To help stop the anti-life push around the world, the late Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen encouraged the spiritual adoption of an unborn child. This is done by a participant pledging to pray this short prayer daily for nine months.
"Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion."
This is why we are encouraging people to "spiritually adopt" an unborn baby, and to follow their baby along the path to being born.
This year’s Spiritual Adoption program will start on March 25th and end on Christmas day, December 25th. Once you sign up, I will send you one of three beautiful adoption cards. Every month you will get an update on the development of the baby as it progresses until birth.
You can make your pledge at any time, and it will follow a nine month schedule from the day you sign up. (It may not be in sync with the program dates). You may choose a boy or a girl
Though the spiritual child will remain unknown to his or her spiritual parent, God knows the child for whom you pray. Many people have found that giving their spiritual child a name helps to keep them focused on the reality that their prayers are helping to save a particular baby from the harm of abortion.
The Purpose of the Spiritual Adoption Program is threefold:
Encourage parishes, schools and other communities to pray for babies in danger of abortion.
Educate adults and children about the development of the pre-born child.
Provide mothers in need with assistance at a 'baby shower' of donated baby gifts at the conclusion of the program.
In our case we will hold a diaper drive and all items will be given to a local pro - life organization to be distributed to those in need. Your baby will also get a paper ornament with his or her name hung on our parish Christmas tree.
Basically, the program is for anyone who is concerned about abortion, and who is willing to pray for babies in danger of abortion, "that they might have life and have it to the full." (John 10:10)
Everyone! While it is not always possible to see the particular effects of prayer, we know through Scripture that God wants us to pray, and we know by faith that He answers all prayers. The educational aspect of the program is beneficial to people of all ages, including children.
If you would like to spiritually adopt a baby, please message me here today to make your pledge and receive your Spiritual Adoption card. There are three designs each with the prayer on the back and a space for 'your' baby's name and spiritual adoption date. This is completely free and we will never use your information except to send you updates.