Respect Life Committee

“Whatsoever you do to the least of My brethren, you do unto Me.” – Jesus, Matthew 25.40

Mission Statement

To promote respect for every human life from conception to natural death.

To transform today’s culture of death into a culture of life.

To proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; and that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence


Pray for protection of all human lives.

Raise a helping hand to those in crisis pregnancies, post abortive healing, and needing elder care.

Offer a calendar of pro-life events and support community events.

Lend support to pro-life laws and lawmakers.

Increase membership of the OLR Respect Life Committee

Furnish pro-life materials and workshops on all pro-life topics.

Educate ourselves and others about Catholic teaching on pro-life issues

Get Involved

All across the Upstate, hundreds of people are courageously standing up to protect human life. The time is NOW – this is our chance to stand up for the unborn, the sick, the poor, and the most vulnerable among us!

We are always looking for ways to help people engage their love for life. We are in great need for people to become more involved in our parish in pursuit of these goals.

We look forward to your considering volunteering in the following areas:

  • prayer warriors
  • planning pro-life events
  • Marches for Life
  • Spiritual Adoption and Baby Shower
  • Elder Care Workshop
  • Infant of Prague Devotion

If you wish to find out more about us, please contact us at 864 772 9020 or email Annette Burgess at

Infant of Prague-Pro Life Corner

This contains pro-life material and holy cards, and candles and prayer kneeler. Infant dressed to conform to liturgical seasons. For more information on the Infant of Prague:

Are you struggling with a decision or problem related to abortion or a crisis pregnancy right now?

If so, you’re not alone.

Everyone needs help at one time or another. No one should have to face life’s challenges alone. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are the People of Life. We stand ready to assist you whenever you need help.

If you don’t find the answers to your questions from the agencies cited below, please contact us at 864-772-9020 or email Annette Burgess at


21 Ellison St., Greenville, SC 29607; 864-281-7677;

Piedmont Women’s Center

1146 Grove Rd., Greenville, SC 29605; 864-233-3823 100 Collins Drive, Greer, SC 29651; 864-848-1407

Adoption Services

Child Adoption Services 864-241-2883 and Hope Embraced Adoptions 864-641-8142

Post-Abortion Healing

Call 877-HOPE4ME – The official Project Rachel website provides resources for help and healing after an abortion and miscarriage.

More Resources Prime resource for the Bishops’ policy and teaching statements on pro-life issues. Offers access to federal legislative information and action alerts with tools for contacting Representatives and Senators. Presents accurately what the US Supreme Court said and did in Roe v. Wade and how to correct erroneous decisions through Court or legislative action. The National Catholic Bioethics Center is engaged in education, research, consultation, and publishing to promote the dignity of the human person in health care and life sciences. The most recent scientific advancements and up-to-date reports on ethical issues surrounding stem cell research. Be Not Afraid (BNA) is a private non-profit organization which provides comprehensive case management to parents carrying to term following a prenatal diagnosis. Sidewalk Advocates – Transforming hearts & saving lives through peaceful Sidewalk Advocacy at the abortion facility.