Respect Life Committee


*NEW DATE* Join us and area churches for Life Chain of Johnson City on October 8, 2017 2pm-3:30pm.

Join us:
October 8, 2017 2pm-3:30pm
Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful event organized by area churches, and takes place on the first Sunday of October each year. Participants line up along the road in front of several designated churches and hold signs that promote the pro-life message.
The messages on the signs include: “Abortion Kills Children,” “Abortion Hurts Women,” “Adoption is the Loving Option,” “Jesus Forgives and Heals,” “God Forgive Us and Our Nation,” and “Life, the First Inalienable Right.”
Life Chain is a peaceful public prayer in protest against abortion.
We hope long lines of pro-life supporters will focus public attention on the issue of abortion and the need for supporting pregnant women and their children.
Participants are asked to bring a package of diapers to be donated for local pregnancy centers.

Sanctity of Life Celebrated at Weekend Masses January 21-22

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To celebrate  Sanctity of Life Sunday, St. Mary’s Respect life Committee will have an information table set up in the Gathering Area after all masses January 21-22.

  •  Respect life brochures and prayer cards
  • New Pregnancy Help Center in Johnson City- Catholic Charities
  • 9-Days for Life  Novena

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St. Mary’s Respect Life committee members will be collecting Pennies for Life after all masses on January 21-22.   Parishioners are asked to donate one penny for each year of their lives in thanksgiving to God for the life He has given them. Money collected will support Respect Life ministry.


9 DAYS FOR LIFE: JANUARY 21-29, 2017

Join thousands of Catholics across the country coming together in prayer during the bishops’ pro-life novena, 9 Days for Life, from Saturday, January 21 – Sunday, January 29. Participate through email, text message, Facebook, or a free iOS or Android app!

Pray with us the Novena for Life ( January 16th-January 24th )

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PRAY with us the 9 Days for Life Novena starting on January 16th through the 24th.  The information about the novena will be in the bulletin and announced at the Masses the weekend of January 9 and 10th. CLICK HERE for copy of novena prayers and acts of reparation. 


POST on social media: CLICK HERE for pictures and content to post. (Scroll ALL the way down! There are a lot of good things at the bottom too!)
1.  USE the cover photo and profile picture.

2.  SHARE the specified 9 Days for Life posts each day
from January 15-25, 2016 on social media.

3.  SHARE the 2015-16 Respect Life Program posts
before, during, and after 9 Days for Life on social

Stop by our table after masses  January 9th and 10th.






**Please turn in your Baby Bottles for Life !**

** Please turn in your baby bottles to the church as soon as possible **

Thanks to all who who are collected money in Baby Bottles for Life during October’s Respect Life Month.  Any checks should be made out to Catholic Charities. Money will benefit pregnancy help centers in the Diocese.


Diaper and Baby Item Collection Last Weekend Each Month

In the LAST Weekend each month, the Respect Life Committee will have a playpen in the Gathering Area for the collection of baby items e.g. diapers, wipes, clothing for newborn through 2T.  The baby items will be offered to families in need during the St. Vincent de Paul food distribution at St. Mary’s once a month.

Please donate if you can. Consider buying a pack of diapers each month to donate.