Respect Life Newsletter
APRIL 7, 2020
Dear Pro-Life Friend,

Happy month of Our Lady, our intercessor and model of motherhood par excellence!

Respect Life Ministry had a successful month teaching online Earn While You Learn classes for our pregnancy center clients in English, Spanish, and Creole .

These live classes give the moms a chance to come together to share and learn in the midst of the quarantine.

We even received video testimonies from new moms who wanted to share how Respect Life Ministry has touched their lives. You can watch one HERE:
The ministry has been creatively adapting to meet the needs of families facing unplanned pregnancies and who are abortion-vulnerable due to social isolation.

In providing online groups and tele-counseling , we show them they are NOT ALONE-- we are here for them, and we are all in this together!

Due to popular demand, we have even piloted Project Joseph online in English and Spanish for the dads!

We're also sending care packages (layettes) to all of our new and expectant moms.

This gesture of love and material support provides tangible assistance in a time of need.
If a family has additional needs, our staff provide referrals to essential social service agencies who exist for that purpose.

The emotional, spiritual, and material support that we continue to provide in the midst of a pandemic-- to the men and women who come to us for help-- truly contributes to a culture of life, truth, and love.

This is why the Archbishop left the pregnancy help centers open as long as possible, currently allows them to operate remotely, and will re-open the centers as soon as it is safe to do so. Let us pray for our shepherd as he makes prudential judgments regarding the care and protection of his flock.

I am proud of the accomplishments of our team in the past month, for their openness and willingness to try new ways of respecting, protecting, loving and serving LIFE.
And I am so grateful to all volunteers and parish representatives —for your dedicated prayers and support during this difficult time.

Just yesterday we received the fruits of “quarantine baby showers" organized by Parish Representative Lorena Robles from St. Stephen's and Parish Rep. Coordinator Mary Vrancik from Nativity!

I look forward to the ways in which the Lord will continue to use this time as a way to strengthen and renew the ministry. “The Lord has made everything beautiful in its time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
This Mother’s Day, let us echo the words of St. John Paul II at the beatification of St. Gianna Beretta Molla:

May Our Blessed Mother intercede for all mothers, as she leads them to her Son.

For Life,

Rebecca Brady
Director, Respect Life Ministry
Secretariat for Parish Life, Archdiocese of Miami

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