Mercy for LIFE News

Mercy Celebrates Respect Life Month

November 1st, 2010

Our Lady of Mercy participated in Respect Life Month in a variety of ways during October, joining in an awareness effort recognized annually throughout the country. Mercy students began by joining in two of the area Life Chains. While the presence in Jonesboro was a small, over 50 students, teachers, and family members were present at this silent prayer vigil held in Peachtree City.

Mercy also participated in a shoe collection drive in partnership with the Soles4Souls international aid organization. Students and staff collected over 300 pairs of shoes to be donated to people in need. Then, the Mercy community teamed up with The American Red Cross for a blood drive on October 18th, yielding over 40 pints of blood. 

On October 19th, Ryan Bomberger from the Radiance Foundation led an assembly that focused on the truth and reality of abortion, the history of Planned Parenthood, and the impact of abortion on the African-American community. Throughout October, student leaders also incorporated statistics and prayers into daily school life to educate and pray for a variety of issues that reflected weekly themes. 

The Mercy For Life pro-life group and the Mercy community continue to be a voice for life. Mercy for Life might be one of the largest pro-life groups in the state of Georgia, with over 115 students. The group's next big push will be in late January as we commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the court case that legalized abortion in the United States. Mercywill be taking groups to both the national March for Life in D.C. and Atlanta’s March for Life. Please continue to pray for greater respect for all human life.

Mercy for LIFE t-shirts are available for $15. Contact Mr. Tolcher if you are interested.

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