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Fairfield County Church Raises Funds for Project Beloved Healthcare Center for Women

GREENWICH—St. Michael the Archangel Church in Greenwich is shining a light on lives lost through abortion with a tea light candle fundraiser to benefit Project Beloved, a new healthcare center in Stamford.

St. Michael’s Pastor Fr. Richard Murphy was inspired to ask the faithful to pray with the votive candles, each labeled with the name of a child, lost to abortion. The names of these babies were given by pro-life people across America in honor of 2,411 fetal remains recently found at an Indiana abortion doctor’s home.

“The members of our Respect Life Committee would like this project to help people become more aware of the breadth and magnitude of the effects of abortion on our culture and the lives of those touched by it. It is hoped that shedding light more fully on the issue will inspire more to get involved.” said Father Murphy.

Supporters are encouraged to “adopt” a candle by sending a donation directly to Project Beloved. The non-profit organization is committed to affirming life and is opening the first healthcare center for women in Connecticut. The center is non-denominational; however it will adhere to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, meaning it will not refer for abortion or prescribe artificial contraception. There are 30 to 40 similar centers across the nation but there are none in the Northeast.

Project Beloved founders Noelle and Tom Amann said the state-of-the-art healthcare center in Stamford will specialize in “the highest standards of gynecology, infertility, family and adolescent health through evidence-based, natural methods of care.”

Father Murphy applauds the couple’s approach to healthcare that “keeps Christ at the center.” For more information about Project Beloved or to make a donation, visit www.projectbeloved.co.

Additionally, Father Murphy highlights upcoming Respect Life events scheduled across the state:

  • Connecticut March for Life in Hartford on Wednesday, April 15th from 10 am -1 pm starting at the Bushnell and ending at the State Capitol. Thousands of pro-life advocates of all faiths will march in a demonstration against abortion, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. For more information and registration, visit CTMarchforLife.org. Sponsored by March for Life, Family Institute of Connecticut and the Connecticut Public Affairs Catholic Conference.
  • 40 Days for Life campaign for the intention of ending abortion in our country. From February 26th to April 5th, parishioners are encouraged to dedicate the Lenten Season to prayer, fasting and community outreach with peaceful presences outside of Planned Parenthood clinics in Bridgeport and Danbury. For more information go to www.40daysforlife.com.
  • Free seminar “Overpopulation: The Myth That Kills” with speaker Steven Mosher on Monday, March 30th at 7 pm, Saint Theresa Church at 5301 Main Street in Trumbull will host a Mosher will give a powerful, highly informative talk on human life. Mosher is the President of the Population Research Institute and author of a number of books, including Population Control: Real Costs and Illusory Benefits. He is a frequent guest on Fox News, Fox Business, and EWTN. Mosher is recognized as one of America’s leading authorities on China and the population question.
  • Project Rachel, which gives women a place where they can find compassion and begin the healing for woman suffering from the wounds of abortion on Saturday, April 25th with Spiritual Director Fr. Luke Joseph Leighton, CFR. For more information and registration contact projectrachel@diobpt.org or 203.416.1619.

To learn more about St. Michael the Archangel Church visit www.StMichaelGreenwich.com.