Respect Life

Activities that promote greater protection for the most defenseless of our society, the unborn child, the elderly, and those facing end-of-life issues.

 

Confidential Survey for Those Who Have Experienced A Miscarriage

The Archdiocese is currently in the process of gathering resources and informational materials for those who have experienced miscarriage. We are reaching out with a confidential survey in an effort to determine what is most helpful to women/couples when they lose their unborn child. If this applies to you and you feel comfortable participating, you can access the survey here: https://s.zoomerang.com/s/miscarriagesurvey. Thank you for sharing your experience confidentially so that we can build a useful resource to help others in the very near future.

Choose Life License Plates

DC Choose Life License Plate
"Choose Life" license plates are now available to D.C. residents thanks to The Children First Foundation. Each license plate is an excellent witness to the culture of life with $20 of the $25 annual tax-deductible fee going directly to help crisis pregnancy centers and maternity homes within the District of Columbia.

Visit www.thechildrenfirst.org. Request the D.C. plate, follow the instructions, and indicate which pregnancy center or maternity home you wish to support. You will soon you receive your official plate and support the culture of life in our nation's capital! Tell your family, friends, and colleagues!

For more information or assistance in completing the forms and obtaining your license plate, contact Larry Cirignano of The Children First Foundation at 202-306-6863. Michael Scott of the D.C. Catholic Conference is also available to address any questions or concerns at 301-853-5308.

Top 10 tips for taking kids to Mass

Children are never too young to come to Church. They are family, after all; we’ve baptized them into our community, so they belong with us. And we realize that bringing them to Mass can be very hard work. We don’t expect children to be silent during Mass or to behave like adults. Here are our Top 10 Tips for taking kids to Mass. If you have any questions or want to talk with someone about your children at Mass, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

St. Peter's Welcomes Crossroads America

2012 Crossroads America Mass at St. Peter'sOn August 9, St. Peter’s Respect Life ministry hosted the Crossroads America walkers for Holy Hour and an evening dinner of fellowship and live bluegrass music! The team of St Peter’s volunteers generously provided the dinner for 65 people and the Crossroads group provided- amongst their walkers- a family trio of talented bluegrass musicians named “Scythian.” (see the parish website for photos of the evening). It was a lovely and enjoyable event and amidst the merriment, we remembered in prayer and spirit the fallen Crossroads’ walker Andrew Moore, who was killed in late July during his Pro-life walk.  Deep gratitude to all who came out to make this eventFolk Msuic at Crossroads America hospitality. a success. Crossroads was so grateful and touched that St. Peter’s community welcomed them.  Our ministry hopes to welcome them again next year.  Lastly, please support the mission of these brave young adults by praying for a greater respect for human life in America and around the world.

Prayer for the Unborn

Mary, Mother of the Unborn,
protect the gift of human life
which your Divine Son
has allowed to be given.

Give strength and joy
to all parents as they await the birth
of the precious child they have conceived.

Give courage to those who are fearful,
calm those who are anxious, and guide
all of us, with your motherly care,
to treasure and protect the
miraculous gift of human life.

We ask this through your Son
Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Mary, Mother of the Unborn, Pray for Us!

Prayer for the Feast of the Annunciation

Day of the Unborn Child

St. Elizabeth Project

You can help pregnant women and their unborn children by volunteering at The Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center, at 713 Maryland Ave. NE. The Center especially welcomes those who can come in one day a week to do light secretarial work (i.e. answer phones, type, and enter data). Please contact Mark Stricherz at 202.590.9920 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Contact Information

Name Susan Petraglia
Email sppet@juno.com
Phone 202.546.0964
 

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