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.
Rachel's Vineyard Retreat
Women and men are invited to a post abortion retreat. Anyone who has had the experience of having had an abortion or was the partner of a woman who had an abortion and is feeling the pain of that decision, are invited to attend "Rachel's Vineyard Retreat" with the Director of the Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country on April 20-22, 2018.
The cost of registration is $25 and the room and board fee is $200. Scholarships are available for women and men who would like to come and experience the healing grace of our Loving Father and His Son. Transportation to the retreat center is available. For more information on "Rachel's Vineyard Retreat", please click on this link. To register, call Director, Pam Rice at 864-216-3014 (cell) or 843-689-2222 (Office).
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?
Your spiritually adopted baby is developing quite beautifully! Her weight is approaching two pounds. Babies born prematurely at this time, have a very good chance of surviving. The medical advances in caring for extremely small newborn infants are extraordinary indeed. Don't forget to pray for your baby; abortion is legal through all nine months and her mother still might be pressured to abort.
Remember the prayer of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.
"In the early afternoon of Good Friday, there was darkness over the whole land . . . while the sun's light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two" (Luke 23:45, 45)
This is the symbol of a great cosmic disturbance and a massive conflict between the forces of good and the forces of evil, between life and death. Today, we, too, find ourselves in the midst of a dramatic conflict between the 'culture of death' and the 'culture of life'. But the glory of the Cross is not overcome by this darkness; rather, it shines forth ever more radiantly and brightly, and is revealed as the center, meaning, and goal of all history, and of every human life." (Pope St. John Paul II, The Gospel of Life)