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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 Preparation Class Feb. 20, 2018

6 to 7:30 p.m. in the parish Center


NO BIBLE STUDY - BREAK WEEK Feb. 21, 2018

Bible Study Break Week


Lenten Soup and Bread - Altar Society and Quilters Feb. 21, 2018

After the 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening Mass.

Our Lenten Soup & Bread experience is a Lenten meal to remind us of those who have little or nothing to eat.  We ask that each person attending make a donation.  Your donations will be given to our local St. Vincent de Paul to help them in their aid to the poor.  Please be generous.


CCD - Grades K - 5 Feb. 21, 2018

Meet in the Church 3:00 p.m.


Youth Group - Grades 6 - 12 Feb. 21, 2018

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


NO BIBLE STUDY - BREAK WEEK Feb. 22, 2018

10th Annual Northwest Catholic Men's Conference in Pendleton, Oregon Feb. 23, 2018

The conference begins Friday at 4:00 pm with registrations and ends Saturday at 5:00 pm with a final blessing.  The cost is $40 and includes 3 meals.

Click here for a printable flyer


Lenten Friday - Stations of the Cross - Day of Abstinence Feb. 23, 2018

Lenten Fridays are days of abstinence. Abstinence is a penitential practice consisting of refraining from the consumption of meat and is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age and older.

Mass at 8:00 a.m.

6:00 pm in the English language; 7:00 pm in the Spanish language


10th Annual Northwest Catholic Men's Conference in Pendleton, Oregon Feb. 24, 2018

The conference begins Friday at 4:00 pm with registrations and ends Saturday at 5:00 pm with a final blessing. The cost is $40 and includes 3 meals.

Click here for a printable flyer

 


Latin Mass at Old St. Francis in Bend Feb. 25, 2018

1:00 p.m. - Sung Mass
Contacts: John Driscoll: johndriscoll1068@gmail.com or Stephanie Swee: swee0574@gmail.com


Week 5: Ephesians - Discover Your Inheritance Feb. 28, 2018

9:30 to 11:30 am - Begin in the Parish Center Gym


Lenten Soup & Bread - CCD/Youth Feb. 28, 2018

After the 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening Mass.

Our Lenten Soup & Bread experience is a Lenten meal to remind us of those who have little or nothing to eat. We ask that each person attending make a donation. Your donations will be given to our local St. Vincent de Paul to help them in their aid to the poor. Please be generous.

 


CCD - Grades K - 5 Feb. 28, 2018

Begin in the Church at 3:00 p.m.


Youth Group - Grades 6 - 12 Feb. 28, 2018

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Week 5 Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance Mar. 1, 2018

6:30 to 8:30 pm. - Gather in the St. Thomas Parish Center


Lenten Friday - Stations of the Cross - Day of Abstinence Mar. 2, 2018

Lenten Fridays are days of abstinence. Abstinence is a penitential practice consisting of refraining from the consumption of meat and is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age and older.

Mass at 8:00 a.m.

6:00 pm in the English language; 7:00 pm in the Spanish language


First Saturday Mass Mar. 3, 2018

8:00 a.m.


Parents of Infants and Children - Baptism Classes - Spanish Language Mar. 3, 2018

9:00 a.m. Side Vestibule -


Week 6 Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance Mar. 7, 2018

9:30 to 11:30 am - Begin in the Parish Center Gym


Lenten Soup and Bread - Cecilia Chong Mar. 7, 2018

After the 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening Mass.

Our Lenten Soup & Bread experience is a Lenten meal to remind us of those who have little or nothing to eat. We ask that each person attending make a donation. Your donations will be given to our local St. Vincent de Paul to help them in their aid to the poor. Please be generous.

 


Adoration Hour for Priestly Vocations Mar. 7, 2018

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.  


Week 6 Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance Mar. 8, 2018

6:30 to 8:30 pm. - Gather in the St. Thomas Parish Center


Lenten Friday - Stations of the Cross - Day of Abstinence Mar. 9, 2018

Lenten Fridays are days of abstinence. Abstinence is a penitential practice consisting of refraining from the consumption of meat and is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age and older.

Mass at 8:00 a.m.

6:00 pm in the English language; 7:00 pm in the Spanish language


Latin Mass at Old St. Francis in Bend Mar. 11, 2018

1:00 p.m. - Sung Mass
Contacts: John Driscoll: johndriscoll1068@gmail.com or Stephanie Swee: swee0574@gmail.com


HEARTS ON FIRE CHARISTMATIC PRAYER GROUP HEALING PRAYER Mar. 12, 2018

Our prayer group offers healing prayer every 2nd Monday & those prayed over are encouraged to attend the 12:15 Mass at the historic St Francis church to receive anointing with holy oil offered every 2nd Tuesday. THE NEXT HEALING PRAYER WILL BE OFFERED ON MONDAY, March 12.


HEARTS ON FIRE - St. Francis Church on 27th Street in Bend Mar. 12, 2018

COME HOLY SPIRIT! SET OUR HEARTS ABLAZE WITH A GREATER LOVE FOR YOU! JOIN THE "HEARTS ON FIRE" CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP ON MONDAYS, 7 - 8:30 P.M., AT THE NEW ST. FRANCIS CHURCH, BEND, IN THE RCIA ROOM (ACROSS FROM ST. CLARE CHAPEL). IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED A RIDE, CALL DICK & MARION ANDERSON, 541-526-1131.

Our prayer group offers healing prayer every 2nd Monday & those prayed over are encouraged to attend the 12:15 Mass at the historic St Francis church to receive anointing with holy oil offered every 2nd Tuesday.  THE NEXT HEALING PRAYER WILL BE OFFERED ON MONDAY, March 12. 


Week 7 Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance Mar. 14, 2018

9:30 to 11:30 am - Begin in the Parish Center Gym


Lenten Soup and Bread - St. Thomas Academy Mar. 14, 2018

After the 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening Mass.

Our Lenten Soup & Bread experience is a Lenten meal to remind us of those who have little or nothing to eat. We ask that each person attending make a donation. Your donations will be given to our local St. Vincent de Paul to help them in their aid to the poor. Please be generous.

 


Week 7 Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance Mar. 15, 2018

6:30 to 8:30 pm. - Gather in the St. Thomas Parish Center


Stations of the Cross by St. Francis Catholic School Mar. 15, 2018

10:00 a.m.


Lenten Friday - Stations of the Cross - Day of Abstinence Mar. 16, 2018

Lenten Fridays are days of abstinence. Abstinence is a penitential practice consisting of refraining from the consumption of meat and is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age and older.

Mass at 8:00 a.m.

6:00 pm in the English language; 7:00 pm in the Spanish language


Lenten Reconciliation Service Mar. 19, 2018

6:00 p.m. until approximately 9:00 p.m.


Week 8 Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance Mar. 21, 2018

9:30 to 11:30 am - Begin in the Parish Center Gym


Lenten Soup and Bread - Knights of Columbus Mar. 21, 2018

After the 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening Mass.

Our Lenten Soup & Bread experience is a Lenten meal to remind us of those who have little or nothing to eat. We ask that each person attending make a donation. Your donations will be given to our local St. Vincent de Paul to help them in their aid to the poor. Please be generous.

 


Week 8 Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance Mar. 22, 2018

6:30 to 8:30 pm. - Gather in the St. Thomas Parish Center


Lenten Friday - Stations of the Cross - Day of Abstinence Mar. 23, 2018

Lenten Fridays are days of abstinence. Abstinence is a penitential practice consisting of refraining from the consumption of meat and is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age and older.

Mass at 8:00 a.m.

6:00 pm in the English language; 7:00 pm in the Spanish language


Latin Mass at Old St. Francis Bend Mar. 25, 2018

1:00 p.m. - Sung Mass
Contacts: John Driscoll: johndriscoll1068@gmail.com or Stephanie Swee: swee0574@gmail.com


Lenten Soup and Bread - Bible Study Mar. 28, 2018

After the 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening Mass.

Our Lenten Soup & Bread experience is a Lenten meal to remind us of those who have little or nothing to eat. We ask that each person attending make a donation. Your donations will be given to our local St. Vincent de Paul to help them in their aid to the poor. Please be generous.

 


HOLY THURSDAY Mar. 29, 2018

7:00 pm - The only Mass this day


Red Cross Blood Drive Mar. 29, 2018

10:00 am to 3:00 p.m.


GOOD FRIDAY - Day of Fast and Abstinence Mar. 30, 2018

Reading of the Passion, Reverence to the Cross, Holy Eucharist at 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. Abstinence is a penitential practice consisting of refraining from the consumption of meat and is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age and older. In addition to abstinence, fasting is to be observed by all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 years (inclusive). One full meal is allowed. Two smaller meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one's needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed. Those who are unable to observe the foregoing regulations due to ill health or other serious reasons are urged to practice other forms of self-denial that are suitable to their condition.


HOLY SATURDAY - EASTER VIGIL Mar. 31, 2018

Mass is at 8:00 p.m. (after sundown)


EASTER SUNDAY Apr. 1, 2018

Masses are at 8:00, 10:00 and Noon


Latin Mass at Old St. Francis in Bend Apr. 8, 2018

1:00 p.m. - Sung Mass
Contacts: John Driscoll: johndriscoll1068@gmail.com or Stephanie Swee: swee0574@gmail.com


Latin Mass at Old St. Francis Bend Apr. 22, 2018

1:00 p.m. - Sung Mass
Contacts: John Driscoll: johndriscoll1068@gmail.com or Stephanie Swee: swee0574@gmail.com


Confirmation Jun. 2, 2018

5:30 Mass


Weekend Mass Schedule:

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