Respecting the Right to Life
We are a pro-life parish, which cherishes the lives of mothers and unborn children.
We encourage you to pray at home and with us at Masses in support of Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life).
Click here for a link to the video version of the Bishops' statement from 11 June 2013 - A time to uphold the right to life. The statement is voiced by Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh.
This weekend in the Vatican Pope Francis will celebrate the encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae in a special event entitled, ‘Believing, May They Have Life'. This will be a key event for the Year of Faith which the Universal Church is celebrating during 2013. The chosen theme reflects the Church's commitment to the promotion, respect, and dignity of human life.
On Saturday 15 June at 8.30pm (Rome time) a silent, candle-lit procession will be held along Rome's Via della Conciliazione in order to call attention to the theme of human life and its intangible value. It will be supported by pro-life people from around the world and the procession will conclude in Saint Peter's Square. The following morning Pope Francis will preside at Sunday Mass at 10.30am with the entire ‘people of life' to address his message and to show his care.
Choose Life: Prayer for the Child in the Womb
Lord Jesus, you are the source and lover of life.
Reawaken in us respect for every human life.
Help us to see in each child the marvellous
work of our Creator.
Open our hearts to welcome every child as a
unique and wonderful gift.
Guide the work of doctors, nurses and midwives.
May the life of a mother and her baby in the
womb be equally cherished and respected.
Help those who make our laws to uphold the
uniqueness and sacredness of every human life,
from the first moment of conception to naturaldeath.
Give us wisdom and generosity to build a society that cares for all.
Together with Mary, your Mother,
in whose womb you took on our human nature,
Help us to choose life in every decision we take.
We ask this in the joyful hope of eternal life
with you, and in the communion of the Blessed Trinity.
Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.
All the Saints of Ireland, pray for us.