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Pro-Life Corner

 Open your hearts to LIFE!” Pope Francis

“All too often, as we know from experience, people do not choose life, they do not accept the ‘Gospel of Life’ but let themselves be led by ideologies and ways of thinking that block life, that do not respect life, because they are dictated by selfishness, self-interest, profit, power and pleasure, and not by love, by concern for the good of others.  …As a result, the living God is replaced by fleeting human idols which offer the intoxication of a flash of freedom, but in the end bring new forms of slavery and death.”  – Pope Francis’ homily at Mass for ‘Evangelium Vitae Day’ June 16, 2013

 

 

Upcoming Pro-Life Events

 

Spiritual Adoption for 2014

We invite you to join us in the 9 month Spiritual Adoption of a baby who is in danger of being aborted this year.  The Spiritual Adoption kick-off is December 29 (Feast of the Holy Family) and our official start date is January 22 (Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade). We have 4 weeks to adopt 4,000 babies. Why 4,000? Every day approximately 4,000 babies are aborted. Therefore, from January 22 (Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn) to October 5 (Respect Life Sunday) we will all be praying together for the babies we have adopted.

Please pick up one or more of the blue or pink teddy bear name cards at the display in the Narthex. Write the name of the babies you pledge to pray for during the next nine months and put the name cards in the basket.  Turn in your card(s) and pick up a prayer card which has the prayer for the unborn on the back. Please pray this daily or at every mealtime.  At the end of the nine months, when the baby is born, we will have a birthday celebration on Respect Life Sunday, October 5, 2014.

If you would like to be a part of the Pro-Life Ministry, contact Kelli at 454-7179.

 

Click Here to view photos from our October 2013 Pro-Life Events!

 

March 5 – April 13, 2014
www.40daysforlife.com
Pray & Fast
  – commitment cards will be available in the narthex
Check back with this page for updates.

 

Holy   Hour for Life – October 2014

 

Respect  Life Sunday Activities – October 5, 2014

Birthday Party for Spiritually Adopted Babies: after 11:00 Mass
After the 11:00 Mass, join us for a birthday party in the parish hall! We will have a free-will luncheon that includes birthday cake & ice cream.   Gifts for Birthright are very much appreciated! RSVP by Wed., Oct. 2 at 452-6021.

Balloon Rosary: 1:30pm
Join   us in the south parking lot to pray the Rosary and to release a balloon Rosary into the heavens in support of LIFE.

Life Chain: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

St. Patrick parishioners line up and down Washington Street outside St. Patrick to publiclypray for an end to abortion and to educate the public that abortion is a grave evil that defames the name and holiness of God (Leviticus 18:21). Anyone who would like to participate simply arrives at the church parking lot by 2:00 pm, picks up a sign and stands in solidarity with their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ!

Divine Mercy Chaplet: 3:00pm
At the conclusion of the Life Chain, participants pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in the church.

 

Help Support Birthright:

Birthright, located at 3712 Southlea Drive, Kokomo, provides caring, nonjudmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy. Using it’s own resources and those in the community, they provide loving and positive alternatives.   Birthright provides friendship and emotional support, free pregnancy testing and maternity and baby clothes. For more information on Birthright, and how   you can help, please visit their website: http://www.birthright.org.
Our local Birthright:   453-4673.
The Birthright   Hotline: 1-800-550-4900

 

“Give us the grace – when the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, to stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life.”  ~ Blessed John Paul II 

KEEP CURRENT WITH PRO-LIFE NEWS:  www.LifeNews.com

PRO-LIFE ACROSS AMERICA BILLBOARDS
A BIG thank you to our generous St. Patrick and St. Joan of Arc benefactors who have made it possible to have three Pro-Life Across America billboards placed in the following locations in Howard County:

South 31 S of Center Rd.
East 22 E of SR 19
SE corner of Dixon and Defenbaugh 

  

Prayer for the Unborn
 
    
Heavenly Father, You created
us in Your own image, and
You desire that not even the
least among us should perish.
In Your love for us, You entrusted
Your only Son to the Holy Virgin Mary.
Now, in Your love,
protect against the wickedness
of the devil, those little ones to whom You have given the gift of life. 
  

“Abortion kills not only unborn children; it destroys constitutional order and the common good, which is assured only when the life of every human being is legally protected. Aggressively pro-abortion policies, legislation and executive orders will permanently alienate tens of millions of Americans, and would be seen by many as an attack on the free exercise of their religion.” – Cardinal Francis George, Statement at the USCCB Fall Assembly, November 12, 2008
  

  

  

 

7 weeks after conception
Eco-3D and SonoPortal
11 weeks after conception
Eco-3D and SonoPortal
4D Ultrasound image
www.expectantmothersguide.com
 
Time from Conception:

5 weeks – Heart begins to beat.

6 weeks – Brain waves can be detected; arm buds are visible.

7 weeks – Umbilical cord appears; facial features begin to form.

8 weeks – Can feel pain; fingers and toes develop; eyelids begin to form.

9 weeks – Fingernails begin to form; can suck thumb.

10 weeks – Bones of skeleton begin to form; tooth buds forming.

11 weeks – Breathing amniotic fluid steadily and will do so until birth.

12 weeks – Can kick, turn over, make a fist, open mouth and press lips together.

13 weeks – Vocal cords and auditory sense are developing.

15 weeks – Skin begins to form.

16 weeks – Facial expressions are possible; may begin having hiccups.

17 weeks – Fat stores begin to develop.

20 weeks – Can be startled by a loud external noise.

22 weeks – Taste buds develop.

23 weeks – Can demonstrate rapid eye movements (REM); lungs prepare for birth.

24 weeks – Fingerprints and footprints are forming; sense of balance develops.

26 weeks – Eyes are fully developed.

27 weeks – If born this week, chance of survival is at least 85%.

28 weeks – Eyes are able to open and close; eye color has been established.

29 weeks – Bones are fully developed; begins storing iron, calcium & phosphorus.

30 weeks – Baby “practices” breathing by moving his/her diaphragm in rhythm.

31 weeks – Reproductive development near complete.

32 weeks – Nearly all babies born at this age survive the challenges of premature birth.

33 weeks – Pupils now constrict, dilate and detect light.

37 weeks – Baby is considered full-term.

40 weeks – Due date.


Youth made an impact at 2011 March for Life.  Click
here for news story.

St. Patrick Parish has an active pro-life ministry.  Several parishioners regularly volunteer at Birthright, participate in silent protests at Planned Parenthood, travel every January to March for Life and give their time and talent to other activities. St. Patrick also participates in the annual Life Chain which takes place the first Sunday of October.  Please call the parish office if you are intersted in becoming involved in our Pro-Life ministry.