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Respect Life Ministry

D. J. Florian, director of pastoral services
360 Division Avenue S.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4501
Phone: 616-551-4748  Fax: 616-551-5640
Mary Pereira, assistant
Phone: 616-243-3927 (English/Español)
Fax: 616-551-5657
Resources & Upcoming Events
​Resource ​Description
40 Days for Life ​Volunteers are holding a 40-day prayer vigil in front of the last free-standing abortion facility in Grand Rapids. This local campaign is part of an international movement of prayer, fasting, and holding a vigil in front of abortion clinics in an effort to end abortion.
Mass for Life 2016​ ​View photos from the Mass for Life 2016 with Bishop Walkowiak celebrated on January 22nd, the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
March for Life 2016​ ​Read about the diocese's participation in the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Respect Life Program Resources The Respect Life Program, an initiative of the USCCB, 
begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday,
the first Sunday in October
Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage &
Religious Liberty
The U.S. Bishops'  call to prayer, penance, and sacrifice
for the sake of renewing a culture of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country.
Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities | Pro-Life Activities  Resources from the USCCB
Living the Gospel of Life: a Challenge to American Catholics ​A statement by the USCCB, 1998
Annual Symposium on Human Life & Dignity 

2015 - (Capital Punishment & Contraception) Details & resources
2014 - (End of Life & Mental Illness) Details & resources
2013 (Human trafficking & immigration) -
Details & resources

 Upcoming Events