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 cultrue of life, by upholding and promoting the digniiy of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.  We work to implement the guildelines 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.



First Saturday Prayer Vigil
Held on the first Saturday of every month at different locations.  We gather at a local church for their 8:00am parish Mass and meet at the local abortion facility at 9:00am to pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet.  Please consider joining us in uniting our prayers for life.
Mass at
St. Joseph's Parish
Prayer Vigil at:
27 Hospital Ave.
Mass at
St. John the Evangelist
Prayer vigil at:
1039 E. Main St.
Mass at
St. Theresa
Prayer vigil at:
3787 Main St.
February 7, 2015 - Bridgeport
March 7, 2015 - Stamford
April 4, 2015 - Danbury
May 2, 2015 - Bridgeport
June 6, 2015 - Stamford



Pro-Life Holy Hour on January 22, 2015

On the evening of Thursday, January 22, , from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 220 Shelton Road, Trumbull, will host a Pro-Life Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  During this Holy Hour, held on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade, and in solidarity with those at the March for Life in Washington, DC, prayers will be offered for an end to abortion and for an increased respect in our nation for the gift of human life.  A pro-life Rosary will be prayed during the course of the hour.  All are welcome!

March for Life - Thursday, January 22, 2015
Some exciting news is happening with March for Life transportation!  We have been approached by an independent service called Rally Bus, that will assist with bus transportation for those who would like to attend the March for Life 2015 event.   It is a service that provides a way to self-organize and create trips to the March for Life!  Simply visit the site, select a stop near you, and reserve your seat on the bus.  Spread the link to other supporters in your area, and once you have enough reservations made, you’re on your way to DC!  If you don’t see a stop near you, add one and you can even set the location of where it picks up.  Payment is made directly to Rally Bus.  Buses are for ADULTS ONLY.  To register for this event go to   For questions contact the Respect Life Ministry at 203-416-1445 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Disclaimer - The Rally Bus is an independent corporation and is in no way affiliated  with the Diocese of Bridgeport.  The Diocese of Bridgeport does not endorse and makes no representation regarding the quality of service provided by the Rally Bus.  Further, the Diocese of Bridgeport will not be liable for any action, claim or suit for damages brought by any party for acts or omissions, negligent or otherwise, caused in any way by the Rally Bus or its employees, agents or representatives in the course of providing services.

For general March for Life information go to

For a schedule of the day and map  go to

Respect Life Coordinator's Meeting
March 2015
Location: TBD
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 203-416-1445.4445. 



Entering Canaan
Men's Day of Prayer & Healing
March 7, 2015
Click here for more information
Entering Canaan Healing Weekend
For Siblings of Aborted Babies
March 13-15, 2015
Click here for more information

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