October 2014

Welcome to the second edition news for Respect Life Month. Parish Respect Life Committees, please to continue to inform and provide respect life materials to your parish as we prepare to advocate for legislation that supports and defends human life. Voter information and guidelines can be found on the Respect Life Website.
" A Campaign in Support of Life" provides information on Education, Public Policy, Care and Services and Prayer activities.

With many thanks for your continued support of life issues,
Respect Life

Respect Life Clergy Page

The Respect Life Office is pleased to announce the new office clergy page. Here you will find homily notes and liturgy guide for Respect Life Sunday, blessings, program materials, ministry training designed for parish Respect Life committees (administered and overseen by the office), Respect Life Commissioning for parishes, post abortion healing materials, crisis pregnancy and end of life issues. 
The clergy page can be found on our website in the menu tab next to "Our Mission". Please contact the Respect Life Office if you have any questions.

Respect Life Ministry Training
Back to Basics: 
Level 1 
Gospel of Life

The Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Rockville Centre is inviting ALL parish members who would like to know more about Respect Life and become involved in Respect Life Ministry.
These training sessions will help explain Parish Respect Life Ministry and will provide resources and directions to educate and support Respect Life issues.
This training is for those interested in becoming a Respect Life Leader or for someone who wishes to become involved with an existing Respect Life Committee in a parish.
Registration ends October 22nd

Maternity Advent
Act of Kindness Program

The Respect Life Office's Annual Maternity Advent Act of Kindness Program helps support young mothers in maternity homes on Long Island who have chosen life. Please order your collection boxes and advent calenders, they are free of charge.

How to order:

Personal Ways To Celebrate
Respect Life Month

Spiritual Adoption Program

The Purpose of the Spiritual Adoption Program is threefold:

  • 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.

Celebrate Respect Life Month
In a Group

The Respect Life Office invites all parishioners 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. View or download October Calendar

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

Local Baby Shower on Behalf of Momma's House
Sunday October 19th, 2014 from 1:00 - 4:00pm
Hempstead, N.Y.

Discussion with Rebecca Kiessling, Pro-life Speaker
Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 - 4:00 PM
St. Matthew's RC Church
35 N. Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746

Respect Life Office

Diocese of Rockville Centre

516-678-5800 ext 626 or 381





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