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 Office of Pro-Life Activities


795 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 847-2205 | Fax: (716) 847-2206

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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This office implements the four legs of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities 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 Activities 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 Activities 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)

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 Consecration to Mary is a spiritual exercise through which we receive graces to strengthen our Catholic spirituality and our ability to better serve Jesus and His Church. When we participate in Marian Consecration exercises, we strive to follow Mary’s example — her willingness to say “yes” to God’s will and to trust in God’s purpose and plan for her — while rece-iving graces to dedicate ourselves totally to Christ in a way that consecrates us to Him. One of the goals of Consecration is a renewed spirit of evangelization that opens our hearts to a closer personal relationship with Jesus through Mary’s help. People in every age have found that Marian Consecration brings them closer to God in a profound way...continue

Office of Pro-Life Activities, 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) 284-BABY (2229)
  • Project Rachel - Post Abortion Reconciliation - Unplanned Pregnancy (716) 847-2211
  • Mother Teresa Home (716) 424-0217
Pro-Life Office Staff:
          Cheryl Calire                                      
     *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