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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…

January 22nd sadly marks the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade. Since then over 60 million innocent human lives have been lost to abortion. The USCCB has declared January 22nd to be the National Day of Prayer for the Protection of Unborn Children. The Respect Life Ministry has organized an all day Vigil for Life with Eucharistic Adoration in the chapel beginning immediately after the 8 a.m. Mass. and concluding with a Holy Hour for Life from 7:30-8:30. Please take an hour to come and silently pray and show your support for the Culture of Life. You may sign up in the Narthex on the board or you may sign up electronically at