The Pro-Life Ministry Mission Statement:

In response to the Gospel of Life, the Pro-Iife Ministry at Holy Rosary Catholic Church facilitates our communities desire to become instruments of the Hands of God who told us “I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full (Jn 10:10).

We advocate for all life from the pre-born to the aged. We work to create a Culture of Life through active programs and events, regular participation in Respect Life activities, political action to promote life and liberty, and most importantly, through Prayer.




40 Days for Life will run February 26 - April 5. The peaceful, prayerful vigil will be held from 7am - 7pm Monday - Saturday and noon – 6pm on Sunday outside the Planned Parenthood at 8590 Georgetown Rd. Join others from across central Indiana in praying to change hearts and save lives. Holy Rosary has agreed to fill the hours of 3pm-6pm on Saturdays during the vigil. Parishioners are asked to sign up for one of these hours. For more information or to sign up to participate visit or contact Sarah LaVorgna at (317) 371-9113 or


Parish groups are encouraged to participate. Prayer groups, youth groups, the young adult group, mothers' group, Knights of Columbus and alter servers are welcome to join us to pray for an end to abortion.


40 Days - peaceful, prayerful, and powerful.





Pro-Life Film and Lecture Series: 40 Days for Life - Indianapolis Spring Campaign

The Culture of Life is more than opposition to abortion. It is the respect, protection, and celebration of God's great gift. The Pro-Life Film Series features films/documentaries on issues that threaten our natural respect for the dignity and life of the human person. The films are about the human experience and our response to that experience, how we as human beings care for one another in a world which is increasingly telling us anything goes.


The goal of the Pro-Life Film Series is to share information regarding these important issues from a Catholic perspective. Following the film is a discussion with an informed panel comprised of a Priest or Deacon (representing Church authority), a medical professional, a theologian/philosopher and / or expert on the topic of the film.


Past topics have included:

  • Abortion
  • Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia
  • Manufactured Human Reproduction (Egg/Sperm Donation, Surrogacy)
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Research
  • The Death Penalty
  • Human Trafficking


The screening location alternates between Holy Rosary and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Details for upcoming films will be listed here when available.



Panelist: Dr. Casey Delcoco, board certified Family Physician and founder of Magnificat Family Medicine


This discussion took place February 20, 2020.


Click here to listen to the audio recording.




Fr. Ryan McCarthy, Pastor of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

Tim Winn, Dir. of Immigration Legal Services with the Archdiocese of Indpls

Theresa Chamblee, Dir. of Social Concerns with the Archdiocese of Indpls

Tim O’Donnell, Prof. of Philosophy at Ivy Tech & Butler Uni., DRE at St Patrick in Kokomo


This discussion took place September 19, 2019 at the Catholic Center, 1400 N Meridian St.

Videos shown during the presentation and the personal testimony have been edited out from the original for this format.


Click here to listen to the audio recording.



Gabriel Project:

The Great Lakes Gabriel Project serves women and families in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The Gabriel Project at Holy Rosary is a parish ministry which relies on it's parishioners to provide:

PERSONAL SUPPORT Have direct contact with moms as a lead Gabriel Angel or co-angel; serve as a team member with angels when they need a partner to visit a mom.

PRAYER SUPPORT Pray for mothers, babies and Gabriel Angels

PROJECT SUPPORT Pick up, deliver, and organize donations


WHAT the Gabriel Project Ministry at Holy Rosary DOES:

• Pray

• Provide friendship and spiritual support to pregnant women and new mothers in our area

• Share God’s Providence with them by:

    - Giving gifts to the moms to encourage them

    - Giving supplies for the babies


For more information go to

The Faithful Citizens Rosary Walks:

There are those who think that people of faith should keep their faith to themselves, or at least to keep it within the walls of their church buildings. However, one of the founding principles of America is the freedom of religion, the right of all people to worship freely, without government constraint. True worship is a way of life, to exercise one’s faith in all that one does, at work, at school, in the voting booth or in the public square.


We invite you to walk with other faithful citizens as we pray the Holy Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet through the streets of downtown Indianapolis. We pray for the conversion of sinners; for the forgiveness of our personal sins and the sins of our nation; for protection of Life, Holy Matrimony and religious freedom. Religious persecution takes many forms, from beheadings and crucifixions in the Middle East, to the attempted erosion and closing of Catholic institutions serving those in need. Prayer is our first and most powerful offense and defense against persecution in all its forms.


Join us on the fourth Saturday of every month following the 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. The procession leaves from Holy Rosary, travels south on East St. to McCarty St., to Virginia Ave, to East St., and  back to the church, concluding no later than 12 p.m.


It is by being faithful to Christ and His Church that we become faithful citizens of our country. We are Catholics, we are Americans, and we are faithful citizens.


For more information about Faithful Citizens Rosary Walks, please click the image to view the flyer or contact Eric Slaughter at (317) 408-0528 or





*Free parking is available in the Holy Rosary parking lots. See map for locations and the rosary walk route.

Pro-Life Ministry Prayer:

Loving God, Creator of all life, we the members of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Pro Life Ministry beg your blessing on our work.  We dedicate ourselves in constructing a Culture of Life and being a “Voice for the Voiceless” through Your Divine Will.  Open our hearts; dispel our fears, so that we may trust completely in Your Will; knowing without trust and hope, our work cannot bear fruit.  Strengthened by the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, supported by the intercession of the Most Holy Virgin, Mother of God, bless us with the grace to see the Holy Face of Your Incarnate Son in all whom we meet. Amen.


-- by Jerry Mattingly, parishioner and ministry member, January 2014


Parish Prayer to End Abortions:

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