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
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
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.


How is God Calling You to Serve the Culture of Life?

Annual Respect Life Mass

Sunday, October 18, 2015 @ 12:00pm

St. Matthew Parish

216 Scribner Ave., Norwalk


A Time of Divine Mercy:  A Post Abortion Symposium

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Abortion has impacted each and everyone of us and our world is wounded.  This day is dedicate to educating the community on how we can reach out with compassion and increase our awareness of how abortion effects all of us.  Keynote speakers and workshops throughout the day.  Clergy are invited to attend a dedicated morning training session.  Fee is $45 for the day, lunch included.   Students fee is $20.  Clergy and religious are free.  To register visit  For more information contact Maureen Ciardiello @ 203-416-1445 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Theresa Bonopartis at 718-881-7008.


Entering Canaan Day of Prayer and Healing

For those seeking healing from the wounds of abortion, you are invited to attend this day to begin your healing journey.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

To register or for more information contact Project Rachel confidential phone line @ 203-416-1619 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



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
December, 2015 
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Contact the office for location
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.




A Post Abortion Symposium
Saturday November 14, 2015
Notre Dame High School,
220 Jefferson St
Fairfield, CT 06825
8:00am to 4:00pm

Click here for PDF flyer
>> Click here to register <<


Day of Prayer & Healing
Saturday November 21, 2015

For further information and confidential registration contact Maureen at Project Rachel
at 203-416-1619 or
Click here for PDF flyer

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