Director of Respect Life Ministry
Maureen Ciardiello
Phone:  203-416-1445
Email:   .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  or  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


The Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Bridgeport strives to build a culture of life, by upholding and promoting the dignity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.  We work to implement the guidelines of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, in which we are called upon as church, with our resources, our people, our services and institutions, to pursue the cause of life with renewed energy and commitment.  Through prayer, education, pastoral care, and public policy advocacy, we work to proclaim the Gospel of Life in our midst throughout all ages and stages of life.  By working together diligently, prayerfully, and courageously in the Lord's service, we hope to transform the culture of death present in society today.


Respect Life Program 2014-2015
The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday of October


40 Days for Life
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a  vision to access God's power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion.

Project Rachel Ministry
Project Rachel is a confidential ministry of hope and healing for women and men who have suffered abortion.


March for Life 2016
Pilgrimage to D.C. 
Friday, January 22, 2016
Check back for details!

Pregnancy Assistance
There are programs and resources available for those seeking assitance for an unplanned pregnancy.  You can also find support resources if you have been given an adverse pre-natal diagnosis.


Upcoming Events and News - How is God Calling You to Serve the Culture of Life?


EnWomen Betrayed Rally - Tuesday, July 28th from 12:00pm-1:00pm

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Physician Assisted Suicide

Video Resource

Resource and website on End-of-Life with the help of Our Sunday Visitor and the New York State Catholic Conference! 


Respect Life Coordinator's Meeting
September 2015 - Date and Location - TBA
7:00PM - 8:30PM
All Parish Respect Life/Pro Life Coordinators and Committee members are invited. Pastors and priests are welcome as well!
Contact the Respect Life office at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 203-416-1445.
Project Rachel - Enterning Canaan Day of Prayer and Healing for Women
Fall 2015 - Are you suffering from the loss of a child through the wounds of an abortion?  Begin your journey towards healing with a Day of Prayer and Healing.  Come join us for an Entering Canaan Women's Day of Prayer and Healing on Saturday, July 25, 2015.  For confidential reservation or for more information on this Entering Canaan Day of Prayer and Healing, contact Project Rachel at 203-416-1619 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


For parents who have been given an adverse prenatal diagnosis, there is an organization called Be Not Afraid.


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