Respect Life Newsletter
September 30, 2020
Dear Friend in Christ,
September was a great month for us-- we were able to:

  1. Hire an ultrasound technician for our Central Broward Pregnancy Help Center;
  2. Expand Pregnancy Help Center hours of operation to include Saturdays at two of our locations;
  3. Welcome our volunteers and clients back into the Pregnancy Help Centers for Phase Two of our Re-Opening Plan.

Thanks be to God, and to all of you for helping to make this possible-- not least of all with your prayers!

But this month is also bittersweet in that our staff at the South Dade Pregnancy Help Center have discerned a call to serve the Lord in new ways, which require them to resign from their positions at Respect Life Ministry. We are so grateful to Enid and Kathy for their many years of ministry to women and families facing crisis pregnancies, as well as providing hope and healing to so many in the aftermath of abortion.

This has been a year of changes for the ministry, both structural and procedural-- some planned and some unforeseen due to the pandemic. I am so grateful to our staff, family, friends, and supporters like you who have stood with us, remaining flexible and adaptable, for the sake of the ministry.

Respect Life Ministry has been been doing wonderful work for years, by the grace of God and dedication of many, but change is essential in order to grow the ministry and meet the needs of our brothers and sisters in the Archdiocese of Miami.

Every change that has been or is being implemented in Respect Life Ministry is for the sake of increasing efficiency and efficacy in order to better serve and minister to those entrusted to our care, as well as reaching those who don't know where to turn.

The vision is that a culture of life and love will become entrenched in every facet of our parishes, schools, and communities. This is our unifying purpose and goal: the proclamation of the Gospel of Life for the salvation of souls.

Thank you for saying "yes" to this call in whatever capacity you are able-- you are truly our ambassadors in your parishes and communities, and your role in promoting the Gospel of Life is indispensable to Respect Life Ministry.

We sent many of the below resources for Respect Life Month and Respect Life Sunday to all the faithful which you should have already received, but I have included them again for you below, along with some additional resources which I think will be of interest to you. For more resources, visit the USCCB Respect Life website or our Archdiocesan Respect Life Ministry site.

May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.

For Life,

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

PS- Happy feast of St. Jerome and feast day eve of St. Thérèse. These Doctors of the Church remind us of the importance of knowing and loving Christ, both through the prayerful study of Sacred Scripture, and child-like trust in Him.
Let us pray:

O God, who open your Kingdom to those who are humble and to little ones, lead us to follow trustingly in the little way of Saint Thérèse, so that through her intercession we may see your eternal glory revealed. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.
Click HERE to watch the video message from Archbishop Wenski for Respect Life Sunday, October 4, 2020.
Click HERE to read our Shepherd's guidance from the September edition of the Florida Catholic.
In addition to their Candidate Question Project, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) has released a Presidential Candidate Comparison to help voters form their consciences before voting in November. Click HERE to see the document (in English and Spanish).
Click HERE to read the Walking with Moms article in the Florida Catholic or visit for more information.
Pregnancy Help Center Tours
By now every parish should have launched Walking with Moms, built a core team, and started their Parish Inventory. The next step is scheduling a tour of your Pregnancy Help Center! The dates for each center are listed above-- contact us to schedule a tour with your core team. If your parish hasn't gotten that far, don't worry-- we'll help you catch up.
October Webinar: Evangelium Vitae
As part of Walking with Moms: A Year of Service, the Archdiocese of Miami Respect Life Ministry is offering monthly webinars. The topic of next month's webinar on October 22nd will be the Gospel of Life, with special guest Ryan J. Brady, PhD, from St. John Vianney Seminary College. Click HERE to register.
Virtual Conferences
Click HERE to learn more and register for the 34th Annual Culture of Life Statewide Conference or the Youth Event.
Click HERE to learn more and register for the Support After Abortion Healing Network Conference.
Join us!
Respect Life Ministry is looking for qualified candidates for part-time, full-time, and volunteer positions at our Pregnancy Help Centers. Click HERE to see a list of job openings and HERE to submit online volunteer application.
Respect Life Ministry
Archdiocese of Miami | Secretariat for Parish Life
(954) 981-2922 |