Please take note, the Respect Life meeting for December 7th has been cancelled.
Any questions, please contact Sarah Ambrosia at 957-2410
The Respect Life Committee acknowledges the difficult decision many have regarding the upcoming presidential election. The U.S. Bishops reaffirms that “the threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives it destroys.” In addition, Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic leaders throughout the United States have stated our three non-negotiable values as the sanctity of life, the sanctity of marriage, and preservation of religious liberty. Please visit www.respectlife.org/priorities-at-the-polls for more information regarding this important decision as Catholic Americans.
As we approach November and remember our loved ones who have gone before us in the hope of the Resurrection, we reflect upon how we are called to prepare for passage from this life into eternal life. End of life decisions are among the most challenging we will ever face, but these end-of-life considerations will help us prepare for death, not with fear, but with the hope of living peacefully with God for eternity. What are ordinary vs. extraordinary treatments? What does the church teach about nutrition and hydration? How are we permitted to manage pain? Please visit the link below to watch a video or visit www.catholicendoflife.org for many valuable resources considering Catholic church teaching and the end of life.
A Prayer to St. Joseph for a Happy Death
O blessed Saint Joseph, who yielded your last breath in the fond embrace of Jesus and Mary, when death shall close my career, come, holy father, with Jesus and Mary, to aid me, and obtain for me the only solace which I ask at that hour, to die under Their protection. Living and dying, into your sacred hands, O Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I commend my soul. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give you my heart and soul. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you.
-Carmelite Monastery, Buffalo, NY
For any questions regarding Respect Life, please contact Sarah Ambrosia at [email protected] or by phone at 957-2410.
Prayer for Aborted Babies
Heavenly Father, Thou hast given us the gift of freedom to love and to follow in Thy ways and commands. Some parents choose to abuse this freedom by destroying the gift of life which Thou hast given to their offspring. Please forgive those who destroy human life by aborting their unborn babies. Give these unborn children the opportunity to enjoy Thee for all eternity, if it according to Thy ordinance. Assist me in being one in solidarity with Thy little ones by taking to heart the words of Thy Son, “whatever you did for one of these least brothers of Mine, you did for Me.” (Mt. 25:40) Therefore, allow me today, Father, to adopt spiritually an unborn child and to offer my prayers, works, joys and sufferings for that little one, so that child will be able to be born and live for Thy greater honor and glory. We pray this in Jesus’ name, in union with the Holy Spirit one God forever and ever. Amen.
October 2020 Respect Life month. Crosses in front of the parish rectory symbolizing the 61 million babies lost to abortation since 1973. Members of our Respect Life team participating in the Life Chain on Niagara Falls Blvd on Sunday
“Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary.” -Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
THE TRUTH prayer, from the Sisters for Life: Jesus, I believe that You are good, and that You are Truth itself. I believe in Your love for me, and I ask You to help me believe more and more. Save me from the lies that besiege me; teach me to listen to Your voice alone. Help me to see You looking on me with ten-der love and delight, and to stand firm in this truth always. Jesus, I trust in You! Amen.
Respect Life Committee
Are you Pro-Life? Have you ever thought about what it means to be Pro-Life? As most of us find ourselves at home during this time, what a wonderful opportunity to educate ourselves about what it means to be Pro-Life. What does the Catholic church believe and why? What does science show us? The Respect Life Committee would like to provide you with a list of resources that might help you with your search. We encourage you to take the time to find out what it means to be Pro-Life! "Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you." Jeremiah 4:5
Unplanned by Abby Johnson
Persuasive Pro Life by Trent Horn
No. 2270-2275 in Catechism of the Catholic Church
Chiara Corbella Pietrillo: A Witness to Joy by Troisi and Paccini
Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments by Randy Alcorn
We Are the Lord's: A Catholic Guide to Difficult End of Life Questions by Jeffrey Kirby
Surprised by Life: 10 Converts Explain How Catholic Teachings On Life Brought Them to the Church by Patrick Madrid
You Are Special by Max Lucado
Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop
Now One Foot, Now the Other by Tomie dePaola
Contact Sarah Ambrosia at (716) 957-2410 for more information .
Prayer for Life by Saint John Paul II
O Mary, Bright dawn of the new world,
Mother of the living,
To you do we entrust the cause of life:
Look down, O Mother Upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born,
Of the poor whose lives are made difficult,
Of men and women who are victims of violence
Of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or misguided mercy.
Grant that all who believe in your Son
May proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time.
Obtain for them the grace
To accept the Gospel as a gift ever new,
The joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout their lives
And the courage to bear witness to it
Resolutely, in order to build together with all people of good will,
The civilization of truth and love,
To the praise and glory of God
The St. Peter RC Parish Respect Life Committee
Preparing Yourself & Loved Ones for End of Life
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Everyone is welcome to join us for our Pro-Life meeting! For questions, please contact Sarah Ambrosia at (716) 957-2410 or [email protected]
Thank You from the
St. Gianna Molla
Pregnancy Outreach Center
We are so very grateful to Msgr. David LiPuma, the pro-life committee, the parishioners of St. Peter’s & St. Bernard’s, and the students and faculty of St. Peter’s School for your continued generosity and support of our St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach mission in Niagara Falls. We have filled our shelves with the most beautiful baby clothes, items and diapers, thanks to your efforts in organizing an amazing baby shower for our center. Because of your generosity and prayers, we are able to help many moms, babies and families in need in Niagara County.
If you would like to know more about this outreach mission contact Irene Salek-Raham at 622-6060, [email protected] or follow us on fB @ Saint Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center-Niagara County. St. Gianna Molla....pray for us.
We invite others to join our efforts to provide support to those in need. Please contact Sarah at 957-2410.
(United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Pro-Life Office)
www.buffalodiocese.org/pro-life (Diocese of Buffalo Pro-Life Office)
www.buffalodiocese.org/project-rachel (post abortion healing)
Niagara County Niagara Falls Area (New Location)
(Msgr. Carr Center) 620 Tronolone Place
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Buffalo Phone # (716) 842-2229
Hours: Wednesdays 1-4pm
Contacts: Cheryl Z.E. & Maren
Buffalo (716) 842-BABY (2229)