The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. Our belief in the sanctity of human life and the inherent dignity of the human person is the foundation of all the principles of our social teaching.
In our society, human life is under direct attack from abortion and assisted suicide. The value of human life is being threatened by increasing use of the death penalty.
We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.
October is Respect Life Month
To recognize the value of life from conception to natural death, the Catholic Church celebrates Life every October. This year, Transfiguration held a baby shower to support Room At The Inn, a Catholic agency which “operates housing and programs for homeless, single, pregnant women and single mothers with children offering them opportunities to have new lives of healthy, hope-filled independence.” Women of all faiths are welcome! Additional information on Room At The Inn can be found at RoomInn.org.
Thank you, Transfiguration! Your outpouring of generosity has once again been demonstrated in the baby shower gifts for Room at the Inn. Diapers, clothes, books, toys—what a wonderful collection of items that families will certainly enjoy! All these items (plus $$ also donated) will be delivered to Room at the Inn in the next week or so. Can’t wait to see their reaction! Your support of Life and Human Dignity is most appreciated.
Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service
This information was provided by Joshua Klickman of the Human Life and Dignity Ministry in Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh:
This year the USCCB Pro-Life Committee has taken the theme “Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service.” Pope Francis reminds us that our parishes need to be an “island of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference,” and everyone in the parish should know where to refer a pregnant woman in need.
Here in North Carolina, Room At the Inn is a licensed and accredited maternity home that operates housing and programs for single, pregnant women and single mothers with children suffering from homelessness and offering them opportunities to have new lives of healthy, hope-filled independence. Room At The Inn is a Catholic agency and welcomes all people of faith and goodwill to join in serving single, pregnant women and single mothers with children regardless of their economic, social, religious, racial or ethnic backgrounds. Room At The Inn’s comprehensive services extend beyond the birth of the baby to include a college program for moms who wish to complete a degree and aftercare program that provides material needs and other support for former clients.
How can you help? If you know someone who has a need, either personally or can spread the word, please reach out to Annie Ferguson firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details, see the following Room at the Inn information sheet.
Annual Mass for Life — January 18, 2020
A group of women from Transfiguration parish made the journey to Raleigh on January 18th to the Diocesan Mass for Life celebrated by Bishop Zarma at the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral as witnesses to the sanctity of life.
Respect Life Month — October 2019
In honor of Respect Life Month, members of Transfiguration parish collected baby items to benefit the baby boutique at Onslow Pregnancy Resource Center in Jacksonville, NC. Parents take classes to earn points to “purchase” supplies and baby clothes.
During the month of October, the parish community also participated in a Fundraising Bottle Drive in conjunction with the Duplin County Pro-Life Steering Committee for the benefit of the Lifeline Pregnancy Center startup in Sampson County.
Thank you for supporting the moms and dads who choose life!!