These are the words that should describe our efforts to educate all Catholics and others of good will in the area of Respect Life. Our mission is the conversion of both minds and hearts to the truth of Christ. We seek to provide opportunities to successfully teach that all life is sacred from conception to natural death.
Are you struggling with an unplanned pregnancy?
If so, you’re not alone. See resources on the Pregnancy Resources tab on the right.
Everyone needs help at one time or another. No one should have to face life’s challenges alone. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are the People of Life. We stand ready to assist you whenever you need help. If you don’t find the answers to your questions on this website, please contact us at 609.403.7192 or email@example.com.
NFP Awareness Week – All Natural! Natural Family Planning: Good for the body. Great for the soul!
July 19 to July 25, 2015
“All Natural! Natural Family Planning: Good for the body. Great for the soul!” is the theme of this year’s Natural Family Planning Awareness Week (July 19 – July 25), a national educational campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to celebrate God’s vision for marriage and promote the methods of Natural Family Planning.
The Catholic Church invites all the faithful to embrace God’s plan for married love. Learn more about these beautiful teachings which support the use of NFP in marriage at: http://www.usccb.org/nfp/catholic-teaching.
2015 Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness
June 21 to July 4, 2015
The USCCB is calling for a third annual Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness, which will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2015. Materials that parishes may use to celebrate the Fortnight have been prepared by the USCCB and are available (in English and Spanish) through the website www.Fortnight4Freedom.org. This year’s theme emphasizes the link between religious freedom and bearing witness to the truth of the Gospel, keeping in mind the sacrifice of so many martyrs for the faith, both past and present.
During the Fortnight, our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. In the secular calendar, we anticipate that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule at some point during the Fortnight (likely around June 29) on four cases concerning the legal definition of marriage in the United States.
Materials are available (in English and Spanish) through the website www.Fortnight4Freedom.org.
Coordinator, Respect Life Ministries
Annual Respect Life Mass and Witness | March 14, 2015
MASS FOR LIFE AT ST. ANTHONY CHURCH IN RED BANK
A peaceful, prayerful, pro-life witness – Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony Church, 121 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank. Immediately after Mass, the participants prayed the Rosary for Life. The morning concluded with fellowship and a light lunch at St. Anthony Parish Center and included presentation of Respect Life Poster, Essay and Video awards. For additional information, call 609-403-7192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2015 Respect Life Ministry Annual Poster, Essay and Video Contest!
Respect Life Contest winners announced
May we have the envelope, please…..
The winners of the Department of Pastoral Care’s 2015 Respect Life Poster, Essay and Video Contest have been selected.
See the Feb. 26 issue of The Monitor for the students’ winning posters and essays. Students in grades kindergarten through eight illustrated posters, wrote essays or created videos using the theme “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation.” To download a list of the top contestants in each category click here.
March for Life | January 22, 2015
42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision
March for Life on Instagram: CATHOLIC_DOT #DoTMarch4Life
Pilgrims from across the Diocese celebrated “The Gift of Life” in Washington on January 22nd. Our participation showed our support for respect for life initiatives. The March for Life is held every year on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion on demand. The theme for the 2015 March for Life was “Every Life is a Gift.” We proclaim with our presence what our banners say in print: “The Diocese of Trenton Celebrates the Gift of Life!”
A list of parishes and Knights of Columbus Councils chartering buses to the March for Life is posted here. Call Donna Goodwin at (609) 403-7192 for additional information.
2015 Loving Life Logo Contest
Winner is Kerry Bates, 9th Grade, Red Bank Catholic High School
For more information contact:
Coordinator, Respect Life Ministries