New Student Group Advocates for Life!
We have a brand new student group at Gross Catholic called, “Life Runners.” Life runners is an international organization whose stated mission is to, “Pray and Run/Walk as a Team until we Cross the finish line that ends abortion.” Their mission is based upon Hebrews 12:1-2 which reads, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.”
We have a large number of students who are charter members. Their first activity was to meet at the foot of our statue of Mary in the commons to pray together the Life Runner’s Creed.
Life Runner’s Creed
We believe in the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death.
* We run as a Prayer, to defend children in the womb, so that they may be born and united with our Christian community.
* We run to build Endurance, for the race is long and we must keep our eyes fixed on You Lord.
* We run for Awareness, so our culture will view all human life as a reflection of Your glory Lord.
* We run for Charity, to provide support for mothers and fathers tempted to abort their child, and healing support for post-abortion women, men and families.
* We run to End abortion, for Christ died so that all may live.
Guard us all, born and unborn, with Your PEACE, Lord. For in You, life is victorious. We pray and run in Your name, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Mrs. Michele Sweetmon, the Gross Catholic Assistant Campus Minister, is one of the moderators of the group. “Life Runners is a witness to life! We wear our Life Runners shirts and pray as a team for the protections of life from conception to natural death. “
Students joined the group because they share the value of respect for life from conception to natural death. On the back of their shirts is the slogan, “Remember the Unborn. Jer. 1:12” “REMEMBER The Unborn – Jer 1:5.”
Jeremiah, Chapter 1, verse 5 reminds us, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you.”
Every student in Gross Catholic’s Life Runners chapter is not necessarily a runner or walker. The main idea for joining Life Runners is that the students are “running” to the finish line of ending abortion, capital punishment, and euthanasia. The students are very excited about the group.
If interested in joining Life Runners, contact Michele Sweetmon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit liferunners.org.
About Gross Catholic
One of Nebraska’s premier private schools, Gross Catholic High School is a faith and family-based community committed to developing Christian leaders through academic excellence in the Marianist tradition. Recognized locally for its outstanding education, welcoming atmosphere, competitive sports programs, engaging activities, robust faith, and boundless service work, Gross Catholic has energized the Omaha area for nearly 50 years. Gross Catholic recently received the KVSS Radio Superstar School Award and the Omaha World-Herald Omaha’s Choice award for private schools.
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