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Respect for Life Committee

Instituted in 2001, by the USCCB, the committee's four main functions are to advocate a respect for all life from conception to natural death. 

How?
Through Prayer
Through Education
Through Advocacy
Through Pastoral Service

We celebrate life with a Pro-life rosary on the 22nd of each month before the weekday Mass (no rosary on weekends) and with a special celebration and Mass on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade (January 22).  A Respect for Life conference is held yearly in September at Powell Butte Retreat Center.  Advocacy done primarily with educational videos, parish inserts, pre-election information, and running the Pro-Life booth at the Deschutes County Fair.  Bimonthly meetings are held on the first Monday of the month.  Our annual fundraiser is the "baby-bottle" drive each year in May.

Contact person:  Richard Thorne, 541-548-9970

Mission Statement:  In accordance with the U.S. Bishops Plan, we are to assist all members of our Parish with Respect for Life issues in the following ways:


Public information and education on life issues occurring at the beginning, during or at the end of life.

Pastoral care:

  • prenatal counseling and referrals;
  • post abortion healing and resources;
  • care for the chronically ill, disabled or dying;
  • visiting the sick inconjunction with the parish health ministries.


Public policy forums - how to change hearts, minds and ultimately the laws that foster the culture of death.

Prayer and worship devoted to stopping the public acceptance of abortion/PAS/embryonic research/cloning, etc.


Respect for Life Disbursements 5/1/10 to 5/1/11  Please click here to view
 

 

Up Coming Events:

No 8:00 am Mass Apr. 11, 2019

Mingle & Music Wine Social and Sarah Hart Concert Apr. 13, 2019

Mingle & Music Wine Social and Sarah Hart Concert - Tickets are on sale in the parish office right now and in the church side vestibule on the following dates after Mass:  March 16/17, 23/24, 30/31, 4/6 & 4/7  

1) Concert Only ticket- $10 Any age but we recommend they
be at least teenagers who can sit through a concert without disrupting others.

2) Combo ticket - $20 (Concert in Church -
Wine and Hors d'oeuvres Social in Parish Center)
Combo ticket holders must be  21 years of age

Combo tickets must be purchased in advance.
Concert only tickets can be purchased either in advance
or the night of the event.

Click here for a printable flyer.



Latin Mass at Old St. Francis Bend Apr. 14, 2019

1:00 PM Sung Mass - Palms will be distributed

 


Soup and Bread - Bible Study (Penny Greig) Apr. 17, 2019

Follows the 6:00 PM Mass in the Parish Center Gym. Our Lenten Soup and Bread experience is a small Lenten meal. Our meal reminds us of those who have little or nothing to eat. A donation basket is available each week. Your donations will be given to our local St. Vincent de Paul to help them in their aid to the poor. Please be generous. If you are not a part of any of the above groups but would like to donate soup and/or bread, please bring your soup and/or bread on whichever week/weeks work(s) best for you.


Grades K-5 Religious Education Apr. 17, 2019

3:00 - 5:00 pm


Grades 6-12 Youth Group Apr. 17, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 PM


Holy Thursday Apr. 18, 2019

Mass at 7:00 pm Only


Good Friday - Office is Closed Apr. 19, 2019

Stations of the Cross at Noon in English

Good Friday Services at 7:00 pm only; Liturgy of the Word; Veneration of the Cross and Holy Eucharist


Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Apr. 20, 2019

Mass is at 8:00 pm Only - Attendance fulfills your Easter Holyday of Obligation


EASTER SUNDAY EASTER EGG HUNT Apr. 21, 2019

After the 10:00 a.m. Mass


Latin Mass at Old St. Francis Bend Apr. 21, 2019

1:00PM Sung Mass for Easter Sunday


EASTER SUNDAY - A holyday of obligation Apr. 21, 2019

Masses are at 8:00am; 10:00am and Noon

 


Easter Monday - Office is Closed Apr. 22, 2019

Last Day of CCD and Youth Group Apr. 24, 2019

First Holy Communion Apr. 28, 2019

10:00 am Mass


Chant Workshop May. 4, 2019

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Registration Fee is $25 per person - materials and lunch included
Contact Terri Isom at 541-610-3723 or email:  terri@dioceseofbaker.org for more information about this workshop

Click here for a printable flyer


First Holy Communion Spanish Mass May. 5, 2019

Noon Mass


Confirmation Jun. 1, 2019

5:30 pm Mass


Vacation Bible School Jun. 17, 2019

Vacation Bible School Jun. 18, 2019

Vacation Bible School Jun. 19, 2019

Vacation Bible School Jun. 20, 2019

Vacation Bible School Jun. 21, 2019

Weekend Mass Schedule:

Saturday: 5:30pm
Sunday:   8:00am & 10:00am, Spanish Mass 12:00 p.m.




Diocese of Baker Events:

http://dioceseofbaker.org/RetreatCenter.htm>