Thank you to everyone who made the May 2023 Luncheons 4 Life at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Fort Pierce possible!
The May event featured staff from our Birthline Lifeline Program, who participated in a panel discussion of motherhood.
Katherine Bowers’ story is one of what life looks like when we wait on God’s best. Katherine was raised in the Catholic faith and met her husband John at a young adult group, they have been married for 11 years and is the mother of four beautiful children.
Margarita Duncan’s story is one of an unplanned teen pregnancy resulting in becoming a mother and wife at a young age, she and her husband have remained married for 44 years and have eight children and eight grandchildren.
Kenda Peterson’s story is one of motherhood through date rape and then years later becoming a mother through relative foster care and permanent guardianship.
The panel discussion was a wonderful way to hear how God has used these women and their unique stories to be mothers to the children God has placed in their homes as well as through the ladies they encounter daily.
Birthline/Lifeline began in the 1970s and continues to be a viable program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach. Outreach centers and mobile units, known to clients as Women’s Pregnancy Solutions, support communities throughout the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast. Services related to pregnancy and parenting young children, all provided free of charge, emphasize protecting life, healthy lifestyle choices, and building a culture of life.
"We need to see each child as a gift to be welcomed, cherished and protected.” ― Pope Francis
The purpose is Luncheons 4 Life is to open communication channels amount participants through grassroots, person-to-person networking. A special thank you to Catholic Charities Palm Beach employees Katherine Bowers, Margarita Duncan and Kendra Peterson for sharing their motherhood stories. To learn more about Respect Life Ministry Catholic Charities Palm Beach and the Luncheons 4 Life program, please visit www.ccdpb.org.