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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:

Rite of Ordination of Steve Garza Jun. 27, 2019

At St. Francis in Bend at 6:00 p.m. - Reception following in the parish hall


Mass of Thanksgiving by Rev. Steve Garza Jun. 28, 2019

St. Thomas Catholic Church at 10:00 am.  There will be no 8:00 am Mass


St. Thomas Festival Jun. 30, 2019

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St. Thomas Feast Day - Office is Closed Jul. 3, 2019

Fourth of July - Office is Closed Jul. 4, 2019

Mass is at 9:00 AM


Session 4: Trauma in the Life Cycle: Older Adulthood Jul. 10, 2019

5:30 - 7:30 PM  Presenter is Claudia Bisso-Fetzer, Ph.D.  Registration is free of charge and open to anyone in the Community.  Pre-registration is suggested.  Walk-ins are also welcomed.

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Annual Altar Society Rummage Sale - Drop Off Jul. 24, 2019

Rummage Drop Off Dates:  Wednesday, July 24, from 2pm till 6 pm AND Thursday, July 25th, from 9am till 1 pm

Rummage Sale Dates:  Friday, July 26, from 9am till 3pm AND Saturday, July 27 (Bag Sale) 9am till noon

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Annual Altar Society Rummage Sale - Drop Off Jul. 25, 2019

Rummage Drop Off Dates: Wednesday, July 24, from 2pm till 6 pm AND Thursday, July 25th, from 9am till 1 pm

Rummage Sale Dates: Friday, July 26, from 9am till 3pm AND Saturday, July 27 (Bag Sale) 9am till noon

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Annual Altar Society Rummage Sale Jul. 26, 2019

Rummage Drop Off Dates: Wednesday, July 24, from 2pm till 6 pm AND Thursday, July 25th, from 9am till 1 pm

Rummage Sale Dates: Friday, July 26, from 9am till 3pm AND Saturday, July 27 (Bag Sale) 9am till noon

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Annual Altar Society Rummage Sale - Bag Sale Jul. 27, 2019

Rummage Drop Off Dates: Wednesday, July 24, from 2pm till 6 pm AND Thursday, July 25th, from 9am till 1 pm

Rummage Sale Dates: Friday, July 26, from 9am till 3pm AND Saturday, July 27 (Bag Sale) 9am till noon

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Red Cross Blood Drive Aug. 27, 2019

Parish Center Gym - 9:30 to 2:30 pm - the drive is open for online or app registration


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>