This ministry recognizes the Right to Life as the most fundamental human right bestowed on us by our creator, without which no other rights are relevant.  We work to promote protection of all human life from conception to natural death through education, outreach, prayer and advocacy.

St. Luke’s Respect Life Ministry supports life affirming organizations in our community, regardless of religious beliefs, and encourages all to help in supporting mothers, dads, infants, children, the elderly and all those who are vulnerable and in desperate need of love and kindness.  

HOW:
  • Education: Information on beginning and end of life issues, Speakers, Pamphlets, List of resources shared through the All-Parish Weekly News.
  • Outreach:  PREPARES Pregnancy & Parenting support program, Mother’s Day Baby Shower, Diaper drive, Baby bottle drive supporting Next Step Pregnancy Services and sharing healing options from abortions with Project Rachel
  • Prayer: Respect life rosary in October through America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally and a Mass for Life in January
  • Advocacy:  Annual March for Life,  Advocacy for life issues identified by the Washington State Catholic Conference
Previous Ministry Events

October 2021 Diaper and Baby Supplies Drive The Respect Life Ministry collected four car loads of diapers, wipes, and clothing donations for Next Step Pregnancy Services.

Saturday, October 16th at Noon, St. Luke Parishioners and families gathered to Pray the Rosary for America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally .

Film & Discussion: Divided Hearts of America, October 9th, 2021
Super Bowl champion and executive producer Benjamin Watson goes on a journey to look at the debate around abortion in America. Structured around a series of more than 30 interviews with Americans holding opinions from all over the political and social spectrum, this 2020 documentary brings empathy to a hot-button topic. St. Luke parishioners were invited to Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Edmonds for pizza and a screening of the movie. See the trailer HERE.

In February 2021, $500 was donated from St. Luke’s Respect Life Ministry funds to PREPARES Pregnancy and Parenting support,  as part of the “Open Your Heart” Valentine’s Day Appeal  to support infants and children in need. An additional $500 was donated to 3W Medical for Women, a local organization providing needed women’s healthcare including pregnancy services, health screening and testing.  We would like to thank the members of St. Luke for their generous contributions to our ministry and life giving organizations like these. Your gift is SAVING LIVES!

The 2021 Statewide Bishops’ PREPARES Valentine Appeal took place over the weekend of February 13 – 14. ” It’s been said that kindness comes in many forms but always from the heart. As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, we ask that you open your heart to infants, children, mothers and dads in desperate need of love and kindness… Your PREPARES gift, no matter the amount, is deeply appreciated and will help ensure that these critical services continue to thrive and expand in parishes in your region and all across the state of Washington.” (from A letter from the Washington State Bishops).

Join Catholics nationwide in praying for the respect of human life – annual 9 Days for Life novena, Jan 21st – 29th. Get daily intentions, brief reflections, and more. Sign up at 9daysforlife.com or follow each day on your own by downloading the 9 Days For Life file.

Rachel’s Vineyard Healing Retreats – Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services.  For information on the past Fall Retreat, please view HERE.