March for Life



Respect Life

Denise Blair-Nellies






Respect Life





March for Life





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March for Life

Respect Life

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you,
a prophet to the nations I appointed you."  Jeremiah 1:5



Sacred Heart Parish Respect Life Committee Mission Statement

The Respect Life Committee is Sacred Heart Parish's pro-life, pro-family organization committed to the sanctity of all human life from natural conception to natural death by promoting the teaching of the Catholic Church through education, outreach and prayer.


The Respect Life Committee invites you to join with us in praying for the sanctity of all human life. We invite you to our meetings and events. We ask for your input and ideas to help us become a large and active group promoting a culture of life in our community. We ask you to recommend our information to anyone experiencing a crisis pregnancy.



Events and Announcements

Sacred Heart Respect Life Committee Needs You

The Sacred Heart Respect Life Committee invites you to join us for a rosary for life and planning meeting on Thursday, February 22, in Room 112. We will pray a rosary for life from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and the planning meeting will take place from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. We welcome you to join us in planning ways we can spread awareness for respect for the sacred gift of life from conception to natural death. Please call Denise Blair-Nellies at 410-795-6852 for more information.


Lenten Evening of Prayer and Eucharistic Adoration with Irish Tenor, Mark Forrest

The Respect Life Committee invites you to a Lenten Evening of Prayer with Eucharistic Adoration and Praying for Respect for Life with Irish Tenor, Mark Forrest. This Lenten Evening of Prayer will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Main Church. Mark Forrest has sung for Mother Teresa (now St. Teresa of Calcutta), Pope St. John Paul II, and Pope Francis. He has also sung on numerous occasions at the White House. Mark and his wife and family are faithful witnesses for respect for the sanctity of life at all stages. This is a free event. A good will offering is optional. This evening of prayer will be dedicated especially to thanking God for the gift of life and praying all will respect the sacred gift of life from conception to natural death. Please call Denise Blair-Nellies, Coordinator for the Respect Life Committee, at 410-795-6852 for more information. Click here to view the flyer for this event!


Here is some background information about Mark Forrest that is listed on his website, In 1999, Mark and his wife, Muriel, parents of eight boys (one who passed away as a baby, three of whom have profound disabilities) founded the Faith and Family Foundation which supports and encourages families who have children with special needs. Mark's "lyrics" are the sanctity of human life at every stage and age. Mark and Muriel's efforts to establish the Faith and Family Foundation were born out of the sorrowful death of their third baby boy, Francesco, who was diagnosed in utero with a severely compromised heart. Francesco lived only five days, "touching more people than I ever will in lifetime," Mark says. Their second son, John Patrick, was also born with special needs and is battling a rare nerve condition that has left him blind and confined to a wheelchair. Irish Tenor Mark Forrest and his wife, Muriel, began Wheatland Farm which provides therapeutic riding, adaptive and traditional aquatics, an adaptive hair salon, fun outdoor activities, and more. All programs are designed to include siblings and typically developing children in an all-inclusive environment. To find out more, about Wheatland farm, please visit

Eucharistic Adoration



Mark Forrest



Other Services and Information


Pro-Life OB/GYN

Mary Ann Sorra, M.D., OB/GYN, stopped prescribing artificial contraception and adopted the use of natural family planning in her medical practice in 2009. (Click here to read the Catholic Review article about her.) She then partnered with Saint Agnes to start Natural Fertility Care. She believes she became a better doctor after making that transition — better able to care for the whole human person, body and soul. She trained at the Pope Paul VI Institute and became a Medical Consultant for NaPro technology in 2011. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Association of Pro-life Ob/Gyns. If you are looking for quality, life-affirming, reproductive medical care, then click here to read about and contact Dr. Sorra and her team.

Dr. Mary Ann Sorra


Rachel's Vineyard and Project Rachel

Rachel's Vineyard (sometimes known as "Project Rachel") is a ministry offering post-abortion counseling, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Please call 410-625-8491 or click here to go to the Rachel's Vineyard Baltimore website. You can also click here for the national Rachel's Vineyard website.


Maternity Counseling / Adoption Services

These services are offered by Catholic Charities in Baltimore. They offer the support needed to make the best decision for you and your baby. Call 410-659-4050 or 1-800-CARE-002.


Committee Meetings

The Committee meets monthly during the school year on the third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in room 112.


Weekly, there is a Prayer Vigil for Life on Saturday mornings in Owings Mills at the corner of Dolfield and Music Fair Road from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. One does not have to attend the monthly meetings in order to help. Volunteers for our annual events are always needed!


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