City Council Holds ‘Baby Shower’ for Pregnancy Care Centers | palm beach

“Get involved for life,” Holy Family CCW guest speaker Jim Thoma said Jan. 5 at Port St. Lucie Parish.

PORT ST. LUCY | The Holy Family Council of Catholic Women held its annual baby shower for single mothers on January 5, 2022, in support of local pregnancy care centers.

Pat Carol, president of the Holy Family Parish Council, expressed her gratitude to the organization. “I am grateful to our members who are always so generous. We do this every year at our January meeting.

Mary Del Duca, a Holy Family member who has volunteered time and resources to the parish’s Respect Life ministry for many years, said the effort is a way to help young women “choose life in instead of having an abortion”. “It’s a true example of living the Gospels, helping those in need, like single mothers.”

“Anything we can do to help these young women who have chosen life over abortion must be supported in every way possible,” said Carol Inzirillo, former president of the Holy Family council. “Our council’s annual event to collect the items they need is our way of telling them that we support them, love them and pray for God’s blessings.”

The guest speaker for the event was Jim Thoma, a pro-life leader on the Treasure Coast, former school teacher and catechist at Holy Family.

“Pregnancy care centers really help,” he said. “When these women walk into a pregnancy care centre, they have to make a decision – a life or death decision. When they see their baby on the ultrasound, they almost always choose life.


Attending the annual Holy Family Council Catholic Women’s Baby Shower supporting local pregnancy care centers on January 5 are, from left, Dana Adamski, recording secretary; Elizabeth Walters, Deanery Representative; Anne Arnold, corresponding secretary; Pat Geier, MP; Marie Del Duca; vice-president Anne Immesberger; President Pat Carol; Jim Thoma, speaker and coordinator of Treasure Coast Respect Life; and Deanna Huminski, Treasurer.

Thoma is a supporter of peaceful prayer of the Rosary in public. “We pray the Rosary. We have a great walk for life on the Treasure Coast. People who run pregnancy care centers are among our speakers. So it’s a very easy way to get involved to show up and pray. It’s legal, no controversy, just prayer.

The Rosary will be recited at the Port St. Lucie Walk/Rally for Life on Saturday, January 22 at 1 p.m. from 1696 SE Hillmoor Drive. For more details, contact Thoma at [email protected] or 772-240-6186.

He spoke about the United States Supreme Court’s decision on December 10, 2021, which allowed Texas’ fetal heart rate law to remain in place, which prohibits abortions after the heart rate is detected. an unborn baby. Thoma said the decision could open the door for the court to rule favorably on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and possibly overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

He urged women to “come out and support the special events. Commit for life.

“Catholic Charities offers free pregnancy tests and free ultrasounds for women. We get an ultrasound here at Holy Family. Father Tri Pham (Pastor of the Holy Family) agreed to have one of these ultrasound trucks at the Holy Family,” Thoma added. “Thank you, Father Tri, for allowing this, but we still have the paperwork to do.”

The activities of local Catholic Women’s Councils encourage members to live the Gospel through the Corporal Works of Mercy, such as HUGS for the Homeless, Adopt an Angel, Water for Life, and Giving for the Needy.

Supporting pro-life causes has always been a priority for the organization. Baby shower donations help local pregnancy care centers provide much-needed support to mothers who have chosen life.

The Holy Family Council will organize a bingo luncheon on Friday, January 21, 2022 at noon in the parish hall. Admission of $7 ($8 at the door) will include dinner with dessert and coffee, door prizes, silent auction and bingo games with cash prizes. For more information and tickets, call Barbara Pray at 772-398-1357.

The Palm Beach Diocesan Catholic Women’s Council is an active group of Catholic women of all ages with a larger membership of over four million worldwide. For more information, visit

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