The mission of Life Matters ministry is to empower our parish to be a center of life, a parish of people who understand important contemporary life issues and who recognize the rights and needs of those among us who are most vulnerable. We do this though prayer, education, and participation in activities that promote reverence for life. Life Matters also collaborates with other Catholic area churches to move ahead the cause for life by sharing buses to events, knowledge of the issues, speakers and other resources.
Join the Life Matters team the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Archbishop Romero Room to discuss and prepare for upcoming events. (There may not be a meeting in December, June, or July.) Come share your knowledge, skills, and ideas to help promote the Gospel of Life and enlighten others!
Baby Shower for WomenSource Hosted by Women of Wonder and Life Matters
Join us Tuesday, April 10, 9:30-11:00 a.m. in The Refuge!
Carla Hanson, Executive Director of WomenSource, will share with us their mission, client stories and more. We will also play games, win prizes and share some delicious refreshments. Daycare is provided for your children/grandchildren. Free will offering is appreciated, but not required.
Should I bring a gift? WomenSource needs our help and will gladly accept unwrapped gifts.
WomenSource’s Wish List includes:
Size 1 and 3 diapers
Baby boy shoes
Socks for boys and girls
Winter clothes for boys and girls (if on sale!)
Car seat covers
Large plastic baby bottles
If you are not able to make the Baby Shower, you may drop off gifts at our table in the Gathering Space before/after all Masses April 7 and 8.
WomenSource Mission: Assist women and families through pregnancy. We ENCOURAGE clients to share their story; We EMPOWER clients through education; We EMBRACE clients on their life’s journey. Purpose: To achieve best outcomes for healthy life of baby and family.
Below are some links to learn more about life issues.
Human Life Alliance: http://www.humanlife.org
Life Matters mission: http://www.st-patricks.org/life-matters
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Life issues: http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/pastoral-plan-prolife-activities.cfm
Women Source (Anoka’s pregnancy center): http://www.womensource.org/
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis – Marriage and Family Life: http://www.archspm.org/offices/marriage-family-life/
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis – Biomedical Ethics: http://www.archspm.org/departments/biomedical-ethics/
Minnesota Catholic Conference (public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota): http://www.mncc.org/
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (secures protections for innocent human life from conception until natural death through effective education, legislation and political action): http://www.mccl.org/
Pro-Life Action Ministries (40 Days for Life prayer vigil, etc.): http://plam.org/
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Twin Cities (healing after abortion): http://www.rvineyardmn.org/