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.
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.
- 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:
|Advent Penance Service||Dec. 13, 2018|
6:30 p.m. to all confessions are heard 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. or sooner
|Needy Box Items are Due||Dec. 16, 2018|
The needy will pick up their boxes on Monday, December 17. It is important that if you removed a tag from the giving tree that you return the item by Sunday, December 16. If all the tags are gone, don't despair, you can donate cash, check or a Fred Meyer or Walmart gift card.
|Poinsettia Dedication Money is Due||Dec. 22, 2018|
See the forms in the church bulletin or in the office. Dedicate a poinsettia in honor of or in memory of a loved one.
|Christmas Eve - Office is Closed||Dec. 24, 2018|
5:30 p.m. - Children's Mass
7:30 p.m. - Mass in the Spanish Language
Midnight Mass is preceded by the choir at 11:00 p.m.
|Christmas Day Mass - Office is Closed||Dec. 25, 2018|
|The Day after Christmas - December 26 - The Office is Closed||Dec. 26, 2018|
|New Year's Eve - Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God||Dec. 31, 2018|
|The Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God - Holyday of Obligation||Jan. 1, 2019|
10:00 a.m. Mass - Office is Closed
|"A Quick Journey Through the Bible" - Free One Day Workshop||Jan. 19, 2019|
|First Holy Communion||Apr. 28, 2019|
10:00 am Mass
|First Holy Communion Spanish Mass||May. 5, 2019|
|Confirmation||Jun. 1, 2019|
5:30 pm Mass
Weekend Mass Schedule:
Sunday: 8:00am & 10:00am, Spanish Mass 12:00 p.m.
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