January 23, 2018
The Knights of Columbus, for “Respect Life” month, sponsor a “Baby Bottle” campaign for the month of October which involves handing out baby bottles for Our Lady of Grace parishoners to deposit their loose change, checks, or paper money to be returned at the end of the month. Under the leadership of Dick and Marie Carlson, Our Lady of Grace Respect for Life Ministry, the Knights were happy to present two checks: one for $1,200 and a second for $5,000 to Choices Family Resource Center to support out of wedlock pregnant girls or women experiencing stress related pregnancies. The young moms are not just looking for advice; they are looking for assistance. Seventy-seven percent of the 67 counties in Florida do not offer abortion services; twenty-three do, and they are mostly on the coast where there is a greater concentration of population. It is imperative that we offer young moms an alternative to abortion here in Highlands County.
This we do by supporting “Choices”.
Pictured from left: Father Leo Frechette, Chaplain, Our Lady of Grace Knights of Columbus Council #14717; Kim Farabee, Executive Director, Choices Family Resource Center; Dick Carlson, Our Lady of Grace Respect Life Ministry; Marie Carlson, Our Lady of Grace Respect Life Ministry; Father Nick McLoughlin, Pastor, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.