Tri-Parish Pro-Life Ministry


Mission Statement
The mission of the Tri-Parish Pro-Life Ministry is to promote respect for human life from conception to natural death as set forth in the papal encyclical Evangelium Vitae, The Gospel of Life, which tells us that all human life is sacred, for we have been created in the Image and Likeness of God.

The Tri-Parish Pro-Life Ministry was begun in 2009 to encourage, educate, and support a culture of LIFE in the three Battle Creek parishes.  The group usually meets every other month on the third Thursday at 7:00 pm.  The location alternates between the St. Philip and St. Joseph sites.  Please consult your bulletin for details or contact Cathy Hirzel at 968-4639 or if you would like to be added to the email list.

Some of the group’s activities include:

  • Epiphany Collection of baby items
  • Financial support for those attending the Washington, DC March for Life in January
  • Cemetery Prayer Service for the Unborn in January
  • Honoring our parents on Mother’s and Father’s Day
  • Spiritual Adoption Prayer Program and Baby Shower
  • Supporting Alternatives of Battle Creek (a pro-life pregnancy center)
    • Tri-Parish “Change for Life” fundraiser
    • Participating in the Alternatives Walk for Life and Golf Outing
    • Attending the October Alternatives Gala fundraiser
    • Donating items for their clothing room
  • Life Chain on Respect Life Sunday in October
  • Annual Tri-Parish Pro-Life dinner/speaker event during October
  • Supporting Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo


If you would like more information, please contact  President Patrick Hirzel at 269-968-4639 or                     chirzel@