October is Respect Life Month
Your participation is welcome at any of the following activities at St. Mary's Visitation!
Respect Life Movie “Unplanned”
The most important movie you will see on the most controversial issue of our time. Area showings.
Life’s Connection Diaper Collection -- September 28 – October 13, SMV Atrium. Please donate packs of diapers in all sizes for this Milwaukee and Waukesha based agency which provides compassionate and unconditional family-centered programs and services to unite and empower anyone facing challenges relating to childbearing, relationships, life losses and crisis care.
Fall 40 Days for Life -- Sept 25 through Nov. 3. Join other Christians in this 40 days peaceful prayer campaign for an to abortion which will take place on the sidewalk outside Affiliated Abortion in Milwaukee. To volunteer or for more information, contact September Schubilski, 262-751-0142, website www.40Daysforlife.com/Milwaukee.
SMV Visitation Institute – Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. 6:30 pm in parish atrium. Speaker series will explore Respect Life issues: Contact Josh Dietrich, 262-782-4575.
RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY – October 6
Christian Women Kick Off Breakfast featuring Therese Aukofer, Pro Life Wisconsin program director, October 6 following 9am Mass. The cost is just $10. You can mail or drop off your reservation to the Parish Office.
Candy Bar Sale for SMV Youth Ministry Dance for Disabled – October 12-13 after all Masses.
SMV Catholic Formation – Panel discussion with Respect Life Speakers. Date TBA.
Milwaukee Area Life Chain – Sunday, October 6, 2-3:30 pm. A peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals proclaiming that "Abortion Kills Children”. Life Chain signs available in SMV Atrium after all weekend Masses. SMV location is Bluemound Road between Elm Grove Road and 124th Street. Contact Peggy Hamill, 414-416-0489
Baby Bottle Drive for Women’s Support Center of Milwaukee October 13–21 Empty baby bottles will be available in SMV Atrium after Mass Oct. 12-13. Take a baby bottle home and fill with money for the Women’s Support Center to help women in need to car for their newborn children. Items such as diapers, formula and clothing will be purchased. Bottles will be collected the weekend of Oct. 19-20, or may be taken to the rectory through Oct. 31.
Holy Hour and Rosary for Life
Sunday, October 13, 4:30 pm SMV Church
Eucharistic Exposition and Rosary for Life led by deacons from our area parishes.