Sacred Heart promotes and encourages parishioners to get involved in various respect-life activities. The Respect Life committee defends life from conception to natural death. Issues we would like to offer more support to are: immigration, ending the death penalty, special needs awareness, controls on solitary confinement for prisoners... If you have any suggestions on other issues of concern please let us know.
Dignity of Life Committee
The committee meets once a month during the school year, on fourth Monday evenings at 7:30 pm. For more information, call Dianne at the parish office, 703-590-0030.
On the first Sunday in October we gather with other pro-life supporters and line the road, silently holding uniform pro-life signs in a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian Community.
Need Help after an Abortion?
Project Rachel - Diocese of Arlington - Help after Abortion
Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Each January, we encourage parishioners to participate in the March for Life.
Diocesan Dignity of Life Masses
Parishioners are informed of and encouraged to attend Respect Life Masses, celebrated by Bishop Loverde, which are held at various parishes throughout the year.
Catholic Advocacy Days
Each January, VA Catholic conducts days in which Catholics from both Dioceses in VA can speak to State Senators and Representatives on respect life issues that are important to them.
The pope "must not proclaim his own ideas, but rather constantly bind himself and the Church to obedience to God’s Word, in the face of every attempt to adapt it or water it down, and every form of opportunism.…That's what Pope John Paul II did, when ... in the face of erroneous interpretations of freedom, he unequivocally stressed the inviolability of the human being, and of human life from the moment of conception until natural death…”
May 7, 2005, Pope Benedict XVI Installation as Bishop of Rome
Children are the present and future of the Church. They play an active role in the evangelization of the world and, with their prayers, help to save and improve it. As I renew my prayers for the small victims of the tsunami in Asia, I cannot forget the children who are victims of hunger and disease, of war and terrorism, nor, in addition, those who are kidnapped, disappear or are exploited by despicable trafficking. May Mary Most Holy, who today presents Christ to the peoples, help us to adore him with a child's heart.
Pope John Paul II, Angelus, January 6, 2005
Dianne Anderson: [email protected] or 703-590-0030 to leave a confidential message.