Respect Life Month Special Edition
A Prayer for Life
Father and maker of all, 
you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, 
and fashion human lives in your image and likeness. 
Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands, 
and renew among your people a readiness to nurture 
and sustain your precious gift of life. 
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, 
your Son, who lives and reigns with you 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. 
With many thanks for your continued support of life issues,
The Respect Life Office
Gianna Center Open House
The Gianna Center of Long Island Women’s Health & Fertility highly skilled team is delighted to offer an exciting approach to women’s health care. We provide preventive and specialized obstetrical and gynecologic care to women, honoring their dignity and the sanctity of human life.
Diocesan Pregnancy Support
If you or someone you know of is pregnant Catholic Charities and Catholic Health Services, can provide assistance please contact
1 (855) 301-4CHS or visit 
2018 Respect Life Month Statement
By: Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Chairman USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities
The month of October is annually observed by the Catholic Church in the United States as Respect Life Month. We are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between.
Yet this year, as we approach Respect Life Sunday on October 7, our hearts are heavy with revelations of how those who should be most trustworthy have not only failed in this regard but have inflicted immense evil. As USCCB President Cardinal Daniel DiNardo expressed, "the Body of Christ is lacerated." Read more
Personal Ways To Celebrate
Respect Life Month
Spiritual Adoption Program
The Purpose of the Spiritual Adoption Program is to encourage people to "spiritually adopt" an unborn baby, and to follow their baby along the path to being born.   
  • Encourage parishes, schools and other communities to pray for babies in danger of abortion.
  • Educate adults and children about the development of the pre-born child.
  • Provide mothers in need with assistance at a 'baby shower' of donated baby gifts, or simply celebrate with a 'birthday party' at the conclusion of the program. For more information visit our website
Support a Maternity Residence
Provide these residences with the help they need so that they can continue to help others.  For more information
Pray for Life
Monthly messages with new prayer intentions, short reflections, suggested actions, and more! 

Receive by text message or email.
Pray for Life is the monthly extension of 9 Days for Life.  Sign Up!
Donate to Respect Life
Join the movement!
Respect Life Programs 
November 27, 2018

Providing programs that promote and defend the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.
Celebrate Respect Life Month
In a Group
Rosary and Adoration for Life

Join us at a parish near you for Rosary and Adoration for Life in support of all life issues and concerns. 
Maternity Advent Project
This campaign raises funds to support maternity residences in our diocese. The economic requirements of this ministry are substantial and your active assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Please support the Maternity Advent Project providing pregnancy care to women and families across Long Island. 

Place your order today!! 

Kindly return your gifts by December 25 

Thank you for your support!

9 Days for Life:
January 14-22, 2019
9 Days for Life is a "digital pilgrimage" of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life.

The goal of the program is to introduce young people to the 9 Days for Life novena. For youth or young adult ministries seeking to incorporate the novena into their parish. 

Join to receive the novena through the 9 Days for Life app, daily emails, or daily texts. More Information
March for Life 2019
We all are God's children, made in his image and likeness, and that wherever life was threatened - violence, poverty, hunger, discrimination, abortion - God's People defend it. 

Join us in Washington D.C on
Friday, January 18, 2019
at 11:15 a.m as we march for life. 
Celebrate Respect Life Month
By Taking Action
Take action on public policy matters in New York State through the New York State Catholic Conference's Catholic Action Network (CAN) .
See below for a list of current issues for you to learn more and to take action.
Take action on legislative issues through the The National Committee for a Human Life Amendment (NCHLA)
Celebrate Respect Life Month
Through Education
Respect Life Youth Contest!
All Catholic youth in grades 7 through 12 who live in the Diocese of Rockville Centre and/or attend Catholic elementary schools, high schools or parish programs are invited to participate. 

Contest Deadline
January 25, 2019

Awards Celebration
with Bishop John O. Barres
at the televised 11:00 AM Mass on
May 19th, 2019
at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. 
Respect Life Study Day
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Please join us for a Respect Life study day as we review and discuss the teachings in:

  • Caritas in Veritate- “Charity in Truth”, The last Encyclical of Pope Benedict XVl
  • Veritatis Splendor - “ The Splendor of Truth”, the 10th Encyclical of St. Pope John Paul ll
  • Theology of the Body – Brief biblical insight on St. Pope John Paul ll's catechesis
  •  Additionally we will discuss a brief overview of Respect Life events and Diocesan Pre Cana
Wednesday October 31, 2018
Hope after Abortion
Upcoming Opportunities for Prayer and Healing

An Evening of Prayer for Men Suffering Abortion Loss
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Please register by Monday, November 26, 2018.
All reservations and information will remain confidential.

Respect Life Parish Ministry Educational Overview Training
Now available online for Respect Life Parish Ministry Educational Overview Training. Please go to our    website    to start your training and gain insightful knowledge on Respect Life Issues or Concern's.  

Educación en línea construyendo una cultura de vida, Educación y Formación General Para el Ministerio Parroquial de Respeto a la Vida
El entrenamiento en línea de Educación y formación general para el Ministerio Parroquial del Respeto a la Vida, está ahora disponible. Por favor, vaya a nuestra página del internet para empezar su entrenamiento y obtenga conocimiento profundo sobre asuntos del respeto a la vida y otros asuntos.

Presentations on Respect Life Issues and Concerns
During Respect Life Month we recommended presentations on Human Dignity, Understanding the Principles in Theology of the Body, and Building a Culture of Life – Respect Life For Youth.
Respect Life Month
Local Events
Walk to Prevent Suicide Long Island Walk
October 28, 2018
Jones Beach State Park 1 Ocean Parkway Rd - Wantagh, NY
Register Online | Or Call: 516-869-4215 
After Respect Life Month
Respecting Life All Year Round 
28th National Night of Prayer For Life
January 17-18, 2019
St. Gianna Mass For Women and Families
Saint Agnes Cathedral
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Allison O'Brien, Director 
Patricia Fox, Project Rachel Ministry Coordinator 
Diana Tellis, Ministry/Dept. Assistant 
Ashley Foster, Media Specialist
Sr. Elizabeth A. Geraghty, Volunteer
50 North Park Ave.
F: (516) 536-3473
Rockville Ctr., NY 11570
P: (516) 678-5800
Exts.626 & 381