National Night of Prayer – December 8
This Advent season, make plans to participate in the annual National Night of Prayer on Friday, Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Following the 5:30 p.m. Mass on this Holy Day of Obligation, you are invited to stay for a Rosary that will be said to honor the sanctity of all life, from conception to natural death.
Novena for 9 Days for Life
Join in a Novena for 9 Days for Life, Jan. 16-24, 2024. Parishioners can sign up to automatically receive daily meditations via email or text link -- just go to 9daysforlife.com.
Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children – January 22
In all Dioceses of the United States, Jan. 22 is observed as a day of prayer for the restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion. As individuals we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
NEW: Monthly Respect Life Rosary at MQP
You are invited to stay after 8 a.m. Mass on the second Saturday of the month to pray the rosary and pray for the protection of the unborn in Missouri.
March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Financial support for a student attending the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Archdiocesan Respect Life 8th Grade Creative Writing Contest/Tricia Sharp Pro-Life Award
This annual writing contest is open to all eighth-graders. Established in 2022, the Tricia Sharp Pro-Life Award is presented to the student writing the winning essay from our parish.
Deacon Diaper Drive
Through this annual drive, led by MQP’s deacons, thousands of diapers are collected and distributed to those in need through the MQP Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Join Hands ESL and Birthright.
Annual Respect Life Fundraiser
Money raised helps fund the Tricia Sharp Pro-Life Award and provide financial assistance to a student attending the annual March for Life.
A Thought on the Sanctity of Life
"This is the fundamental question that must be asked: who is man? Man is a being who bears within his heart a thirst for the infinite, a thirst for truth - a truth which is not partial but capable of explaining life's meaning - since he was created in the image and likeness of God. The grateful recognition that life is an inestimable gift, then, leads to the discovery of one's own profound dignity and the inviolability of every single person. Hence the first step in education is learning to recognize the Creator's image in man, and consequently learning to have a profound respect for every human being and helping others to live a life consonant with this supreme dignity."
- Pope Benedict XVI, Message for the World Day of Peace, January 1, 2012
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