Respect Life Committee


Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life form its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being. 

Vision Statement

To save the lives of innocent human beings by providing educational, emotional, spiritual, and
financial support to parishioners and our community.

Respect Life Committee

The Respect Life Committee reinforces Catholic teaching that life begins at conception and ends at natural death. This committee promotes the sanctity of life as it conflicts woth abortion, abuse, capital punishment, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, etc. The committee communicates the value of life to parishioners by furnishing literature and displays and conducting/promoting programs; all of which emphasize life issues. The committee interacts with other life-related groups in Neenah/Menasha, the Fox Valley and Green Bay Diocese.

The meeting are the 1st Monday of each month with the Fox Valley Respect Life Committee at St. Gabriel Parish in Neenah.

  • 5:30 pm Pray the Rosary for life in St. Gabriel Church.
  • 6:00 pm Meeting at St. Gabriel Parish.

St. Margaret Mary Parish Committee meets as needed to plan upcoming events and projects.

Becoming a Member
Call St. Margaret Mary Office at 729-4560 and provide contact information. A committee member will call you and be happy to provide you with more information.

40 Days for Life
Help use our strongest weapon to bring about an end to abortion!  Call Jeanne at 920-243-3665 or e-mail [email protected] to sign up for an hour to pray during the 40 Days for Life.



 2022-2023 Respect Life Project Schedule


  • St. Margaret Mary Parish Adoration Chapel - Request prays for protection of human life from conception until natural death with Adoration prayer cards & in the Adoration request book.


Fox Valley Respect Life Committee

  • First Monday of the month at St. Gabriel’s Parish Neenah
  • 5:30 pm Rosary
  • 6:00pm - Meeting



  • Mother’s Day Rose Sale after masses -May 7 & 8 – Donations to Fox Valley Respect Life Committee
  • Information about VIDA before all masses by Ellen Beltz and/or Dr. Alice Boshoven


  • Father’s Day Candy Bar Sale after masses – June 18 & 19 – Donations for TBD


  • Promote - Teen Impact Camp in Ripon - July 24-29, 2022, and offer tuition help for a parish youth with our Respect Life Funds.   


  • Promote 40 Days for Life – Kick off September – sign up for those interested in participating – Sign up September 17 & 18


  • Kick off 40 Days for Life - Sept. - Nov.  2022 – Dates TBD
  • Promote Respect Life baby items collection starting in October.

October – Respect Life Month

Kick off Respect Life Month – October 1 & 2

  • Meet with new pastor in September discuss using the Respect Life Liturgy Guide from USCCB
  • Respect Life Committee member will speak prior to each mass – promoting Respect Life & opportunities to assist women & their children
  • After all masses provide educational information – have the baby models set up for the children to handle
  • Begin a collection for diapers and other baby care supplies which will be donated to VIDA Appleton and Bella Oshkosh. 
    • October 1 - Set up pack & play for containing returned baby items.
    • Collection will end October 23. 


  • Promote – January 2023 March for Life Washington DC, Chicago, & other locations - Encourage parish members & youth to participate.
  • Offer parish youth members who wish to participate in March for Life an opportunity to apply for financial assistance from Respect Life Funds. Respect Life Committee will review applications.



  • Promote Right to Life Events occurring during the month


  • Promote Fasting and Praying during Lent for protection of life from conception until natural death


  • Promote Fasting and Praying during Lent for protection of life from conception until natural death


  • Mother’s Day Rose Sale May 13 & 14, 2023 – donation TBD


  • Father’s Day Candy Bar Sale- June 17 & 18, 2023 – donation TBD

Additional: events:

  • As promoted by the Fox Valley Respect Life Committee
  • Hold meetings at the local parish as needed for project planning.