✟ 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.

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Prayer for Advent

God of Life,

We rejoice in the promise of your coming.

You have sent your Son, born in Bethlehem. He is the Prince of Peace, and the One in whose name all oppression shall cease.

May we welcome His coming each day and prepare for His coming at the end of time.

May we build a culture that welcomes Him by welcoming every child, born and unborn.

We pray through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Priests for Life



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✟ Pro-life Prayer

Father of all mercy,
We thank you for this season
of grace and light.
We know that sin has blinded us.
Draw us ever closer to you,
in prayer and penance.

Since you, O God, are light itself,
Give all your people a clearer understanding
Of what is sin, and what is virtue.

Grant in particular that we may see,
as never before,
The profound dignity of every human life,
Including the vulnerable unborn children.

Give us grace to defend
Our brothers and sisters in the womb
By our prayers, our words,
And our self-sacrificing actions.

We pray through Christ our Lord.
~ Amen.

Source: Priests for Life

✟ Misericordia et Misera

"There is no sin that God's mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with the Father."

-- Pope Francis, Nov. 21, 2016,
Misericordia et Misera

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