Respect Life Ministry

We, the members of the Respect Life Ministry of St. Jude’s Catholic Church, in response to the Gospel of Life, commit ourselves to prayer, education, and action in the defense of LIFE.  It is our mission to foster in our parish community an awareness of the dignity and sanctity of all human life, from conception to natural death.  We are dedicated to observing and promoting the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church on all life issues, including: abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, assisted suicide, and stem cell research.

How to get involved with the RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY

We commit ourselves to doing our part in ending abortion and restoring a culture of life through prayer and educational outreach:

  • We PRAY the Rosary with Fr. Jim Stehly twice a month (The dates are posted just in front of the Respect Life pamphlet rack)
  • We meet at 10 AM on the sidewalk in front of the Newbury Park Planned Parenthood located at 1200 W. Hillcrest Dr., NP CA 91320
  • The Respect Life pamphlet rack is kept fully stocked and supports LIFE issues focused on by the Respect Life Ministry
  • The 1st Sunday of each month we have an educational outreach table after the 8am and 10am Mass
  • Students are welcomed to help out at the educational outreach table and receive community service hours for their service
  • We actively support the LIFE CENTERS OF VENTURA COUNTY by participating in their fundraisers: Christmas Poinsettia Sales, Dinner Auction Dance, and Fall Luncheon & Fashion Show
    • All Life Center Services are Free - Life Centers is a safe place to come to get information and discuss your options.  Here are some of the services they provide:
      • Free pregnancy tests
      • Free ultrasounds
      • 24 hour helpline
      • Confidential peer counseling
      • Help finding low cost medical care
      • Referrals for additional assistance
      • Maternity & infant clothing
      • Newborn supplies, diapers
      • Post-abortion counseling
      • Information about adoptions
      • Educational brochures & DVD’s

Life Center Office 600 North A Street, Suite A, Oxnard, CA 93030 

Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed: 10am-2pm; Thurs: 10am-5pm; Closed Fridays

Office: (818) 486-2721

24 hour helpline (800) 973-7334

Their caring counselors are available to talk to anytime day or night if you need them.

Are you interested in joining us?  If so, please contact Mary Linn or 818-889-7849 (Respect Life Ministry Coordinator).

Helpful Links:

La Archdiocese Life Ministry

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