Respect Life Ministry

First Saturday prayer vigil

Respect Life Ministry will give an hour in prayer at Planned Parenthood every first Saturday in every month. We’ll begin the prayer time at 9:30ish so that there’s still time to attend the Saturday morning 8:30 a.m. Mass and make the drive. Saturdays, we’ve been told, are busy days at Planned Parenthood, and we have this opportunity to make a last appeal to the confused and scared women entering the clinic. We’ll pray, too, for those who work in the facility, that they have a change of heart.

Monthly planning meeting

Respect Life meets on the second Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. in the senior room.

Monthly Rosary

Join the Respect Life committee in the recitation of the Rosary to pray for all of those affected by abortion, including victims, families, and those who work in the industry.  Following the 3rd Saturday of the month 8:30 a.m. Mass in the church.

40 Days for Life

The annual Archdiocese of Denver 40 Days for Life begins the spring campaign on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17.  We have scheduled a great day to fill with 10 hours of prayer: the Feastday of St. Joseph, in this year of St. Joseph!!  Isn’t that fitting!?  That’s Friday, March 19.  Plan now to set aside an hour for prayer at Planned Parenthood.  Ask a friend or neighbor or family member to do the same.

“Intensive Caring: Providing Relief for Serious Illness for Catholics”

Tuesday, February 23  7:00 – 8:00PM in the parish hall

How should a Catholic navigate physical pain and aging?

Does pain have to be endured? “Just offer it up!”

Can you be sure the doctors will comply with your wishes?

Is palliative care only for the actively dying?

Is a Living Will morally acceptable?

 

Dr. Natalie Rodden will give a talk on Tuesday, February 23, at 7PM addressing these questions and others.

Dr. Rodden leads the palliative care inpatient consultation at St. Anthony North Health in Westminster.

She travels around the U.S. providing education and advocacy about palliative medicine and end of life issues.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend this informative talk.

Dr. Natalie Rodden is originally from Indiana and attended the University of Notre Dame.  She then went to medical school at Tulane University, where she founded the Catholic Medical Association Student Section, a national organization with the goal of preparing students to uphold the principles of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine.  She completed internal medicine residency at the University of Utah and palliative medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.  Upon fellowship completion in 2016, she moved to Denver, Colorado, where she has since led the palliative medicine inpatient consultation service at St. Anthony North Health Campus in Westminster, CO.  In addition, she helps oversee the hospital’s ethics committee and provides education to medical trainees.  Dr. Rodden recently completed a master’s degree in bioethics and travels around the United States providing education and advocacy about palliative medicine and end of life ethical issues.  She is a parishioner of Holy Ghost Church in downtown Denver.