At St. Agnes, our Pro-life Awareness Team is actively engaged in cultivating a broad perspective on life. We aim to build a culture of life that transcends any single issue. Being pro-life shapes our overall approach toward life, not just at the earliest stages and as we near death, but along the journey. Deeply rooted in Catholic Social Teaching, it includes everything from how we help women who feel they have nowhere to turn when they are pregnant, to what we do through public policy and in our own lives to help the most vulnerable among us, including the unborn, the poor, the immigrant, the marginalized and the elderly.
To this end, we are pleased to announce two new Pro-life Awareness Team Leaders. Please welcome Anne Marie Polak and Sally Yenson.
Anne Marie has three children at St. Agnes School and a wealth of ideas and experience educating and organizing on a variety of issues. Sally has served at the parish professionally and through a variety of different missions. She is currently very active on pro-life issues locally and will utilize her experience to help the St. Agnes effort grow.
Most importantly, all are deeply committed to the sanctity of human life. They have a great deal of enthusiasm and experience to offer the effort, as Fr. Frederick Edlefsen, pastor, seeks to rebuild a vibrant and active pro-life awareness group here at the parish.
Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life
The U.S. bishops urge our participation each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, August 3 - September 28. Participants will receive email or text reminders to pray and fast, along with little-known facts about Roe v. Wade to share with others. Sign up at www.usccb.org/pray.
August 3 - September 28, 2018
October is Respect Life Month
Parishwide "What Does Pro-Life Mean to You?" Campaign
Cards will be placed in pews asking all parishioners what pro-life means to them. A collage of these cards will be hung in the parish for Respect Life Month.
October 6-7, 2018
March for Life
St. Agnes parishioners join together to march in this annual event, the largest pro-life gathering in the world. St. Agnes also hosts over 1,000 University of Notre Dame students who make an annual trip to participate in the March.
January 18, 2018
Stay tuned for more opportunities and ways to get involved!
Reflections On the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Pastor's Column, by Rev. Frederick Edlefsen, July 22, 2018, St. Agnes Church Bulletin.