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Monday, December 18, 2017
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Mary Anne Pickering

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" Joy is the Fruit of Mercy"

“I felt I’d committed the unforgiveable sin.”

So many women with abortion in their past have said things like this. They often feel deep shame, regret, loss, or despair. They may have a hard time accepting that God loves them, and so stay away from the spiritual and psychological help offered by the Church and the healing balm of the sacraments.

Pope Francis has a message for these suffering mothers—and all others who have been involved in an abortion: Great joy can be found in Christ’s unfailing mercy and love for us sinners."  Read More

During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Archdiocesan Respect Life Apostolate is focused on promoting our Project Rachel and Project Joseph post-abortion healing ministries.

Learn more. 

MQP “Rosary for Life”
Every Saturday morning following 8 AM Mass. January 2016 the Rosary will be moved to 7:40 AM. Come pray for the sanctity of all human life “from womb to tomb.”

Planned Parenthood Video Information
For more information about the recent Planned Parenthood videos, please read the information from Maureen Kane, Program Manager for the Respect Life Apostolate of the Archdiocese of St. Louis which can be downloaded at left under "Documents".

Birthright Volunteers Needed
Birthright Counseling needs phone counselors at their Brentwood office. Volunteers would be trained in counseling women who are facing an unplanned or a crisis pregnancy. Call Eileen Bax at 962-5300 or email her at ebax@birthrightstl.org

Life Runners Across America Relay
Call Jim Mack at 314-909-9673 or visit www.liferunners.org

Project Rachel Spiritual Support Group
This confidential, spiritual retreat is open to any woman suffering from an abortion experience.

Contact Marisol Pfaff at MPfaff@archstl.org or 314 -792-7451 for details.

MQP Respect Life Apostolate Committee
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month during the school year at 7:00 PM. All are invited to get involved with Archdiocesan-sponsored RLA activities. Contact:  Mary Anne Pickering, RLA Coordinator.




"This is the fundamental question that must be asked: who is man? Man is a being who bears within his heart a thirst for the infinite, a thirst for truth - a truth which is not partial but capable of explaining life's meaning - since he was created in the image and likeness of God. The grateful recognition that life is an inestimable gift, then, leads to the discovery of one's own profound dignity and the inviolability of every single person. Hence the first step in education is learning to recognize the Creator's image in man, and consequently learning to have a profound respect for every human being and helping others to live a life consonant with this supreme dignity."

- Pope Benedict XVI, Message for the World Day of Peace, January 1, 2012

Pregnant & scared? Know somebody who is? Call 800-395-HELP.


Pray, Speak and Act so that all may choose life--from conception through natural death.

There are many opportunities to participate in the Respect Life Committee at Mary Queen of Peace and make a difference in the lives of many - born and unborn:

1. Drive food from Operation Food Search to Our Lady’s Inn
2. Assist the school with Spiritual Adoption
3. Archdiocesan essay contest
4. Our Lady’s Inn Baby Shower
5. Sponsor Prayerline and Living Rosary
6. Send welcome cards to MQP babies from MQP 2nd graders
7. Collect funds for the Archdiocesan Pro-Life committee
8. Sidewalk counseling and/or prayer at Planned Parenthood
9. Lifeline Coalition
10. Financially support a student attending the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.