St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Life Resources

Respect Life Resources 

"All human life-from the moment of conception and through all subsequent stages-is sacred, because human life is created in the image and likeness of God. Nothing surpasses the greatness or dignity of a human person...If a person's right to life is violated at the moment in which he is first conceived in his mother's womb, an indirect blow is struck also at the whole moral order." 

- Pope John Paul II 



Call Holy Family Catholic Clinic for “Abortion reversal” including internal medicine, maternal, and child health. (503) 994-4353.


Pregnancy Help

To help pregnant moms in our own community, please go to: https://www.ollparish.com/serve/love-others/ and click “Find Help.”

Healing After Abortion

If you are suffering after abortion, experience a Rachel's Vineyard healing weekend sponsored by Project Aurora.  www.project-aurora.org.  Upcoming Retreat:  Eugene: October 25-27, 2022.  Call Alyson 541-350-6960 or Info@project-aurora.org.

Mother and Child Education Center

A place where mothers and those caring for children, can receive support and resources before, during, and after pregnancy. You can get things like maternity clothes, baby clothes, diapers, books and more. Classes are also offered on various topics. Call (503) 249-5801 English or (503) 913-9360 Español. 1515 NE 41st Ave Portland, OR 97232  Monday – Thursday: 10am – 5pm • Friday: 10am – 3pm • Weekends: CLOSED Contact: mauraw@momchildpdx.org

Caring for Loved Ones at Life’s End

We are created to depend upon one another and walk together in suffering. But when loved ones approach life’s end, we may not know how to provide compassionate care. Surround your friend or family member with love, support, and companionship that are “anchored in unconditional respect for their human dignity, beginning with respect for the inherent value of their lives” (To Live Each Day with Dignity, USCCB). 

PDF Downloadable Resources: 

End of Life Flyer (PDF) 

Caring for Loved Ones at End of Life Flyer  (PDF) 

Reach out!  Here are 10 tips on how we can compassionately care for them.

  1. Invite God in.
  2. Listen.
  3. Inform yourself.
  4. Be steadfast in compassion.
  5. Help them achieve closure.
  6. Provide opportunities for resolution.
  7. Reminisce.
  8. Provide a peaceful atmosphere.
  9. Show tenderness.
  10. Bear their transition patiently.

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Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec has suggested that individuals should speak with people who are nearing the end of their lives...“tell that person that he or she has a great worth in your eyes and will always be able to count on your presence," the Canadian primate suggested. He said that the results of these conversations would shed light on the question of assisted suicide, because when people facing terminal illness feel that they are loved, they rarely wish to end their own lives. The demands for assisted suicide, the cardinal said, "disappear when someone is well accompanied." catholicculture.org