March for Life



Respect Life

Denise Blair-Nellies






Respect Life





March for Life





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March for Life

Respect Life

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you,
a prophet to the nations I appointed you."  Jeremiah 1:5



Sacred Heart Parish Respect Life Committee Mission Statement

The Respect Life Committee is Sacred Heart Parish's pro-life, pro-family organization committed to the sanctity of all human life from natural conception to natural death by promoting the teaching of the Catholic Church through education, outreach and prayer.


The Respect Life Committee invites you to join with us in praying for the sanctity of all human life. We invite you to our meetings and events. We ask for your input and ideas to help us become a large and active group promoting a culture of life in our community. We ask you to recommend our information to anyone experiencing a crisis pregnancy.



Events and Announcements

Holy Hour for Life

The Respect Life Committee invites you to pray and sing at the Holy Hour for Life during Eucharistic Adoration on Friday, August 4 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Little Church. We will sing songs of praise, listen to children read prayers/scripture verses, and pray in the presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Psalm 139:13: "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb." We pray all will respect the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. If your son/daughter would like to read, please arrive at 3:50 p.m. Please join us for kickball on the field near the school playground after the Holy Hour for Life. Please call Denise Blair-Nellies at 410-795-6852 for more information.


Sharing Christ's Love with the Future Care Residents

The Respect Life Committee and Faith in Action invite you to share the love of Christ by singing songs with the residents of Future Care Cherrywood Nursing Home (located on 12020 Reisterstown Road) on Monday, August 14 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. We will meet in the lobby at 6:25 p.m. We will be distributing cards to the residents. We will also sing some of our VBS songs and other favorites. As we thank God for the sacred gift of life, we will also sing "Happy Birthday" to each resident who has a birthday in August. Please call Denise Blair-Nellies at 410-795-6852 for more information.


Maryland Pro-Life Alliance Speaker Coming to Speak at Respect Life Meeting

The Respect Life Committee invites you to join them for a rosary for life and planning meeting on Thursday, August 24, in room 112. We will pray a rosary for life from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and then from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. we will hear Ted Patterson, the Director of Development for the Maryland Pro-Life Alliance Political Action Committee (PAC) ( speak with us about the impact they hope to make in the legislative world to save pre-born babies. We welcome you to join us in planning ways we can spread awareness for respect for the sacred gift of life from conception to natural death. Please call Denise Blair-Nellies at 410-795-6852 for more information.


Faith in Action (Middle School - High School Girls)

If you are a girl (6th - 12th grade) and you want to grow closer to Christ, participate in service opportunities, and make new friends, please join Faith in Action. Beginning on Friday, October 6, we meet every first Friday of the month (Oct. - May) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in room 126. We pray together during Eucharistic Adoration, learn about a saint, participate in service projects (e.g. preparing baby bottles for fundraising and making diaper cakes for pro-life pregnancy centers, making dolls for children from St. Vincent's Center, painting bowls for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, etc.), and play Bible Trivia, Pictionary, Scattergories, Saints Charades. "Faith without works is dead." James 2:26. Please contact Denise Blair-Nellies at 410-795-6852 or email her at for more details.



Other Services and Information


Pro-Life OB/GYN

Mary Ann Sorra, M.D., OB/GYN, stopped prescribing artificial contraception and adopted the use of natural family planning in her medical practice in 2009. (Click here to read the Catholic Review article about her.) She then partnered with Saint Agnes to start Natural Fertility Care. She believes she became a better doctor after making that transition — better able to care for the whole human person, body and soul. She trained at the Pope Paul VI Institute and became a Medical Consultant for NaPro technology in 2011. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Association of Pro-life Ob/Gyns. If you are looking for quality, life-affirming, reproductive medical care, then click here to read about and contact Dr. Sorra and her team.

Dr. Mary Ann Sorra


Rachel's Vineyard and Project Rachel

Rachel's Vineyard (sometimes known as "Project Rachel") is a ministry offering post-abortion counseling, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Please call 410-625-8491 or click here to go to the Rachel's Vineyard Baltimore website. You can also click here for the national Rachel's Vineyard website.


Maternity Counseling / Adoption Services

These services are offered by Catholic Charities in Baltimore. They offer the support needed to make the best decision for you and your baby. Call 410-659-4050 or 1-800-CARE-002.


Committee Meetings

The Committee meets monthly during the school year on the third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in room 112.


Weekly, there is a Prayer Vigil for Life on Saturday mornings in Owings Mills at the corner of Dolfield and Music Fair Road from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. One does not have to attend the monthly meetings in order to help. Volunteers for our annual events are always needed!


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