Respect Life Ministry

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.


Waterleaf Baby Bottle Campaign Our Lady of Good Counsel Church will participate in the 2022 Waterleaf Baby Bottles for Life campaign to benefit, support, and educate pregnant women facing crisis or unintended pregnancies. The funds collected through the Baby Bottles for Life campaign support the life-affirming programs and services of the Waterleaf Medical Clinic and their Aspire Education and Resource Center located in Aurora. The campaign will run from     October 1 through October 31. Participation is so easy!

Take a bottle Home

Fill your bottle with coins or write a check to Waterleaf

Return the bottle to the church

Pray for the clients and staff at Waterleaf

In 2021, Waterleaf served over 1,400 unique clients, had over 2,540 appointments, performed 980 pregnancy tests, 1,475 ultrasounds, 100 parenting coaching, and 600 healthy relations education sessions, and joyfully welcomed over 128 babies. For more information visit or call at 630-701-6270. Help give the gift of life, love, and hope!


40 Days for Life – September 28 – November 5

Come and pray outside Waterleaf, across from Planned Parenthood. You may sign up for a time slot at


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

 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- For more information:


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.



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)

Waterleaf Help – English and Spanish information



Are you a man or woman suffering from a past abortion?  Help and healing is available at: and



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.

For additional information in the Aurora area go to: and



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: (for Illinois) and (for the entire country).


Even more pro-life resources are available from the Rockford Diocese Respect Life Office.  Visit


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 and


American Life League
Couple to Couple League
Dating, Sex, Love and You at Love Matters
National Catholic Bioethics Center
Human Life International