In addition to hosting diocesan-level activities and events and serving as a resource for the teaching of the Church on the sanctity of human life, the Respect Life Office provides support for the development and coordination of our parish Respect Life ministries. Each parish within our diocese has the opportunity to support a volunteer ministry to provide education, pastoral care, prayer and worship, and public policy advocacy programs, activities, and events for fellow parishioners. The designation of a Parish Respect Life Coordinator must be approved by the parish pastor.
The Parish Respect Life Coordinator works directly with the diocesan Respect Life Office and with fellow coordinators to participate in parish, deanery,and diocesan-level programs, activities and events. To start a Respect Life Committee in your parish, speak with your pastor and then contact the Respect Life Office for more information.