Speech of Fr. Raymond Suriani
2019 Defender of Life Award Recipient
St Pius X Respect Life committee Mission Statement was adopted March 16, 1999
“To defend and uphold “the sacred value of human life from its very beginning until its end and to affirm the right of every human being to have this primary good respected to the highest degree.”* The St Pius X Pro life committee exists to promote the sanctity of human life through education, social support, advocacy, social action and prayer and to encourage each member of the parish family to give witness to this teaching of the Church. Our goal is to defend and protect life in all stages. We strive to educate the parish and help them to be informed about current issues. We publish a quarterly newsletter that is distributed with the bulletin to accomplish that.
Who Can Join?
Anyone committed to defend and respect life from natural conception to death. We have Students for Life on our committee as well as adults.
When Do We Meet?
We meet the Third Tuesday of the month @ 6:00pm At St. Pius X Church in the meeting room (located in the upper church behind the Tabernacle) 45 Elm Street Westerly, Rhode Island (except July and August). What Do We Do?
The First Saturday of the month we pray a Pro-Life Rosary before the 8am Mass at St. Pius X Parish (approx, @ 7:30am)
We host the annual Walk for Life in October-usually the 3rd Sunday of the month. Money collected through contributions are used for local Pro-Life resources.
We sponsor youth to go the annual March for Life in Washington DC.
We sponsor Pro-Life speakers regarding abortion, end of life issues, Natural Family Planning, etc.
We peacefully pray and encourage others say yes to LIFE outside abortion clinics such as The Women’s Medical Clinic and Planned Parenthood. It is a prayerful and peaceful gathering. We encourage prayers for the women going in the clinics, their unborn babies, their husbands or significant others who have brought them there, the abortion escorts outside, the staff inside, the nurses who assist in the procedure and the abortionists. Prayer will soften and convert hearts. We condemn any violence or behavior that is not peaceful. There are also many people for a variety of reasons who are not able or comfortable going to an abortion facility. We ask that you pray a rosary at home or in church that there will be an end to abortion. We need prayer warriors. We need YOU to pray for our mission and the many throughout the world who witness to the sanctity of life in hopes that someday the insanity will end.
Be an ACTIVE Pro Life supporter
No matter where you live, what your life situation is, how much or little time you can devote; become an ACTIVE supporter in the Pro Life movement. Because we care, millions of lives are saved. But there are tens of millions more that are crying out for our help. Your VOICE and your commitment to being Pro Life ACTIVE may save a life or two or more. May God bless us all in our efforts.
Deborah K. Fallacaro Pregnancy Center of Westerly
YOU HAVE OPTIONS & YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
Contact us at (401) 596-2880 for free and confidential support.
Valerie Sistare, RN – Director
We are blessed to house the Pregnancy Center of Westerly at the Immaculate Conception Parish center. The Center actively promotes the Gospel of Life by providing life-affirming counsel. For more information, please call the Center at 401-596-2880 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
The Pregnancy Center of Westerly offers compassionate and caring help to women who believe they may be pregnant. All support and services are free and confidential. We are here to help you consider all your options and get the facts. Contact us at 401-596-2880 to make an appointment.
- Lab-certified pregnancy test-results provided during your appointment
- Options Counseling and Support
- Spiritual Support
- Community Resources
- Physician Referrals
- Material Assistance (including baby clothes, diapers, toiletries, baby furnishings, layettes, car seats, cribs, and gift cards)
Free Education Offerings:
- Abstinence Education (Chastity and NFP)
- Abortion Education (Procedures and Risks)
- Adoption Education (Process Information)
- Parenting Education (Fetal Development; Prenatal Care; Nutrition & Exercise)
- Post-partem Education (Breastfeeding; Child Safety & Newborn Care)
Entrance to the Center is on the lower level around the back of the parish center building. From High Street, turn onto Narragansett Road and park in the lot behind Immaculate Conception Church. Enter through the Parish Center door (the building to the left).
Looking for more ways to help and witness to the Truth?