Catholics celebrate Respect Life Month in October, recognizing and thanking God for His precious gift of life! The Archdiocese of St. Louis is celebrating the month with a number of events and initiatives.
-- October 1: Respect Life Sunday/Life Chain
On October 1, please promote Respect Life Sunday in your parish, school, and community. On this day, the international Life Chain also takes place in many parishes throughout the Archdiocese that same afternoon. A list of local participating parishes and locations will be housed on the main page of STLRespectLIfe.org
-- October 5: Rededication of Rachel’s Healing Garden
On Thursday, October 5, at 2 p.m., the RLA will host a Rededication Prayer Service of the Rachel’s Healing Garden located in Resurrection Cemetery (6901 MacKenzie Rd., Affton, MO 63123). Volunteers from the Laudate Si Garden Club have worked hard to beautify the garden over the last two years. With the expansion of our Abortion Healing Ministry, this garden is a peaceful place for those suffering from abortion to find God’s mercy and comfort. We hope you can join us for our Rededication Ceremony.
-- October 15: RLA 50th Anniversary Conference
On Sunday, October 15, the RLA will host its 50th Anniversary Conference. Join us for an inspirational and educational day at the Cardinal Rigali Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn the latest from local, state, and national Catholic and prolife leaders. The conference begins with Mass at 9 a.m. followed by light refreshments, presentations on timely topics, lunch, ministry partner fair, networking, and fellowship. Registration opens on Tuesday, August 15. Please go to the following link to register:
-- October 21: Archdiocesan Celebration of Life Mass
On Saturday, October 21, the Archdiocesan Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 8 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica. RLA Spiritual Director Fr. Mark Madden will celebrate Mass, with Exposition, Rosary and Benediction to follow. The event will conclude with a reception and fellowship in Boland Hall.
Contact [email protected] or 314.792.7555 for more information, or visit the main page of www.STLRespectLife.org