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Rockets reflect on the dignity of human life during Respect Life Month

Rockets reflect on the dignity of human life during Respect Life Month

During October, McNicholas Rockets for Life challenged our community to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life through prayer, a Pro-Life Poster Contest, a Cup-Cake Day, a clothing drive benefiting A Caring Place, the annual Evening for Life, and more.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed and Marge English, parents of McNicholas alumni, sponsored a table at the Cincinnati Right to Life’s Evening for Life on Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Sharonville Convention Center. Thanks to their generosity, McNicholas Rockets for Life members heard the inspiring story of keynote speaker George Dennehy, a musician who was born armless in Romania and adopted into an American family. Dennehy shared the challenges and joys of his own life, promoting the importance of each life and the beauty of overcoming adversity.

Winners of McNicholas Pro-Life Poster Contest

Congratulations to the Pro-Life Poster contest winners: Second Place: Ben Jones '25, First Place: Skylar Kutcher '22, Third Place: Kelly Friend '24


A Prayer to St. Joseph, Defender of Life
Dearest St. Joseph, at the word of an angel, you lovingly took Mary into your home. As God’s humble servant, you guided the Holy Family on the road to Bethlehem, welcomed Jesus as your own son in the shelter of a manger, and fled far from your homeland for the safety of both Mother and Child. We praise God that as their faithful protector, you never hesitated to sacrifice for those entrusted to you. May your example inspire us also to welcome, cherish, and safeguard God’s most precious gift of life. Help us to faithfully commit ourselves to the service and defense of human life —especially where it is vulnerable or threatened. Obtain for us the grace to do the will of God in all things. Amen.