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 2015
Pilgrimage to D.C. 
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pregnancy Assistance
Birthright provides caring, nonjudgemental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy.




Physician Assisted Suicide - HB 7015, An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients

Please continue to contact the Judicary Committee members.  The bill is technically still alive until 5:00pm on  Monday, April 13th.  For more information on the bill and to find the Judiciary Committee members please refer to one of the resourcese below:

Connecticut Catholic Conference:   

Also visit the "Don't Jump" website 

Family Institute of Connecticut: 

Connecticut General Assembly:


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
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
7:00PM - 8:30PM
St. Joseph Parish
8 Robinson Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810
*Meeting will be held in the Carmen Buck Religious Education Building
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.
Celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy - April 12, 2015
 Sunday, April 12, 2015 - St. Catherine of Siena in Trumbull will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be avalialbe from 2:00-3:00p.m., and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed at 3p.m. in the context of the Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration which will conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 4:00p.m.  All are welcome!
Women's Day of Prayer and Healing
Saturday, June 13, 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, June 13, 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)



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