Mary’s Child Pro-Life Ministry

Mary’s Child Pro-Life Ministry consists of members from the parishes of;  St. Catharine- St. Margaret,  St. Rose,  St. Denis,  St. Marks,      St. Teresa of Calcutta, and Holy Innocents.

Mission Statement

Mary’s Child Pro-Life Ministry agrees with the Catholic Church that the right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights. As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition, and it is our goal to affirm, educate and participate in that defense of human life, particularly from the evils of abortion and euthanasia.

Belief Statements

Being “pro-life” involves a great deal more than a defense of the unborn child, though it certainly needs to start there.

We believe in the power of prayer, particularly the Rosary. The time has never been better, nor the need more urgent, to pray for our country, to pray for the end of abortion, and to pray for a conversion in the hearts of our leaders to respect the sanctity of human life.

We believe in supporting, financially and prayerfully, the works of  pro-life organizations and ministries such as Several Sources, Good Counsel and Rachel’s Vineyard.

We believe in standing with our Pro-Life brothers and sisters, whether it be in prayerful vigils outside abortion clinics, particularly during 40 Days for Life, and by sponsoring a bus for the annual pilgrimage to Washington DC for the March for Life.

We underwrite the on-line marketing for Solutions Health and Pregnancy Center, increasing the chances that a young, scared, or confused mother will be directed to the Center for love, compassion and support.

We endeavor to begin and maintain a respectful dialogue on the meaning of human dignity. We seek to educate and inform by offering speakers, programs, films, panels, and “The Truth Booth,” which bring the Truth about the sanctity and dignity of human life, to all our brothers and sisters.

We seek to raise awareness and create visibility through programs such as our annual rose sale, Champion Dinner, Day of Remembrance, and marching in the Belmar St. Patrick’s Day Parade

We believe that we need to offer corporal and spiritual support for all the young mothers who are experiencing a crisis pregnancy, and for those who are suffering from the pain of abortion.

We believe that those who devote themselves to the protection of human life deserve to be recognized and celebrated at our annual Champion for Life dinner.

Our group meets the second Monday of every month at 7:30pm at Duffy Hall at St. Margaret’s in Spring Lake.
For more information contact Bonnie McGonegle at bmcgoneg@aol.com (513) 545-3689‬