Helpers of God's Precious Infants (Ottawa–Gatineau)

Our Mission

The Helpers are an international pro-life group founded in New York by Msgr. Philip Reilly in October of 1989. Our main apostolate is prayer at abortion sites.

The Helpers of God's Precious Infants are a group of people committed to maintaining a loving and prayerful presence outside of abortuaries, where God's children are put to death. We unite ourselves with these victims in solidarity with their pain, as they are put to death at this modern day Calvary. We pray in reparation for the injustice being performed on their tiny bodies. Just as Mary and John lovingly stood and prayed beneath Jesus's Cross as he died, we wish to remain with these children in the hour that they are crucified.

We love the unborn children who will be brought there that day. These children have been rejected by their parents and are doomed to die. The only human love they ever encounter in their short lives may be from those of us standing outside.

By reaching out with love, prayer and practical assistance, we hope to help parents accept and protect the life they have conceived so that their child may be born and loved; and that they themselves will not be harmed by the numerous dangers of abortion and be deprived of a lifetime of love from their child.

Mother Teresa, in her home for the dying, had the mission of giving human love to the poorest of the poor who were dying abandoned by all. She picked up discarded people from the streets and cared for them, so that they would not die without ever having experienced the love of Christ.

This is what the Helpers of God's Precious Infants do for the little ones in the wombs of their mothers. We recognize them as our brothers and sisters, welcoming them into the human family. We embrace them spiritually. We stand with them when they die. No one wants to be alone when they die. When our loved ones lay dying in intensive care units, we keep constant watch. Many prayers are said outside of the dying person's room. Even Jesus did not want to be alone before he died. He asked His apostles to watch with Him in prayer through the night. Our loving presence for the children at their hour of death will comfort the Heart of God because they belong to Him.

Mt. 25:40 Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me. (Mt. 25:40)