Respect Life

JOIN THIS PRO-LIFE PRAYER VIGIL! The Schenectady 40 Days for Life Spring Kick Off will be held inside St. Luke's CHURCH building at 1241 State Street, Schenectady, on Sunday, February 27th, at 1pm. Please join us as we share sidewalk advocacy tips, free materials including weather protected vigil signs, AND a HUGE dose of HOPE with speakers from the Alight/Compass Care Merger who plan to reduce abortion in the Capital District by 50% in five years and are bringing free medical care to help women/couples with unplanned pregnancies who are in need. Contact Sarah or Connie at for more information.


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Over 30 years ago a court decision was rendered which legalized abortion throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy.  This decision, Roe v. Wade, is the reason over 1 million abortions have been committed in the U.S. each year

To help stop the anti-life push around the world, the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen encouraged the spiritual adoption of an unborn child.  This is done by praying that the one particular but unknown child’s life be spared abortion and be allowed to continue to live.

To help accomplish this, it was recommended an individual say the following daily prayer for a period of nine months.

Bishop Fulton Sheen's Spiritual Adoption of Unborn baby

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,

I love you very much.

I beg you to save the life of the unborn baby

that I have spiritually adopted,

and is in danger

of abortion.


Mary, our Mother in Heaven,

pray for us,

and especially for your little ones

in danger of abortion!


You are called to stand up for life!  To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, including the lives of unborn babies, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations.  You are called to work and pray against abortion.  ~  Saint Pope John Paul II

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Dearest St. Joseph,

At the word of an angel, you lovingly took Mary into your home.

As God’s humble servant, you guided the Holy Family on the road to Bethlehem, welcomed Jesus as your own son in the shelter of a manger, and fled far from your homeland for the safety of both Mother and Child. We praise God that as their faithful protector, you never hesitated to sacrifice for those entrusted to you. May your example inspire us also to welcome, cherish, and safeguard God’s most precious gift of life. Help us to faithfully commit ourselves to the service and defense of human life —especially where it is vulnerable or threatened. Obtain for us the grace to do the will of God in all things. Amen.

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Respect Life Parish Baby Shower October 2021

Parish Baby Shower for Birthright of Schenectady: Thank you parishioners of Our Lady Queen of Peace and Saint Margaret of Cortona for the many, many, many wonderful gifts.  Your kindness and generosity is overwhelming, and you radiate goodness.  “Kind Thoughts, Kind Words, Kind Deeds, How brightly they always shine…”~Mary Anderson  

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