Each parish is invited to host a Pro-Life Committee and appoint a Pro-Life Committee Chair to initiate and organize Pro-Life activities within the parish. This parish committee relies on the diocesan pro-life director for information and guidance. The committee plays a vital role in parish life and enjoys the strong support of the clergy and other key personnel. The committee also dovetails its effort from time to time with other programs of the parish. The Chairperson of the parish committee is appointed by the pastor and work well together.
St. Mary's is pleased to have Margarethe Morin as the coordinator for this valuable ministry. Please consider joining this committee and notify Margarethe at 254-229-5003 for more information.
The objectives are to:
Many resources for Parish Pro-Life Committees are available throughout the diocesan website.
THRIVE TEEN RALLIES! Teen Rallies, for grades 7-10, in cooperation with The Culture Project-- where young people are invited to be fully alive and help restore the culture of virtue and life. For more information, please contact Margarethe and/or see: http://www.restoreculture.com/
"The Culture Project is an initiative of young people set out to restore culture through the experienceof virtue. We proclaim the dignity of the human person and the richness of living sexual integrity, inviting our culture to become fully alive."
40 Days for Life, which was started right here in our area in Bryan/College Station, is a silent and peaceful event for Life, with volunteers praying outside abortion clinics. Several local abortion clinics have closed in part because of this initiative. For more information visit https://40daysforlife.com/
DIOCESE OF AUSTIN, TEXAS
GABRIEL PROJECT AND LOCAL RESOURCES
Gabriel Project Life Centers, operated by Catholic Charities in Austin and Bryan, offer free pregnancy tests; pregnancy, parenting and childbirth classes; emotional, material and spiritual support.To see how Gabriel Project can help, visit https://www.ccctx.org/gplc or call 512.651.6100.
The John Paul II Life Center provides pregnancy tests, sonograms to medically verify pregnancy, fertility education, pre-natal care through the Vitae Clinic. The clinic also provides abstinence education in schools and in the community. Call for more information at 512.458.6060 or visit http://www.vitaeaustin.com/
Annunciation Maternity Home, located in Georgetown, offers long-term housing to pregnant minors with or without children. The home has a charter school for its residents and non-residents who qualify. Contact them at 512.864.7755, toll free 877.714.2836 or http://www.thematernityhome.org/ for additional information.
Our Lady of the Angels Maternity Shelter, located in Temple, offers housing to pregnant women with or without children on a short-term basis. For more information, please call 254.742.2340 or toll free 866.389.2340 or visit www.ladyoftheangels.org.
Project Rachel compassionately helps women and men suffering emotionally and spiritually from the trauma of abortion. This ministry offers
Project Rachel is here to help you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
1-877-WeCare2 to begin your healing journey.*