Respect Life

Respect Life

“What's the point of praying at an abortion center when praying at home is just as effective?"

1. Some of the women going for an abortion are Christians and your very presence there is a powerful reminder to them that God loves them unconditionally.

2. Your presence outside there can be the last sign of hope for anyone considering an abortion and the first sign of mercy for anyone coming out after having had an abortion. Your presence literally can save a life.

3. Your presence outside of the abortion center is important for abortion workers. It is a powerful reminder of the value and dignity of every unborn human life.* * -you-should-pray-outside-an-abortion-clinic/

40 Days for Life Spring Campaign will begin March 1 and run through April 8. Please prayerfully consider joining us at the Latrobe Abortion clinic every Thursday from 12:30p.m. to 2p.m., or on Wednesday, March 29 between 7a.m. and 5p.m. Let's pray together for an end to abortion. For more information contact

Join the Aquinas Angels every Thursday from 12:30 -2pm 
as we gather in front of the abortion clinic on Latrobe Drive to pray for an end to abortion.

On Wednesday, January 18th at St. Thomas, the Respect Life Committee we will hold a Holy Hour of prayer beginning at 6pm, followed by a Mass of Reparation for the Sin of Abortion at 7p.m. Please come and pray with us.

On Sunday, January 22nd, we will be praying a pro-life rosary by candlelight after the 5pm Mass to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. Please pray with us to end abortion.

On Friday, January 27, two of our local parishes will be hosting buses to travel to the National March for Life in Washington D.C. The North Carolina Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Please contact them if you are interested in joining them. 

St. Vincent de Paul – Contact: Deacon Ruben Tamayo at (704) 644-4649, or St. Mark – Contact: Gini Bond at or call 704-562-9573.

11th Annual  MARCH FOR LIFE Charlotte!    

March for Life—Charlotte will be held on January 13, 2017.  The day will begin with a Mass for the Unborn at 9:00am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at  6828 Old Reid Road, Charlotte, NC  28210.   

At 11:00 a.m. we will start to gather at the parking lot across the street from the Catholic Diocese at 1123 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC .  There may be some parking available at the parking lot but please expect to find parking on your own uptown if necessary.

At 12:00 p.m. we will march to Trade and Tryon where Fr. John Eckert, Pastor of Sacred Heart  Catholic Church, will preach. Then march to the court house at 401 W. Trade St. where we will pray a Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Please join others to march and pray for an end to abortion and save babies lives!
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27th Annual National Night of Prayer for Life

Uniting the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with the Feast of St. Juan Diego on Thursday, Dec. 8th 8 p.m. to 12 midnight at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (Following the 7 p.m. Mass celebrating the Solemnity of the
Immaculate Conception).

It was on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (then celebrated on December 9th) that Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the unborn, first appeared to St. Juan Diego.  The National Night of Prayer for Life bridges these two feasts to honor Our Blessed Mother and prays through Her intercession for the establishment of a Culture of Life, protection for the Church from persecution and asks  Our Lord to REVIVE OUR LAND. All are invited to participate! The National Night of Prayer for Life is a prayer service consisting of  adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, hourly recitation of the holy Rosary, prayer to St. Michael, and silent prayer.

Respect Life Mira-Via Collection

STA Respect Life will be hosting a collection drive for Mira-Via during the month of October.  Consider donating baby towels and wash cloths, new bottles, baby shampoos, cream, powder, Desitin or rash cream, boys and girls bibs, blankets, and clothing size 0-3 months and 3-6 months. Your donation will greatly help Mira-Vira and their ministry to mothers in need.

The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge. From September 28 to November 6, our Charlotte community will take part in 40 Days for Life, a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city – and beyond.  We will be praying in front of the Public right-of-way outside Preferred Women's Health Center 3220 Latrobe Dr. Charlotte, North Carolina.  Join your fellow St. Thomas Parishioners on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. throughout the campaign. Questions: email or check out the website.

St. Thomas Aquinas Respect Life Ministry stands united with our church community to promote respect for life at all stages and under all conditions in which it finds itself and bringing awareness of the God-given dignity of life to our members as well as to the greater Charlotte community by uniting and encouraging the Gospel and Culture of Life through prayer, education, and action.

  • Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month after the 5:00 p.m. Mass in the Bro. Leo Room.
  • Pro-Life Rosary is prayed at 6:30 p.m. prior to Wednesday evening Mass.
  • Second Saturday of the month, we pray outside of the abortion clinic on Latrobe Drive.
  • Volunteers assist in various pro-life activities such as Prayer Vigils (December 8th), Life Chain (October), March for Life (January), Room at the Inn Banquet (October), and the 40 Days for Life (October and March).

For more information, contact Mary Manz.

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