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.



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.
March 7, 2015 - Stamford
April 4, 2015 - Danbury
May 2, 2015 - Bridgeport
June 6, 2015 - Stamford



Physician Assisted Suicide

Bill SB 668,  An Act Providing a Medical  Option of Compassionate Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Adults has been proposed to the Judiciary Committee,

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

Here are some helpful upcoming events and resources to address it:       


March - Physician Assisted Suicide Educational Forum

Thursday, March 12 at 7:00pm - The Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, 279 Atlantic Ave.,  Stamford

You can also check the below websites for the latest information:

Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference –

Family Institute of Connecticut -

Respect Life Coordinator's Meeting
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
7:00PM - 8:20PM
St. Catherine of Siena
Halloran Pastoral Center
220 Shelton Rd.
Trumbull, CT 06611
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.
Men's Day of Prayer and Healing 
March 7, 2015 - Are you suffering or do you know a man who is suffering because of the loss of a child through abortion?  Did you pressure someone or were you both pressured to abort?  Were you against the abortion?  Did you go along because you thought you had no say but want to support the woman?  Did you find out she had aborted after the fact?  Is your wife or girlfriend post abortive?  Hope and healing is possible!  For more information on this Entering Canaan Men's Day of Prayer and Healing, contact Lumina/Hope & Healing After Abortion at 877-586-4621 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Siblings Healing Weekend
March 13-15, 2015 - Are you suffering because your sibling was aborted? Are you struggling with questions? Do you feel alone? You are not alone! Entering Canaan Healing Weekend for Siblings of Aborted Babies will be held at St. Gabriel's Retreat House in Catonsville, MD. For more information contact, Lumina/Hope and Healing After Abortion at 877-586-4621 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Women's Day of Prayer and Healing
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)



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