Respect Life

Suzanne Kerr
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Corinne Dineen
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The St. Vincent de Paul Respect Life Committee is dedicated to responding to Pope John Paul II's call in The Gospel of Life to respect, protect, love, and serve life in our society through programs which support, promote, and create a culture of life.

This committee offers parishioners numerous opportunities to promote the dignity of life through prayer, legislative advocacy, education, and direct service. To learn more, or to sign up for email updates, contact Suzanne Kerr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. t or Corinne Dineen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Respect Life Month

40 Days for Life – Wednesday, September 27th through Sunday, November 5th. Please pray and fast during these 40 days for our nation to embrace a culture of life. In addition, please pray for healing for all those who have been affected by abortion, for conversion of those who advocate for or are directly involved in performing abortions, for parents who feel that abortion is their only choice, and for all those who work to provide alternatives to abortion.

Life Chain – Sunday, October 1st from 2-3 pm SVdP location is the north side of Dodge Street between 88th and 90th Street in front of American National Bank. Join in a peaceful witness of prayer by attending the annual LIFE CHAIN. During the Life Chain, hundreds of people will line Dodge Street between 60th and 90th Streets, praying in defense of life. Signs bearing a pro-life message will be available after the Masses next weekend, or you may select a sign at the site. You may also pray without a sign.

Holy Hour for Life – This year we are holding TWO holy hours on Wednesday, October 4th in the main Church. The first one will be from 4:30 to 5:30 pm and the second will be from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Please join us in praying for a culture of life at either Holy Hour. Our 7th and 8th grade religious formation students will be participating in during each Holy Hour.

Peaceful Witness Hours – St. Vincent de Paul parish has been asked to provide a prayerful presence for three days outside the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, just north of 93rd and Maple, during the 40 Days for Life Campaign: Tuesday October 3rd - 8 am to 6 pm, Saturday October 14th - 8 am to 1 pm, and Thursday October 19th - 8 am to 6 pm. Please make a gift of sacrificial prayer and join us for an hour or more. This is a peaceful, prayerful presence, NOT a protest. Sign up sheets are in the Narthex or contact Corinne Dineen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Project Rachel - The pain of a past abortion need not endure for a lifetime. Trust in God’s loving mercy. Call Project Rachel for a confidential referral to those who can help: 888-456-HOPE (888-456-4673. PROJECT RACHEL provides confidential spiritual and psychological healing and hope.