Respect Life Committee
From the womb to the tomb, life is precious. Saver it.
Who We Are
We are a group of parish men and women who have been faithfully meeting at St. John’s for over 40 years. In a society that glorifies violence, we reject its solutions to problem pregnancies and terminal illness. In a humane, civilized society, we believe that caring for and helping expectant mothers is a non-violent option to abortion, just as hospice is a caring option to euthanasia.
By our prayers and works, we strive to open the hearts and minds of all to the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death through:
Respect Life Committee Meetings
Meetings are usually held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Check St. John’s weekly Sunday bulletin for specific meeting dates and locations, or call the parish office, 651-633-8333.
Links to ProLife Documents/Resources
The ‘Maternity Closet’ is changing to the “SJB Kidz Closet’
Our work will remain much the same: we accept donations of new and gently used children’s clothing, ages infant to size 6/8. There are drop-off boxes at both main entrances to the church.
The closet is open most Tuesday mornings from 9:30 am – 11:30 am. Please click here for more information.
Help families in need by donating gently used children and baby items through size 6/8.
Children’s clothing, toys, furniture, and equipment should be clean, free of stains, and placed in the donation bins located at the east and west entrances of the church.
Expectant Parent Blessing
Expectant Parent Blessing takes place quarterly in Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel.
Baby Bush 2018
Thanks to the generosity of St. John the Baptist parishioners for all the beautiful gifts that have been donated to the North Side Abria, Birth Right and our own Maternity Closet. All gifts have been greatly appreciated.
40 Days for Life
Pro-Life Action Ministries invites all to join us in this international movement of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach to end abortion.
Plan to pray with St. John the Baptist
40 Days for Life Twin Cities
September 28 – November 6, 2022
SJB will Adopt-A-Day. Check back here or the bulletin for details as it gets closer.
Individuals come and pray anytime at Planned Parenthood 671 Vandalia St., St. Paul, MN 55114
Daily Prayer To End Abortion
Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life and for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today, I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement and never to stop defending life until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomes a nation with liberty and justice, not just for some, but for all, through Christ our Lord. Amen!
Below are some links to learn more about life issues.
- Human Life Alliance
- Life Matters mission
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Life issues
- WomenSource (Anoka’s Pregnancy Center)
- Archdiocese of St.Paul and Minneapolis–Marriage and FamilyLife
- Archdiocese of St.Paul and Minneapolis–Biomedical Ethics
- Minnesota Catholic Conference (Public Policy Voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota)
- Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (Secures protections for innocent human life from conception until natural death through effective education, legislation and political action)
- Pro-Life Action Ministries (40 Days for Life prayer vigil, etc.)
- Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Twin Cities(Healing After Abortion)