The Respect Life Ministry will meet on April 18 in room 112 of the Learning Center at 7:00pm. All are welcome to join us to plan life supporting activities for the parish.

Project Rachel: A Post-Abortion Retreat

Avila Retreat Center, 711 Mason Road, Durham, NC 27712

Friday, April 29 – 6:00 PM to Sunday May 1 – 2:00 PM If you are suffering from an abortion, this retreat is an opportunity to experience God’s love, forgiveness and compassion in a supportive and confidential environment. The weekend retreats are for both women and men. Each retreat combines discussions, spiritual exercises, the sacrament of reconciliation, a memorial service and a Mass of the Resurrection. Through prayer, discussion, and living scripture exercises, participants take the critical steps to post-abortion healing.

Cost: $150 Financial assistance is available. Registration forms must be received by April 15.

Contact: Project Rachel at (919) 852-1021 or email

Spiritual Adoption of an Unborn Child

Tradition teaches us Christ was conceived on the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25. Beginning on March 26 until December 25 we will watch the parallel development of an unborn child in the womb who is threatened by abortion. Each week there will be a short notice describing the fetal development of a child in the bulletin. We encourage you to spiritually adopt an unborn baby. This is done by naming your child and then daily praying that the one particular but unknown child’s life be spared from abortion over the next nine months. Your prayers CAN make a difference between whether a baby will be born…or aborted. Your prayers can also be a form of spiritual support for both of the parents. Please share the love of life given to you by God and join us in spiritually adopting a baby.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of [baby’s name] the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.” ~ Spiritual Adoption Prayer of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen