The Full-Circle Life Ministry
name reflects that God is the author of life from the beginning to the natural end. Many people think of the abortion issue when discussing Pro-Life matters. Indeed, abortion has taken over 50 million lives since 1973. But really, the Life issues span so many more areas. Some are: Euthanasia, Embryonic Stem Cell research, In-vitro fertilization, Natural Family Planning, Same Sex Attraction and Capital Punishment. Our Parish will continue to support organizations like Birthright, but we also hope to further educate the Parish on what the Catholic Church teaches about all life issues. There is so much misinformation. We hope to present articles, mostly through the Bart's Herald, and then provide added information via the website and pamphlets. We will provide ways for parishioners to become involved. Please let us know how to help you. Feedback is always welcome.
Also, if this Ministry is something which you feel called to join, we welcome you! The current Ministry Team is: Jennifer Arel (contact
), Maureen Sullivan and Beth Gruessner.
If you are in a crisis pregnancy and are seeking help, please check out these websites:
St. Gerard's Center for Life
Are you seeking healing from a past abortion? "Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing." You may confidentially contact Marie Laffin, RN at 203.631.9030 or email@example.com . To learn more, please refer to: www.prolifeministry.org
- The Annual Archdiocesan Mass of Remembrance is an opportunity to call to mind our children who have died from any cause: accident, disease, miscarriage or abortion. Whether children died many years ago or recently, remembering them at this Mass is a testament to the sacredness of life. The Mass will be held at 5:30pm at St. Ann's Church, 215 West Street in Bristol. For more details, please refer to: www.prolifeministry.org
- Seeking healing from a past abortion? Please consider attending a Rachel's Vineyard Retreat. You may confidentially contact Marie Laffin, RN at 203.631.9030 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Retreats in CT are held at Caritas Christi Center, Hamden, CT. For more details, please refer to: www.prolifeministry.org