Pro Life Group


The Pro-Life Group helps to foster awareness about the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death. They organize many activities throughout the year to pray for an end to abortion, including the annual March for Life in DC and 40 Days for Life. They also raise money and collect baby items throughout the year to aid crisis pregnancy centers and recipients of the Adopt a family Christmas program.

Two small updates and one BIG invitation follow:

1)   RESPECT LIFE PACKETS ON THE WAY! Thanks to all those who attended the recent diocesan Respect Life Conference on Palliative Care and the parish leader session. Respect Life Coordinators who were not able to pick up their USCCB Respect Life packets should look for them in the mail later this week. They will be sent to your parish to your attention. Materials are also in the mail to your pastor. An online version of the 2019-2020 Respect Life packet can be accessed here: The packet provides resources for parish programs beginning October 2019 and through next year.

2)   Virginia in Jeopardy: What’s at Stake for the Commonwealth and You: Please spread the word about the upcoming September 28 presentation by the Virginia Catholic Conference about what is at stake for life and religious liberty. All welcome, but if your parish is in the vicinity of St. Elizabeth Seton please make an effort to attend and bring 10 friends with you. More information and registration here:

3)   October 3 Defeating Assisted Suicide:

You are invited to attend a free training that will equip you with the tools needed to defeat the bill to legalize assisted suicide in Virginia– legislation that is expected to be reintroduced in the 2020 session.

October 3, 2019

10 am – 4 pm

Diocese of Richmond Pastoral Center

7800 Carousel Ln, Henrico, VA 23294

Training includes:

  • Issue background and players
  • A history of the push to legalize
  • The importance of terminology, polling, and messaging
  • How to successfully engage in public debate
  • Strategies for delegating responsibilities and ensuring work is      accomplished
  • How to further build the state network

Please RSVP by September 30th to: or (804) 225-8565

The training is offered by the Patients Rights Action Fund to educate and engage advocates in the legislative effort to protect Virginia’s law that prohibits assisted suicide.

October 2018 – In a first for the Diocese, a single Mass honored both Respect Life Month and Disabilities Awareness Month on Respect Life Sunday. In his homily below, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge highlights the Catholic Church’s teaching on the sanctity of all life — including those with special needs.

“Sadly, we live in a nation where the poor, the weak, the elderly, the inmate, the immigrant and persons with disabilities are not always afforded the dignity that is theirs as children of God; and it is to this world that we are sent as messengers of the Gospel of Life.”
—Bishop Burbidge

baby2We meet quarterly on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM. All are welcome.

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