Pro-Life Committee

“We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence.”

– United State Catholic Conference of Bishops

Below is a brief listing of several current and upcoming Pro-Life Committee activities and issues. The Pro-Life Committee at Immaculate Conception Parish encourages and invites all members of our parish community to participate with us in support of human life. For further information about the Pro-Life Committee or the activities and issues below, you are invited to contact Pro-Life Committee Chairman Tom Fennessey at 573-893-5989.

40 Days for Life is a nationwide effort to end abortion through participation in peaceful prayer and witness in front of local abortion businesses.

We invite members of our parish to visit the link above to sign up for vigil hours in front of the Planned Parenthood facility in Columbia, Missouri.

Immaculate Conception Parish is sponsoring a bus trip on January 18-21, 2023 to attend the National March For Life in Washington, DC. We have limited room on the bus for additional students (Grades 8-12) and parents (or approved chaperones). For proper supervision, we would ask that there be 1 adult attendee for every 3 student attendees. All adult attendees must be VIRTUS compliant. The cost of the trip including bus transportation and hotel lodging is $300 per person. For a registration packet with further information and forms, please email the parish office. Registration with payment in full will be accepted while space remains available and must be received by November 30.

This pilgrimage is a wonderful opportunity to put our faith into action and offer witness for the dignity of human life, and we encourage you to join us!

State & Federal Tax Benefits for Supporting Pro-Life Organizations – Are you interested in donating to support local Pro-Life organizations and getting a state tax credit for 70% of your donation ($100 minimum)? If so, there are several local organizations such as Birthright, Pregnancy Help Center, and St Raymond’s Society (see descriptions below) who would be willing to talk with you about doing so. Additionally, you may also be interested in talking with them about other federal and state tax benefits associated with donating part or all of a Required Minimum Distribution from an Individual Retirement Account. Your tax advisor can give you further information regarding your specific situation and the above donation options.

Pro-Life volunteer opportunities


Hotline: 1-800-550-4900

  • Information about: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Adoption, Prenatal Care, Community Programs, Parenting skills, Child Care

  • Referrals for: Medical Support, Financial Resources, Housing, Legal, Social Assistance, Professional Counseling

  • Free Resources: Pregnancy Tests, Maternity and Baby Items, Live Chat through our website

Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri

call (573) 644-6635

text (573) 645-3848

Services: Pregnancy testing, ultrasound, counseling, men mentoring, maternity needs, financial assistance, parenting classes, abstinence until marriage.

St. Raymond's Society


Services: Transitional housing for up to seven women and their babies.