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Ministries - Reverence for Life

The St. Mary of Gostyn
Reverence for Life Committee
has 3 goals:

  • To promote the Catholic Church's teaching on respect for life from conception to natural death.
  • To support Pregnancy Resource Centers
  • To pray for an end to abortion


 Upcoming Events:

Diocese of Joliet
Office for Human Dignity
Respect Life Ministry

White Mass

All Health Care Professionalsare cordially invited to celebrate
the White Mass and receive a special blessing from
Bishop Joseph Siegel
Sunday, October 19, 2014
11:00 AM Mass
Cathedral of St. Raymond
604 N. Raynor Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435

Click here for full details



Natural Family Planning & Infertility Resources
Couple to Couple LeagueOffers classes in Natural Family Planning
Pope Paul Vi Institute for the Study of Human ReproductionInfertility resources that are in line with Catholic teaching.

Pregnancy Resources

Project Gabriel

Provides support during an unplanned pregnancy

(630) 655-3290


Women’s Choice Services


  • Free pregnancy tests
  • Free ultrasounds
  • Unplanned pregnancy counseling
  • Mothering program & parenting classes
  • Pregnancy support

(630) 663-0590

Post Abortive Healing

Rachel’s Vineyard


Healing the pain of abortion one weekend at a time.

The next retreat will be held on Friday Sep 14 - Sep 16, 2012. Call 309-364-3084 for more details.

End of life issues



Offers support in end of life decisions.


If you are facing emergent medical situations regarding end of life decisions, the National Catholic Bioethics Center ( will respond ASAP with help from an ethicist, doctor, etc. The number to call is (215) 877-2660. Even though the site states "Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM" for emergency consultation questions, calls are returned even after hours.


Did you know?

Did you know abortion raises the risk of Breast cancer by 40%? For more details:

Did you know Susan G. Komen foundation (pink ribbon campaign) donated $569,000 to Planned Parenthood in 2010? (Planned Parenthood is the #1 abortion provider.)

Did you know the Susan G. Komen foundation endorses embronic Komen endorses embryonic stem cell research?

Did you know that the provision of food and water for patients in the persistent vegetative state is morally obligatory?












Recommended Sites:

Lifesite News

Priests for Life

Catholic Radio

Listen locally to 950 am or 930 am or online at:

Inforum Blog

Jill Stanek blog







For Reference:

Pope John Paul II”s Evangelium vitae (Gospel of Life)

Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church's position on Euthanasia

Reproductive Technology

Stem Cell Research

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