The Saint Gianna Sodality is a group of parishioners, non-parishioners, Catholics and non-Catholics, who come together to promote the dignity and sanctity of human life in all of its stages from conception to natural death, through prayer, education, and various apostolates. On the 1st Sunday of every month, the Sodality leads the rosary at 10 a.m., prior to the 10:30 a.m. Mass. They support Birthright of Greensburg and Alternatives Yes! through the Christmas in July Giving Tree.
Saint Gianna Sodality for the Sanctity of Human Life was founded in January 2011 at Our Lady of Grace Parish to honor the 20th century wife, mother and physician who sacrificed her own life so that her child would live. We believe that authentic respect for life is achievable only by God’s grace through prayer and the practice of self-sacrificial love modeled on our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and imitated by His saints, like Saint Gianna.
The Sodality is therefore dedicated to prayer, constant learning and charitable works in order to protect, preserve and defend human life. It follows Church teachings on life, human dignity, sexuality, marriage, the family, human reproduction, abortion, medical research, technology and euthanasia.
We also honor our Blessed Mother, Saint Joseph and all the saints who have a special role in upholding the dignity and sanctity of life. We pray, too, for their intercession to help end the culture of death and, by God’s grace, to encourage new disciples to proclaim the Gospel of Life.
Finally, for our members, we pray that through their constant prayer and courageous efforts that they may perfect in themselves and others, the love of God and love for each other.