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Compassionate. Convincing.

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.

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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 respectlife@dioceseoftrenton.org. The Diocese of Trenton...Loving Life! 

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2014 Respect Life & Witness Mass, Red Bank, NJ >>

2014 Respect Life Ministry Annual Poster,
Essay and Video Contest Winners!

'Open your hearts to life' >>

Respect for life was creatively expressed by students in kindergarten through eighth grade in Catholic schools, religious education programs and youth groups throughout the Diocese, as they participated in the diocesan Department of Pastoral Care’s annual Respect Life Poster, Essay and Video Contest.

Students were instructed to write an essay, illustrate a poster or create a video that complemented this year’s theme, “Open Your Hearts to Life,” suggested by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for Respect Life Month in October.

RL_poster2014The entries were grouped into grade-level categories – kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade and sixth through eighth grade. Preliminary judging was done on a parish or school level, then the best entries were chosen and sent to the Department of Pastoral Care’s Respect Life Ministry for judging on the diocesan level. Each parish or school was asked to submit one winning essay, poster or video from each grade level.

Thirteen Catholic schools and seven parish religious education programs submitted a total of 19 videos, 82 posters and 35 essays for the contest.

The diocesan Department of Pastoral Care’s Respect Life Ministry honored the winners with cash prizes of $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Awards will be presented after the annual Respect Life Mass in St. Anthony Parish, Red Bank March 8 at 9 a.m.

To view the winning Respect Life posters, click HERE

LovingLife_RachelRogersLogoFinalistWinner of the Loving Life Logo Contest 2014

This year's winner is Rachel Rogers from Monsignor Donovan H.S., Toms River, NJ

Why did you choose the design you used for your logo?
I chose my design for the logo, because I think it shows the connection of a mother and child, and that life is valuable.

March for Life | January 22, 2014

41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision


Join Bishop O’Connell and Father Joe Noche in Washington on January 22nd to Witness for Life. Your participation shows your support for respect for life initiatives. Let us proclaim with our presence what our banners say in print: “The Diocese of Trenton Celebrates the Gift of Life!”

The following parishes and Knights of Columbus Councils have informed us that they are chartering buses to the March for Life. Call Donna Goodwin at (609) 403-7192 for additional information. Call or email bus captains to reserve your seat.

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