Human life must BE respected and protected from conception to
natural death. we are committed to love, educate, and
assist those in need.
John 10:10 I came so that all might have Life and have it to the full.
BOTTLE CAMPAIGN 2017
Members of St. Joseph’s Respect Life Group distributed baby
bottles after Masses on April 1 and 2 in support of the Baby Bottle Campaign. We
are supporting Pregnancy Choices Life Care Center (located in Apple Valley) with
the gift of money, which is returned by parishioners in the baby bottles the
following week. Last year, St. Joes
contributed $4,173 to this campaign, allowing Pregnancy Choices to purchase
full-sized cribs and mattresses, and other major items for babies. For more
information about our Respect Life Group, please contact Kyle Finken (email@example.com)
or call 651-423-4402, ext. 3224. To
contact Pregnancy Choices, go to mypregnancychoices.com
The Respect Life Committee would like to thank all of the St
Joe’s parishioners who participated in the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil at the
Planned Parenthood facility in St Paul last weekend. We were able to fill all 24 hours that we had
pledged. Thank you also to all who have
been praying and fasting throughout these 40 days which will end on Palm
Everyone loves the beauty and innocence of a baby. As
an expression of that love, St. Joseph Church announces a spiritual adoption
program for young and old alike. The members of St. Joseph’s parish family will
have the opportunity during the weekends of Oct. 1 & 2, and 8 & 9, to
“spiritually” adopt a child who is newly conceived this month.
Not all newly conceived babies are allowed to be born.
In fact, more than 4,000 babies lose their lives to abortion each day. It is
these babies you are being asked to “adopt”. You may “adopt” a child
individually or as a family by signing up during the first 2 weekends in
October. Here is what will happen after you “adopt” your baby:
1) You will be asked to name the child
for whom you will be praying, thereby giving the baby the humanity he or she
2) You will be asked to pray for your
unborn child and for all unborn children, for the power of prayer is great.
3) You will receive monthly reports
through the parish bulletin describing your baby’s development and your child
will be born in July.
There are millions of unborn babies desperately in need
of your prayers. Please consider “spiritually adopting” a baby and share the
love for life that God has given you.
DAYS FOR LIFE
40 Days for
Life is an international campaign of prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil in
front of abortion facilities, with the purpose of turning hearts and minds to a
culture of life and bringing an end to abortion. It is coordinated by Pro-Life Action
Ministries. A 40 Days for Life Vigil is held in the Twin Cities in the Fall and
during the season of Lent. Our Respect Life Group choOSES 2 DAYS TO PRAY AT THIS IMPORTANT PRAYER VIGIL. We
invite you to join us and pray at Planned Parenthood and try making it part of
your prayer time.
WATCH THE BULLETIN/E-BLAST ANNOUNCEMENTS IN mARCH AND OCTOBER FOR sign-ups after Masses PERTAINING TO THIS VIGIL. OUR PARISH IS COMMITTED to fillING slots of 1 hour FOR EACH PERSON WHO WISHES to fulfill our
commitment OF PRAYING AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD FOR 2 DAYS DURING THIS 40 DAYS FOR LIFE VIGIL).
Committee meeting time: We meet the 1st Monday of the month at 9 am, (following 8:30 am Mass) at St. Joes. Watch the calendar section in the bulletin in case there is no meeting for the month.
Respect Life and Youth Respect Life events for 2018 (please join us!)
JANUARY - (January 22) March for Life at the state capitol (also prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood and prayer service at the Cathedral)
FEBRUARY - (February 3 & 4) Ministry Fair
MARCH - 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood; fast on Fridays for an end to abortion. March 30 (Good Friday) Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood
APRIL - Baby Bottle Campaign with Knights of Columbus (benefits Pregnancy Choices of Apple Valley)
MAY - (May 13) Mother's Day Flower Sale
JUNE - (June 17) Father's Day Cookie Sale; Baby Shower for Spiritually Adopted Babies
JULY - Baby shower for Spiritually Adopted Babies
AUGUST - Knights of Columbus 5th Annual Walk for Life; Respect Life Booth at Dakota County Fair
OCTOBER - 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood; Month of the Holy Rosary; Domestic Violence Awareness Month
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information, please contact Kyle Finken at: firstname.lastname@example.org, Pam Keuler 952-215-1944, Nancy Arata 651.681.9686 or Pete Herold (for youth Respect Life) 952.994.7558
Meeting Minutes:Jan. 8, 2016
Feb. 5, 2016
USCCB Human Life and Dignity
USCCB Respect Life Program
Priests for Life
40 Days for Life
Pro Life Action Ministries
Woman’s Right to Know Act