Steps for Life
Birthline/Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center’s annual pro-life fundraiser, Steps for Life, will be modified this year from an in-person gathering to an individual fundraising initiative. Throughout the month of October, individuals and groups are encouraged to collect donations and distribute copies of the event pledge card so that others may contribute to the support of the life-affirming work of Birthline/Lifeline and pray individually or in small groups for a culture of life.
Proceeds will be applied to the operational costs of Birthline/Lifeline Pregnancy Care Centers throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach. This program is a part of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach, whose mission is to promote a culture of life, serving women and children in need by caring for life, born and unborn; advocating chastity, modesty, and purity; respecting human life as sacred and a gift from God; and offering dignity to women.
Visit ccdpb.org/programs/birthlinelifeline-pregnancy-care-centers/steps-for-life-2020 to access the event brochure, pledge card and details relating to the Local Leaders Guide for ideas for gathering to pray and raising funds. This link also offers volunteer opportunities and a breakdown of prizes awarded to the most successful fundraisers in the categories of individuals, groups and schools. For further questions, contact Birthline/Lifeline at 561-732-0570.
Walking with Moms in Need
Walking with Moms in Need is a year of service where Catholic parishes and communities "walk in the shoes" of local pregnant and parenting women in need. The Respect Life Ministry of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach asks for support of local pregnancy care centers and maternity homes in the community through a diaper drive throughout the month of October.
Event leaders are seeking diapers sizes newborn to 6 and baby wipes. These may be dropped off at:
212 E. Boynton Beach Blvd
Birthline/Lifeline (Miracle House)
3115 45th Street
West Palm Beach
Catholic Charities/St. Francis Center
100 W. 20th Street
Catholic Charities/St. Mary’s
1200 E. Main Street
Pregnancy Care Center
1119 Delaware Avenue
1033 E. 14th Street
Please contact the Respect Life Office at 561-360-3330 with any questions concerning drop off or pick up. Check with your parish for participation.
Vigil for Life
Pro-life advocates throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach invite the faithful to join them in praying in front of Presidential Women’s Center in West Palm Beach every Saturday during the Month of October from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are encouraged to park at Birthline/Lifeline Pregnancy Care, next to Miracle House, located at 100 Northpoint Parkway, West Palm Beach. For more information and to register for a prayer shift, call 561-506-6601 or email email@example.com.
All are welcome to the 3rd Annual Butterfly Release at St. Helen Church, Oct. 11. This event is a memorial to recognize the National Day of Remembrance for Unborn Babies, hosted by the parish’s Respect Life Ministry.
Join faithful in the area to reflect, grieve, heal and honor all the babies who have not been born to this earth. All are welcome, including those who have encountered a miscarriage, stillborn or abortion. Parish ministry leaders pray that the symbolic releasing of butterflies will bring peace, love and forgiveness to all who have experienced these great losses. For those that cannot physically attend, please consider sponsoring a butterfly, which will be released on your behalf.
Participants will meet on the lawn outside the northwest church door (Mary side), located at 2085 Tallahassee Ave., Vero Beach, 32960. For more information call 484-515-7882 or visit sthelenvero.org/butterfly-release.