The St. Anthony Pro-Life Committee provides information and events to the entire parish in support of the Culture of Life.  Ideas, plus parishioners of any age who want to serve on this planning committee, are always welcome!  Contact:  Paula and Greg Westwood -

Paula Westwood, executive director of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati and coordinator of the St. Anthony Pro-Life Committee with her husband Greg, wrote a wonderful article in the January 19, 2018 issue of the Messenger entitled "Witness for life: Lamp of light in a shadowed world".  Click here to read it!

On Saturdays all year, there is an 8:00 a.m. Mass at Holy Name Church a few blocks down from PP, followed by a Rosary walk to and prayer in front of PP, then return to the church for closing (organized through Helpers of God’s Precious Infants or Mary’s Mantle for Life).


ORLANDO, July 27 – Never-before-released undercover video shows Dr. Suzie Prabhakaran, the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, graphically discussing Planned Parenthood’s late-term "dismemberment" and partial-birth abortion protocols in the context of fetal body part harvesting.
The new video comes as the U.S. Senate is debating provisions to terminate taxpayer subsidies to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business. ...”
“Why is it so difficult for the U.S. Senate to end our tax funds from going to abortionists?” asked Paula Westwood,* Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “No entity that includes killing human beings as part of its mission should receive any government money for any reason.”

On Saturday, June 30th, Father Michael Hennigen of the Diocese of Covington will celebrate the 8:00 a.m. Mass at Holy Name Catholic Church, 2422 Auburn Avenue in Cincinnati and lead a Rosary procession following Mass to Planned Parenthood on Auburn Avenue, just a few blocks from the Church. Service ends at around 10:00 am.
This event is sponsored by LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER, a group whose purpose is to involve our youth more deeply in the PRO-LIFE movement to end abortion. We are requesting all PRO-LIFERS to give JUST TWO HOURS on June 30th, to pray for our country to return to a Culture of LIFE! Please join us! Thank you.

at Holy Name Catholic Church
The fifth Saturday Masses and Prayer Vigils for Life are sponsored by LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER, a group whose purpose is to especially involve our youth more deeply in the growing movement against abortion. The goal of the prayer vigils is to tap into the enthusiasm that our youth demonstrate each January for the March for Life in Washington, D.C. The fifth Saturdays are a “mini-March for Life” throughout the year, with focus on prayer and teaching our youth how powerful it is to use the best spiritual weapon available to us – THE ROSARY.
2018 LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER Prayer Vigil Dates
June 30, 2018

September 29, 2018
December 29, 2018
(Always on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.)
LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER is requesting everyone who is PRO-LIFE, especially our YOUTH, to give JUST TWO HOURS during each Quarter of the year.

Each time we acknowledge our brokenness and bring it to God for healing, we have a new opportunity to experience God’s love and power.” – Richard J. Hauser, S.J., taken from Moving in the Spirit
Is there an abortion experience in your past? Do you want to begin healing your brokenness and come to the love and mercy that God has waiting for you? Let us help. Contact Project Rachel Ministry today by calling our confidential help line 859-393-1547 or email All calls and emails are confidential.

Do you have the compassion and heart to work with women and men who have experienced abortion? The Diocese of Covington Project Rachel Ministry is hosting an information and training session on Saturday, August 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at St. Anne Retreat Center in Melbourne, KY. The day will begin at 8:00 a.m. with Mass, followed by breakfast. The training session will begin at 9:00 a.m., lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by question/answer session. We will end the day with a Rosary dedicated to Our Lady and ask her guidance in our ministry. There is no charge for this training. To make reservations for the Project Rachel Ministry Information and Training, please contact Peggy Piccola at 859-392-1500, ext. 1546 or email by Monday, July 30.

Pro Life New Baby Outreach
Welcome our newest and youngest members to St. Anthony!
This year the Pro Life Committee of St. Anthony began the New Baby Gift Bag Project to celebrate and welcome newly baptized infants to the St. Anthony Parish Family. To date we have delivered 4 Gift Bags to 4 babies and their families.
The gift bag includes: a fleece tied baby blanket made by members of the parish and blessed by Fr. Josiah, a prayer book each for mother and father, a small cuddly lamb with a ribbon that reads "Jesus Loves Me" and a Mass card for a future Mass to be celebrated for the intention of the baby and parents.
If you or someone you know in the parish has recently welcomed a new baby into the family and would like to receive a gift bag, please contact Mary Carol Heidrich at 859-581-9063 or

A girl facing a difficult decision regarding the life of her unborn baby needs YOU. A baby whose mom is thinking about abortion needs YOU. You can help her and her baby. Opportunities for Life is a ministry of the Kentucky Catholic Bishops serving abortion vulnerable women and men. Volunteers offer hope, compassion, options counseling and resources to callers who find the courage to seek help. Volunteers are needed to staff the 24-hour helpline from their homes. If you have a heart for life affirming ministry, please call (888)496-3638 to learn more about this ministry and a training workshop in your diocese.

Learn NFP at home and at your own pace with the Home Study Course from NFP International, Includes Ecological Breastfeeding (it really can space babies), a double-check system of fertility awareness, and Catholic teaching that’s easy to understand. Work with a live instructor by email. Completion certificate. Only $70.00.

Would you like to stay up-to-date of Pro-Life events and issues in our diocese and local community? Email Peggy Piccola at to receive our monthly newsletter. You can also “like” The Many Faces of Pro-Life page on Facebook. Both the newsletter and the Facebook page are excellent ways to stay up-to-date with what’s going on in our community to promote LIFE!

                 -by Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

“Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of [baby's name], the unborn baby I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion".

Say this prayer every day for nine months for a particular but unknown baby in danger of abortion

Pro-Life Rosary Prayer Intentions

Diocese of Covington Pro-Life Office - News and Events

Diocese of Covington Pro-Life Newsletter - Winter 2015 

Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities: Subscriptions

"Heartbeat - Miracle of Life..." video: