Respect Life

Respect Life

Respect Life makes parishioners more aware of pro-life issues and needs. Respect Life promotes and participates in the Right to Life Chain the first Sunday of October located in front of St. Joseph Church.  A baby bottle promotion is held in the spring as a fundraiser to support First Way Life Center in Johnsburg.  A Spiritual Adoption Program has been held and concluded with a baby shower to collect items needed for new mothers at First Way.  Each year this ministry supports the Right to Life booth at the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock, IL.

Respect Life relies on the support from parish representatives from the adult and youth groups, religious education team, & clergy. With their assistance, monthly Respect Life banners have been purchased and displayed in front of our church.   

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 815-678-7421 or [email protected]


Special event:

Sunday, December 8, 2019     National Night of Prayer for Life



Please pray for expectant mothers (and fathers) with the following prayer:

Good and gracious God,

You speak to us in the Scriptures that you knew each of us while we were still in our mother's womb. You already know each child now in their mother's wombs.  We humbly ask you to bless these women as they carry their children lovingly, as you carry each of us in your goodness.

Bless these women and their husbands as they prepare for the birth of their children.  Give them strength when they tire, and protect them when they falter.

We ask for your blessing on all expectant mothers and fathers in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.




Pro-Life Prayer Chain



 Public Square Rosary:


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