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Respect Life

The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision of society.  Human life is to be protected from the moment of conception until natural death.  Human life is threatened by abortion, euthanasia, cloning, embryonic stem cell research, the death penalty, war and terrorism.  Learn more on the Church's teachings by visiting the United States Catholic Conference of Bishop's Human Life and Dignity webpage.

Respect Life Activities

  • 40 DAYS FOR LIFE which normally runs from late September until early November with a peaceful prayer vigil in front of the abortion clinic in Fredrick.  Go to  Please
  • The Annual Life Chain along the Golden Mile in Frederick, usually the first Sunday in October.
  • Praying the Rosary before or between the weekend Masses during the Respect Life Month in October
  • Support of the Holy Hour for Life at Holy Family: the 3rd Tuesday Evening 7-8 PM and the 1st Monday Morning of the Month following morning Mass from 9-10 AM.
  • Annual March for Life in January - Holy Family usually participates with local churches to charter a bus for adults and families and another for youth.
  • Advocacy and education on all life issues:
    • Abortion
    • End of Life Issues (Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide)
    • Bio-ethics and stem cell research
    • Death penalty

Respect Life Committee

The Respect Life Committee is a part of Social Justice at Holy Family.  The current chair of the Respect Life Committee is parishioner Tracy Hickman.