Respect Life Ministry
The Respect Life Ministry at Corpus Christi unites itself completely to the Culture of Life by prayer, word, and deed as designated by St. John Paul II in his encyclical letter, The Gospel of Life: 95, 28. "What is urgently called for is a general mobilization of consciences and a united ethical effort to activate a great campaign in support of life. Together, we must build a culture of life… choosing to be unconditionally pro-life."
Each year, we plan events that help support the culture of life. Please watch the bulletin for updates on when these begin. Our events include:
- Participating in the 40 Days for Life Campaigns held in the Spring and Fall of each year. We pray the Rosary outside the Tempe Planned Parenthood for an end to abortion, to offer alternatives, and to stand for the Gospel of Life.
- Annual support of Valley Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers (including Aid to Women Center and Life Choices Women's Clinics through Baby Bottle Drives and other fundraising events.
- Annual support of Maggie's Place with baby items to help Mothers who have decided to choose life.
2021 Gospel of Life Appeal
Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service
In the Diocese of Phoenix, this year of service will begin on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation.
Bishop Olmsted asks all of our parishes to energetically prepare for and enter this important initiative, which with God’s help, will strengthen our outreach and assistance to this vulnerable group of moms. As we know only too well, many moms are at risk of falling prey to the abortion industry, or to the real discouragements that come and threaten each mother’s resolve to say yes to life. Our parishes are in the breach and closest to many moms in this situation.