Respect Life: News & Notes continued

Only respect for life can be the foundation and guarantee of the most precious and essential goods of society, such as democracy and peace. 
St. JP II, Evangelium vitae

October is Respect Life Month

“Christ Our Hope In Every Season of LIFE" is this year's theme for Respect Life as designated by the US Bishops that begins each October. In every person we encounter, we are looking into a sacred mirror that reflects God’s life, love and Divine presence. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone believed and lived this wonderful truth. In a world that is becoming more violent, less humane, increasingly divided, and losing faith, we can bring that hope of Christ’s presence throughout any phase of life, especially when human life is most vulnerable. A few examples of this can be sharing love and options in a crisis pregnancy, helping a family with a special needs child or perhaps just being with a friend who is in hospice. You have the opportunity to choose to learn and become involved in advocating for stronger families, the unborn, victims of trafficking, and ending euthanasia and assisted suicide, to name a few.

Eucharistic Exposition

In honor of Respect Life month, Deacons from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will lead prayer and Eucharistic Exposition at the following parish:

  • Wed., Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m. at Holy Apostles Parish, 16000 W. National Ave., New Berlin

Please join us in prayer for the sanctity of life.

Ways to Serve 365 for Life

40 days for Life
Dates: September 25-November 3
Through this peaceful and prayerful witness, 16,004 babies have been saved, 191 abortion workers quit, and 104 Centers have closed throughout the USA since 2007. For more facts, check out

Pray at the Abortion Facility on Farwell Ave.
Dates: October 25
Times: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
St. Mary Respect Life team members will be praying at the abortion facility on Farwell Ave. We will meet and carpool from the Parish's upper parking lot at the listed start times and be back by the listed end times.

Baby Bottle Fundraiser
Dates: ongoing
Save your change for the Women’s Support Center of Milwaukee. Baby bottles are available to take and return filled with any monetary donation that will support the work of The Women's Support Center of Milwaukee, a crisis pregnancy center. Checks made payable to the "Women's Support Center" are also accepted. The Center has an immediate need for size 5 diapers. If you wish to donate diapers, please label them, "Women's Support Center" and drop them off on the shelves between the Gathering Space and the Parish Office.

For more information about the Women's Support Center, visit or call (414) 934-8888.

Unplanned Screening

Unplanned is the true story of a Planned Parenthood manager, Abby Johnson. Mostly it is a movie about the power of prayer, trust in God, and conversion. The movie is being shown across the Archdiocese for Respect Life month: (It is rated R for blood, violence, and intensity.)

Upcoming Screenings
St. John the Evangelist: Wed. & Thurs., Oct. 23 & 24, 6:30 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.
St. Joseph, Wauwatosa: Thursday, Oct. 24 at 10:00 a.m.
St. Mary & St. Anthony, Menomonee Falls: Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary

Respect Life Web Page


Contact Us

Mary Forecki
Respect Life Liaison
(414) 529-9663

Eva Melenchuk
Respect Life Liaison
(414) 429-6245

Chris Warner
Respect Life Liaison
(414) 425-0146
Pam Lownik
Director of Social Concerns & Outreach
(414) 425-2174, ext. 256