Respect Life Committee

respect life
The Respect Life Committee is committed to promoting life and to faithfully carrying out the pastoral plan of pro-life activities that will conquer the evil forces of anti-life; enlighten those in error; and build a culture of life from conception to
natural death.
 
If you are interested in Leading this Committee please contact the Parish office. We currently do not have a Respect Life Ministry. 
 
 
Natural Family Planning NFP
Helping Couples to deepen conjugal love and achieve responsible parenthood is part of the Church's total pastoral ministry to Catholic spouses. 
For more information, contack Julie Rasmussen, NFP Supervisor, 815-399-4300 or jrasmussen@rockforddiocese.org 
 
John Paul the Great's Theology of the Body
What is Theology of the Body? John Paul gave a series of homilies during his public audiences from 1980-1982 on the first chapter of Genesis and some of Saint Paul's writings. John Paul taught what it truly means to be a "man" and what it truly means to be a "woman." John Paul has shown us in this theology that the proper relationship between man and woman reveals to us who God is. This series of homilies would soon come to be known as the "Theology of the Body."
 
RESOURCES ON THEOLOGY OF THE BODY
 "Created and Redeemed" by Christopher West- An eight part DVD intensive introduction into John Paul's Theology of the Body with work book.
 "Beauty as an Antidote for Pornography"- DVD Father Thomas Loya
 "I Will Give Them New Hearts: The Primacy of Receptivity in Responsible Love"- DVD Suzanne Baars, M.A.
 "Purity in an Impure Age"- Christopher West
Contact Joe Hahn,  for more information and to borrow any of the listed resources at 224-213-4290.
WEB SITES ON THEOLOGY OF THE BODY
http://www.christopherwest.com/
http://www.tobinstitute.org/
http://www.tobet.org/
Our Lady of Guadalupe Fund
This fund is available to those woman and girls who face an unplanned pregnancy.  Its purpose is to help these mothers choose life for their babies.  To receive help, please contact the parish office.  Donations are gratefully appreciated from those who wish to help support life. 
Other resources for an untimely pregnancy:
Fox Valley Pregnancy Center  847-697-0200
Nurturing Network  800-TNN-4MOM
Catholic Charities  800-759-7626  x3178
Women's Center  773-283-1400
Life Center  847-622-1235
Help for Women and Men Hurting After Abortion
Project Rachel Referral Services  815-877-LIFE  or 800-5WECARE
Love From Above/Time To Speak  630-971-9143  http://www.lovefromaboveinc.com/

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  1. PRAY.  Pray daily for an end to abortion, for women tempted to have abortions, for doctors and nurses, for our clergy and legistlators and for those who do not realize how wrong abortion is.
  2. READ.  Educate yourself and those around you.  Share your knowledge with friends and family.
  3. ACT.  Volunteer your time at a pregnancy center or a Pro-Life organization.  Distribute literature, send letters to newspapers and your elected officials.