You are invited to join the Saint Thomas Respect Life Ministry and support a coordinated parish response to LIFE issues throughout the year. The group meets twice a year to pray, discuss and organize Respect Life initiatives and events (petition drives, educational opportunities, 40 Days for Life, and Diaper drive) and engage others in our call to defend the unborn. Call Respect Life Ministry Leader, Helen Milanowski (616) 774-8471 for more information.

The Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a report on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) which can be referenced here.

Prayer for Life

O God, our Creator, all life is in your hands from conception until death. Help us to cherish our children and to reverence the awesome privilege of our share in creation. May all people live and die in dignity and love. Bless all those who defend the rights of the unborn, the handicapped and the aged. Enlighten and be merciful toward those who fail to love, and give them peace. Let freedom be tempered by responsibility, integrity and morality. AMEN