Respect Life Ministry

St. Joan of Arc’s Mass
for Protection of Life

Tuesday ~ January 19, 2021 ~ 6:15 p.m.

Weekly Rosary for Life

Tuesdays after the 6:15 p.m. Mass.

9 Days for Life Novena

Thursday ~ January 21
Friday ~ January 29

For the full novena, including daily suggested actions visit

A Respect Life Mass
 Friday ~ January 22, 2021 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. Joseph Cathedral ~ 212 E Broad St ~ Columbus ~ OH 43215


Bishop Brennan will be the main celebrant.  On this day of the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Roe v. Wade, our diocese will join all dioceses of the United States in observing a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.  The Mass will be livestreamed on the Diocese of Columbus YouTube Channel.  For more information contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at or 614-241-2540.

Roe Remembrance at the West Lawn of the Statehouse
Friday ~ January 22, 2021 ~ Noon to 1 p.m.
Procession from Cathedral to Statehouse following the 10:30 a.m. Respect Life Mass
St. Joseph Cathedral ~ 212 E Broad St ~ Columbus ~ OH 43215


Note: masks and social distancing will be observed.  A streaming option will be available for those who wish to attend from home or watch from school. For updates, visit  Sponsored by the Greater Columbus Right to Life.

For additional Respect Life events visit
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus

Pregnant Resource Centers in Central Ohio


PDHC. Call/text PDHC 24/7 line at 614.444.4411 or the option line 24/7 at 1.800.712.HELP (1.800.712.4357).

Pregnancy Resources of Delaware County. We exist to provide life affirming support and services that strengthen families. We bring the message of life and hope to ladies and families experiencing unplanned pregnancies, and parenting support and education to all parents.
652 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH

Birthright. For more than 50 years, Birthright has been helping women with unplanned pregnancies.
4766 N. High St., Columbus

Women’s Care Center. A non-profit pregnancy resource center that serves moms and babies through free pregnancy testing, limited diagnostic ultrasounds, and educational parent classes.

Abortion Healing Resources in Central Ohio


Bethesda Healing Ministry is a Catholic Christian Ministry of hospitality and healing. Through a community of love and acceptance, all men and women suffering the effects of an abortion are invited and supported.
614.309.0157 or 614.309.2651 (24/7×365)

Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing.
877 HOPE 4 ME (877.467.3463)

Church Teachings/Documents


The Gospel of Life, St. Pope John Paul II
Humana Vitae, Pope Paul VI

The Respect Life Ministry of St. Joan of Arc seeks to help Central Ohio Catholics understand, value, and live out the Catholic vision for respecting life. Respect Life Ministry carries out its work in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Prayer
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Activism


Learn more about the ministry!  If you feel called to join our ministry, please contact us.

Respect Life Coordinator
Pattie Niese