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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:

Last CCD Classes and Youth Group until the Fall Apr. 25, 2018

First Holy Communion Apr. 29, 2018

10:00 a.m. Mass


HEARTS ON FIRE CHARISTMATIC PRAYER GROUP HEALING PRAYER Apr. 30, 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, May 14.


Confirmation Prep Class May. 1, 2018

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Youth Room and Welcome Room


Adoration Hour for Priestly Vocations May. 2, 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.  


First Friday Mass May. 4, 2018

8:00 a.m.


First Saturday Mass May. 5, 2018

8:00 a.m.


Parents of Infants and Children - Baptism Classes - Spanish Language May. 5, 2018

9:00 a.m. Side Vestibule -


First Holy Communion for Hispanic Communicants May. 6, 2018

Noon Mass


Latin Mass at Old St. Francis Bend May. 13, 2018

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


Anniversary of the First Fatima Apparition and Mother's Day May. 13, 2018

Altar Society Luncheon Meeting May. 14, 2018

12:30 - Cindy's Chinese Garden, 1362 S Hwy. 97 - Redmond


Knights of Columbus Mother's Day Breakfast May. 20, 2018

After the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses - Mothers eat free


Confirmation Jun. 2, 2018

5:30 Mass


Farewell Party for Sister Fortunata Jun. 3, 2018

Father's Day Jun. 17, 2018

Red Cross Blood Drive Jun. 29, 2018

11:00 am to 5:00 p.m.


Annual St. Thomas Festival Jul. 1, 2018

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Altar Society Rummage Sale Jul. 20, 2018

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Altar Society Rummage Sale Jul. 21, 2018

Save the Date


Weekend Mass Schedule:

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