Issue 102 | October 2019
Welcome to Respect Life Month
You're invited to join Catholics nationwide in celebrating Respect Life Month this October with the message "Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life"!
Information & Resources
Resources available in English and Spanish
Order materials from the program
“Ya Gotta Believe!” Bishop Barres
New Pastoral Letter
Read the new pastoral letter to the people of God of the Diocese Of Rockville Centre Celebrating the October 16, 2019, 50th Anniversary Of The 1969 Amazin’ Mets Winning The World Series. Read letter
+ EDUCATION
Respect Life Reflection
Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life

From the time we are knit together in our mothers’ wombs until we take our final breaths, each moment of our lives is a gift from God. While every season of life brings its own challenges and trials, each season also gives us new opportunities to grow in our relationship with God.

​Today the gift of life is threatened in countless ways. Those who are most vulnerable, rather than receiving the protection they deserve, are all too often seen as a burden and as expendable. As new attacks on human life continue to emerge, we can be tempted to despair, but Christ instead offers us unfailing hope.
+ PRAYER & WORSHIP
Prayer for the Intercession of Saint Gianna Molla

Patron Saint of Mothers, Physicians,
and Preborn Children

O compassionate Saint Gianna,
physician and caregiver to the poor, the elderly,
to children and expectant mothers,
look lovingly upon my humble prayer,
and intercede for me with our Heavenly Father.

or
Oración por la Intercesión de Santa Gianna Molla

Santa Patrona de las madres, de los médicos y de los niños no nacidos

O compasiva Santa Gianna,
médico que cuida a los pobres, a los ancianos,
a los niños y a las madres embarazadas,
considera amorosamente mi humilde oración,
e intercede por mi ante nuestro Padre Celestial.

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.   Read More
9 Days for Life
9 Days for Life is a "digital pilgrimage" of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life.
Join to receive the novena through the 9 Days for Life app, daily emails, or daily texts. More Information
+   ADVOCACY & PUBLIC POLICY
USCCB Poll: Americans Support Conscience Protection for Healthcare Professionals
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two new polls have revealed widespread discrimination against healthcare workers of faith, as well as broad public support for conscience rights laws and protections. The findings were released today by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committees on Pro-Life Activities; Religious Liberty. Read more
March for Life 2020
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 24, 2020 as we march for life. 


TAKE ACTION 
Take action on public policy matters in New York State through the New York State Catholic Conference's Catholic Action Network (CAN) .
Take action on legislative issues through the The National Committee for a Human Life Amendment (NCHLA)
See below for a list of current issues for you to learn more and to take action.
Information on Abortion Expansion Legislation (Reproductive Health Act)
+ CARE AND SERVICES
Gianna Center of Long Island
Women's Health & Fertility
Comprehensive, Cooperative: A Unique New Approach to Women's Health and Wellness
The Gianna Center of Long Island for Women’s Health & Fertility offers an exciting approach to women’s health care.
Our highly skilled team provides preventive and specialized fertility, infertility and other related women's health needs, honoring their dignity and the sanctity of human life. While we are successfully able to address male infertility as well, we are uniquely qualified to care for women of all ages and at all stages of life.

For more information: 1 (855) 301-4CHS or visit  chsli.org/pregnancy-support-services
Now Registering Engaged and Married Couples for Fall Classes!
Introductory Fertility Care Class for Pre Cana Couples
  • Know your Body
  • Learn about your fertility
  • Deepen intimacy in Marriage
  • Plan your Family Naturally
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
at 7:00 pm
Gianna Center for Women's Health & Fertility
661 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon NY (map)
Gabriel's Courage
Catholic Health Services 
Support, information & encouragement for carrying your baby to term with an adverse prenatal diagnosis. There are few things more frightening in life than finding out your baby may not be healthy. The fear of the unknown and the pressure to terminate can be intense. You are not alone.
Perinatal Mood Disorders
Catholic Health Services 
Supporting mothers who are coping with depression or anxiety during pregnancy or after the birth of her birth. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorder is the leading medical complication related to childbearing. These feelings could be anytime within the first 12 months after having a baby. 

For more information contact
(631) 376- HOPE or email circleofhope@chsli.org
POST-ABORTION MINISTRY
Project Rachel Hope After Abortion
Do you know someone who is suffering abortion loss? Project Rachel is a ministry about finding hope and healing after abortion. 

For more information, visit the Project Rachel Hope
After Abortion   website , call the Respect Life Office's confidential phoneline: 1-888-456-HOPE(se habla espanol) 
1-516-766 2538, email   projectrachel@drvc.org  to begin healing after abortion loss. 

 En Español:   Esperanzaposaborto.org
Upcoming Opportunity for Prayer and Healing
Day of Prayer and Healing for Women

Saturday, November 9, 2019


Please register by Monday, November 4, 2019
All reservations and information will remain confidential.
An Evening of Prayer for Men Suffering
Abortion Loss

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Please register by Monday, November 11, 2019
   All reservations and information will remain confidential.
October 2019
1st
Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
The Son of Man came to serve
and to give his life as a ransom for many. MK 10:45
2nd
Memorial of the Guardian Angels
Bless the LORD, all you angels,
you ministers, who do his will.
4th
Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. PS 95:8
6th
Respect Life Sunday
May we show by our words and actions that every human life 
is cherished and chosen.
7th
Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
I give you a new commandment:
love one another as I have loved you.
15th
Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
The word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. HEB 4:12
17th
Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord; no one comes to the Father except through me.
18th
Feast of Saint Luke, evangelist
I chose you from the world,
to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord. JN 15:16
19th
Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs
The Spirit of truth will testify to me, says the Lord, and you also will testify. JN 15:26
28th
Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
We praise you, O God,
we acclaim you as Lord;
the glorious company of Apostles praise you.
All scripture taken from the USCCB Daily Readings     http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/
Public Pro Life Local Events
Diocesan Rosary Night and Adoration

Sts. Philip and James Parish Respect Life Committee will hold their Diocesan Night of Adoration and Rosary

Friday October 25th from 8:00 -9:00 p.m. in the main church
Sts. Philip and James Parish, St .James
For more information call 631-862-9370
STAND UP FOR LIFE - 22nd Anniversary
On Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.  (rain or shine)
Join the Long Island Coalition for Life in a silent, peaceful vigil in Huntington, at the intersection of Rt. 25 and Rt. 110, or in Manorville just south of Long Island Expressway, (Exit 70S) on County Rd 111.

Only approved signs allowed. Signs are provided at the sites.
All pro-lifers welcome to this peaceful family friendly event.

For information call 631-754-9141  Info@ProLifeLI.org .
WORD OF LIFE | PALABRA DE VIDA
Word of Life - English        
          
 
Including a Prayer for a  Mother Before Childbirth  and Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for an Expectant Mother 

Please include these in your Sunday Bulletin.  
Bulletin Inserts
For Parish Respect Life
Additional Respect Life Informational Websites
DEUS CARITAS EST ... GOD IS LOVE
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUED MISSION TO SERVE LIFE! 
CONTACT US
RESPECT LIFE OFFICE
50 North Park Ave.
F: (516) 536-3473
Rockville Ctr., NY 11570
P: (516) 678-5800
Exts.626 & 381