Pro-Life Committee

Bottles for Babies Campaign for Harvest House

Please consider taking a baby bottle (available at all the doors of the Church) and filling it with your loose change during Lent.

Please return the filled bottles by Palm Sunday, March 24th.

Saint Timothy’s Pro-Life Coordinator: Rich Michel

The parish pro-life committee is directed by the respect life coordinator. They assist in a special way by helping to make the parish a center of life, a place where parishioners understand the issues and the importance of meeting the needs of those who are most vulnerable—especially mothers and their unborn children, and those who are seriously ill or dying and their families.

The parish respect life coordinator of the parish committee is appointed by the pastor, recruits volunteers to help meet the needs the committee serves.
The parish respect life coordinator relies on the diocesan pro-life director for information and guidance.

The committee should play a vital role in parish life and enjoy the strong support of priests and other key personnel.

The objectives of the parish pro-life committee are to

  • coordinate parish implementation of the annual Respect Life Program, promoting it to agencies and organizations in the parishes, especially schools and religious education programs; and encourage parish discussion groups to use the program as a basis for their discussions
  • promote and assist pregnancy counseling and comprehensive maternity support services, as well as post-abortion counseling and reconciliation programs, and make these well known in the parish and local community
  • develop or adopt, where feasible, a parish-based ministry to pregnant women and their children
  • encourage and support parishioners’ involvement in services to help those who are chronically ill, disabled, or dying and their families
  • sponsor programs of prayer in the parish to pray for mothers and their unborn children, for those who are dying, for those who are disabled, for prisoners on death row and those they have harmed, and indeed for all who are in need, that the culture of death that surrounds us may be replaced by a culture of life
  • foster awareness of the need to restore legal protection to the lives of unborn children to the maximum degree possible and to safeguard in law the lives of those who are chronically ill, disabled, or dying
  • keep parishioners informed of upcoming important legislation; and, at the direction of the diocesan pro-life director, organize letter-writing, postcard campaigns, or similar appropriate activities when important votes are expected

May the “people of life” constantly grow in number and may a new culture of love and solidarity develop for the true good of the whole of human society.

-Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, no. 101

Among important issues involving the dignity of human life with which the Church is concerned, abortion necessarily plays a central role. Abortion, the direct killing of an innocent human being, is always gravely immoral (The Gospel of Life, no. 57); its victims are the most vulnerable and defenseless members of the human family. It is imperative that those who are called to serve the least among us give urgent attention and priority to this issue of justice.

~USCCB Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities

For additional information and resources, visit the Diocesan Pro-Life Website