Respect Life Ministry

Contact: Anne-Marie Miller at mommlr @ hotmail . com
Human life is a precious gift from God the Creator. The Respect Life Ministry of Saint Gilbert seeks to transform our society into a culture of life where every human being is valued and protected from the moment of conception until natural death.
Our purpose is to nourish a respect for life in our parish by proclaiming that every human life is uniquely created in the image of God, that during this life we have responsibilities toward God, self and others. As a part of our greater community, we must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence.
The broad purpose of the Respect Life Ministry is to coordinate parish Respect Life activities. It is also a communication link between the U.S. Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee (USCCB) of Pro-Life Activities (via the diocesan coordinator) and the entire parish.  Following the USCCB's Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, the Respect Life Ministry implements a four-point plan for building a Culture of Life: 1) Education, 2) Pastoral Care, 3) Public Policy and 4) Prayer and Worship.
We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel Brides' Room. Time commitment is very flexible; ministry members can determine the number of events for which they will volunteer.
Ministry News
You are invited to join the RESPECT LIFE Ministry in a viewing of the movie UNPLANNED, on Monday, November 4th, at 7pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Parish Center. Come join us for this thought provoking movie about the life of former Planned Parenthood executive director Abby Johnson.


May, 2019  Our Illinois legislature failed to provide protection and respect for the lives of our most vulnerable citizens.  Please pray and see what we can do on the front lines for support of pregnant moms.
 Roses for Mom...Roses for Life: The annual Right to Life Mother's Day Rose Benefit is Mother's Day Weekend after all the Masses. Fresh cut, long stem red roses are available for a donation. Buy mom a rose or a dozen as a sign of your love and the beauty of all human life and support the Right to Life movement.
The Respect Life Committee sponsors an Annual Aid for Women Baby Shower in the month of May. Check back here for 2020 activity.
Please also consider calling your State Senator to tell them to vote NO on any pro-abortion bills. If your state Senator is Melinda Bush her local number is 847-548-5631 and her Springfield number is 217-782-7353.