Catholic Respect Life Committee

Catholic Respect Life implements the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities by facilitating the renewal of the Catholic community to a “Culture of Life.” 

Staff Contact:  Joshua Bitting, 817-421-1387 ext. 204, 

Ministry Lead:  Jan Soppe

Interested in joining the Catholic Respect Life Ministry?  Click here to get started!

40 Days for Life

Fort Worth
September 26 - November 4

40 Days for Life is a peaceful prayer campaign focused on bringing about an end to abortion through three key components:

1) Prayer and Fasting

2) Community Outreach

3) Peaceful Prayer Vigil

For 40 days this fall, from September 26 through November 4, we will be praying and fasting to end abortion (which can also be done at home) and reaching out to our community. The largest and most important component of the 40 Days for Life is the constant, 40 day, round-the-clock Prayer Vigil in Fort Worth and other locations throughout the country.  Please join us in prayer as we pray for an end to abortion.

Learn more and sign up online:


Note: Signing up is not required, but helps to ensure that all slots are filled during the 40 day vigil.

The Kick-Off Rally for 40 Days for Life Fort Worth will be held on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00pm. 

For those who live north of Fort Worth, the 40 Days for Life campaign in Lewisville may be more convenient. Sign up for the Lewisville location here:

We at Respect Life ask anyone who is participating to please wear our ministry’s color, light blue, if possible. We encourage everyone to not wear the color orange if they do not have a light blue shirt.

Please join us…

  • Every Thursday morning following the 8:30 a.m. Mass for Rosary for Life, Eucharistic chapel.
  • 2nd Tuesday each month for our pro-life meeting 7:00pm in the Pope St. John XXIII room. Rosary for Life at 6:45 p.m.

The mission of The Respect Life Ministry of Good Shepherd Catholic Community is to support the Diocese of Fort Worth in encouraging all people to respect life from conception to natural death.


Pray and Fast for conversion of hearts that all may respect life from the moment of conception to a natural death.

I pledge  to go to an additional Mass each week.

I pledge  to make an additional holy hour once a week.

I pledge  to pray an extra Rosary each day.
I pledge  to pray the Rosary in the Eucharistic Chapel (9AM) every Thurs. morning after Mass.
I pledge  to fast from a favorite food, TV show, pastime.



 Catholics Care. Catholics Vote.

"We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern."   - Pope Francis, 9/16/13

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