Respect Life

Mary Pesarchick, Chairperson

Barbara Pelosi

Mission Statement
The St. Gregory the Great Respect Life Ministry, believing in the sacredness of life from conception to natural death, and in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church that human life is a gift from God, is committed to sharing this truth with others through prayer, education, and legislation.


What You Can Do

Join the "Warriors of Love" 101.7FM The Station of the Cross invites you to publicly take a stand on behalf of humanity. Come pray the Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy from 8:15-9:45AM every Saturday outside of the WomenServices clinic at 2500 Main Street. Intercede with sacrificial love for the end of abortion, the healing of hearts, the conversion of lives, and the salvation of souls. For more information see the Station of the Cross website at

LET YOUR CATHOLIC VOICE BE HEARD! The NYS Catholic Conference is the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in New York State. Visit their website to find information on proposed legislation, voter guides, and other important news relating to pro-life issues in New York. While you're there, join the Catholic Advocacy Network. Stand with thousands of others to work for justice in society and promote the values important to our faith. 

Where to Go for Help and Information

For a Crisis Pregnancy (Counseling, Maternity and Baby Needs): 

*National Option Line: 1-800-395-HELP (4357)

*St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Care Center (Diocese of Buffalo): 847-2205 

*Buffalo Pregnancy Care Center : 833-7100 

*Tonawanda Pregnancy Information Center: 694-8623

*St. Luke's Mission of Mercy: 894-4471

*Harvest House Baby and Children's Ministry: 824-7818

*Catholic Charities: 856-4494

For Help After Abortion:

"Forgiven and Set Free" Ministry--Summit Life Outreach Ctr., Niagara Falls: Contact Barb at (716) 830-7136 or Christie at 531-0451.

*Project Rachel (Diocese of Buffalo Office of Pro-life Activities): 847-2205

*Silent No More Campaign (Priests for Life)

For Information on Natural Family Planning:

Catholic Health Systems Services:

Sisters Hospital--862-1944
Mercy Hospital--828-2438 
Mt. St. Mary's Hospital (Lewiston)--298-2385

*Pope Paul VI Institute

*Natural Family Planning Outreach

*U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

For Catholic Teaching on Pro-life Issues: (Assisted Suicide, Capital Punishment, Cloning, Contraception, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, End of Life Issues/Euthanasia, IVF and Reproductive Technology, etc.):

*U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

*Priests for Life