“Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:4-5

Mission Statement Respect Life Committee of St. Anastasia Catholic Church

The Respect Life Committee of Saint Anastasia Catholic Church serves all the people of God by promoting the truth that all human life is sacred. We are committed to the protection of life, which is threatened in today’s world by abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, poverty, racism, and war. We believe that these issues are linked under a ‘consistent ethic of life’. We challenge everyone to maintain a cooperative spirit of peace, reconciliation, and respect in protecting the unprotected.

The Committee shall always be witness to this truth: that all human life is precious and that human dignity must always be maintained by the promotion of life issues from conception to natural death. Following the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops “Pastoral Guide for Pro-Life Activities”, the Committee meets these obligations by prayer and orderly and peaceful means. The Respect Life ministry meets the first Wednesday of the month in the Altar Servers Room after the 9:00 am Mass. For information, please contact Pat Greenfield.

The Respect Life Committee of St. Anastasia Catholic endorses and hereby adopts this updated mission statement this 4th day of September 2013.

Last year, the children in our Wednesday evening Religious Education program participated in the Diocesan Respect Life Poster Contest.  Please join me in congratulating all our participants and the following poster winners:

Overall Winner! Erin Hess

Kindergarten: Winner:  Benjamin Ferreira

First Grade:     Winner: Viviana Charalambous – Honorable Mention: Hailey Alaimo

Second Grade: First Place: Marlo Familgietti & Emily Baggett – Honorable Mention: Noah Sargeant

Grade Level Winner for K-2:  Emily Baggett

Third Grade: Winner:  Luca Charalambous – Honorable Mentions: Grace Tobuck & Jace Sherno

Fourth Grade: Winner: Jacob Trzaska – Honorable Mention: Zachary Hess

Fifth Grade: Winner: Gabriella Lischio – Honorable Mentions: LeAnn Purdy & Fisher Baggett

Grade Level Winner for grades 3-5:  Jacob Trzaska

Sixth Grade: Winner: Luciana Morin – Honorable Mentions: Maia Costa & Bridget Wuerth

Seventh Grade: Winner: Emily Tobuck

Eighth Grade: Winner: Erin Hess – Honorable Mention:  Maria Giovanni

Grade Level for grades 6-8: Erin Hess

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