Respect Life


 The Respect Life Ministry: 

Vision Statement:
We actively give witness to the Gospel of Life in our parish and community
by promoting the dignity and sanctity of each human life from conception to natural death. 

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to foster the deepest appreciation for the sanctity of human life through
prayer, education and the organization of opportunities to give witness to the Gospel of Life.

Core Values: 
All our work is for the greater glory of God.  Ad majorem Dei gloriam. We entrust 
our prayers and actions to the care of our Blessed Mother, Mary. We are faithful to the authority
of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. We courageously strive to be Christ to others and to see Christ in others.

Recent projects: Spiritual Adoption of a Foster Child to find a forever home; 40-days for Life peaceful prayer vigil at abortion mill on Fletcher Ave. in Tampa; Spiritual Adoption of a baby in danger of being aborted; presentations on human trafficking and Critical Race Theory in Hernando County schools; and Initiative of the 22nd, which is monthly adoration and prayer for the Supreme Court Justices. Political action includes responding to Action Alerts sent by the Diocesan Life Ministry office. 

For more information about Respect Life, please contact Dr. Scott and Darby Whittier through the Parish Office at (352)796-2096.


Rachel's Vineyard Retreat Did your abortion, or a loved one’s abortion, “change” you? Is there a dividing point in your life: “before the abortion” and “after the abortion”? Have you convinced yourself that you have dealt with your abortion experience, but you still feel uncertain? Have you been looking at the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat™ ad in the bulletin for years, and wondering what it is all about? To learn about the national program, visit:


Foundations for Life Pregnancy Center-Hernando, a ministry of Catholic Charities: Call (352)686-9897 ext. 22, email or

USCCB PROLIFE ACTIVITIES Healing after an abortion