Mission Statement: Respect Life is a ministry that attempts to bring awareness within the parish to the clash between the culture of life and the culture of death.
Current Activities: A summary of the activities that Respect Life conducts on a yearly basis includes: The Rosary Crusade for Life; Pro-life flyers in bulletins; Life Chain in Beaufort; White Cross Display; An annual Rally for Life near the Thrift Shop; Stand Up for Life Rally in Columbia; March for Life in Washington DC; An annual Spiritual Adoption Program; and Prayer Vigils at Savannah Abortion Clinics.
January 22nd marked the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.
As we renew our efforts to build a culture of life, let us consider Priests for Life Pledge of Re-commitment: "I thank God today for the gift of my life, and for the lives of my brothers and sisters. I know I am responsible for the unborn, who cannot speak for themselves. I know that the most serious tragedy of our day is the tragedy of abortion. Today, I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in pro-life movement and never to stop defending life until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and the nation once again, becomes a nation with liberty and justice not just for some, but for all. Amen!"
40 Days for Life Campaign
Here is how to take part:
The St. Gianna Respect Life Ministry of St. Gregory the Great has a year-round prayerful presence at the Savannah abortion facility.
Local Contact: Linda Bauer - 843-706-3441 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vigil Location: Outside Savannah Medical Clinic at 120 E. 34th Street (near the corner of Abercorn).
Vigil Hours: Anytime during the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Prayers Needed: Twins were recently saved from abortion at this location, but your prayers are critical for this ministry of love and hope.
We thank God for the results of 20 previous Days for Life campaigns worldwide:
13,305 babies saved from abortion
154 abortion workers converted
86 abortion centers closed
Learn more and get involved by visiting our campaign. Please click this link for more information.
Current Volunteer Opportunities: Participants needed for all the above listed activities. For more detail on these activities see Respect Life Activity Detail.
Throughout the year, announcements in the Evangelization section of the parish bulletin encourage prayer, meditation and action.
Click here for: WHAT’S YOUR PART IN THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT?
There is a growing medical, psychological, and sociological evidence that abortion harms women and families. In women, abortion has been linked to higher incidences of breast cancer, depression, and infant mortality in subsequent pregnancies. And while abortion advocates promised that legalized abortion would strengthen families by reducing child abuse, teen pregnancy, and poverty, in fact these problems have increased.
Only with prayer - prayer that storms the heavens for justice and mercy, prayer that cleanses our hearts and souls - will the culture of death that surrounds us today be replaced with a culture of life." Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, U. S. Catholic Bishops