Join us for an inspirational day of Mass, dynamic speakers on the Gospel of Life, fellowship, prayer and respect life awards at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis (in-person or virtually)! 

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*** 2021 Gospel of Life Speakers ***

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See your parish, pro-life ministry, organization or business featured here! Learn more about sponsorship opportunities. Download our sponsorship form here..pdf

*** Featured Walking with Moms in Mercy & Joy Ministry Partner *** 

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Convention Line-Up

Morning Session - 9 a.m. (doors open) to 1 p.m.*   

Holy Mass - 9:30 a.m. 

  • Most Rev. Joseph F. Naumann, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS & Chairman, USCCB Pro-Life Secretariat

Welcome & Opening Remarks - 11 a.m.

  • Emcee Debbie Schlapprizzi, Splendor of You/EWTN
  • Cynthia Haehnel, Director of Respect Life & Social Responsibility, Archdiocese of St. Louis

Awards Presentation

  • Cardinal Carberry Award
  • Friends for Life Awards
  • Featured Walking with Moms in Mercy & Joy Ministry Partner

Luncheon/Gospel of Life Speaker #1 - 12 p.m. 

  • Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann

Afternoon Session - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.*    

Welcome Back

Gospel of Life Speaker #2 - 1:45 p.m. 

  • Mary McClusky, Assistant Director of Project Rachel Ministry, USCCB Pro-Life Secretariat

Youth & Young Adult Awards Presentation - 2:15 p.m. 

  • Pro-Life Video Challenge
  • Respect Life Creative Writing Contest

Gospel of Life Speaker #3 - 3 p.m. 

  • Catherine Glenn Foster, Chief Executive Officer, Americans United for Life

Final Prayer & Blessing - 3:30 p.m. 

  • Most Reverend Mitchell T. Rozanski, Archbishop of St. Louis, MO

* All times are approximate only. Please refer to your Convention booklet available the day of the event for the final schedule. 

*** 2021 Pro-Life Video Challenge ***

2020 Winner: Sr. Peter Marie Tran, FSGM

Are you a young Catholic 13-39 who is passionate about the pro-life cause? Do you live or go to school in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis? Then enter the 2021 Respect Life Apostolate's Pro-Life Video Challenge and you could win a $500 prize! Create a 1-5 minute video on the theme, Walking with Moms in Mercy & Joy!

The winning video will be announced and played during the awards luncheon at the 45th Annual Respect Life Convention. The 2021 contest runs through Thursday, September 30. 

*** Help Us Spread the Word ***

The virtual live-stream option -- in addition to our in-person audience -- gives us unlimited potential to reach those outside of the St. Louis area with the Gospel of Life! Please help us the Respect Life Apostolate spread the word by sharing the files and links below! 

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Please contact us at or 314.792.5555 (leave us a detailed voicemail if we're not immediately available).


Please note: To ensure the health and safety of all, masks will be required of all in-person participants in the public areas of the event venue.

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