Respect Life

At St. Mary of the Assumption we strive to foster the deepest appreciation for the sanctity of human life through prayer, education and the organization of opportunities to give witness to the Gospel of Life.

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He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you,
But to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?   (Micah 6:8)
2022 Prayer Campaign
March 2 - April 10
on the sidewalk at 1401 East Stroop Rd, Kettering
Dear Prayer Warriors,
We have some important work to do for the Lord! I am happy to remind you that the
40 Days for Life 2022 Spring Campaign begins on March 2. Will you begin to pray now for the lives that will be saved, for the men and women who may receive Christ, for the workers who may decide to leave their jobs, and for all the prayer warriors who will be blessed by being obedient to God? 
Defending the poor and fatherless (Psalm 82:3) yields blessings to those for whom we pray, as well as for our community, our state, our nation and our world. This brings glory to our God; and yes, this is what is required of us as believers, and He surely blesses our obedience.
Please consider ways to encourage others in your circle of influence to participate in defending these lives. Let's make a goal to invite at least two people to come join us in these efforts during this campaign. 
Together we unite in prayer as we continue to stand for life - All for His glory.
Stay warm and be blessed.
40 Days for Life Leadership Team Captain
OPENING RALLY: Feb 27 at 2pm
Margie Christie, Executive Director of Dayton Right to Life, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, has been studying the history of abortion in Dayton and we look forward to the information and encouragement she will share with us. 
CLOSING RALLY: April 10 at 2pm
State Rep. Jena Powell, has served in the Ohio House of Representatives from the 80th district since 2019 and is currently in her second term.  She is co-sponsor of Ohio, House Bill 480, also which emulates the Texas heartbeat legislation. Jena has proven to be a stalwart defender of life as a legislator and will most certainly be an inspiration to us.


OCT 3, 2021 2:00-3:30 PM

Join hundreds of Dayton area Pro-Life people from many local churches and organizations as we assemble in a PEACEFUL, PRAYERFUL, EFFECTIVE and LEGAL demonstration of love and concern for all the victims of abortion: the babies, the mothers, the fathers, and our entire society. Our Life Chain will center around the Dayton area's only remaining abortion clinic on East Stroop Road, Kettering.

*** Signs specific to Life Chain will be provided. ***

Pick up signs prior to the event at the corner of E. Stroop & Vineyard. See map below for St. Mary of the Assumption location on the Life Chain route.



AUGUST 29, 2021 2:00-3:00 PM

The ROSARY RALLY FOR LIFE with Archbishop Schnurr will be held at the Women's Med Center, 1401 East Stroop Road in Kettering. Join us as we pray the Rosary for the babies who have died, the wounded women and men, and for the conversion of the abortion clinic workers.

Parking is available on Vineyard and Wheatland streets and in the rear parking lot of DiSalvo's.