Respect Life Committee

“Whatsoever you do to the least of My brethren, you do unto Me.” Matthew 25:40

Mission Statement:

To promote respect for every human life from conception to natural death.

To transform today’s culture of death into a culture of life.

To proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; and that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence


Pray for protection of all human lives.

Raise a helping hand to those in crisis pregnancies, post abortive healing, and needing elder care.

Offer a calendar of pro-life events and support community events.

Lend support to pro-life laws and lawmakers.

Increase membership of the OLR Respect Life Committee

Furnish pro-life materials and workshops on all pro-life topics.

Educate ourselves and others about Catholic teaching on pro-life issues

Get Involved: All across the Upstate, hundreds of people are courageously standing up to protect human life. The time is NOW – this is our chance to stand up for the unborn, the sick, the poor, and the most vulnerable among us! We are always looking for ways to help people engage their love for life. We are in great need for people to become more involved in our parish in pursuit of these goals. We look forward to your considering volunteering in the following areas: prayer warriors, planning pro-life events, Marches for Life, Spiritual Adoption and Baby Shower, Elder Care Workshop, and the Infant of Prague Devotion. If you wish to find out more about us, please contact us at 864-967-2713 or email gvnorris@charter.net.

Infant of Prague-Pro Life Corner contains pro-life material and holy cards, and candles and prayer kneeler. Infant dressed to conform to liturgical seasons. Visit web site for more information on the Infant of Prague: www.pragjesu.info

Are you struggling with a decision or problem related to abortion or crisis pregnancy right now?

If so, you’re not alone . . .

Birthright – 21 Ellison St., Greenville, SC 29607; 864-281-7677; www.birthright.org

Piedmont Women’s Center –   1146 Grove Rd., Greenville, SC 29605; 864-233-3823

100 Collins Drive, Greer, SC 29651; 864-848-1407  www.piedmontwomenscenter.org

Adoption Services – Bethany Christian Services, www.bethany.org, bcsgreenville@bethany.org, 864.235.2273 or 800.922.0682.

Quiver Full Adoptions, www.quiverfulladoptions.com, 864.334.8593.

Post-Abortion Healing – Call 877-HOPE4ME

www.hopeafterabortion.org The official Project Rachel web site provides resources for help and healing after an abortion.

Everyone needs help at one time or another. No one should have to face life’s challenges alone. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are the People of Life. We stand ready to assist you whenever you need help. If you don’t find the answers to your questions from the agencies cited above, please contact us at 864-967-2713 or email gvnorris@charter.net.


www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities  Prime resource for the Bishops’ policy and teaching statements on pro-life issues.

www.nchla.org Offers access to federal legislative information and action alerts with tools for contacting Representatives and Senators.

 www.endroe.org  Presents accurately what the US Supreme Court said and did in Roe v. Wade and how to correct erroneous decisions through Court or legislative action.

 www.ncbcenter.org  The National Catholic Bioethics Center is engaged in education, research, consultation, and publishing to promote the dignity of the human person in health care and life sciences.

 www.stemcellresearch.org  The most recent scientific advancements and up-to-date reports on ethical issues surrounding stem cell research.

www.benotafraid.net Be Not Afraid (BNA) is a private non-profit organization which provides comprehensive case management to parents carrying to term following a prenatal diagnosis.

sidewalkadvocatesgreenville.org  Sidewalk Advocates – Transforming hearts & saving lives through peaceful Sidewalk Advocacy at the abortion facility.