Spiritual Adoption Program

Add Sat, May 8 - Sun, May 9

On January 22, 1973, the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision was rendered which legalized abortion throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy. To help stop the anti-life push around the world, the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen encouraged the “Spiritual Adoption” of an unborn child. Everyone loves the beauty and innocence of a baby.

As an expression of that love, Saint Katharine Drexel Parish family will have the opportunity to “Spiritually Adopt” a child who is newly conceived this month. While this child will remain unknown to his or her “spiritual parent,” God knows who the child is.

You will be asked to name the child for whom you will be praying, thereby giving the baby the humanity he or she deserves. It is an opportunity to pledge a daily prayer for nine months for a baby who is in danger of abortion. This special prayer is found on the Spiritual Adoption Prayer cards. For the parents of the baby, please pray a daily Hail Mary. Pray that God in His great mercy will grant the parents the courage to once more imitate the lives of Mary and Joseph. They gave a humble yes to bring forth the life of Jesus, our Savior, in a way that was defiant to the wisdom of their time.

Prayer and pledge cards will be available Mother’s Day weekend of May 8/9. Monthly reports describing your baby’s development will be published in the bulletins. Your “Spiritually adopted” child will be born on the Feast of the Presentation, February 2, 2022.

There are millions of unborn babies desperately in need of your prayers. Won’t you please “spiritually adopt” one and share the love for life that God has given you?