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Respect Life Ministry

About our Ministry of Life
Hope After Abortion
Calendar of Events
Pregnant? Need Help?
Can you share your check, pray and/or volunteer?
Ministry To and With Persons with Disablities
Pastoral Response to Mental Illness
Mental Illness in the Parish
Praying & Offering Help to those at Abortion Clinics
Voter Guides and ''Do's & Don'ts'' of Parish Political Activity
Prayer with Our Lady of Guadalupe During COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Vaccines
Action Steps for Life

Think you might be pregnant? Do you need help?

You are not alone. Pregnancy Resource centers are located throughout the Diocese of Joliet. Loving, qualified staff members are just a phone call away.   

Birthright (Joliet)

Caring Network (Darien, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, West Chicago, & Wood Dale)

Pregnancy Resouce Center (Coal City, Joliet, & Kankakee)

Waterleaf Women's Center (Aurora)


House of Hospitality

Nativity House (Located in Lockport) seeks to promote and live out Catholic Social Teaching in multiple aspects. They serve as a house of hospitality for first time mothers, provide a mothering community offering education and support for all mothers, offer a community supported farm (CSA) that provides nourishment for the mothering community and the greater community, and they cultivate a healing environment focused on the dignity of each person, the dignity of work, and stewardship of the earth.


For a printable list click here.