9 DAYS FOR LIFE – PRAY TO PROTECT HUMAN LIFE! – JANUARY 19-27, 2023 – 9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life – MORE INFORMATION

About Our Respect Life Committee


The Respect Life Committee invites persons who are willing to help organize programs that continue to respect life from conception to natural death. We usually meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 PM from September through May in the St. Celestine Pastoral Center – Fireside Room. We alternate meetings between the two churches.

NEXT MEETINGS – February 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15

You can also join us virtually via zoom:

  • Topic – St. MTG Respect Life
  • Time – February 20, 2023 – 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Join Zoom Meeting – CLICK HERE
  • Meeting ID – 738 6321 9013
  • Passcode – 6z7wLQ

The Committee is a great way to spread the Gospel of Life in the parish and community. We provide a number of volunteer opportunities throughout the year and raise awareness about issues from abortion to euthanasia to opioid addiction and domestic violence. Please join us!

The purpose of this committee is to promote activities and articles to help understand issues dealing with respecting life. We encourage all in the parish to understand and practice the following: “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.”

Among our activities:

  • The living rosary in church in October and January with each bead represented by a person.
  • Rosary services in the chapel with respect life themes.
  • Baby showers.
  • Socks for the Night Ministry.
  • Letters to the President for pro-life causes.
  • A pro-life intercession in the bulletin each week.
  • Pamphlets relating to pro-life topics in the church vestibules.
  • Money for the Women’s Center with our baby bottle coin project. The Women’s Centers are committed to saving babies from death by abortion and their mothers from a lifetime of regret. They help women get to a place of self respect, support, confidence, and forgiveness.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Paul Fairbanks at track7911@gmail.com.

Looking for Committee Members


The Respect Life Committee needs new members. We are looking for compassionate people who care about the fate of others. Does this describe you? We do things like baby bottle drives to help raise funds for new mothers who cannot help their babies as much as they’d like on their own. We watch movies about sensitive subjects like suicide, abortion, and other right to life subjects. We discuss them and see if we can relate them to our parish members. We sponsor the Blue Mass and raffle quilts to raise funds for groups who need our help. Can you see yourself being a part of this? If so, please contact Paul Fairbanks at track7911@gmail.com.

Last Two Monthly Respect Life Agendas


Respect Life Agenda – December 2022 (PDF)

Respect Life Agenda – September 2022 (PDF)

Respect Life Resources