Many parishes around the Archdiocese conduct incredible pro-life activities to help build the Culture of Life.
If your parish is hosting an event, please contact Dawn Fitzpatrick at [email protected]ago.org to have your flyer added to this website.
Come join us at ECHO Chicago 2022!
Join Brian Butler and the Dumb Ox Ministry Team, along with our local Archdiocese of Chicago Chastity Education Initiative Team for the ECHO Chicago 2022 Summer Retreat! Brian Butler is the executive director and co-founder of Dumb Ox Ministries, which cultivates chastity and authentic masculinity and femininity with teens, young adults and families via the lens of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Brian has authored several books and programs, including “YOU: Life, Love & Theology of the Body.”
The ECHO Chicago is a Theology of the Body Weekend Retreat for young adults. At ECHO, we dive into, unpack and process the themes of prayer, our identity and our mission to love. We are all created to be in personal relationship with God, and each of us are created as a unique, unrepeatable man or woman with a vocation to love like God. This ECHO will be an overnight retreat. We will begin on Friday evening of June 24th and will conclude on Sunday evening of June 26th.
The ECHO Chicago is for young adults only. Young adults must be at least 18 years of age and one year out of high school to qualify for the ECHO Chicago 2022. The weekend retreat has limited space so please register early to ensure your spot.
3700 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655
$299 (including dorm room accommodations, meals for the weekend and all the fun sessions)
Additional $25 to rent linens.
Please send via mail if you plan to pay with cash or check at:
OHDS - Respect Life Ministry
3525 South Lake Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653-1402
(check payable to: Archdiocese of Chicago, Memo: ECHO Chicago 2022)
Limited financial aid is available. If you have a financial hardship, please contact: [email protected]. We will be happy to discuss options to help you attend!
Click here to register for ECHO Chicago 2022.
Made for More has been rescheduled for Tuesday April 5, 2022 and Wednesday April 6, 2022.
Made for More is an inspired blend of teaching, live music and art that taps the deepest desires of the human heart revealing their ultimate purpose and goal. Want to be inspired by beauty and the wisdom of the Church? Join Christopher West and Mike Mangione as they offer a vision of the Gospel like you’ve never heard through the lens of Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.
The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Chastity Education Initiative will be hosting two evenings of "Made for More."
All tickets purchased for the originally scheduled 2020 event will be honored on the 2022 event dates.
For more information, please contact Dawn Fitzpatrick at 312.534.5355 or [email protected].
January 20–23, 2022
The National March for Life is back in person this January! Join the Chastity Education Initiative of Respect Life Ministries to march for the sanctity of life in Washington, D.C. and attend three days of related activities. Young adults, adults and families are welcome. Any participants who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The trip includes bus transportation from Chicago to the Westin City Center in D.C., which is the official archdiocesan group hotel, as well as a group t-shirt. The cost for this trip, not including hotel, is $175 per person.
Individuals are responsible for making their own hotel reservation. You are encouraged, but not required, to stay at the Westin City Center as this is where the archdiocesan bus will pick up and drop off for events throughout the trip. Make hotel reservations at the group rate of $125 per night plus tax by clicking here. You may have up to 4 people registered in one room at this rate.
If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Fitzpatrick at 312.534.5335 or [email protected].
March for Life Chicago Convention
Hilton Hotel — 720 South Michigan Avenue
Doors open at 8 a.m.
Rally from 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Rally praise and worship leaders are Mark and Abby Dufrene.
Mark and Abby Dufrene are from a small town in South Louisiana and have 2 young boys, Fulton and John Paul. Chasing around their two toddlers is hard, but also a ton of fun, teaching them so much through day-to-day life—loving, forgiving, serving, and praying together every day.
Mark is a private practice counselor, Catholic mindset coach, and musician. His gift of music has allowed him the chance to play in all kinds of places for all kinds of people, in churches, bars, theaters, hunting camps, homes, rallies, and everywhere in between. Mark writes his own music as well. He mixes elements of folk, blues, and singer-songwriter style; Mark’s first album, Living in Between, is set to be released in early 2022.
Abby is an occupational therapist, Catholic mindset coach, and a forever learner. Abby’s love for learning led her and Mark as a young, dating couple, to a teaching known as the Theology of the Body, written by St. John Paul II (now you know where they got their second son’s name!). This teaching rocked their world and revealed to them for the first time the gift and dignity of every person. Since then, they have enjoyed ministering alongside Brian Butler and the rest of the team at Dumb Ox Ministries, journeying with teens, young adults, and married couples. They enjoy sharing at events, retreats, and missions what God has done (& still is doing) in their hearts and in their family.
4 p.m. with Bishop Mark Bartosic
$15 per person for the Youth Rally.
Convention and Mass are free.
Registration for the convention is required at marchforlifechicago.org in order to attend Youth Rally.
Contact Dawn Fitzpatrick at [email protected] with any questions.
Visit marchforlifechicago.org for more information.
The Tabor Life Institute invites you to join us for a unique black tie optional benefit concert. This event will be unlike any other Pro-Life Fundraising event you have attended in the past. We invite you to get dressed up and enjoy the music and ministry of Catholic Singer & Songwriter Danielle Rose as she performs her Culture of Life album in the historic Athenaeum Theatre located in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.
2936 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Pre-Concert Event - 5:30 p.m.
Theater Doors Open - 6 p.m.
Concert - 7 - 9:30 p.m.
The Tabor Life Institute is excited to team up with the Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture and Catholic singer/songwriter Danielle Rose to offer this one of a kind concert to support the life saving work of ten local Catholic Pro-Life Organizations. The evening will include a pre-concert event for VIP & Premium ticket holders where they can mingle with representatives of each organization while enjoying a few drinks and hors d'oeuvres. During the multi-media concert, each organization will have the opportunity to introduce a song from Danielle's Culture of Life album that represents the work they do to promote a culture of life in the greater Chicagoland area.
The Tabor Life Institute will be donating all proceeds from this event equally to the featured Pro-Life Organizations. Be sure to take a look at the Additional Support section on this page. Your support will help ensure the success of this event. You can also help us spread the word by downloading the flyer and sharing it with your friends and family.
To learn more about this event you can visit the event page at cultureoflifeconcert.com.
All proceeds from the concert will be divided equally among the featured organizations. However, you can show your support for The Chastity Education Initiative by using this ticketing link to purchase tickets in their name. You can also use the promo code DIGNITY when purchasing tickets from the general ticketing page.
The Respect Life Advocacy Day has been cancelled to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Please check this website periodically for any developments regarding the event and potential rescheduling.
Come join us in Springfield to meet with our legislators to oppose the repeal of Parental Notification of Abortion for minors, and to protect our pregnancy centers against immoral practices.
When: April 1st 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Meet the buses at the following locations:
Cost: $25 lunch included
For more information please contact Respect Life Ministries at 312.534.5355.
Registration is available by visiting here.
Many of our young people are experiencing hurts and confusion that stem from a profound lack of knowledge and security in our true identity as created in God’s image and likeness. Simply put, we have forgotten the immense love that God has for us and how wonderfully He has created us to love and be loved.
St. Pope John Paul II devoted his Wednesday audiences from 1979 to 1984 to present an in-depth biblical explanation of the mystery of marriage and human sexuality. It is these series of Wednesday audiences that is collectively known as the “Theology of the Body.” With this catechesis, we can begin to discover the very structure and deepest reality of our human identity. It is not only a teaching but a gentle yet bold invitation to begin to find our place in the cosmos and begin to penetrate the mystery of the Trinitarian God. The very moment we dive into this rich teaching of our Catholic Church, we will never see the world and our faith the same way again. This life changing catechesis is by no means a departure from the Church’s heritage, but an authentic development of it. Through the “Theology of the Body,” our teens, young adults, and families can discover, pursue, and live out their own individual call to love with Christ’s love.
If you want to learn more, we invite you to explore the “Theology of the Body” with us. Our young people are searching for answers to deep questions like, “Who am I?” and “Where am I called to go?” We recognize the need to bring forth resources to our Schools and Parishes (Catechetical Program, Family Ministry, Young Adults, and Youth Ministry), as well as to equip ourselves to be able to speak to young people with the lens of the “Theology of the Body.” Please visit our website regularly to be informed of Theology of the Body Events and Trainings in and around the Archdiocese of Chicago. And do let us know if you have a Theology of the Body Parish/School events that we can help promote. Please email [email protected] and let him know of the details. We look forward to hearing from you.