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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:

Confirmation & Teen Communion Class Feb. 5, 2019

6-7:30 p.m. - Welcome area of the gym


Grades K-5 Religious Education Feb. 6, 2019

3:00 - 5:00; Meet in the Church


Grades 6-12 Youth Group Feb. 6, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 in the Parish Hall


STA First Communion Class Feb. 6, 2019

3:15 - 5:00 pm


Latin Requiem Mass for Peggy Driscoll Feb. 9, 2019

1:00PM - Old St. Francis in Bend - Internment to follow the Mass at Greenwood Cemetery


Sung Latin Mass at Old St. Francis in Bend Feb. 10, 2019

1:00 p.m. - Confessions are available before Mass on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 12:15 - 12:45.


Grades K-5 Religious Education Feb. 13, 2019

3:00 - 5:00 PM - Meet in the church


Grades 6-12 Youth Group Feb. 13, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 PM


Dance & Dinner Sponsored by the Hispanic Community of St. Thomas Parish Feb. 16, 2019

Tickets are $20 per person; Dinner is separate and can be purchased as takeout - 4 tacos + non-alcoholic drink for $10.

There will be raffles and much fun - funds raised will help the building fund.  Dinner is at 6:30PM; dancing with Grupo Ritmo Caliente at 8:00PM


Confirmation and Teen First Communion Class Feb. 19, 2019

6:00 to 7:30 pm


Grades K-5 Religious Education Feb. 20, 2019

3:00 to 5:00 PM - Meet in the church


Grades 6-12 Youth Group Feb. 20, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 pm


Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God - Session 1 Feb. 20, 2019

9:30 - 11:30 am


STA First Holy Communion Class Feb. 20, 2019

3:15 to 5:00 pm


Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God - Session 1 Feb. 21, 2019

6:30-8:30 pm


Grades K-5 Religious Education Feb. 27, 2019

3:00 to 5:00 PM - Meet in the church


Grades 6-12 Youth Group Feb. 27, 2019

6:30 to 8:30 PM


Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God - Session 2 Feb. 27, 2019

9:30 to 11:30 am


Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God - Session 2 Feb. 28, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 pm


Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God - Session 3 Mar. 6, 2019

9:30 - 11:30 am


Ash Wednesday Mar. 6, 2019

Masses are at 10:00 am; 12:10 pm; and 7:00 pm


Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God - Session 3 Mar. 7, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 pm


Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God - Session 4 Mar. 13, 2019

9:30 - 11:30 am


Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God - Session 4 Mar. 14, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 pm


Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God - Session 5 Mar. 20, 2019

9:30 - 11:30 am


Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God - Session 5 Mar. 21, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 pm


Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God - Session 6 Mar. 27, 2019

9:30 - 11:30 am


Prayer: Finding Intimacy With God - Session 6 Mar. 28, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 pm


Lenten Penance Service Apr. 1, 2019

6:30 pm until all have confessed who desire the sacrament of Penance


Mingle and Music Apr. 13, 2019

Sponsored by the Adult Bible Study - Sarah Hart Concert - More information as it becomes available.  Tickets will go on sale March 16/17, 23/24, 30/31 after Mass and in the parish office.  

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.


 


Holy Thursday Apr. 18, 2019

Mass at 7:00 pm Only


Good Friday - Office is Closed Apr. 19, 2019

Mass is at 7:00 pm only


Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Apr. 20, 2019

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


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

First Holy Communion Apr. 28, 2019

10:00 am Mass


Chant Workshop May. 4, 2019

Details will be made available as they become available.


First Holy Communion Spanish Mass May. 5, 2019

Noon Mass


Confirmation Jun. 1, 2019

5:30 pm Mass


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>