Respect Life

To educate, witness and promote recognition of the God-given sanctity and dignity
of all human life from conception until natural death.
~Mission Statement

Present Goals

  • Increase awareness of The Gospel of Life and how Catholics can make a difference in our anti-life culture.
  • Support parishioners in obtaining resources and participating in pro-active Respect Life initiatives.

 Donations Needed for Women's Support Center of Milwaukee, Inc.

Due to the number of women and children that come to the Center, we are in need of donations. 

There are a few items that we are especially in need of at this time: 

  • -New OR Used Strollers (Double or Single)
  • -Diapers Size 4, 5, 6 
  • -New Infant Car Seats

Please call the Women's Support Center to arrange drop-off.


The first Thursday of each month, September through June, 7:00 p.m.
Please check the bulletin for location.


All are welcome!  There are eight active members and several supporting members. 

Ongoing Events

Friday Morning Prayer for Life
Immediately following 8:15 a.m. Mass, in the Eucharistic Chapel.

Holy Hour for the Unborn
The fourth Wednesday of every month, 7:00-8:00 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (8500 W. Coldspring Rd., Greenfield).

Volunteer Opportunities

Women's Support Centers of Milwaukee, Inc.,
Provides pregnancy support and education

  • Baby Bottle Campaign: Empty baby bottles, to be taken home and filled with a monetary donation, can be picked up and returned at the Communication Center. All proceeds are appreciated and carefully used by Women's Support Centers of Milwaukee, Inc.
  • Fleece or knit baby blankets or shawls: Volunteers make blankets to be donated to the Women's Support Centers of Milwaukee, Inc.
  • Tours and volunteer opportunities: Available by request.
  • Annual Parish Lenten Collection: Baby items and donations are collected for Women's Support Centers of Milwaukee, Inc.
  • Christmas Circle of Love: Requests from Women's Support Centers of Milwaukee, Inc. are submitted to St. Mary's annual Circle of Love Campaign.  Parishioners can then choose an envelope from the tree, fulfill the request, and place items under the Christmas tree to be delivered to Women's Support Centers of Milwaukee, Inc.

Respect Life Month Initiatives

The U.S. Bishops have designated October as “Respect Life Month.”

  • Life Chain: A one-hour event on “Respect Life Sunday,” the first Sunday in October, in which participants stand peacefully, prayerfully, and politely along a designated roadside as a witness against the shedding of innocent blood before God, our neighbors, the community, and our political leaders.  
  • Spiritual Adoption: A nine-month education and prayer project.  Parishioners are invited to spiritually adopt an unknown baby who has recently been conceived and is in danger of abortion. Volunteers pray for their spiritually adopted baby and mother each day for nine months   Information about the baby's growth and development in the womb is on display in the Communication Center.
  • 40 Days for Life: A bi-annual national pro-life campaign to end abortion in America through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil, held during Lent and each fall coinciding with Respect Life Month.  In Milwaukee alone, there have been over 300 families and their babies saved from abortion since 2010.
  • October White Ribbon Anti-Pornography Awareness: A campaign to bring awareness of the harmful effects of pornography on our society and action that can be taken.

Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Information on Archdiocesan activities and participation in the March for Life will be advertised in the bulletin.

Respect Life Presentations, Campaigns, and Speakers

Events at St. Mary, cluster parishes, the Archdiocese, and the state level will be promoted in the bulletin.

View Fr. Dominic's Presentation
"How We Can All Cherish Life, Our Most Invaluable Treasure, Yes! We are a Masterpiece of God's creation."

Respect Life Resources

  Get Connected

Visit Women's Support Centers of Milwaukee, Inc.

(414) 934-8888

2051 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233


Financial contributions can be made
directly to Women's Support Centers of Milwaukee, Inc.
via the website link above.

Contact Us

Eva Melenchuk
Respect Life Liaison
(414) 529-3683

Mary Forecki
Respect Life Liaison
(414) 529-9663

Pam Lownik
Director of Social Concerns & Outreach
(414) 425-2174, ext. 256