October is Respect Life Month, and SMV Respect Life Ministry invites the parish to participate in Walking with Moms in Need, an initiative of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) that calls for parishes and communities to "walk in the shoes" of pregnant and parenting women.
“As Catholics, we are committed to working and praying for the conversion of minds and hearts so all people will respect the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death," according to Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities. "Our national outreach, Walking with Moms in Need, helps parishes to identify and help provide the full range of needs for mothers and their unborn children, not only during pregnancy, but for years to come. We stand with Pope Francis, who reminds us that killing a child is never a solution to a problem. We advocate for surrounding both mother and her child with love and practical support as the humane response to a difficult pregnancy.”
To learn more about the Walking with Moms in Need nationwide initiative to serve pregnant and parenting mothers, please visit www.walkingwithmoms.com.
Through Oct. 17, SMV Respect Life is hosting a Diaper Drive for Life's Connection pregnancy help center, located in Waukesha and Mukwonago. Check out its website for more information to learn about Life's Connections life affirming work with unexpected pregnancy, crisis care, post abortion healing, loss through miscarriage, view its registry and ways to donate directly https://lifesconnection.info/
Also this month, SMV Respect Life will host a Baby Bottle Drive for Women's Support Center, Milwaukee. Empty baby bottles will be available in SMV Atrium after Mass Oct. 16-17. Take a baby bottle home and fill it with money for the Women’s Support Center, a Milwaukee area pregnancy care center dedicated to helping women in need to care 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. To learn more about Women's Support Center Mission and to donate directly, please visit https://www.wscmil.org/support-us/.
In January, SMV Respect Life will host its annual Baby Item Collection for Women's Care Center, a Milwaukee area pregnancy help center serving over 2,000 women in need each year, With your kind and generous donations, coupled with WCC's non-judgmental counseling approach, free state-of-the-art ultrasounds, and parenting education classes, 92% of moms choose life for their baby! Donations be made online at supportwomenscarecenter.org/donate, and click on “Wisconsin” and “Milwaukee” to donate in our community, or you may donate directly to WCC's Amazon BabyRegistry: https://www.amazon.com/.../womenscarecenterm.../RJC5CPL1O886
Purchase your Choose Life Wisconsin plate, and save lives from abortion. Choose Life license plates have been available to Wisconsin motorists since late October 2017. Pro-Life Wisconsin and Wisconsin Family Council partnered to underwrite all the administrative costs of Choose Life Wisconsin, which allows us to give every penny that comes from the sale of the plates to Wisconsin’s incredible pregnancy care centers.
With over 1,500 of these plates on cars in the Badger State, sales have resulted in a total of nearly $100,000 which has been granted to over twenty-five Wisconsin pregnancy resource centers in a little over two years.
If you would like to be a part of the mission to save lives, get your Choose Life Wisconsin license plate today! For more information call Pro-Life Wisconsin at 262-796-1111 ext. 110.