Office of Pro-Life

Advocating for the sacredness of all human life

Office of Pro-Life Ministries

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.

March for Life Update

It is with regret that we are informing you that the Diocese of Buffalo has canceled the trip to the March for Life for the year 2022 in Washington, DC.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and youths being potentially exposed to Covid, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has decided to cancel the in-person Youth Rally at Capitol One Arena.

We have decided to have specific scheduled activities in the diocese to continue our support on a local level:

15 Jan

The Roe v Wade/Pro-Vita Observance Mass

  • 16:30 pm
  • St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY

During the Mass, the diocesan Office of Pro-Life Ministries will present the annual Pro-Vita Awards. These awards are intended to recognize people who have labored tirelessly for the pro-life cause and to give them strength, encouragement, and support. Main Celebrant – His Excellency, The Most Reverend Michael William Fisher.

22 Jan

Youth Pro-Life Mass

  • 17:30 pm
  • St. Gregory the Great, 200 St. Gregory Court, Buffalo, NY.

We have also scheduled a Mass with Bishop Mike Fisher encouraging all to attend, especially our youth on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 at 5:30pm. This will be our local “March for Life” with lite refreshments to follow after Mass. We look forward to working with you on the various ways in which we, as a Diocese, can still actively, prayerfully and peacefully participate as much as possible.


The Youth Rally and Mass for Life at the Capitol One Arena in D.C, unfortunately, the in-person rally is canceled this year due to low registration. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Prayer Vigil for Life will have limited seating, for more information visit

For Families in Need

St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center

The St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center serves families and life by providing material, emotional, and spiritual support to mothers, fathers, and families in need during and after pregnancy. We are dedicated to helping families in a caring and compassionate atmosphere.
Hope After Abortion

Project Rachel

A Post-Abortion Reconciliation Program offering forgiveness, healing, and hope to anyone suffering from the effects of an abortion.

We care. Let us help you. Call our confidential hotline today at 716-847-2211.

This experience, like the Sacrament it includes, is sensitive, private and confidential. If you wish, you can be put in touch with clergy, counselor or lay minister who will confidentially discuss your needs and desires to come up with an individual plan for your journey. The Project Rachel journey to wholeness helps you cope with the past through the eyes of faith, opens you to receive forgiveness and the healing grace of God, and allows you to be at peace with yourself, your unborn child, your family, your Church, and God. Visit the official Project Rachel website.
For Mothers in Need

Mother Teresa Home

The pastoral mission of the Mother Teresa Home is to promote safety, stability, and well-being for people who have experienced or been exposed to pressure in regards to their pregnancy. The Mother Teresa Home will achieve this through providing programs that provide shelter, community service, and education referral services for all young mothers in need. For more information please download our brochure.

Contact Us
Phone: (716) 424-0217 or (716) 847-2205

While our ministry greatly appreciates and relies on your donations to serve moms and their children in need; A reminder that if the items are not new or in the package, we ask the following:

  • Donations are accepted by appointment ONLY. Please make an appointment, and should you need to reschedule,
    please let us know for our scheduling purposes call (716) 424-0217.
  • All items MUST BE freshly laundered and free of pet hair, odors, and stains. We are UNABLE to accept or to distribute any items that do not meet these guidelines.
  • If it is toys, books, bouncers, bumbo seats, strollers, etc…anything with a surface, please clean and use disinfectant wipes BEFORE your donation.


Pro-Life Events

03 Oct

National Life Chain

  • 14:00 pm
  • Diocese of Buffalo

The first Sunday in October has traditionally been Life Chain Sunday.

14 Nov

Adoption Mass

  • 12:00 pm
  • OLV Basilica

All are welcome to attend - Birth Parents, Adoptees, Adoptive Parents, Grandparents and other relatives. Call (716) 828-9444 for more info.

08 Dec

National Night of Prayer

  • 21:00 pm
  • Across the Diocese
21 Jan

March for Life

  • 09:00 am
  • Washington D.C.
15 Jan

Pro-Vita Mass 2022

  • 10:30 am
  • St. Joseph Cathedral

Contact Us

Call us at (716) 847-2205 or fax at: (716) 847-2206

Our regular hours are from Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Donate Today

Make a donation to any of our Pro-Life ministries