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: abortion, euthanasia, immigration concerns, ending the death penalty, special needs awareness, controls on solitary confinement for prisoners. If you have suggestions on other issues of concern please let us know.
March for Life 2021
Circumstances this year have prevented us from having a bus to get to the March For Life and many of us feel that attending holds too many risks so instead, we are offering:
Day of Prayer and Reflection
Starting with the 9:00 am Mass immediately followed by a Respect Life Rosary.
11-3 will be a program of reflection and prayer.
The program will include speakers, adoration, a procession to the chapel…
Come join us for the entire time or for a small part of the day.
Schedule for the Day:
|Day of Prayer and Reflection
9:30 Respect Life Rosary
11:15 Opening Fr. Edwin
11:35 Speaker Deacon Gerry
12:00 Adoration Deacon Al
12:45 Speaker Sue Straka
1:10 March out parking lot to cemetery to Statue of Mary (weather allowing)
1:35 March back down Tolneb Forest to the driveway to the hall
1:55 Little doesn't mean worthless
2:05 Speaker Dianne
2:25 Pam Tebow video
2:30 Speaker AHG girls
2:35 Personal Reflections/Sharing
2:50 Closing Prayer
Respect Life Committee
The committee meets monthly from August through May, on the fourth Wednesday. For your convenience we will have 2 meetings one at 9:45 am and one at 7:30 pm. For more information, call Dianne at the parish office, 703.590.0030.
Would you like to know what Sacred Heart is doing with Respect Life but do not want to attend meetings? Email [email protected] to be added to our email list.
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.
Annual March for Life In Washington, D.C.
Each January, we encourage parishioners to participate in the March for Life. The 2021 March for Life will be on January 29th. Sacred Heart starts our day with Mass, followed by a hot breakfast in the hall before boarding the bus to go to the March. Watch for information about this event as it approaches.
Virginia Annual March for Life in Richmond.
The first Virginia March for Life was held in February 2019. The date for the 2021 Virginia March for Life has not been announced yet, but Sacred Heart is planning on attending.
Diocesan Dignity of Life Masses
Parishioners are informed of and encouraged to attend Respect Life Masses which are held at various parishes throughout the year.
Pregnant and Need Help?
Gabriel Project has many amazing mentors with lots of experience not only in raising children but also in living a life firmly rooted Christ. Our mentors are happy to come and welcome you into the community and help you during this time transition. So, whether you’re a brand new mom or a mom looking for support, contact Gabriel Project at 1-866-444-3553 or at [email protected].