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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Loving Life Logo Contest
A chance to win an Apple Laptop. This contest is open to high school students living in or attending school in the Diocese of Trenton. Design a pro-life logo for Loving Life 2016. The logo can be computer generated or hand drawn. Most importantly, the logo should reflect the students’ understanding of respect for God’s gift of life. The logo can be submitted electronically or by mail and must include a signed release (if submitted electronically, the release must be mailed within 48 hours of submission). The 5 finalist logos will be posted on www.dioceseoftrenton.org/respectlifeministry, and the contest winner will be chosen by the number of votes received on the website. The winning logo will be displayed in Diocesan promotions. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 4, 2015. The purpose of the Loving Life 2016 Logo Contest is to raise awareness among high school students about respect for God’s gift of life.
Annual Respect Life Poster, Essay and Video Contest
This year’s theme is Every Life is Worth Living
The annual Diocesan Respect Life Poster, Essay and Video Contest is a great way to educate our young people about respect for life. This year’s theme has been chosen to correspond with the USCCB’s Respect Life program theme: “Every Life is Worth Living.” The contest is open to Catholic elementary schools and parish religious education programs. Before entering this contest it would be helpful for your students to review the 2015-2016 USCCB Respect Life Program for inspiration (below). The USCCB Respect Life Program can also be viewed online at http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/respect-life-program/ .
Posters, essays and videos should illustrate the theme and will be judged by members of the Diocesan Respect Life Steering Committee using the criteria outlined on the registration/entry form.
Download the rules and registration/entry form here.
USCCB Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities has released 2015-2016 Respect Life Program
This year’s theme is Every Life is Worth Living
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities publishes a respect life program each year to call attention to important human life issues. These materials are especially helpful for priests, parish groups, schools and parish religious education. The theme for this year’s program, Every Life is Worth Living, is especially timely in light of the push for legalizing assisted suicide in New Jersey, but is also applicable to the wide spectrum of life issues.
The program flyer and articles are available here and also online in either English or Spanish as well as in a bulletin insert format. New this year is a helpful model for individual reflection or small group discussion on the program’s article topics. This year’s Prayer & Program Guide (formerly called the Liturgy Guide) includes suggestions for a parish or school display, homily notes, intentions, a discussion guide for this year’s articles and resources for a pro-life novena. Visit www.usccb.org/respectlife to download these resources and view additional materials available in the Respect Life Program.
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 email@example.com.
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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