary for Life
Talks will follow from 7:30-8:30 pm with time for questions at the end.  All are welcome to come and learn!