Respect Life

Respect Life

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The Respect Life Ministry is focused on promoting the culture of life from conception to natural death at St. Mark and in Huntersville. Through our various activities and projects we encourage parishioners to become engaged in the efforts to protect life and marriage and to study the Church's beautiful teachings on marriage, children, and the dignity of the human person.  Therefore, we oppose abortion, euthanasia, contraception, and same sex unions and embrace the Church's perennial teachings on life and marriage

Respect Life Events for January 2019

Charlotte Mass for the Unborn
Friday, January 11, 2019: 9 am

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6828 Old Reid Road, Charlotte, NC

Charlotte March for Life
Friday January 11
: 12 noon

12 noon march to downtown begins in parking lot across from Pastoral Center (across from 1123 S. Church Street, Charlotte). Arrive by 11:30am. Guest speaker Fr. Peter Ascik (St. Matthew). For more info:

NC Right to Life Prayer Breakfast, Mass, Rally, and March for Life, Raleigh
Saturday January 12

9am Breakfast - Dr. George Delgado guest speaker. 
11 am Mass – Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral  
715 Nazareth St, Raleigh, NC 27606 
1:30 pm – Rally & March, Halifax Mall on Lane St.  


Raleigh March:

NC Mass for Life in Washington DC
Friday January 18, 11:30 am

 The annual North Carolina Mass for Life will occur at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and will be offered by NC Bishops, Peter Jugis, and Luis Zarama (Raleigh). Afterwards people will travel down to the March for Life in downtown.



Some of our regular activities include:

Quarterly Respect Life Mass & Rosary Procession: Mass at St. Mark followed by a caravan to the local abortion clinic to peacefully pray the rosary.

Annual Life Chain: First Sunday in October from 2-3 pm along Stumptown Road, we stand and provide a public witness to Huntersville of our defense of the unborn and pregnant women.

40 Days for Life: Each Tuesday during the 40 Days campaign, parishioners gather 9am Mass, and then witness from 11 am-12 pm to pray for an end to abortion at the local abortion facility.  The Respect Life Ministry sponsors an all-day vigil each 4th Saturday in October and March at the local abortion facility.

Rachel's Vineyard: The diocese offers post-abortion healing for women. To learn more please visit the Diocese of Charlotte’s Respect Life Programs.

Mary Garden Showers: A new ministry at St. Mark which supports mothers of crisis pregnancies with a baby shower for their newborn.

Annual Baby Bottle campaign: Each October and helps fund the buses for the DC March for Life.

DC March for Life: We rent a bus and travel to the March for Life in Washington.

Monthly planning meeting: The Respect Life Ministry meets most 2nd Tuesdays at 6:30pm (Rosary at 6pm) in the Kerin Center to organize upcoming activities.

Pro-Life brochures in Narthex: Informative brochures on the northwest wall in the church narthex.  

Pro-Life Rosary: First Saturday after 9am Mass (in union with the Fatima prayers)


To learn more about the Church's teachings on life and marriage, please consider reading these Papal Encyclicals:

Casti Connubii (On Chaste Wedlock), Pius XI, 1931

Humanae Vitae (Human Life), Paul VI 1968

Evangelium Vitae (Gospel of Life), St. John Paul II, 1995



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