Reverence for Life Ministry

The Reverence for Life Ministry offers advocacy, education, and outreach in pro-life areas; in particular, in the areas of chastity, abortion and euthanasia. We are involved in educational programs, in caring for those facing pregnancy in difficult life situations and other challenges, and in working for appropriate laws to protect the lives of the unborn, the elderly, and other lives at risk.

Pro-Life Resources

Crisis Pregnancy Resources

  • Avenue Women’s Center & Waterleaf Women’s Center both provide education, resources, and support to women (and men) facing unexpected pregnancies in the western Chicago metro area. Avenue has been serving women and men since 1981. Both of their staff are trained to understand the issues and provide life affirming options and support.

  • Avenue Women’s Center, Darien
    Text: (630) 455-0300
    Call: (630) 382-8149

  • Waterleaf Women’s Center, Aurora
    Text: (630) 360-CALM (2256)
    Call: (630) 701-6270

Post-Abortion Counseling

  • Project Rachel operates as a network of healing, composed of specially-trained caregivers which include priests, mental health professionals, spiritual directors and medical personnel. They provide direct care to women, men and adolescents who have been touched by an abortion loss enabling them to grieve, receive forgiveness, and find peace. For confidential help call 888-456-HOPE (888-456-4673).

Pro-Life Activism and Education

  • The Pro-Life Action League, founded in 1980 in Chicago and has become the recognized national leader in dynamic, effective pro-life activism. Their website provides the practical activities to save babies from abortion in our community, along with the training and tools we’ll to be the most effective. Visit

  • is an independent news agency devoted to reporting news that affects the pro-life community. The topics covered by include abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia, bioethics issues such as human cloning and stem cell research, campaigns and elections, and cultural legal and legislative issues as they affect the pro-life community.

  • The National Catholic Bioethics Center, established in 1972, conducts research, consultation, publishing and education to promote human dignity in health care and the life sciences, and derives its message directly from the teachings of the Catholic Church. Visit

  • National Right to Life transforms culture by recruiting, training, and mobilizing pro-lifers to abolish abortion. They launch and support Students for Life groups in colleges, high schools, middle schools, law schools, and med schools throughout the nation to educate other young people about the violence of abortion, create new pro-lifers, and transform campuses into places that support pregnant and parenting students. Visit

  • Human Life International is the world’s largest global pro-life apostolate, with an active network in over 100 countries. Visit

Reverence for Life Prayer

Additionally, please consider adding a special Reverence for Life prayer to your daily intentions. Prayer card below. Or stop by the Parish Center for a printed prayer card.

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