Respect Life

St. Joseph’s Day of Prayer, Penance, and Fasting

St. Joseph parishioners will participate in the International 40 Days for Life Campaign by hosting a day of prayer, penance, and fasting on Thursday, September 28 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Planned Parenthood, 4600 Gulf Freeway. 

To participate in this peaceful and legal 40 Days for Life, please contact Dolores Galvan — or 281-908-2803.  Click here to view the poster.

For more information on Respect Life, click here to visit the Archdiocesan Respect Life Office and click here for USCCB resources.

The Velasco family participated in the 40 Days for Life Campaign by coming out to pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet as a family.
  Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life National Campaign Director, says, “Children show everyone what’s really at stake when it comes to abortion…children bring joy to a cold place that calculates the value of human life.  Outside the abortion center, the joy of children is a powerful and needed weapon.”  

Nine out of 10 expectant mothers who visit the Big Blue Bus Choose LIFE for their unborn baby.

Thank You!

Dolores Galvan says, "Thank you to those who came out to pray:  Susan and Bob Wolff, Beth and Sam Vallagomesa, Helen Motte, Zoë Krizak, Rita Rull, Kristina Sommers, Maria Solis, Dolores Yzquierdo, Norma Ruiz, Lucy Cardona, Mari Sanchez, Carolina Galvan, and Natalie Rodriguez-Schmitz. Special thanks to the beautiful family of Mr. and Mrs. Sergio Velasco that came with their three children to pray with us. God Bless you!”    


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Texas Catholic Herald News
Post Abortion Outreach Promises Spiritual Healing

HOUSTON — Linda described herself as a good Catholic who went to Catholic schools from kindergarten through college and always deferred to her parents. As a young woman, she married, soon became pregnant and gave birth to her first child. But an unexpected second pregnancy in the wake of that birth gave her pause. Linda said she and her husband worried about providing for a second child, and on her mother’s advice she had an abortion. 

Though Linda went on to have two more children, and the ups and downs of life proved a distraction, she never forgot her “naïve” decision. She knew what she had done was wrong, but she believed her actions were unforgivable in the eyes of God. Almost four decades later, that fateful decision continued to haunt Linda, now 62. 

Changes in her life, including the recent separation from her husband, prompted Linda to seek spiritual guidance through Project Rachel, a confidential and compassionate outreach for women (and men) affected by abortion….“For some reason or other I felt like it was a sin I couldn’t be forgiven for, until I went to this retreat,” she said. “Now I know I’ve been forgiven for that sin — it’s a burden that’s been lifted off me.”

Click here to read more about Project Rachel, a confidential and compassionate outreach for women (and men) affected by abortion.

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