Issue 90 | September 2018
This is how we answer our missionary call. This is how we build a culture of life, a culture that joyfully proclaims the truth of God's love, purpose, and plan for each person. Changing the culture is a process of conversion that begins in our own hearts and includes a willingness to be instructed and a desire to be close to Jesus-the source of joy and love.  
May we all continue to build   culture of life !
In this issue:
  • 2018-19 New USCCB Respect Life Program
  • Education - Welcome to the 2018-19 Respect Life Youth Contest!
  • Prayer & Worship- Rosary and Adoration for Life 2018
  • Advocacy & Public Policy - March for Life 2019
  • Take Action - Continue to take action on current issues
  • Care and Services - Maternity Advent Project 2018
  • Project Rachel - Diocese of Rockville Centre Day of Prayer and Healing for Women, Saturday, December 1, 2018 
  • Life Issues Forum -  Roe v. Wade: Questions and Answers
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Word of Life

Take Action below on current legislative alerts!  
New USCCB Respect Life Program  2018-19
We are cherished, chosen, and sent by God to love one another as He loves us. In doing so, we help build a culture that cherishes all human life. Building a culture of life is simply part of who we are as Christians, as followers of Christ.  Read more.

Visit our website for articles and ideas to aid you in helping others to understand, value and become engaged in building a culture that cherishes every human life.
   There are many ways to get involved
and together we can build a culture of life!
Welcome to the 2018-19
Respect Life Youth Contest!

Contest Theme
Cherished • Chosen • Sent
The mission of the Respect Life Office is to enunciate and promote the principle that human life, at all stages from conception to natural death, is a gift from God, worthy of respect and protection.
Educational Training
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.

Para mayor información ó dar inicio al entrenamientoar 
Rosary and Adoration for Life 2018
Let us continue to build a culture of life, 
register your parish today!

Deadline Thursday, September 20, 2018
The Respect Life Office invites all parishes in the Diocese to unite in prayer and participate in this special program for life.

The program consists of having three parishes each day — one in each vicariate — offer Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary for Life beginning on October 1st through October 31st

Join Us in Prayer for Life
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. A multi-faceted novena highlighting a different intention each day provides reflections, bonus information, and suggested actions. 
Join to receive the novena through the 9 Days for Life app, daily emails, or daily texts.
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
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 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)
See below for a list of current issues for you to learn more and to take action.
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.

The Respect Life Office's annual Advent program helps support young mothers in maternity homes on Long Island who have chosen life.

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. 
Diocese of Rockville Centre Day of Prayer and Healing for Women  

The Day of Prayer and Healing for Women is an opportunity to experience the loving mercy of God in a safe and sacred space. 

Saturday, December 1, 2018 
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 to begin healing after abortion loss. 

 En Español:
Roe v. Wade: Questions and Answers
Roe v. Wade is well known as the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States. With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy—and as the confirmation hearings for his replacement have moved forward—Roe v. Wade has once again found itself at the center of public debate. Pro-abortion groups continue to spread misinformation about Roe, fearing its eventual reversal. Accurate answers to some common questions can help us to better understand Roe and to educate others. Read more
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 
Support and Programs
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
As we continue to live the respect life mission to the best of our ability, it is imperative that we recognize the dangers of suicide among young people and the ways in which we can prevent it. Through advocacy, awareness, and prayer we can fight for the lives of young people and remind them that even in their darkest times, they are not alone . Read more
Respect Life Website Donation Page 

Join our Mission to Serve Life! 
The Respect Life Office enunciates and promotes the principle that human life, at all stages from conception to natural death, is a gift from God, worthy of respect and protection. You can now make an online donation to the Respect Life Office. 
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,
because by your Cross you have redeemed the world.
Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son. JN 19:25-27
Join us for this wonderful opportunity of renewal, formation, and fellowship. 
Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, and Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest, says the Lord. MT 11:28
All scripture taken from the USCCB Daily Readings
Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist
I desire mercy, not sacrifice.
Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest
I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord;no one comes to the Father except through me . JN 14:6
Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels
Bless the LORD, all you angels, you ministers, who do his will. PS 103:21
Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:14
Pro Life Local Events
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.

The Long Island locations are two of more than 1,550 similar events be held across the U. S. and Canada at the same time, with the same message. Signs are provided.
All pro-lifers welcome to this peaceful family friendly event.
For information call 631-754-9141
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.  
Additional Respect Life Informational Websites
Allison O'Brien, Director 
Patricia Fox, Project Rachel Ministry Coordinator 
S. Elizabeth A. Geraghty 
Diana Tellis, Ministry/Dept. Assistant 

Ashley Foster, Media Specialist
Danielle Santevecchi , Respect Life Intern
50 North Park Ave.
F: (516) 536-3473
Rockville Ctr., NY 11570
P: (516) 678-5800
Exts.626 & 381