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.
Please Mark Your Calendars for the following Pro-Life Dates in January of 2019
January 14 - 22, 2019 - Novena for Life (See Novena Below)
January 18, 2019 - March for Life, Washington, DC. and Bluffton, SC - The mother of all marches! This year's theme is "Unique from Day 1: Pro-Life is Pro-Science." For more information (and some amazing, inspiring photos) click on this link. On the day of the march, watch live coverage on EWTN TV or you may click on this link for the EWTN website. Locally, St. Gregory the Great Church will host a local Rally for Life the same day, Friday, January 18th from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. on their lawn facing Highway 278. Bring lawn chairs if needed.
January 22, 2019 - Prayer for the legal protection of the unborn.
Day One: Monday, January 14th, 2019
Intercession: May a culture of life grow ever stronger in our communities
Day Two: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Intercession: May all people embrace the truth that every life is a good and perfect gift and is worth living.
Day Three: Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Intercession: May all who have experienced sexual abuse, receive justice, healing, and God's peace.
Day Four: Thursday, January 17th, 2019
Intercession: May God's peace fill the hearts of all who travel upon the path of adoption.
Day Five: Friday, January 18th, 2019
Intercession: May each person suffering from the loss of a child through abortion, find hope and healing in Christ.
Day Six: Saturday, January 19th, 2019
Intercession: May all victims and survivors of human trafficking, find freedom, refuge, and healing.
Day Seven: Sunday, January 20th, 2019
Intercession: May those who long to welcome a child into their family, be filled with trust in God's loving plan.
Day Eight: Monday, January 21st, 2019
Intercession: May those nearing life's end receive medical care that respects their dignity and protects their lives.
Day Nine: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
Intercession: May the tragic practice of abortion come to an end.
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?
In today's Gospel, Elizabeth says to Mary: "At the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy" (Luke 1:44). Unborn babies can hear by the 18th week of pregnancy, yet it is legal to abort them. As we make our final preparations to celebrate the birth of Jesus, let us remember that an unborn child - John the Baptist - was the first person to leap for joy at His coming. May our Christmas joy be the joy of welcoming every human life, regardless of age, intelligence, or ability!
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.