OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH – Every October, we consider more deeply why every human life is valuable and reflect on how to build a culture that protects life from conception to natural death. This year the Church has chosen the theme “called to serve moms in need.” Of course, this is not a new direction in the Church, we have always served moms in need. But the Church is looking to put even greater emphasis on this important task – MORE INFORMATION

40 DAYS FOR LIFE – 40 Days for Life is an ecumenical ministry dedicated to saving the lives of unborn children and their mothers. It consists of praying that mothers facing a difficult pregnancy will choose life for their children. This year the 40 days will run from September 28 to November 6. This year the prayer vigil will take place at American Women’s Medical Center at 2744 N. Western Avenue in Chicago – MORE INFORMATION

BABY BOTTLE PROJECT – Our Baby Bottle Project will benefit The Women’s Center, which helps women facing crisis pregnancies. Pick up a baby bottle at Church on October 1-2, fill it with coins, and return by October 23 – MORE INFORMATION

MOVIE NIGHT – “UNPLANNED” – Enjoy a free movie on Monday, October 17 at the St. Celestine’s Worship Site and learn about the conversion of an abortion clinic worker after she learned the truth about the abortion industry – MORE INFORMATION

Cardinal’s Statement on Dobbs V. Jackson – SC’s Decision

About Our Respect Life Committee


The Respect Life Committee invites persons who are willing to help organize programs that continue to respect life from conception to natural death. We usually meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 PM from September through July. We alternate meetings between the two churches.

OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON AUGUST 15 AT 7 PM AT ST. CELESTINE PASTORAL CENTER – WE WILL NOT MEET IN JUNE OR JULY

You can also join us virtually via zoom:

  • Topic – St. MTG Respect Life
  • Time – August 15, 2022 – 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
  • Join Zoom Meeting – CLICK HERE
  • Meeting ID – 719 6260 6385
  • Passcode – 0YFfu9

The Committee is a great way to spread the Gospel of Life in the parish and community. We provide a number of volunteer opportunities throughout the year and raise awareness about issues from abortion to euthanasia to opioid addiction and domestic violence. Please join us!

The purpose of this committee is to promote activities and articles to help understand issues dealing with respecting life. We encourage all in the parish to understand and practice the following: “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.”

Among our activities:

  • The living rosary in church in October and January with each bead represented by a person.
  • Rosary services in the chapel with respect life themes.
  • Baby showers.
  • Socks for the Night Ministry.
  • Letters to the President for pro-life causes.
  • A pro-life intercession in the bulletin each week.
  • Pamphlets relating to pro-life topics in the church vestibules.
  • Money for the Women’s Center with our baby bottle coin project. The Women’s Centers are committed to saving babies from death by abortion and their mothers from a lifetime of regret. They help women get to a place of self respect, support, confidence, and forgiveness.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Paul Fairbanks at track7911@gmail.com.

Looking for Committee Members


The Respect Life Committee needs new members. We are looking for compassionate people who care about the fate of others. Does this describe you? We do things like baby bottle drives to help raise funds for new mothers who cannot help their babies as much as they’d like on their own. We watch movies about sensitive subjects like suicide, abortion, and other right to life subjects. We discuss them and see if we can relate them to our parish members. We sponsor the Blue Mass and raffle quilts to raise funds for groups who need our help. Can you see yourself being a part of this? If so, please contact Paul Fairbanks at track7911@gmail.com.

Last Two Monthly Respect Life Agendas


Respect Life Agenda – September 2022 (PDF)

Respect Life Agenda – August 2022 (PDF)

Respect Life Resources