respect lifeThe USCCB has directed dioceses and their parishes to use all resources in building a culture of life in America.  Their pastoral plan asks the ministries to focus on four areas: Prayer, Pastoral Care, Advocacy and Education.  The St. Mary’s Respect Life Ministry works in many ways to answer the Bishops’ challenge in each of these areas.

We are prayerfully guided by our Mission Statement: “We, the St. Mary Respect Life Ministry, openly declare our commitment to the sanctity and dignity of Life.  The immeasurable value of all human life from conception until natural death, whether that life is unborn, elderly, mentally handicapped, physically challenged, poor or discouraged is unique and valuable.  All life is to be cherished as a gift from the Creator.”

The Ministry meets the third Wednesday of every month at 8:45 AM.  We invite new members. 

For more information, please contact Helen at (847) 669-7376.

Active members are helped with an extensive line of “friends” who contribute time and talent as needed.  Your contribution of time, prayer or financial donation does make a difference.


“Truly you have formed my inmost being,
you knit me in my mother’s womb.
I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made;
wonderful are your works.
Psalm 139: 13 – 14.