Respect Life

Respect Life is dedicated to sharing information and resources which can help preserve all human life. Operating under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Committee for Pro-Life Activities of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops ( we share the Church’s teaching that all human life is sacred, for it is created in the image and likeness of God.


St. Mark’s organization actively supports other similar groups, but remains non-political and non-confrontational. Resources include videotapes, DVD’s, audio tapes, literature, and we help bring speakers on abortion, euthanasia, chastity, human sexuality, population, health care and substance abuse.


Contact Information:


For additional information, contact Emily Naugle.


Standing Respect Life Committees at St. Mark's include:

Erecting Crosses in January
Dee Barker, Karen Simkins, co-chairs

Promoting Parish Participation in the March for Life
Karen Simkins, chair
Emily Naugle, co-chair

Our Annual Rose Procession
Tami Koenig, chair
Emily Naugle, co-chair

Lenten Stations of the Cross
Emily Naugle, chair
Terry Jung, co-chair

Respect Life Month & Diaper Drive
Meredith Dixon, chair
Karen Simkins, co-chair

Respect Life Sunday-Parish & Pastor Involvement
Terry Jung, chair

Family Rosary for Life
The Abe Alsop Family, chair

Member Recruitment/Social
Emily Naugle, chair


Other committees include:

Respect Life Public Relations and Education
Baby Bottle Drive
Spring Plant Sales
New Mom Giving Tree




Idaho Catholics Respect Life  - Facebook

USCCB Respect Life Program - USCCB Respect Life Month (October)

God loves each human life from the instant of his or her conception and entrusts this gift to the protection of a mother and father. Abortion ends the life of a child  and offends God.  It also deeply wounds the men and women involved. If someone you know is suffering after abortion, here’s how to talk to a friend who’s had an abortion. Find help through Project Rachel Ministry.