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Respect Life Ministry

About our Ministry of Life
March for Life
Hope After Abortion
Calendar of Events
Pregnant? Need Help?
Can you share your check, pray and/or volunteer?
40 Days for Life
Ministry To and With Persons with Disablities
Pastoral Response to Mental Illness
Mental Illness in the Parish
Greeting from Bishop Pates to Persons with Disabilities in the Joliet Diocese
Praying & Offering Help to those at Abortion Clinics
Voter Guides and ''Do's & Don'ts'' of Parish Political Activity
Bishop R. Daniel Conlon's Statement
Prayer with Our Lady of Guadalupe During COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Vaccines
Stop Legislation that would Repeal Parental Notice of Abortion for Minors - Urge Legislators to Vote No on House Bill 1797 & Senate Bill 2190
Parents for the Protection of Girls


Prayer Partners and Sidewalk Counselors are needed to pray and offer help to those at abortion clinics in the area. Call the site leaders below or Respect Life Ministry at (815) 221-6251 to learn about volunteering. God works in and through those who offer their time.


  • Advantage Clinic, 203 E. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale

    Contact: Laura Vandercar (847) 651-4877

Tuesday, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Friday, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Saturday, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM


  • ACU Clinic, 736 N. York Road, Hinsdale



  • Access Health Center LTD, 1700 75th Street, Downers Grove

Contact: Joe Petrolis (630) 561-4287, joe.petrolis@gmail.com

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM



  • Aanchor Medical Center, 1186 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn



  • Planned Parenthood, 3051 E. New York, Aurora

Contact: Matt Yonke (630) 896-1200, matt@prolifeaction.org

Tuesday, 2:00 PM Rosary

To schedule a time to pray visit: