Respect for Life


Respect Life


The Mary Mother of God Respect Life Ministry spreads the word that we must cherish and uphold the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death.

The Mass and the Eucharist, along with the consecration to and intercession of Mary, our Blessed Mother, and of her spouse Joseph, will provide witness to God's truth and embody our Lord's command to love one another as He loves us.

The Ministry will provide leadership, encouragement, and active participation, utilizing the support of the Diocese of Metuchen's resources in Spirituality, Education, Outreach, Public Policy and Prayer.

We meet on the 4th Thursday of the Month, from September to May.


What's New on the Website

In the calendar section:   View the calendar item below for more information...
   the Next MMOG Respect Life Meeting - January 25th, 2018
         see below for Agenda Items and Meeting Minutes
   9 Days for Life - January 18-26, 2018
   March for Life in Washington and Youth Rally/Mass - Jan 19th, 2018
   Respect Life and Pro-Vita Awards - Jan 21st, 2018
   Rally for Life in Trenton - Jan 22nd, 2018
   Pam Stenzel Talk - March 13th & 14th, 2018
   NJRTL Banquet Dinner - April 20th, 2018

In the left column - quick access to:
   Link to CatholicVote
   Current Legislative Issues




Click on any event below for more information...

This calendar contains a list of events that pertain to Respect Life issues. When you float over an event in the list it will change color. At that point you can click on the event to view more information.


9 Days for Life   Click here for more info...

January 18th - 26th, 2018
but the prayers go on all year...

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March for Life in Washington and Youth Rally/Mass   Click here for more info...

Friday, Jan 19th, 2018

March For Life * Washington, DC

Friday, January 19, 2018
*Please note: The March will not be held on the actual anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Pro-Life advocates from around the country will gather in Washington, DC, to seek change for the right to human life on the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

Please contact Kevin Dugan from Immaculate Conception at 908-788-7736 if interested. They will be having a bus trip to the March for Life in Washington, DC on Friday, January 19, 2018

Youth Rally & Mass for Life in Washington DC

Friday, January 19, 2018
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington DC
Registration begins in October 2017
For information on obtaining free tickets call 732-562-1990 ext. 1543 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For additional information, please visit:


Respect Life Mass and Pro-Vita Awards   Click here for more info...

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Noon Mass
St. Francis Cathedral
32 Elm Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840

The annual Pro-Vita awards will be presented to recipients
Celebrant & Homilist:  Most Reverend James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA
A light reception will be held immediately following the Mass. All are welcome to attend!


Rally for Life in Trenton   Click here for more info...

Monday, Jan 22nd, 2018 - 11AM - 1PM
Statehouse Annex
145 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625

We plan to have minivans leave from the MMOG parking lot if we have enough people going. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested. There will also be busses to the Rally leaving from the diocese.

For additional information about the Rally for Life, please see this flyer, or contact New Jersey Right to Life: (732) 562-0562 or visit

Annual Teen Outreach Chastity Talk by Pam Stenzel   Click here for more info...

March 13th and 14th, 2018

Teen Outreach

Teen Outreach Events will be held on March 13 & 14, 2018
Registration begins in January 2018.

Teen Outreach Event Locations:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
St. Helena School, Edison
(Catholic School Students)
Directions to St. Helena School 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Immaculate Conception School, Annandale 
(Rel. Education Students & Youth Groups)
Directions to Immaculate Conception

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Diocesan Center, Piscataway
(Catholic School Students)
Directions to Diocesan Center

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saint Joseph High School, Metuchen 

(Religious Education Students & Youth Groups)
Directions to Saint Joseph High School

The cost is $10.00 for Catholic School students and Religious Education students.
Teachers and parents are welcome to attend free of charge.

Click Here for Informational Flyer!

Click here for Student Facebook Comments!
 Click here for Teacher, Parent, and Student Comments!

For information about our Parent Information Nights 
please call the Respect Life Office (732) 562-1990 ext. 1543 or ext. 1629


The NJ Right to Life Banquet Dinner   Click here for more info...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - starts at 6:30
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
2 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

The annual NJ Right to Life Banquet Dinner will be held on April 20th. The primary speaker will be Sarah Palin. The MMOG Respect Life group will be having a table for 10 people. If you are interested, make sure to let Carl Snipes know.


Respect Life Resources

Pregnancy Hotline Assistance:     
Pregnancy Help        
Suicide Hotline:
NJHOPELINE (855-654-6735)
Physician Assisted Suicide:     
Take action to oppose Physician Assisted Suicide in NJ. You can find more information on the  Diocese of Metuchen Website and on the NJ Right to Life Website
Advance Directives:     
You can find Catholic Advance Directive Forms and other information on end of life concerns on the  Diocese of Metuchen Website
Diocesan Office of Respect For Life:     
Works to promote the pro-life positions in Education, Outreach, Public Policy and Prayer. Please visit the Diocese of Metuchen's Office of Respect for Life Website.
Right to Life:      
NJ Right to Life        
Respect Life Online Stores:      
Heritage House        
Other resources and information: