The Respect Life of Grays Harbor has been in existence for approximately 14 years. I5 was founded for the purpose of making Catholics and the public more aware of and more informed on all Life issues.
The goal of this ministry is to bring awareness to all issues of respect for life at all stages, “from the womb to the tomb.” As we know, the Catholic Church has long taught from the beginning that respect for life at all stages is a basic pillar of our faith.
Members of the ministry attend the annual March for Life in Olympia, where several thousands of people gather each year, on the steps of the Capitol, joining Bishops and pastors in prayer, and to show our support for life. People from the parishes and missions as well as from other churches around the Harbor join us as we travel to Olympia together in a bus or van.
Literature is available on a wide array of topics such as: assisted suicide, child abuse, healing from abortion, grief from losing a loved one, information on sex trafficking, marriage, Mass attendance and even Natural Family Planning, Napro Technology and many others.
We support the local pregnancy center by helping with fundraising and matching up needs with supplies. We also work in cooperation with the PREPARES© program which has been instituted in our Catholic Churches.
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m in the Fireside Room at St. Mary. We work under the protection of the Blessed Mother, as a group, by consecrating ourselves each year to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Queen and Mother of the Americas, and Protectress of the Unborn. She watches over our work of protecting the sacredness of all human life from conception to natural death, our work in spreading the Good News, and our work in renewing and protecting the sanctity of the family.
Co-Chairmen – Ron and Dede Higginbotham
Secretary – Cheryl Mahler
Treasurer – Jeannine Bramstedt