Respect Life Ministry

 
Contact: Anne-Marie Miller at 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.

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May, 2019  Our Illinois legislature failed to provide protection and respect for the lives of our most vulnerable citizens.  Please pray and see what we can do on the front lines for support of pregnant moms.
Ministry News

7th Month of Fetal Development Hi! You are really going to be proud of me this month. I can suck my thumb, cry, taste sweet and sour and respond to light and sound. Mom was out in the bright sun the other day and I had quite a time moving around to get away from the light. Also, someone was making a lot of noise and I didn’t like it one bit. I’m afraid I kicked her a lot to get her attention. I weigh 3 pounds and am well on my way to my birth weight. If I were born now, I would stand a fifty percent chance of survival. Your blessings have been my comfort.

 Roses for Mom...Roses for Life: The annual Right to Life Mother's Day Rose Benefit is Mother's Day Weekend after all the Masses. Fresh cut, long stem red roses are available for a donation of $2 per rose, 3 for $5 or $20 per dozen. Buy mom a rose or a dozen as a sign of your love and the beauty of all human life and support the Right to Life movement.
The Respect Life Committee is sponsoring the 16th Annual Aid for Women Baby Shower. Please take a baby bottle or a tag from the boards located in the Saint Gilbert Church narthex. Bring back unwrapped gifts by May 19th. You may also donate gently used baby items such as car seats, high chairs, and cribs. Questions regarding donation of larger items can be addressed to Anne-Marie Miller at 847-212-9297. Thank you for your generosity.
Please also consider calling your State Senator to tell them to vote NO on any pro-abortion bills. If your state Senator is Melinda Bush her local number is 847-548-5631 and her Springfield number is 217-782-7353.