Pro-Life and Social Concerns

You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! My very self you know.
-Psalm 139:13-14

The Catholic Church is Pro-Life!

The Office of Pro-Life Activities and Social Concerns promotes the mission of the Church to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ (which is the Gospel of Life). We answer God's call to love the weak as well as the strong. We are committed to upholding the social teachings of the Church through education, advocacy and strengthening the relationship among parishes and with our communities.

Join us in becoming an active, faithful citizen in building a Culture of Life!

March for Life

March For Life Logo

Friday, January 19, 2018
Washington, D.C.

Bus Information

Lehigh Valley

Assumption BVM, Bethlehem
Departs at 7:00 AM
Price: $25 Adults, $100 Family
Contact: Lisa Temple, Lisa_temple3@yahoo.com, (281) 507-8912

St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield
Departs at 7:00 AM
Price: $10 per Person
Contact: Sue Mueller, suemueller45@gmail.com, (610) 392-2957

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bethlehem
Departs at 7:30 AM
Price: $20 Adults, $10 Children
Contact: Tony Saldutti, tsaldutti99@gmail.com

Sacred Heart Parish, Bath
Departs at 7:30 AM
Price: $20 Adults, $10 Children (No more than $30 per family)
Contact: Karen Brynildsen nannybepop@ptd.net, 610-762-2122

St. Thomas More, Allentown
Departs at 8:00 AM
Price: $20 Adults, $10 Children
Contact: Tony Saldutti, tsaldutti99@gmail.com

Holy Family, Nazareth
Price: $15 per Person, $25 Family
Contact: Rich & Barb Voloshen, rbvolo@gmail.com, (610) 365-2100

St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Easton
Price: $10 per Person, $20 Family
Contact: Sue Stigliano, stig-1@rcn.com, (610) 253-0510

Berks

Immaculate Conception BVM, Douglassville
Departs at 8:00 AM
Price: $32 Adults, $16 Youth
Contact: Angela Peterson, icc_march4life@windstream.net, (610) 582-6993

St. Ignatius Loyola, Sinking Spring
Departs at 8:30 AM
Price: $32 Adults, $16 Youth
Contact: Angela Peterson, icc_march4life@windstream.net, (610) 582-6993

St. Benedict, Mohnton
Departs at 7:45 AM
Price: Free Will Offering
Contact: Parish office (610) 856-1006

Local prayer opportunities for those that cannot attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C.:

  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Roseto will be offering a Family Holy Hour with a Sanctity of Life Reflection on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM
  • Sacred Heart, Bethlehem, will be offering an Evening Prayer Service with Eucharistic Adoration and Speaker on Sunday, January 21, 2018 – More details to follow.
  • St. Jane Frances de Chantal will be offering Eucharistic Adoration on January 19, 2018 following the 8:15 AM Mass ending with Benediction at 5:00 PM. 

God has imprinted his own image and likeness on human beings...conferring upon them an incomparable dignity....Beyond the rights which one acquires by one's own work, there exist rights which do not correspond to any work performed, but which flow from one's essential dignity as a person.
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St. Pope John Paul II, Centesimus annus, 11