Office of Respect Life

Role of the Office

The Respect Life Office promotes the Catholic Church’s teachings on respect for, and the legal protection of, every human life from conception to natural death.

Upcoming Events and Related Resources

Midwest March for Life

With encouragement from the Missouri Bishops and the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, we are focusing our Respect Life activities at the state level.

What: Official Missouri Pro-Life March

Date: April 26, 2023
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: Missouri State Capitol,
                 Jefferson City, MO
Who: All families, adults & youth are invited
Cost: FREE
Lunch: Fundraiser Lunch is from 11am-1pm and is hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Please bring your own lunch money.
Option 1:  Ride on your own and we will meet you there.

Option 2:  Bring family, bring friends, and ride with them.  Contact us to have mileage reimbursed, if you wish.  This is made possible through the generous support of Voice for Life.


– Informational Flyer HERE

Voice for Life

The mission of Voice for Life (VFL) is to support life from conception to natural death. We promote awareness and conduct advocacy campaigns in accordance with Catholic teaching on today’s life issues.

VFL’s annual Coloring Contest is for all students and children of our diocese are invited to participate in the Voice of Life contest. The contest is open to children from Kindergarten to 12th grade and includes coloring pages, posters, poetry, essays, and t-shirt designs. There are cash prizes. For information on how to enter click here. Stay tuned for 2024 dates!

Respect Life Issues

– Abortion
– Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia
– Bioethical Issues
– Capital Punishment
– End of Life
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Clemency for Michael Tisius

The state of Missouri will execute Michael on June 6, 2023, unless we move Governor Parson to commute his sentence to life. Please take action in the coming weeks for #ClemencyForMichael.

The Catholic Church is strongly opposed to the death penalty because it disregards the sanctity and dignity of human life. Read the Missouri Catholic Conference statement HERE.

  1. Please consider signing and sharing the Official Advocacy Petition HERE.
  2. Access and share this toolkit to learn Michael Tisius’ story, for concrete action items, sample posts for parish bulletins/FB/Instagram/Twitter, and a sample letter to Governor Parson.

9 Days for Life

9 Days for Life is an annual novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.

Participants can download the novena or sign up to receive the daily prayers via email or text message.

Resources are available to promote and share the novena in your parish, school, or ministry! LEARN MORE

End of Life & Natural Death

The Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) End of Life Guide

Find Post Abortion Healing — Project Rachel

PDF may be found here: English


Sr. Janine Tran

Sr. Janine Tran

Director |

Kim Brayman

Kim Brayman

Administrative Assistant, Project Rachel Ministry/Program Coordinator |