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 activates, the Respect Life Ministry is here for you.
40 Days for Life
September 28 – November 5, 2022
Help save lives! You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization to pray and fast for an end to abortion. Come and pray outside Waterleaf, across from Planned Parenthood. You may sign up for a time slot at 40daysforlife.com/Aurora.
Annual National Life Chain 2022
Sunday, October 2, from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
at the corner of N. Oahkurst Drive & E. New York St.
Please join us this year to stand and pray. Signs will be provide. Contact: Jime Power from Holy Angels 630- firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information: lifechain.org
National Prayer Group, America Needs Fatima
OLGC Respect Life Committee
is sponsoring a Rosary Rally at the Church
October 15th, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM
All are welcome.
America Needs Fatima (ANF) is a special campaign to spread the message of Fatima in the United States. The goal of America Needs Fatima is to win the heart and soul of America for Mary by spreading Our Lady’s Fatima message and promoting devotion to Her Immaculate Heart.
America urgently needs the prophetic messages of Our Lady at Fatima. Above all, America needs a clear direction, a great purpose, and the means to achieve it. The admonitions, requests, and warnings of Mary Most Holy can rightly be called a heaven-sent survival manual.
Ty Simmons the Knights of Columbus Illinois State Respect Life Chain, mentioned at the Sept. 10 PRLC gathering, the movie, Mother Teresa: No Greater Love, produce by the Knights. It is being released for two nights only in theaters nationwide on Monday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 4. Visit motherteresamovie.com
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
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.
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