Respect Life Committee

This is a group organized to inform parishioners of pro-life activities such as the Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., federal and Virginia legislation, and every few years a voter registration. We offer a local speaker to the 8th grade students, collect baby items each May to be given to local pro-life organizations, and, as part of October’s Respect Life Sunday, set up a table in the commons area with respect life material ordered from the Richmond Diocese. We have a Respect Life Mass once a year and a Holy Hour twice a month in the Chapel on the 1st and 3rd Friday between 1:00 and 2:00 PM.
Our goal is to meet 3 times a year: Mar/Sep/Dec.


Contact Person: Margaret Pickard (757) 463-1339

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Please come out and join us on the 1st & 3rd Fridays of each month at 1 pm for Adoration with the Holy Rosary and other Respect Life prayers.


So far, 351 babies have been saved by this campaign! There is still time this Lent. Please prayerfully consider giving some of your peaceful presence on the public right of way in front of Planned Parenthood. St. Gregory has committed to Friday afternoons, however, anyone is welcome at any time this Lenten season. To sign up for vigil hours go to or call Peter DiNardo at (757) 285-8037.


Join in praying for the health and life of a baby that may be at risk of an abortion. This nine month prayer campaign will begin the first weekend in May when blue and pink ribbons are handed out with prayer cards. Let's bring our hope for the unborn to our Lord in a unified but humble effort of prayer!

Here are some Respect Life related Links:

US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB):  
Diocese of Richmond, Center for Marriage, Family and Life:    

Hope after Abortion - Bishops' Project Rachel Ministry: 
40 Days for Life:  


Local Crisis Pregnancy Center: