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.
‘I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.’ (John 10:10)
I am convinced, after almost 60 years on this earth, that all of the problems assaulting us in this world of ours derive from a single root cause: the failure to “respect life.”
Abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment; acts of terror and war; escalating crime; violence and wanton killing of innocents; domestic and sexual abuse; drugs and gang crimes; immigration; poverty and inequality; discrimination and injustice; racism and hatred; breakdown of the family; blatant disregard for the environment — these are all “life issues” because they tear at the most basic obligation of every human: to respect life. Think about it for a moment.. [continue reading...]
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2015 Respect Life Ministry Annual Poster,
Essay and Video Contest!
The Department of Pastoral Care’s Respect Life Poster, Essay and Video Contest is open to Catholic schools, parish religious education programs and youth groups with students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Students are asked to write an essay, illustrate a poster or create a video that complements this year’s theme, “Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation,” suggested by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for Respect Life Month in October.
The entries will be grouped into grade-level categories – kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade and sixth through eighth grade. Preliminary judging will be done on a parish or school level, then after the best entries are chosen they are sent to the Department of Pastoral Care’s Respect Life Ministry for judging on the diocesan level. Each parish or school is asked to submit one winning essay, poster or video from each grade level.
All entries must be received by Respect Life Ministry of the Department of Pastoral Care by January 30, 2015.
The diocesan Department of Pastoral Care’s Respect Life Ministry will award the winners of the contest with cash prizes of $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.
To view the winning 2014 Respect Life posters, click HERE.
2015 Loving Life Logo Contest
The Respect Life Ministry Loving Life Logo Contest is open to high school students living in, or attending school in the Diocese of Trenton. Last year’s winner is Rachel Rogers from Monsignor Donovan H.S., Toms River, NJ.
March for Life | January 22, 2015
42nd 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!”
A list of parishes and Knights of Columbus Councils chartering buses to the March for Life will be posted as we get closer to the date of the March for Life in January. Call Donna Goodwin at (609) 403-7192 for additional information. Call or email bus captains to reserve your seat.