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: 8am – 3pm
Location: Jefferson City, MO
Who: All families, adults & youth are invited
Cost: The March itself is free. The cost is $80 per participant and will only cover bus transportation
Registration: Please use this online FORM. Please register as a group with your parish.
Youth and youth chaperones can apply for the Youth Endowment Grant for partial assistance.

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.  The deadline is February 10, 2023. For information on how to enter click here. 

Respect Life Issues

– Abortion
– Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia
– Bioethical Issues
– Capital Punishment
– End of Life
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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 |