Respect Life Ministry
Saint Philip Parish Respect Life Ministry collaborates with and supports the efforts of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence. At the local, state and national level, we are committed to defending and protecting the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. Through prayer and advocacy we provide parishioners with information and opportunities to actively support the critical life issues of today, including pregnancy support, post-abortion outreach and healing, end of life decisions, Catholic health care directives, and domestic violence.
Protecting the sanctity of human life.
To help stop the anti-life push in the United States of America, the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, encouraged the spiritual adoption of the unborn child. This is done by praying daily for a period of 9 months (or one year), for an unborn child’s life to be spared from abortion and be allowed to continue to live. You can name this child that you have spiritually adopted, and daily pray the following prayer:
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn child (name),that I have spiritually adopted, that is in danger of an abortion.
We Entrust our Mission to Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Protectress of the Unborn
O Mary, bright dawn of the new world,
Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life:
Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers
of babies to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult,
of men and women who are victims of brutal violence,
of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy.
Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life
with honesty and love to the people of our time.
Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel
as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude
throughout their lives and the courage to bear witness to it
resolutely, in order to build, together with all people of good will,
the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God,
the Creator and lover of life.
Pope John Paul ll
Encyclical Letter “The Gospel of Life”
Given in Rome, on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, in the year 1995.