Pro Life

Ben and Linda


The next Pro-Life T-shirt day is April 5.  Join us as we go pray at the South Austin abortion clinic (no t-shirts there please).  After that we will put on our pro-life t-shirts and go to lunch together.  Meet at St. John's for 8AM mass and we'll have directions to the abortion site where we will pray the Rosary for an hour.  We don't take any signs or wear anything controversial while we are at the abortion site, as we're praying for the women who go there to make the right decision.  Please join us - it's a wonderful way to participate in 40 Days for Life and your prayers make a big difference.

The major events for the Pro-Life Committee at St. John are:
Texas Rally for Life – Held in Austin on or near the anniversary of Roe v Wade in January.  St. John joins thousands of pro life advocates in a walk to the State Capitol.

Cemetery of Innocents – During Lent we erect a Cemetery of Innocents for the 3,700 babies killed by abortion EVERY DAY.

40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting to end abortion, held in the spring during lent and in the fall during October Respect Life month.  In cooperation with Austin Coalition for Life we sponsor training for Sidewalk Angels who stand in front of abortion facilities and educate women about their choices.  Sidewalk Angels are the last chance a baby has for survival and they literally speak for those who have no voice.

Respect Life Month – October – In addition to 40 Days for Life we sponsor the Baby Bank campaign to raise money for pro-life activities and have a “Baby Shower for Jesus” to collect baby items for the Gabriel Project.

Theology of the Body – Adult classes in Theology of the Body are offered on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (September through May) in Claretian B.  Classes are free, workbooks may be purchased. 

Youth – Diocesan “Thrive” events help youth understand the teachings of the Catholic Church.  AND THEY ARE FUN!  See the Thrive website for details of upcoming events.
Please see the calendar for other pro-life activities at St. John.


Brian C McAuliffe
Pro Life Coordinator