The Respect Life Committee oversees the total scope of respect-life needs and efforts within St. Joan of Arc parish. We proclaim the sanctity and value of human life as a gift from God and the foundation of human dignity, promote the Church’s Respect Life agenda, coordinate parish Respect Life activities and advocate and source pro-life issues within the parish and community. The committee is a communication link between the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops’ Committee for Pro-Life Activities and the Archdiocesan Respect Life Office and the entire parish.
We are committed to the most fundamental of all human concerns, those of reverence for human life at all its stages, from conception to death, in all conditions for all people. We provide educational and public information on pro-life issues, spiritual guidance through prayer, offer pastoral care through support of crisis pregnancy centers, and advocate the Church’s position on life-protecting or life threatening laws and public policies through the support and approval of St. Joan of Arc parish.
The Women Center in Chicago provides compassionate counseling, social services, medical referral attention and material goods and items to women in need. St. Joan of Arc supports the Women Center in Chicago through three fundraising projects each year:
Baby Bottle Project – October
Take home a baby bottle from the back of church and fill it with the extra change you have at the end of each day and around the house. Bring the bottle back at the end of the month.
Christmas Wreaths – December
During the Advent Season, Christmas Wreaths and other holiday creations are sold to parishioners to raise money for the Women’s Center of the Greater Chicagoland Area.
Mothers’ Day Flowers – May
Several kinds of floral bouquets are available for sale this weekend. Buy a bouquet to place before the Blessed Mother to honor her in May. Take home a bouquet for that special woman in your life.
Contact Coordinators Julie Lynk or Meg Cagney through the Parish Office 847.673.0409 for more information.