The Month Of October is Respect Life Month

During the month of October, which is Respect Life Month, all Catholics are invited to join in prayer with Pope Francis for an end to abortion, euthanasia, and the many social ills that bring illness, broken families, unhappiness, and premature death, especially for the most vulnerable.

By reflecting on the teachings of Pope Francis and calling upon the help of Our Lady, we can deepen our commitment to the Gospel of Life and support the most vulnerable through prayer.

"Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God's creation."

O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life: Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers

of babies not allowed to be born,

of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence,

of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy.

Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of out time.

Obtain for them the grace to accept the Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout their lives and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely, in order to build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life.

Amen.

- St. John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life)