Spiritual Adoption

03-17-2021Pastor's LetterFr. Bruce Fogle

To help stop the anti-life push around the world, the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen encouraged the spiritual adoption of an unborn child. This is done by praying that the one particular but unknown child’s life be spared abortion and be allowed to continue to live.

We encourage you to be part of this 9-month family prayer program to pray for an unborn child in danger of an abortion.

The Spiritual Adoption Program has 3 Elements:

  1. 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.  THIS SPIRITUAL ADOPTION begins as near to Thu, Mar 25 as possible. 
  2. It is an opportunity to educate others about the development of the pre-born baby. You also are encouraged look at the posters that will be in the Narthex once a month so that all can watch the progress of their baby’s development.
  3. At the end of nine months we will host a baby shower on Sunday, January 2, 2022 (the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord) after the Sunday Masses.  The baby shower is a visible means of imitating the Magi by providing assistance in the form of a donated baby item.  These baby items will be given to our local Pregnancy Help Center, HOPE UNLIMITED.

Our prayers CAN make a difference between whether a baby will be born … or aborted. Our prayers can also be a form of spiritual support for both of the parents.  Please share the love of life given to you by the Lord of all life and join in spiritually adopting a baby.


Print the prayer to use as you pray at home.