Issue 91 | October 2018
You're invited to join Catholics nationwide in celebrating Respect Life Month this October with the message "Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent"!

Resources are available in English and Spanish.
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. 
2018-19 
RESPECT LIFE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
+ 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:
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.
Join to receive the novena through the 9 Days for Life app, daily emails, or daily texts.
+ EDUCATION
Respect Life Blog:
Part I: Introduction- “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)
It was around lunchtime on a Saturday and I felt Penn Station’s summer mugginess cling to my skin. The second I left the train, my legs began to adapt to the brisk pace of New York City, forgetting the slightly more relaxed Long Island walk ingrained into my limbs. The escalator hummed under my feet as my elbow touched the safety rail, and around me were hurried commuters looking down at their phones or towards an endless distance, fervently hoping to avoid making eye contact with any passersby. 
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. 
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 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.

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
RSVP by
Wednesday October 31, 2018
+ CARE AND SERVICES
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.
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Mother’s Circle of Hope Support Group
Coping With Depression or Anxiety During Pregnancy or After the Birth of Your Baby? Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is proud to offer to the local community a support group.
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
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.

Day of Prayer and Healing for Women
Saturday, December 1, 2018


Please register by Monday, November 26, 2018.
All reservations and information will remain confidential.
Gianna Center of Long Island
Women's Health & Fertility
Comprehensive, Cooperative: A Unique New Approach to Women's Health and Wellness
Our 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.

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 
Gabriel's Courage - Catholic Health Services 
A program for families expecting a child with a life limiting illness. Gabriel's Courage is a family-centered perinatal program, offering a multidisciplinary team approach and continuum of care for families who choose to continue a pregnancy after receiving a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis. Read more
+   ADVOCACY & PUBLIC POLICY
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. 
TAKE 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)
October 2018
2nd
Memorial of the Guardian Angels
Bless the LORD, all you angels,
you ministers, who do his will.
15th
Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
If today you hear his voice,
harden not your hearts.
17th
Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me. JN 10:27
4th
Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi
The Kingdom of God is at hand;
repent and believe in the Gospel.
7th
Respect Life Sunday
May we show by our words and actions that every human life 
is cherished and chosen.
All scripture taken from the USCCB Daily Readings     http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/
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
May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us; who have put our hope in you. PS 33:22
Pro Life Local Events
Holy Hour for Life

A Holy Hour will be devoted to praying for life and an end to abortion.
Each Thursday of October 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Our Lady of Hope Church
534 Broadway, Carle Place, NY 11514 (map)
STAND UP FOR LIFE - 21st Anniversary
On Sunday, October 7, 2018 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.
 
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
Allison O'Brien, Director 
Patricia Fox, Project Rachel Ministry Coordinator 
Diana Tellis, Ministry/Dept. Assistant 
Ashley Foster, Media Specialist
Sr. Elizabeth A. Geraghty, Volunteer
CONTACT US
RESPECT LIFE OFFICE
50 North Park Ave.
F: (516) 536-3473
Rockville Ctr., NY 11570
P: (516) 678-5800
Exts.626 & 381
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUED MISSION TO SERVE LIFE!