St. Charles Borromeo has a comprehensive Respect Life ministry supporting the Culture of Life. The committee generally meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Convent.  

The Respect Life Committee networks with many other Respect Life organizations and ministries in our area. So, there are more opportunities for involvement than you see here.

For more information on the ministries below or on ones not listed here, contact:

Aileen Carrell
Respect Life Committee Chair
253–507–8812

Prayer and intercession — prayer is powerful!

Spiritual Adoption

This is an intercessory prayer ministry for babies in danger of abortion and their families. It runs from January through October. Check the parish bulletin and homepage for dates every January.

For information on how to establish a Spiritual Adoption ministry, click here.

Prayer Vigil

A 4-hour Vigil for Life from 9 p.m.–1 a.m. bridging the Feasts of the Immaculate Conception and St. Juan Diego.

Witnessing — make a stand for life

40 Days for Life

A twice per year, national prayer vigil outside local abortion clinics. Check the parish bulleting and homepage for dates closer to the event. Note the spring campaign always begins on Ash Wednesday.

For more information, contact:

Robbie Steen
253–564–7759


Weekly Vigils

Throughout the year, Tacoma Stands Up For Life conducts prayer vigils on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 a.m.–noon.

For more information, contact

Deacon Steve McGlone
Deacon and Pastoral Assistant for Administration
253–564–5185, ext. 3014

Advocacy — speak for those who have no voice

Washington State March for Life

This event occurs every January. The Knights of Columbus generously provide a bus to take parishioners to the march.

For more information, contact:

Aileen Carrell
Respect Life Committee Chair
253–507–8812

Assistance — help mothers and families support life

Gabriel Project

This parish based ministry — part of a national movement — provides emotional, spiritual and material support to women and families in crisis pregnancies. The Gabriel Project committee generally meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Convent.

For more information, contact:

Karol Mauss
Gabriel Project Committee Chair
253–851–3151

Our Lady of Guadalupe Maternity Center

Located in Lakewood next to St. Frances Cabrini Church, this outreach provides families and infants with car seats, diapers and clothing. Open Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m.–noon.

For more information, contact:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Maternity Center
253–582–3384

Healing — bring Christ's peace to those suffering from the effects of abortion

Project Rachel

This ministry out of Catholic Community Services offers women and men hope and healing after abortion through the Rachel's Vineyard Healing Retreats and one-on-one counseling.

For more information, contact:

Project Rachel Hotline
800–822–HOPE (4673)
En Español: 206-450-7814

All inquiries are strictly confidential