Respect Life

As Catholics, we are called to advocate, through prayer and action, for the sanctity of life from conception until natural death. Under the direction and guidance of the Diocese, the Respect Life Ministry works fervently to raise awareness and advocate for the sanctity of life with different events and activities throughout the year.

Respect Life Activities
Monthly Rosary at Planned Parenthood
The Respect Life Ministry invites you to pray the Rosary with us at Planned Parenthood the last Thursday of every month. To carpool, meet in the SJV parking lot by the parish office after 9:00am Mass. We know that when people are present in prayer at the abortion site, through the grace of God, hearts are changed and lives are saved.
40 Days for Life Campaign
The Houston Coalition for Life’s 40 Days for Life Campaign takes place twice a year: during Lent and in the Fall. Come join us for 40 days and nights of prayer, repentance and fasting at the largest abortion facility in the Western Hemisphere, Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast, 4600 Gulf Freeway. From 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, Houston unites with over 250 other locations across America and the globe in the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history: the International 40 Days for Life Campaign! For more information on this campaign, contact the Houston Coalition for Life at 713.395.1330 or email Theresa. SJV’s Respect Life members participate every Thursday during the campaigns, praying from 10 am until Noon.  To carpool or for additional information, please contact Diane.
Christmas Cards Sale
In December, Respect Life volunteers sell Christmas cards after all the masses and at Parish Life activities. All the proceeds from the sales benefit SJV’s Gabriel Project.
Blessing of the Crosses
January 22nd marks the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion in the United States. Every year, our Respect Life volunteers erect white crosses outside the entrance to SJV to commemorate the lives of the children lost to abortion since it was legalized in 1973. In addition to the blessing of the crosses, a Mass for Life will be held during the week.
Living Rosary & Celebration of Life
Our Annual Living Rosary and Celebration of Life takes place every spring. Join us as we pray the Rosary and remembering the more than 56 million babies lost to abortion since the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling.
Prayer Cards on Mother's and Father's Day
In May and June, Respect Life volunteers distribute prayer cards to women and men on Mother’s and Father’s day respectively at all of the Masses at SJV.

If you cannot join our volunteers, please remember them and all individuals whose lives they touch in your prayers. God always responds to prayers of praise, thanksgiving and petition. We hope that you will join us as we pray for the safety of unborn children and their families.

We invite you to learn more and get involved in The Gabriel Project, this beautiful ministry provides pregnancy and maternal care to those in need.

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