Respect Life Committee
We meet in the St. Clare Room in the Ministry Center, 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster, NY 14086.
RESPECT LIFE FLYER: 2019-2020 events - CLICK HERE
Life Chain for Human Life: We bear witness in the public arena to raise awareness of the sanctity of human life. People from the Diocese of Buffalo stand on Niagara Falls Boulevard in silent prayer and hold a pro-life sign. The OLP Parish spot for Life Chain is on Niagara Falls Boulevard between Draden Lane and Edward White Drive. Please meet us at Niagara Falls Boulevard and Edward White Drive at 1:50 pm - pro-life signs will be distributed there. We ask that you please do not block the driveways. There will not be a bus provided by the Parish but feel free to arrange car-pooling near the Ministry Center at 1 PM if you wish. For those unable to stand on the Boulevard, there will be a Prayer Service in the Marian Room from 2-3:30 PM. Upon return, pizza will be served at 3:30 PM for all who attend. Please contact the Parish Office (683-6522) to make reservations for the pizza party.
Light Up NY-Light for Life: Memorial Prayer and/or Walk, on the 9-month anniversary of the passing of NY's radical abortion law. Sponsored by Father Jacek Mazur at St. Mary of the Cataract Church, 237 4th Street (next to the casino). Prayer and Adoration at 6 PM, with an optional walk to the Falls (about 2 miles) at 7 PM to pray. Bring your flashlight, but not a sign. Light snack after. Or light a candle or your home, and pray alone or with friends. Call Mary Frank, 225-2546 or email MoreForLifeNow@yahoo.com for more information. See ConvertCuomo.com.
The pro-life ministry of Rev. Denis Wilde, O.S.A., PhD uses the piano to enhance his presentation. Fr. Wilde traveled to over 47 states, Canada, Mexico, and Europe delivering the Gospel and supporting the local pro-life efforts of clergy and laity. October 27 from 7-8:30 PM at St. Stephen Church, 2100 Baseline Rd., Grand Island. Desserts follow. Call Dave Anderson 773-4908 for more information.
For more information about becoming a member of our Respect Life Committee, please contact Barb Hyla.
The PRO-LIFE PAGE of the Diocese of Buffalo has important information about upcoming pro-life events and links to other sites:
Church teachings on Life Issues
Love & Marriage
Persons with Disabilities
End of Life Issues
What is Natural Family Planning?
Natural Family Planning provides couples a safe, effective means to achieve or avoid pregnancy and gain an understanding of their gift of fertility.
The NFP Family Network of Buffalo offers support and fellowship to couples based on the teachings of the Catholic Church, specifically in the areas of marriage, family and openness to life. The group sponsors couples nights out, theology enrichment meetings, marriage enrichment evenings, and family events. For more information, please contact the Network at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information regarding introductory sessions, contact Catholic Fertility Care Centers of WNY at Sister’s Hospital at 716-862-1944, Mercy Hospital at 716-828-2438, or Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston at 716-298-2385.
Prayer of Reparation
God and Father of Life, You have created every human person, and have opened the way for each to have eternal life. We live in the shadow of death. Tens of millions of Your children have been killed because of the Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Father, have mercy on us. Heal our land and accept our offering of prayer and penance. In Your love for us, turn back the scourge of abortion. May each of us exult in hearts full of hope and hands full of mercy and work together to build a culture of life.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.