Our Lady of Guadalupe, protect the unborn.

 

Pro-Life and Justice

 

The dignity of the human person, from conception until natural death, is the fundamental basis of all of our Catholic social justice teachings. The purpose of the Pro-Life and Justice Commission is to raise parishioners’ awareness of these issues, reaching them through the activities we sponsor, regular articles in the St. John the Apostle weekly bulletin, and with a variety of pro-life information available at a the Pro-Life and Justice table in the narthex.

 

Some of the activities we do during the year:

 

40 Days for Life:

Along with hundreds of other parishes around the country and the world, we participate in both the fall and the Lenten 40 Days for Life Campaign.  Along with Catholics from other Bloomington parishes, as well as other Christians, we pray for outside Planned Parenthood in Bloomington.

 

Spiritual Adoption Program:

This annual program begins at the Feast of the Annunciation (or closest Sunday), and continues until after Christmas. 

 

Community Kitchen Backpack Buddies Program:

This program deals with the increase in homeless students and families in need in Bloomington. The Backpack Buddies program works with seven Bloomington schools to provide these children with a backpack of food on Friday afternoons to help cover weekend food needs.

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive

 

The Christmas Giving Tree

 

Baby Bottle Spare Change Collection:

On the weekend of Mother’s Day, empty baby bottles, provided to us by Crisis Pregnancy Center, are handed out to parishioners as they leave the church. They collect their spare change, returning the filled baby bottles by Father’s Day in June.


 

Chairperson: Denise Sawyer

Meetings: Last Tuesday of every month at 3:30 pm in the church library.