Respect Life Month is Almost Here
October is the month of Our Lady but also when we celebrate the joy and dignity of every human life. This year’s theme from the USCCB is Radical Solidarity . Join us for a month of prolife events and look for more information on how to participate in the coming bulletins and OLWparish.org.
October 1 | Mass
We launch Respect Life month with Respect Life Sunday. Meet the Respect Life Ministry at our table by the Gathering Place.
October 13 | Novena
The Respect Life Novena begins! This novena prays for the protection of human life, with a different pro-life prayer intention each day. Subscribe at RespectLife.org
October 21 | March for Life
Northwest Families March for Life in Palatine
October 22 – 24 | 40 hours of Perpetual Adoration
40 hours of perpetual adoration for life! Join us in offering40 straight hours of prayer for those who have suffered from or are affected by the horrors of abortion. Sign-up genius coming soon to
October 30 | Donuts and Donations
Donuts after mass and last day for baby shower donations and Amazon registry for the Aid for Women pregnancy center. HelpAidForWomen.org
What is Radical Solidarity?
In reaction to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, some areas of the country now protect the child in the womb, while others are doing all they can to increase access to abortion. At this critical moment, we have been entrusted with new opportunities and new responsibilities to build a civilization of authentic love.
Our culture claims to offer women so-called“ choice,” but ultimately abandons mothers to make tragic and painful decisions alone. We must lead the way in showing the alternative: “In firmly rejecting ‘pro-choice’ it is necessary to become courageously ‘pro woman,’ promoting a choice that is truly in favor of women.”
The only honest stance in these cases, is that of radical solidarity with the woman . It is not right to leave her alone.” Experience shows that when a mother is supported, “she is even capable of heroism.”
Radical solidarity compels us to come alongside vulnerable mothers in profound friendship, compassion, and support for both them and their preborn children. It requires us to address the fundamental challenges that lead an expectant mother to believe she is unable to welcome the child God has entrusted to her. We must do all we can to provide mothers, children, and families with the support they need to flourish.
We’d love for you to join our ministry! Email RespectLife@olwparish.org today.
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