✟ Respect Life

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you."   -- Jeremiah 1:5

St. Francis Xavier's Respect Life Committee offers resources and a variety of activities throughout the year for parishioners and others in our community who wish to show their support for the right to life in a peaceful, prayerful and non- confrontational manner.

Please refer to the column on right for upcoming events.



   Litany For Life


Sponsored by the Adams County Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life, the Annual LIFE CHAIN is a silent, peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. The Gettysburg Life Chain is one of more than 1,500 chains across North America.



If you are pregnant, you may have a lot of questions. If you are wondering about your options, please know you are not alone. Tender Care can help. All services are provided without cost in a safe, non-judgmental, confidential environment.


Adams County Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life Praying and working for the protection of every innocent human life in this nation.


The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, Inc., is committed to promoting the dignity and value of human life from conception to natural death and to restoring legal protection for preborn children. Through legislation, political action, education and other legal means, we proclaim the truth about abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia.


Working for Life Since 1968, The National Right To Life, is the nation's oldest and largest pro-life organization. See what you can do to get involved in our lifesaving efforts.






✟ Get Involved


Contact:

Arlene O'Brien
717-339-0811
Email


✟ The Giving Bassinet



Celebrate the birth of our
Spiritually Adopted Babies!


PROGRAM KICKOFF: May 13-14
GIFT DROP OFF: May 20, 21 - June 4

On May 13, a bassinette will be placed by the statue of St. Joseph in the front of the Historic Church. On it, you will find tags with gift suggestions. At Xavier Center, look for the bassinette and gift tags in the lobby. Return gifts to either bassinette by June 4.

Please do not wrap the gifts!  Gifts will be donated to TenderCare, a prolife pregnancy organization in our area.

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✟ Prayer of Blessing of Mothers on Mothers' Day



Loving God,
as a mother gives life
and nourishment to her children,
as you watch over your Church.
Bless these women,
that they may be strengthened
as Christian mothers.
Let the example of their faith
and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
May honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.
~ Amen.


✟ Prayer of Blessing of Fathers on Father's Day



God our Father,
in your wisdom and love you made all things.
Bless these men,
that they may be strengthened
as Christian fathers.
Let the example of their faith
and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
May honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.


~ Amen.


✟ Printable Pro-Life Prayers