Culture of Life Ministries

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.

Matthew 28:19-20


Connecting You to the Child in Need

Because every child matters.

The Culture of Life Committee is initiating a new program to deepen our efforts to support foster children and women/couples in crisis pregnancies. Culture of Life representatives will choose requests utilizing a managed computer program called CarePortal. These requests are inputted and thereby vetted by social service agencies and pregnancy resource centers for authentic needs.

We are asking our St. Bernadette community to support our efforts in fulfilling these requests throughout the year. Monetary gifts made through the CarePortal system will be used only to purchase items that cannot be provided otherwise (donation tax receipts provided by CarePortal). This project will give our community the opportunity to truly walk with families in need. We hope you will join us on this new journey and appreciate your support.

To donate now, please visit the CarePortal site and St. Bernadette's CarePortal Fund. Next, click on the "Give to our CarePortal Fund" tab to securely donate.

If you have questions regarding this program or to find out other ways to assist, please contact Kelly Sarotte at Thank you!

ADOPT Ministry

This support group helps those beginning the processes of adopting a child and for those who have recently completed the adoption process.

Contact: Deacon Al Homiski 480.905.0221 x217

Anti-Porn Initiative

Video-based online course for men seeking to overcome pornography addiction. Includes a “Steps to Victory” checklist and a 17-week “Path to Victory Bootcamp” with week-by-week instructions and specific actions to take.

Contact: Deacon Al Homiski 480.905.0221 x217

Human Trafficking

HT takes place in many different ways and situations: sexual exploitation, forced marriage, slave labor, servitude, forced begging, organ-harvesting, reproductive exploitation and other forms of abuse and exploitation. “... the true solution is the conversion of hearts, cutting off demand in order to dry out the market.” Pope Francis, World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action against Human Trafficking, 12 February 2018

Contact: Deacon Al Homiski 480.905.0221 x217

Natural Family Planning

NFP methods are based on the observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Since the methods of respect the love-giving and life-giving nature of the conjugal act, they support God’s design for married love! Introduction classes are held once a month.

Contact: Deacon Al Homiski 480.905.0221 x217

Medicine and Catholicism/Physician’s Ministry

Contact: Deacon Peter Auriemma 480.905.0221 x237

Post-Abortion Healing

This is one-on-one support for Catholic’s that have experienced abortion. Abortion leaves wounds that do not heal. We care, and want to be here for you.

Contact: Deacon Peter Auriemma 480.905.0221 x237

Pro-Life Ministry

The mission of the St. Bernadette pro-life committee is to promote the Gospel of Life, within and outside our parish community, through prayer, education, and outreach.

Contact: Deacon Peter Auriemma 480.905.0221 x237

Annual March for Life Demonstrations

The primary demonstrations take place in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, the Friday closest to the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion on demand (January 22). Our high school students are invited to participate. All are welcome to join us at the annual Diocese of Phoenix March for Life in downtown Phoenix.

Tomb of the Unborn Child

All are welcome to come and pray at the Tomb of the Unborn Child located outside our Adoration Chapel on the east side of the property. We encourage all to use this space to pray for an end to abortion and for healing for those who are suffering from the effects of abortion in their own lives.


More Information

For more information on how to get involved with outreach programs for the community, as well as parish-oriented ministries and groups please read the Parish Ministries Directory. All parishioners are encouraged to prayerfully discern where their gifts can be best utilized in our community.


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