Parish News - 2019 Walk for Life - January 19, 2019


Saint Francis of Assisi Parish WALKs and prays in solidarity with the 2019 March for Life held on January 18, in Washington DC. It has been held each year near the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade declared a legal right to abortion in 1973.

The written Word of Divine Revelation reveals to us that God created man in his own image.  If we believe this, how can we concretely demonstrate our love, respect and protection for all human life at all stages?

“Every individual person, precisely by reason of the mystery of the Word of God who was made flesh, is entrusted to the maternal care of the Church.  Every threat to human dignity and life must be necessarily be felt in the Church’s very heart; at the core of her faith in the Incarnation of the Son of God and engage in proclaiming the Gospel of life in the entire world.”  Saint John Paul II, The Gospel of Life (cf. Mark 16:15)

“We must never forget the various attacks on the sacredness of human life.  The plague of abortion is an attack on life.  Death from malnutrition is an attack on life.  Terrorism, war, violence; so is euthanasia.  Loving human life means always taking care of the other, wanting the best for them, cultivating and respecting her transcendent dignity.”  Pope Francis, Address to Meeting of the Science and Life Association

Let us Pray:  Creator God, may we WITNESS to the dignity of all people.  Inspire us to help protect human life in all its stages, in our community by this public WALK OF PRAYER AND ACTION.

For additional information about Respect for Human Life click here.

Sincerely in the Lord,


Jim Brantner

Director, Parish Catechetical Ministry


Father Richard York