For You created my inmost being;
you knit me in my mother's womb.
I praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. "
Our parish Pro-Life Ministry works for the diocese under the direction of the USCCB. Our mission is to promote our church's teaching that human life is sacred and deserves respect from the moment of conception until natural death. We meet on the second 2nd Friday of the month before the 11:30 Mass in room 101 of the new parish building.
The ProLife group regularly hosts coffee & donuts to share the ProLife message. Recent topics have included:
- Adoption as a Great Option
- Relevant Radio is Pro-Life
- The Death Penalty
- Fertility Awareness and Natural Family Planning
- Embryonic Stem Cell Research
- 40 Days for Life
- End-of-Life Issues
- Harmful Effects of Pornography
- Freedom of Religion & the HHS Mandate
- Pure Fashion Modesty Program
- Voting and Responsible Citizenship
We participate in and support:
Powerful New Video
- The Texas Alliance for Life's March
- TAL Rally for Life
- Heroic Media (formerly Majella Society)
- Project Rachel
- The Gabriel Project
- Baby Banks Campaign
- Defense of Marriage Act/Voter Registration
- Austin Prayer Vigils for Life
There is a new video out in Spring of 2016 that is changing the minds of those who considered themselves pro-choice. Find a
to the new video that animates what actually happens during an abortion and hear stories of those who have changed their minds.
We have a "St. Theresa Catholic Church" banner and the lovely "Quilt of Life" which we gladly share with other groups to display.
Previous activities of our Pro-Life Ministry also include giving out roses on Mothers Day, hosting the Stations of the Cross, and passing out white ribbons to promote Respect for Life.
Please, feel free to come and join us any time or send your powerful prayers for the success of our endeavors.
As St. John Paul II said, "Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights--for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture---is false and illusory if THE RIGHT TO LIFE, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination."
For more information, contact Celie Harden at 331-0489.
On July 25, 1968, Pope Paul VI published the encyclical, Humanae Vitae. Perhaps now is a good time to reflect on why the Church teaches that human life and married love are sacred and a gift from God.
Author of Life,
We praise you for creating our bodies in such intricate ways.
Your design of life is amazing. Thank you for this gift!
Thank you for every breath we take.
May we treat our bodies with dignity.
inspire us to protect the dignity of life
as you protected your Son.
In Jesus' name we pray. Amen
For you were bought at a price;
therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit,
which are God's. 1 Cor 6:20
O Mary, Mother of the Unborn,
protect the gift of human life which your
Divine Son has allowed to be given.
Give strength and joy to all parents as
they await the birth of the precious
child they have conceived.
Give courage to those who are fearful,
calm those who are anxious and guide
all of us, with your motherly care, to
treasure and protect the miraculous gift
of human life.
We ask this through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.