RESPECT FOR LIFE MINISTRY

The Respect for Life Ministry  has adopted as its patron Saints The Holy Family.  Jesus, Mary and Joseph display God's plan for the gift of life.

 

We welcome your participation.  If you would like to get involved, contact Mary Pat at stambroserflutah@gmail.com.  Subscribe to Human Life Action for updates on federal legislation here.  Finally, PRAY WITH US!

Only with prayer - prayer that storms the heavens for justice and mercy, prayer that cleanses our hearts and souls - will the culture of death that surrounds us today be replaced with a culture of life." -- Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, U.S. Catholic Bishops

Additional ways to get involved:

Receive updates on pro-life legislation on the state level by texting LIFE to 385-200-9929.

Resources:

Crisis Pregnancy?  Walking with Moms in Need - Diocesan Respect for Life Commission resource

An unplanned pregnancy is a life event that can be overwhelming.  Even within a stable marriage, welcoming life into the world is an awesome responsibility.  Let us all rejoice when we learn of new life and support our community with love upon hearing such news!  The Diocese has compiled a resource list to assist couples or individuals who need more support.  To learn more about services available to couples or women in need of assistance with an unplanned pregnancy, click the link above.

Project Rachel

St. Ambrose recently created a "meal train" to assist new families when welcoming a baby.  

 

Have you welcomed a child into the world recently?  We would love to share in your joy and announce this arrival to our St. Ambrose community.  Click the link below to send an e-mail to the Respect for Life ministry, and include details to publish in our church bulletin.  Congratulations!

Resources National Marriage Week: 2/7/2021-2/13/2021

During National Marriage Week, find a creative, informative, or fun way to enrich your marriage.  Some possibilities include:

Feb 7: The Domestic Church
 

Feb 8: “For Your Marriage”

 

Feb 9: Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage
 

Feb 10: 1. Theology of the Body: What is it?
            2.  Choose a reading from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family

 

Feb 11:  Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes:

Masses in Celebration of Marriage throughout the Diocese
 

Feb 12: Consider watching The Chosen: The Wedding at Cana:

The First Original Series About Jesus Christ | The Chosen TV (vidangel.com)

 

Feb 13: "Couples Check-in: Strategies for troubled times"
Andrew and Terri Lyke Diocesan presentation

2 pm to 4:45 pm

Renewal of vows with Bishop Solis, 5 pm

 

Feb 14: Witness to Love: Be Light Date Night

 

Diocese of Salt Lake Resources for Marriage Enrichment

National Marriage Week Resources and Prayers from the USCCB

 

The Domestic Church - For Your Marriage

Every family is called to be a place of prayer, service, and love – a “little Church of the home.” Families naturally do this in their day-to-day lives: “The spirituality of family love is made up of thousands of small but real gestures” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, no. 315). They do this by strengthening the bonds of love among their members, and by asking the Lord’s presence into their homes. There are so many ways to make your family a domestic Church, and the content here can provide guidance and support.

 

For Your Marriage:

Presents ways to nurture your relationship: intentional couple-time, learning more about your mission as a married couple, and growing in communication skills.

 

Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage

Created by the Augustine Institute, Beloved is a 12-part video series that explores the meaning of marriage and how to live it out together. Each session includes about 30 minutes of video content presented by well-known Catholic authors and speakers. Also available in Spanish.

 

Theology of the Body

 

For a deeper look at John Paul II’s theology of the body, the Theology of the Body Institute seeks to provide beautiful and compelling answers to the deepest questions we ask about who we are, why we are here, and how we can be happy.

 

Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family

The Institute seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of person, marriage and family, faithful to the Catholic tradition in light of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and Pope John Paul II. 

In particular, St. John Paul II has a wonderful reflection: God’s Gift of Life and Love: On Marriage and the Eucharist.

 

The Virtues Marriage Enrichment Series

John and Teri Bosio’s program for married couples, The Virtues, is currently available online, so couples can watch it together at home. The program consists of 4 short videos about the cardinal virtues: Prudence, Justice, Courage, and Temperance.

 

Witness to Love: Be Light Date Night Series

The Witness to Love marriage apostolate is offering a Marriage Renewal Date Night Series. This 5-part online series features couples who will share real tips for renewing your marriage during this unique time in our lives. The apostolate also recently launched Be Light: Year of Belonging, which is the first year of a five-year movement to draw married couples closer together in Christ while being transformed into family missionary disciples.

 

Retrouvaille

Are you and your partner facing difficult challenges?  The Retrouvaille ministry is now available all over the world to help rebuild relationships, with practical advice to improve communication and to provide tools to rediscover love.  Are you and your spouse willing to help struggling couples? Contact Retrouvaille! This is a wonderful gift, available on-line with opportunities to help throughout the year.   

Upcoming Events:

Thank you to all who supported our first Yum-raiser by buying See's candy.  We earned $86! We’ll spend this money on books for couples who attend the Mass in Celebration of Marriage in February.

Also, don't miss the Diocesan Virtual Presentation: “Couple’s Check-In: Strategies for Troubled Times”.

 

Andrew and Terri Lyke, whose mission is to strengthen marriages through education, spiritual formation, and support, will speak on VIRTUALLY on Saturday February 13th 2-4:45pm. Immediately following their presentation at 5pm Bishop Solis will preside over a Renewal of Marriage Vows. To access this virtual opportunity, use this link.

Celebration of Marriage Mass at St. Ambrose on Saturday, February 20th at 9:00 AM

Co-organized with Catholic Utah.  Please RSVP to CatholicUtah@gmail.com to let us know if you plan to attend.  Mass will also be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person.

January 19th – March 5th - Utah Legislative Session

Be informed of any life issues on the Hill.  Text LIFE to 385-200-9929 to receive State updates.

 

Human Life Action

 

For updates on federal legislation, click here.

Contact the St. Ambrose Respect for Life Ministry if you have any questions or wish to become involved in this ministry.

PRAYER OF ST. AMBROSE

O Lord, who hast mercy upon all,
take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me
the fire of thy Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore Thee,
a heart to delight in Thee,
to follow and enjoy Thee, for Christ's sake,

 

Amen


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