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 Office of Pro-Life Ministry

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)

David Bereit  
Former CEO of 40 Days For Life  


We invite you to view his video
which is a follow-up to his visit to our beloved
"Queen City of the Great Lakes".


Office of Pro-Life Ministry, Buffalo Diocese - Telephone Hotline Numbers

Un planned 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) 373-2569
  • Chautauqua Area  (716) 401-3324
  • Niagara Area         (716) 842-2229
  • Project Rachel - Post Abortion Reconciliation - Unplanned Pregnancy (716) 847-2211
  • Mother Teresa Home (716) 424-0217
Pro-Life Office Staff:
          Cheryl Calire                                      
          Executive Director                                      
     *St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center
     *Project Rachel Ministry
     *Sidewalk Advocates for Life
     *Mother Teresa Home  
Deacon Michael Ficorilli           Miriam Escalante
              Clergy                         Administrative Assistant
St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Staff:
Deacon Timothy Chriswell      Cheryl Zielen-Ersing          Maren Lelonek
           Clergy                              Coordinator                 Assist. Coordinator
 Mother Teresa Home Staff:
Deacon Steve Schumer          Olivia Giza
           Clergy                           Coordinator


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