Respect Life - Weekly Bulletin Article

March 16, 2014

Saint Tarcissus Respect Life Committee
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you" - Jer 1:5

USCCB - Word of Life

“In one way or another, everyone in society works in the service of humanity. Physicians have opportunities that a priest does not have, for our mission does not end when medicine is no longer of help. There still remains the soul that must be brought to God. Jesus says, “Whoever visits the sick is helping me”. This is a priestly mission. Just as the priests can touch Jesus, so we doctors touch Jesus in the bodies of our patients: in the poor, the young, the old, and children.”

St. Gianna Molla

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Life Facts

“God, author of all life, Bless, we pray, this unborn child, give constant protection and grant a healthy birth that is the sign of our rebirth one day into the eternal rejoicing of heaven...”

Excerpt from the Blessing of a Child in the Womb

By Week 10, the child’s nails and fingerprints are developing, and his or her vital organs are functioning. The child starts to move and kick, even though the mother may not feel the child’s movement.

By week 16, the child’s nervous system is developing rapidly and designating areas in the brain for smell, taste, sight, hearing, and touch. The child may be sucking his or her thumb at this stage of development.


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Women's Center Monthly Bulletin

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Prayers Needed

For all individuals and groups in the Respect Life Movement.

For our service personnel – You will find their names listed in the Spiritual Life section of the bulletin. They are also located, along with a special prayer, at the Service Personnel section of the Respect Life web page.

If you wish someone in the armed forces remembered in our prayers, call at 773-631-2687.

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