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About the Committee

The Respect Life Committee promotes life at every stage of development – from conception to natural death – through education, prayer, charitable giving, hospitality and advocacy.


  • Speakers – Pulse Life Advocates (formerly Iowans for Life) & InnerVisions,
  •  “Unplanned” movie screening
  • Blessing Bouquet resource information in Gathering Space
  •  Pulse state fair booth (August)


  • 2nd Saturday Rosary SFA 4pm (monthly)
  •  Blessing Bouquet prayer monthly at Mass
  • 40 Days For Life prayer vigils, Spring & Fall
  • Diocesan Respect Life Mass


  • Advent Angel Tree (November/December)
  •  (InnerVisions, Ruth Harbor, House of Mercy, Mercy Hospice)
  •  Lenten Crosses (InnerVisions)
  • Baby Bottle Fundraiser InnerVisions (October)
  • Special Donation Requests
  • March for Life Scholarships (January)
  • St. Francis of Assisi Table at Pulse Banquet (November)
  • St. Francis of Assisi Table at InnerVisions Banquet (June)


  • Refreshments for Speakers
  • Cookie Reception for Diocesan Mass
  • St. Francis of Assisi Coffee & Donuts


  • Action notices
  • Pro-life rallies IA State Capitol (February)

Want more information regarding St. Francis’ pro-life group? Contact Wendy Solawetz or Mary Purtle, or call the Parish Office at 515-223-4577.