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  Office of Pro-Life/Pastoral Ministries 
(Family Life, Mother Teresa Home, Office of Cultural Diversity, Office of Worship, Pro-Life, St. Gianna Centers)

795 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14203 
Phone: (716) 847-2205 | Fax: (716) 847-2206

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
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This office implements the four legs of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Ministry through education, legislation, pastoral care and prayer.  This office advocates for the sacredness of all human life from conception until natural death, and responds to threats to life.  It is our hope to build a "Culture of Life" that respects and protects all life particularly the most vulnerable the unborn, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and the terminally ill.   

The Office of Pro-Life Ministry was founded in December of 1975 by the most Reverend Edward D. Head, D.D. and coordinates endeavors of the >Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Ministry authored by the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops). activating the Church, its people and its institutions in a 4-pronged program in defense of human life through education, pastoral care , public policy and prayer. All activities are legal and subject to the approval of church guidelines. Public Information / Pastoral Care / Public Policy / Prayer & Worship (...continued Mission Statement)



  February 15 - March 19
 33 Day Consecration to St. Joseph Prayers (ENGLISH / SPANISH)


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Please be aware that as directives regarding the spread of Coronavirus develop, it may be necessary to cancel any sessions.  We are in the process of setting a date for late September.  Further details will follow.  Also available is the online preparation at   For more information you can contact: or 716-847-2205.   

Office of Pro-Life Ministries - Telephone Hotline Numbers

Unplanned Pregnancy, Abortion Alternatives & Healing (716) 847-2211
St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Centers ~Helping Mothers, Fathers & Families in Need~

     -Buffalo & Cheektowaga Area    (716) 842-BABY (2229) 
     -Cattaraugus Area  (716) 842-2229
     -Chautauqua Area  (716) 401-3324 
Niagara Area         (716) 299-7040

     -Project Rachel - Post Abortion Reconciliation - Unplanned Pregnancy (716) 847-2211
     -Mother Teresa Home (716) 424-0217

Office of Pastoral Ministries Staff:
             Cheryl Calire                                      
  Executive Director of Ministries                                 
     *St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center
     *Project Rachel Ministry
     *Sidewalk Advocates for Life
     *Mother Teresa Home
     *Family Life
     *Cultural Diversity Office
     *Office of Worship
Deacon Michael Ficorilli              Miriam Escalante
          Clergy                            Executive Assistant of Ministries
St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Staff:
Deacon Timothy Chriswell       Cheryl Zielen-Ersing        Maren Lelonek
           Clergy                                Coordinator                Assist. Coordinator
 Mother Teresa Home Staff:
        Olivia Giza
Office of Cultural Diversity
    Yoharis Montanez
 Administrative Assistant


 To make a donation, click below and choose any of our ministries; Office of Pro-Life/Pastoral Ministries, Mother Teresa Home or St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center.
Thank you for all your support!  God Bless!