Respect Life Sunday/Life Chain

October 1, 2023

Celebrate Respect Life Sunday in your parish, school, and community. On this day, the international Life Chain also takes place in many parishes throughout the Archdiocese that same afternoon. This ecumenical pro-life event, which started in 1987, unites thousands each year in peaceful pro-life prayer and witness throughout North America. Click the link below for a list of known participating Archdiocesan parishes and locations, which will also appear in the St. Louis Review in late September. Is there a local chain not listed? Email [email protected] to be included. 

Archdiocesan Life Chains

Rededication of Rachel’s Healing Garden

October 5, 2023

On Thursday, October 5, at 2 p.m., the RLA will host a Rededication Prayer Service of the Rachel’s Healing Garden located in Resurrection Cemetery (6901 MacKenzie Rd., Affton, MO 63123). Volunteers from the Laudato Si Garden Club have worked hard to beautify the garden over the last two years. This garden is a peaceful place for those suffering from abortion to find God’s mercy and comfort. We hope you can join us for our Rededication Ceremony.


Naming & Commendation Rite
October 8, 2023

All are welcome to attend Naming & Commendation at St. Monica Parish on Sunday, October 8 at 2 p.m., a prayer service developed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis to meet the needs of families whose child died before birth for any reason (including miscarriage, accident, abortion, or still birth). Parents and families of any religious background are invited to attend, whether the loss was recent or long ago. 

The rite will offer parents and families and opportunity to name the child, bring peaceful closure to great loss, and unite with our merciful God. 

  • To RSVP or for more information about the October 8 prayer rite, please contact [email protected] or 314-484-6121. 

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RLA 50th Anniversary Conference

October 15, 2023

On Sunday, October 15, the RLA will host its 50th Anniversary Conference. Join us for an inspirational and educational day at the Cardinal Rigali Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn the latest from local, state, and national Catholic and prolife leaders. The conference begins with Mass at 9 a.m. followed by light refreshments, presentations on timely topics, lunch, ministry partner fair, networking, and fellowship. Registration opens on Tuesday, August 15. 

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Archdiocesan Celebration of Life Mass

October 21, 2023

On Saturday, October 21, the Archdiocesan Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 8 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica. RLA Spiritual Director Fr. Mark Madden will celebrate Mass, with Exposition, Rosary and Benediction to follow. The event will conclude with a reception and fellowship in Boland Hall.