Respect Life

Our Mission

The goal of the Respect Life Committee is to restore respect for the rights of all humans, born and unborn; to stand on behalf of the most vulnerable and defenseless members of society, giving attention to the issues of justice and commitment to a consistent ethic of life; to model and encourage an attitude of respect for all human life.

For more information contact Kathy Kaufman or visit
www.sainti-respectlife.org

Project 5000

St. Ignatius’ annual Project 5000 begins on Palm Sunday each year. The items we give assist families who are served by St. Francis Seraph. Bags with recommended items will be available after Masses on Palm Sunday. The gifts you place in the bags are collected in front of church doors before evening Mass on Holy Thursday.

This year a list of recommended items will be stapled to the bag and will be one of five options: Personal Care, Pantry Goods, Home cleaning Supplies, Women’s Hygiene, or Items for Babies. Volunteers at St. Francis were OVERWHELMED by the weight of our donations last year because many bags were so HEAVY, so instead of double-bagging as in the past we encourage you to use a single bag, and if necessary have a separate bag. Thanks so very much for being so generous!

–St.Ignatius Respect Life Committee

What We Do

We raise awareness and offer information on respect life issues and provide financial support to local centers that serve clients who are experiencing crisis pregnancies and are considering abortions.

We also coordinate Project 5000, conducted for Mercy Franciscan at St. John (social service center) to provide direct relief for Cincinnati’s poor. Families or individuals provide food items for shopping bags distributed on Palm Sunday; filled bags are collected on Holy Thursday.

The Respect Life Group meets 4-6 times per year.

We Invite You to Join Us

  • Respect Life Sunday Mass (first weekend in October)
  • Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (remembrance Masses held on weekend closest to Jan. 22
  • Respect Life Bake Sale (spring; benefits local centers)
  • Baby Bottle Collection (benefits Pregnancy Center West)
  • Cemetery for the Innocent (remembers all babies who have died due to abortion
  • Project 5000 (Palm Sunday/Holy Thursday); Baby Shower (benefits local pregnancy centers).
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