Respect Life Ministry

Current Events


USCCB Response on Recent Late-Term Abortion Bills

Please contact your Senators immediately and urge them to co-sponsor and vote for S. 311 and to ask Senate leadership to schedule a floor vote on the bill this week.


Respect Life Mass

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10:30 a.m.
St.Joseph Cathedral
Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, Celebrant

Join us for the annual Respect Life Mass on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad Street, Columbus. Bishop Campbell will serve as main celebrant. On this day of the 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. All are invited. For more information contact, contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at or 614-241-2540. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER.

Roe Remembrance

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Ohio Statehouse, Columbus

Roe Remembrance at the Ohio Statehouse. Greater Columbus Right to Life will sponsor this event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, noon to 1 p.m., at the Ohio Statehouse following the 10:30 a.m. Respect Life Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral. The program will be held in the Statehouse Atrium. Please allow extra time for Statehouse security measures. Stickers, signs, and weapons are not permitted inside. For additional information, visit


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

Respect Life Committee Notes


Annual Calendar of Events

Weekly on Tuesdays—Rosary for Life in Mercy Chapel after evening Mass

August—Parish Festival face painting/ balloon booth

Fall and Spring (during Lent)—40 Days for Life

October—Respect Life Mass as part of October being Respect Life month

JanuaryMarch for Life trip to Washington DC

March—Spiritual Adoption program begins

May—Mother’s Day Collection

Here is an explanation of the crosses that were on our lawn in October 2018.


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