Sts. Zelie & Louis Martin Ministry

Our beloved patron saints that we ask for intercession to nurture mothers and fathers as they bring new life into the world.

"And soon we'll have the intimate happiness of the family and it's this beauty that brings us closer to him."
- Louis Martin

Mission & Values

We serve to cultivate love and support for families and their pre-born children through four pillars:

  • Annual October Events - A Celebration of Life focused on initiatives to support local Catholic pregnancy centers
  • Community Education - Empowering the community through Catholic Social Teaching with a focus on the inherent human dignity of the pre-born child and their parents
  • Volunteering - Empowering individuals to use their talents to support local Catholic pregnancy centers
  • Civic Engagement - Empowering individuals with civic information to protect life in the womb and the maternal health of the mother
Resources
Post-Abortive Healing 
  • Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. Please click HERE to learn about retreats and services for healing.
  • Project Rachel provides comprehensive resources from booklets, articles, DVDs, websites, and prayer cards for any member of the community that has been impacted directly or indirectly from abortion. Please click HERE to find a resource that works best for you.
  • National Hotline for Abortion Recovery is available toll-free if you are looking for a warm, listening ear to help assist you during this difficult time. 866-482-5433
Catholic Pregnancy Centers
  • JMJ Pregnancy Center: JMJ Pregnancy Center is a local Catholic pregnancy center that provides pregnancy options counseling, free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, financial resources, educational programs, material resources, mentorship programs, couples counseling, community referrals for needs not covered in house, and theology of the body education for their clients.  Please click HERE for their website or call here 407-839-0620 to connect with JMJ Pregnancy center.
  • Life Choices Medical Clinic:  Life Choices Medical Clinic is a local Catholic pregnancy center that provides pregnancy options counseling, free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, financial resources, educational programs, mentorship programs, post-abortive counseling, material resources, community referrals for needs not covered in house, and theology of the body education for their clients.  Please click HERE for their website or call here 321-422-4168 to connect with Life Choices Medical Clinic.
Other Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Nearby
  • Winter Park Pregnancy Center: Winter Park Pregnancy Center is a sister pregnancy center of the Sanford Pregnancy Center. Winter Park Pregnancy Center is a pregnancy center that provides pregnancy options counseling, free pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, counseling, and community referrals for needs not covered in house for their clients. * They also have a mobile unit that goes throughout Central Florida to provide free services * Please click HERE for their website. You can connect with them by calling here (407) 790-7411 or texting here (407) 603-3346.
Prayer Cards for a Culture of Life
  • Culture of Life Prayer Cards - Please join us in a 5 day intention consisting of prayer and scripture meditation to pray for a Culture of Life. In this attachment, the prayer cards are two sided for you to print out or to use on your phone. https://stmargaretmary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Baby-Shower-Basket-Prayer-Cards_1.pdf
    • On the front side (1st page), you will find prayer intentions with accompanying scriptures. On the back side (2nd page), the prayers will be listed.

Stay up-to-date on community education, volunteering, and civic engagement opportunities

Upcoming Events
  • Adoration on the Feast of Catherine of Sienna
    • April 29th - 5:30 PM to 7 PM
    • Please join us in adoration as we ask Jesus for protection for children in the womb, their families, and for public policies that protect life from womb to tomb
  • Sts. Zelie and Louis Martin Feast Day
    • July 12th, Tuesday at 6:00 PM
    • Join us for food, fellowship, and an opportunity to learn more about Sts. Zelie and Louis Martin Ministry
  • Volunteering: Respect Life Month - Supporting Local Catholic Pregnancy Centers
    • Baby Bottle Drive for JMJ Pregnancy Center (October 1st - October 30th, 2022)
    • Baby Shower Baskets + Prayer Initiative at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School (September 15th - October 1st, 2022)

Ministry Lead: Ashley Jones - [email protected]

Ministry Team: Rory Kolarich, Courtney Palubin, Greg Palubin

Staff Point of Contact: Deacon Scott Linderman