Respect Life Ministry
Our Catholic faith teaches us that protecting the life of the unborn child is an essential part of living the Gospel. The Respect Life ministry at OLGC Parish is an outlet for us to put our faith into action. Whether you are seeking forgiveness and healing from a past abortion, assistance with an untimely pregnancy, or the opportunity to get involved in pro-life activites, the Respect Life Ministry is here for you.
ASSISTANCE FOR MOMS
If you are pregnant or think you may be and you need assistance, or if you know someone else who needs assistance with a pregnancy, please contact:
National Life Center for Women in Need at 1-800-848-LOVE (5683)
Project Gabriel of Northern Illinois 1-888-446-7341 (1-888-4HOPE41)
Catholic Charities Pregnancy Help Center 1-800-227-3002 (1-800-CARE-002)
HELP AND HEALING
If you are interested in receiving periodic emails about current Respect Life issues and events at our Parish please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our mailing list.
Our Respect Life Ministry leaders is Laura Holstine who can be contacted at email@example.com. Phone 630-554-4505; cell 630-392-6051.
ABORTION CLINIC PRAYER VIGIL
Every Saturday between 6:00am and 4:00pm, pro-life people gather for prayer at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on New York Street in Aurora.
OLGC is responsible for sending prayer vigil participants on the fifth Saturday of each month. Contact Shirley Sutherland at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your time slot.
LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERTS
Our state and our nation often consider passing legislation that impacts the right to life of the unborn. You can affect the outcome of legislation by contacting your elected officials to encourage them to vote pro-life. This section will inform you when there is a current legislative issue on which you can take action.
There are no pro-life action alerts at this time. However, you can keep up with public policy issues that affect Catholic concerns, including pro-life issues by visting: www.catholicconferenceofillinois.org (for Illinois) and www.usccb.org (for the entire country).
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FROM THE DIOCESE
Even more pro-life resources are available from the Rockford Diocese Respect Life Office. Visit www.rockforddiocese.org/respectlife.
PRO-LIFE NEWS AND INFORMATION
To help you keep up on pro-life news stories from around the country and world, we suggest subscribing to daily or weekly e-mail updates from www.LifeSiteNews.com and www.LifeNews.com
RESPECT LIFE RESOURCE WEBSITES
American Life League www.all.org
Couple to Couple League www.ccli.org
Dating, Sex, Love and You at Love Matters www.lovematters.com
National Catholic Bioethics Center www.ncbcenter.org
Human Life International www.hli.org