Respect Life Ministry

Meeting Times and Dates...Mark your calendar!!!

Please join us at one of our Meetings.  Currently we are holding Joint meetings with our Respect Life Ministry and The Gabriel Project Ministry (any changes will be announced refer to the webpage address below).

The 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month at 6:00- 7:30pm in parish hall Room 5 or TBA
All Parishioners of St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s are invited!!

***Next meeting date: September 27th, 2018...Mark your Calendar!!!

For more information, please call the Rectory Office @ (707) 448-2390 or Clarence Lewis @ 707-631-1545 and/or email respectlife@stmarysvacaville.com
 

Respect Life Activities & Topics of Interest:

50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae videos: by Christopher West>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxwh8-ztBmw and from Dr. Janet Smith of Christendom College>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHb8L4cgvNk

 

Coming soon...Guest Speaker: Ms. Anna Bakh, Northern California Regional Coordinator, Students for Life of America.  The date (to be announced).

http://studentsforlife.org/

 

Life issues in U.S. Legislation

Update on SB-320. A terrible anti-life bill is just about to be voted on in the California Assembly in its next to the last step before becoming law. (The very last step is Governor Brown deciding whether or not to veto it.) SB-320 would mandate that all our UC and CSU campus student health centers offer abortion-inducing drugs like RU-486. If you haven’t already contacted your Representative, please Take Action here: https://cqrcengage.com/cacatholic/app/write-a-letter?3&engagementId=4243...

The Gabriel Project - Activities & Topics of Interest:

The Gabriel Project of California website:

 

https://cagabrielproject.wordpress.com/

 

Respecting God's greatest gifts, from Conception to Natural Death

This ministry promotes the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death through prayers, education and support for crisis pregnancy homes and centers.  The members also participate and promote the Annual WALK FOR LIFE event in San Francisico.  

The unifying goal of the Respect Life office is to serve as a loving witness to the fundamental truth that every human life is sacred and worth living. 

“Truth without compassion

Leads to harsh authoritarianism.

Compassion without truth

Leads to permissive anarchy.

It was the Truth that set me free,

And the compassion of others that removed my shame.

~ Bernadette Goulding, Rachel’s Vineyard Coordinator for Ireland and the UK.

THIS IS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HUMANAE VITAE...click here for a 31 minute video by Christopher West on Humane Vitae: The Most Controversial Church Document of Modern Times >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxwh8-ztBmw

"Unprotected", the movie trailer by Don Johnson

 

Special Screening of "UNPROTECTED" the Movie

Hello Respect Life and Gabriel Project Supporters at St. Mary's Parish:

The special screening of the new Movie by Don Johnson Ministries called "Unprotected" was a great success. We were able to achieve our 78 person minimum capacity at Edwards Theatre. Mr. Don Johnson was take a short Q&A, and sell books and DVDs. Also, we had a surprise visit from Fr. Blaise Berg of St. Mary's Church in Vacaville. Although the sound was a bit loud and the picture was a little cropped, overall it was a very nice showing that parishioners (of Solano County parishes) do come out in force for a good well-made film about the nuances of the world and church teachings (e.g. the Theology of the Body, JPII, the pill and the sexual revolution of the last 50 years). Thank you to all the participating Catholic parishes: St. Mary's, St. Joseph's, St. Peter's, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, and Holy Spirit). If you are interested in getting your own copy of the film which is an important Catholic-based Pro-Life movie on the history of the Popes, the Pill, and the Perils of Sexual Chaos...the transition of attitudes over the past half century, and what the sexual revolution has done in untold damage to millions of people. You can go to your parish and request a copy or go directly to his website at www.donjohnsonministries.org

 

c/o St. Mary's Respect Life & the Gabriel Project Ministry

It's best to reach the rectory secretary during business hours or our direct Rectory line 707-448-2390 to leave a message for a call-back from a Respect Life or Gabriel Project ministry representative. Also, you can email us at RespectLife@stmarysvacaville.com and one of our coordinators will get back to you ASAP.

The next event is one of the two monthly meetings held on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month at 6:00-7:30pm in parish hall Room 5. Our next meeting is on September 27th, 2018. All are welcome!!!

On the weekend of the October 6, 2018, Saturday and Sunday, All Masses...we will be presenting our latest project "The Gabriel Project" basket which will be given to "expectant mothers in crisis pregnancies". If your interested or have questions, please see us in the vestibule after each Mass.

We raise awareness to the precepts of the Catholic Church through the Catechism and "to affirm the dignity of human life, embracing the certain reality that society must respect, defend, and promote life at every moment and in every condition, without regard to distinction. In addition, we are involved throughout the year with activities such as the Annual WALK FOR LIFE- WEST COAST  held in San Francisco.  We do sign-ups in December and January and take several buses to downtown S.F. to join our brethren in providing a vocal and visual message that people of the West Coast stand for Life.  To reach out to women harmed by abortion and to inform society of the damage done to women and our society by the evils of abortion.

The Gabriel Project is a parish-based ministry to support pregnant mother and their unborn children. When you call the 1-800-910-0191 help line you will be matched with a parish coordinator that will contact the caller to make an initial assessment of her situation. A parish volunteer (Angel) is assigned the responsibility for ongoing contact with the mother throughout her pregnancy and somewhat beyond. An initial meeting will further asses her needs. The parish community responds with love by providing spiritual, emotional and material support to help meet those needs. Through prayer and action they assure the mother that she has their love and the love of Christ. You can learn more about the ministry by calling the rectory at 707-448-2390.

Catholic News Today

Letter from Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco (on recent Bishop Vigano's statement)

https://sfarchdiocese.org/documents/2018/8/Aug29Letter.pdf

 

Interview w/Msgr. Charles Pope by Matthew Brunson

“It’s hard to find Christ on this terrible hill of Golgotha right now, but this is where he is.”

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/mbunson/an-interview-with-msgr.-charles-pope

 

Why remain Catholic (with so much scandal)? w/ Bishop Barron