Educating the parish with bulletin items, brochures in the library and at Hospitality Sunday tables
Brochure of the Month: a particular brochure is featured in the bulletin and available in the narthex each month. A summary of the brochure is emailed to ministry leaders to share with their members. Respect Life members are encouraged to bring the brochure of the month to the regular meetings of the other ministries they participate in.
Rosary for the Preborn: On the second Sunday of the month, after the 11am Mass, parishioners are invited to join Respect Life Members and the Knights of Columbus in praying a rosary for an end to abortion. We gather in the Rosary Garden outside the Ave Maria Family Life Center. In case of rain, we will pray under the roof outside the front door of the center.
Please sign up to lead a decade here .
Gabriel Project: to help pregnant women in need. Volunteer "Angels" are trained and matched to help women referred to us by the central phone contact at the diocese.
Project Rachel: informing about and referring to the Diocesan program for post-abortive women
Spiritual Adoption program: In late August, parishioners are invited to spiritually adopt a newly conceived child who is in danger of abortion, and say a short prayer for the child each day. The development of the child is followed with monthly announcements in the bulletin, and a poster on display on the 4th Sunday of the month. The program concludes with a baby shower to benefit the Gabriel Project in May. (Proceeds from the shower are shared with other parishes.)
Prayer outside Planned Parenthood, 4600 Gulf Freeway, Houston.
Prayer is sponsored by Christian Voices for Life from 10 am to 12 noon on the first Saturday of each month. St. Laurence Parishioners are invited and encouraged to participate.
January: assembly of 400 crosses on the church lawn, prayer at the crosses on
January 22. Participation in the Texas Rally for Life in Austin is encouraged. Next date: Jan 28, 2017.
Lent: Participation in 40 Days for Life, covering particular days at Planned Parenthood at 4600 Gulf Freeway.
April: Participating in the Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser for the Pregnancy Resource Medical Center.
May: tag line for baby item donations for the Gabriel Project
Carnation Sale on Mother's Day and
Baby Shower on 4th Sunday of the month at Hospitality Sunday)
(nine months after beginning of Spiritual Adoption program)
July: Natural Family Planning Awareness by NFP teachers, Jacob and Jillian Counts
August: Miscarriage Mass (regular Wed 6:30 Mass near feast of the Assumption)
Beginning of Spiritual Adoption Program
- daily prayer for a child in danger of abortion.
October: Participation in Life Chain on the first Sunday of October
Coverage of one day of 40 Days for Life at Planned Parenthood
December: Christmas card project in cooperation with St. Laurence school to
provide Christmas cards to prisoners.
- currently suspended; in need of volunteer to coordinate