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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:

St. Thomas Adult Fall Bible Study Sign-Up Aug. 19, 2017

Sign-up for - DIVINE MERCY:  In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

After Masses - Click here for printable flyer


St. Thomas Adult Fall Bible Study Sign-Up Aug. 20, 2017

Sign-up After Masses - DIVINE MERCY:  In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

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CANCELLED - HEARTS ON FIRE - St. Francis Church on 27th Street in Bend Aug. 21, 2017

NO HEARTS OF FIRE PRAYER GROUP ON MONDAY, AUGUST 21, ECLIPSE DAY

HEARTS ON FIRE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP, LED BY DEACON STEVE MCGLONE, WILL BE OFFERING HEALING PRAYER EVERY 2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH BEGINNING JANUARY 9.  THE NEXT HEALING PRAYER WILL BE OFFERED ON MONDAY, September 11.  PLEASE JOIN US AS WE OFFER A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD ON MONDAY EVENINGS, 7 - 8:30 PM, IN THE RCIA ROOM, ST. FRANCIS CHURCH, 27TH STREET, BEND. A CAR POOL FROM REDMOND MEETS IN THE PARKING LOT BY ST. JOSEPH'S CHAPEL, LEAVES AT 6:15, AND RETURNS BY 9:15. QUESTIONS? PH 541-526-1131.

 

 


St. Thomas Adult Fall Bible Study Sign-Up Aug. 26, 2017

Sign up after Masses for DIVINE MERCY:  In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

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St. Thomas Adult Fall Bible Study Sign-Ups Aug. 27, 2017

After Masses Sign Up for DIVINE MERCY:  In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

Click Here for Printable Flyer


Parents of Infants and Children - Baptism Classes - Spanish Language Sep. 2, 2017

9:00 a.m. Side Vestibule -


Latin Mass - Old St. Francis Church, Bend Sep. 3, 2017

1:00 p.m.


Adoration Hour for Priestly Vocations Sep. 6, 2017

First Wednesday of the month from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Adoration Chapel or St. Joseph's Chapel as space permits.  


Session 1 DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Sep. 6, 2017

9:30 to 11:30 am - Click here for printable flyer


Session 1 DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Sep. 7, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 pm - Click Here For Printable Flyer


HEARTS ON FIRE CHARISTMATIC PRAYER GROUP HEALING PRAYER Sep. 11, 2017

HEARTS ON FIRE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP, LED BY DEACON STEVE MCGLONE, WILL BE OFFERING HEALING PRAYER EVERY 2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH BEGINNING JANUARY 9. THE NEXT HEALING PRAYER WILL BE OFFERED ON MONDAY, August 14. PLEASE JOIN US AS WE OFFER A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD ON MONDAY EVENINGS, 7 - 8:30 PM, IN THE RCIA ROOM, ST. FRANCIS CHURCH, 27TH STREET, BEND. A CAR POOL FROM REDMOND MEETS IN THE PARKING LOT BY ST. JOSEPH'S CHAPEL, LEAVES AT 6:15, AND RETURNS BY 9:15. QUESTIONS? PH 541-526-1131.

 

 

 


Session 2 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Sep. 13, 2017

9:30 to 11:30 am - Click Here For Printable Flyer


Session 2 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Sep. 14, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 pm - Click Here for Printable Flyer


Session 3 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Sep. 20, 2017

9:30 to 11:30 am


Session 3 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Sep. 21, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 pm


Session 4 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Sep. 27, 2017

9:30 to 11:30 am


Session 4 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Sep. 28, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 pm


Session 5 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Oct. 4, 2017

9:30 to 11:30 am


Session 5 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Oct. 5, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 pm


Session 6 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Oct. 11, 2017

930 to 11:30 am


Session 6 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Oct. 12, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 pm


Session 7 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Oct. 18, 2017

9:30 to 11:30 am


Session 7 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Oct. 19, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Session 8 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Oct. 25, 2017

9:30 to 11:30 am


Session 8 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Oct. 26, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Bible Study Break Day Nov. 1, 2017

Bible Study Break Day Nov. 2, 2017

Session 9 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Nov. 8, 2017

9:30 to 11:30 am


Session 9 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Nov. 9, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Session 10 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Nov. 15, 2017

9:30 to 11:30 am


Session 10 - DIVINE MERCY: In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told Nov. 16, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Weekend Mass Schedule:

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