ADVOCATING FOR LIFE

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.

For our records, please provide the contact information on the form regarding the name of the Respect Life Coordinator who is currently serving as the chairperson of your Respect Life Committee at your parish. If you do not have one assigned, PLEASE appoint a new Respect Life Coordinator by filling out the form and returning it to the Office of Respect Life by Friday, August 25, so that your parish is recognized and represented appropriately.

The Commissioning Mass will take place starting at 9:00 am with Bishop Mike Fisher on Saturday, September 23rd at St. Louis Church, Buffalo, as he recertifies the current Coordinators and installs all newly appointed Respect Life Coordinator/s leading the pro-life ministries in our parishes. We hope to see you on the altar supporting your pro-life volunteer in this vital ministry to support them as they take on this most important role. 

Events

Special Mass in honor of the visit of Gianna Emanuela Molla, MD

Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 10:30 am
St. Joseph Cathedral | 50 Franklin St., Buffalo NY

MASS OPEN TO ALL | First-class relic will be available for Veneration following Mass. Your once-in-lifetime chance to meet the daughter of a Saint. 

Afterwards there will be a special luncheon honoring Gianna Emanuela Molla at the Admiral Room (237 Main St., Buffalo NY) RSVP by July 1st. Payable to: St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center, 76 Church St., Buffalo NY 14202 or purchase tickets online here.

For reservations or more information call the Respect Life Office at (716) 847-2205

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 helpline 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
Email: pro-lifeoffice@buffalodiocese.org

MOTHER TERESA HOME MATERIAL DONATION GUIDELINES:

  • Donations are accepted by appointment ONLY. PLEASE call to make an appointment; should you need to reschedule, be sure to contact us. Appointments are necessary to ensure we are available to accept your donations.
  • All clothing and washable fabric 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.
  • For bouncers, highchairs, strollers, etc. – anything with a washable surface – please clean and use disinfectant wipes BEFORE your donation, ensuring items are ready for use by families.
  • All items must be of recent manufacture, meet current safety standards and not be under recall.
  • These precautions help ensure to the best of our ability that families we serve stay safe and healthy!
  • For Monetary Donations: Payable to Mother Teresa Home (208 Stanislaus Street, Buffalo, NY 14212) Donations online also available, see link below.

We appreciate your support and generosity!

RESPECT LIFE

Pro-Life Events

12th Annual St. Gianna Benefit Banquet

St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center 12th Annual Benefit Banquet will be on April 27th at Classics V on 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY at 6:00 pm. The keynote speaker will be Tony McFadden, a pro-life advocate and international speaker on abortion. She is the author of the book, Redeemed: My Journey after Abortion. Special Guest: Honorable Shannon Filbert First Woman Justice/Town of West Seneca

Why attend? We give over 4,300 reasons. That is the number of babies lost to abortion in the eight counties of WNY (last statistics reported in NYS). This is your opportunity to help us in our mission.

$80 per person | Reserved Table or Open Seating (No tickets issued) Deadline is Monday, April 17. | Gift Baskets/Raffle | Cash Bar

Download the brochure here or make your reservation today.

Donate Today

Make a donation to any of our Pro-Life ministries by clicking the link below:

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.