Marist for Life has a three-fold purpose: Prayer, education and outreach. We invite the entire Marist community to join us as we strive to uphold the dignity of human life.
Prayer is of utmost importance in the pro-life movement. Our meetings begin with Prayer or Mass and we encourage everyone to pray the Rosary for greater respect for life.
We understand that in the pro-life movement it is really important to be educated ourselves on life issues and then to spread the understanding to others in our community. We try to learn during the school year about the ethical implications of abortion, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia.
Students for Life of America conducts occasional training sessions for the club. Members are encouraged to attend Camp Joshua in Spring Break, a pro-life leadership training camp for ages 16 and up. We attend the annual Oregon Right to Life conference each year in April to educate ourselves and be encouraged to help others witness to the beauty of life.
Marist for Life officers share a pro-life presentation each Spring to the Sophomore classes and are encouraged to share a similar presentation with the Catholic middle school students.
The school year begins with a Back to School Diaper Drive in benefit of First Way. We participate in 40 Days for Life vigils. Outside of 40 Days for Life, often Marist students are seen praying and offering resources outside of Planned Parenthood. We serve and participate in Right to Life activities in January both in Eugene and in Portland. We are often participating in activities sponsored by Eugene Right to Life or the Knights of Columbus. TBA as the opportunities arise (and they do).