Respect Life Ministry

“We are the people of life because God, in his unconditional love, has given us the Gospel of life and by this same Gospel we have been transformed and saved… we have become a people for life and we are called to act accordingly.”

– John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, #79

We as Catholics are called to build the culture of life and to respect the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death.  The Respect Life Ministry seeks to promote this teaching through awareness, action, and prayer.


560 Units are needed for Indiana Hospital Patients.


Give Blood. Give Hope.


Our Community Needs OUR HELP! The patients in our communities and our hospital partners continue to rely on the generosity of donors. We can only rely on each other for this precious resource. Follow the links below to schedule at a time that is convenient for you. DONUTS FOR DONORS–Every donor will also receive a voucher for a Quack Daddy Donut!

Please Note: You must wait two full days between receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and donating blood.  For example, if you received the vaccine Tuesday, you would be eligible to donate blood on Friday.


St. Maria Goretti Blood Drive

In Versati Bloodmobile in North Parking Lot
Friday, April 9th 2021 (Click here to sign up!)
3:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Saturday, April 10th 2021 (Click here to sign up!)
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Appointments preferred but, walk-ins welcomed!


  • Photo ID is required
  • Eat and Hydrate before donating
  • DO NOT SELF DEFER! Questions about medications, travel, tattoos, etc.? email
  • Donate with friends! Make a new fun, lifesaving tradition!
  • We require our donors to wear masks or face coverings at this time. Thank you for your understanding at this time. We appreciate every donor who’s coming out to lend an arm.
  • Beginning August 17, 2020 the SARS CoV-2 antibody test, AKA COVID-19 Antibody Test (CAT), will be performed on all blood donations as part of our standard testing. For more information click here. Versiti will be conducting this test as we continue to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with the help of our donors.

More questions?

Contact: Kashiun Pierce

Ministry Description

Prayers For Life l Learn More…

Respect Life organizes the events throughout the year which promote the sanctity of life, from conception through natural death.  (Note: The Respect Life Ministry has more events for the unborn as we have other ministries at SMG minister to the poor, the sick, and the elderly.)

Roses For Life

If you or someone you know is expecting a baby, we want to pray for you! A rose with your name on it will be placed in a vase at the foot of the statue of Mary in our church. When the baby is born, you may take your rose as a keepsake. Contact Kathy Lilegdon, 317-908-6930 or with your family name and due date.  

For more information about the Respect Life Ministry or questions about participation in 40 Days for Life, please complete the form below and we will contact you directly:

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