Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Heavenly Father, Creator of all Life,

We thank you for the gift of Life

that you have given to each of us.

You have made us Your children,

and filled us with Your Holy Spirit.

We turn to You now, Our Father,

to ask for Your protection for

our unborn brothers and sisters.

We pray that mothers and fathers

will place the Life of their unborn children

above their own needs and wants.

We pray that family and community members

will offer their support for unborn children.

We pray that the well-being of both mother and child

will be the focus of all health care workers.

And we pray that government leaders

will seek ways to uphold the dignity of human life.

We place all these prayers before you

through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Taken from the website of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Toledo.

Pro-Life News and Events

January 22, 2021 marks the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion in the U.S. Since establishing the first U.S. diocesan pro-life office in 1973, the Archdiocese of St. Louis has consistently commemorated this tragic occasion with activities that focus on what hopeful, faith-filled people of God do to accompany those facing unplanned pregnancies.


· 9 Days for Life Novena, Jan. 21 - 29


 * ThriVe Baby Bottle Campaign: Jan 24 thru Feb 14 at St. John Bosco


You have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of an unborn child by participating in the national Baby Bottle Campaign sponsored by ThriVe St. Louis. You are invited to take one of the baby bottles displayed in the church lobby and fill it with coins, currency or a check. Your gift will help women make the right choice. ThriVe is a non-profit organization that empowers people to make life-affirming and healthy decisions about sex, pregnancy and relationships. Return your baby bottle to the lobby by February 14 or make a mobile donation by texting GIVE to 314.866.4141. A local family foundation will match donations up to $30,000.



· Generation Life: Love Thy Neighbor, Jan. 27-30


· Young Adult Pro-Life Holy Hour - Thurs., Jan. 28, 7 p.m.


· Helpers of God’s Precious Infants - archdiocesan pro-life Masses and Rosaries continue every third Saturday throughout the year.


  * LifeLine Coaltion Mass Collection: The Mass Collection benefits the LifeLine Coaltion, which collectively helps over 10,000 local women, children and families each year. Envelopes for this collection are available in the church lobby.


 * Virtual Trivia Night:  Our Lady’s Inn Maternity Homes is having their Virtual Trivia Night on Saturday,

January 23.  Trivia begins at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Cost is $25 per person and $200 for a team of 8. Join t he fun from the comfort of your own home. For more information or to register, visit: or call Katrina at (314) 736-1544. Guided by our Mission, Our Lady’s Inn provides pregnant women and their children shelter and hope for a new life through humble acts of love.


 *  Friends of Birthright STL: The Annual Membership Luncheon & Baby Shower will be held on Wednesday, February 10 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Pillar Gymnasium. A yearly membership of $30 is payable at the door. Please bring an unwrapped practical baby gift. As a Friend of Birthright, you will receive new event information, the annual Fall newsletter and the good feeling that you’re helping hundreds of other St. Louis women seeking pregnancy assistance. To RSVP to the membership luncheon and baby shower, email or call (314) 962-5300. 


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