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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:

Powell Butte Retreat Center: Abundant Life in Christ by Northwest Catholic Women's Conference Jun. 23, 2017

June 23 and 24 at the Powell Butte Retreat Center.  Registration fee is $50 and includes meals - see www.nwcwoman.com for easy online registration - also see posters in the Church office and on the Church bulletin board


Vacation Bible School Jun. 23, 2017

9:00 am to Noon


Extraordinary Form Latin Mass - Old St. Francis, Bend Jun. 25, 2017

1:00 p.m.


HEARTS ON FIRE - St. Francis Church on 27th Street in Bend Jun. 26, 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, APRIL 10.  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.

 

 


Parents of Infants and Children - Baptism Classes - Spanish Language Jul. 1, 2017

9:00 a.m. Side Vestibule -


St. Thomas Festival Jul. 2, 2017

Food will be served from 1:00 - 2:00 pm.  Games will take place from 2:00-3:00.
ALL FAMILIES PLEASE BRING A POTLUCK FOOD ITEM - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION/PRINTABLE FLYER


Adoration Hour for Priestly Vocations Jul. 5, 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.  


A Quick Journey Through the Bible Jul. 8, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parish Center somewhere - Click here for more details and a printable flyer


HEARTS ON FIRE CHARISTMATIC PRAYER GROUP HEALING PRAYER Jul. 10, 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, July 10. 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.

 

 

 


Altar Society Rummage Donation Day Jul. 19, 2017

2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Parish Center Gym - Click Here for More information and a printable flyer


Altar Society Rummage Donation Day Jul. 20, 2017

9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Parish Center Gym - Click Here for More Information and Printable Flyer


Annual Altar Society Rummage Sale Jul. 21, 2017

Parish Center Gym - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Click here for printable flyer and more Information


Annual Altar Society Rummage Sale Jul. 22, 2017

Bag Sale Day - 9:00 am until Noon in the Parish Center Gym - Click Here for More Information and Printable Flyer


International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima Aug. 7, 2017

HERE AT St. Thomas


Weekend Mass Schedule:

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