Respect for Life

 

Respect Life

EVERY LIFE IS WORTH LIVING

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.

 

 

What's New on the Website


In the calendar section:   View the calendar item below for more information...
   the Next MMOG Respect Life Meeting - May 24th, 2018
         see below for Agenda Items and Meeting Minutes
   Diocesan Sponsored Talk - DISCIPLESHIP BEFORE LEADERSHIP - June 2nd, 2018
   4H-Fair Respect Life Table - August 8th - 10th, 2018
   Respect Life Ministry Table - September 29th/30th, 2018 in Gathering Space MMOG
   Life Chain - October 7th, 2018 2PM in Somerville
   Critical Life Issues Conference - October 20th, 2018
   March for Life in Washington - January 18th, 2019
   Rally for Life in Trenton - January 22nd, 2019

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

 

 

 

Calendar:

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.

 

Diocesan Sponsored Talk: DISCIPLESHIP BEFORE LEADERSHIP   Click here for more info...

June 2nd, 2018 9AM - 11:30AM A good will offering of $15 is suggested.
St. Mary's - Stony Hill
225 Mountain Boulevard
Watchung, NJ



This talk will be given by Darrin Nelson and focuses on being disciples of Jesus before being ministry leaders. In the workshop you will discuss the following:
· What does it mean for me personally to be an Intentional Disciple?

· What are the ‘Fruits of Discipleship’?

· Why is it important for our parish to be developing evangelization initiatives in our parish?

· What are some evangelization initiatives that are happening in some of our parishes in the Diocese of Metuchen?

For more information, email Darrin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

4H-Fair - Respect Life Table   Click here for more info...

August 8th - 10th, 2018
4-H Fairgrounds at North Branch Park
355 Milltown Road
Bridgewater


The Somerset County Right to Life organization has a table at the 4H Fair in the vendor tent. We need people to man the tables for 2 hour stretches from 10AM to 10PM, Aug 8th, 9th and 10th.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Respect Life Ministry Table   Click here for more info...

September 29th - 30th, 2018
MMOG Gathering Space
Plus we will be speaking at the end of each Mass


Our Respect Life members will be manning a table in the Gathering Space after each Mass the weekend of September 29th/30th. This is in preparation for a new year and to publicize the Life Chain which will occur the following weekend. Members from the ministry will be speaking after each Mass.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Respect Life Month   Click here for more info...

OCTOBER 2018



The USCCB Respect Life Site contains numerous resources to promote a pro-life atmosphere in our parish for the month of October and beyond...

2016-17 Respect Life Flyer

 

LIFE CHAIN 2018 on RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY   Click here for more info...

October 7th, 2018 - from 2PM to 3:30PM in Somerville.

Join us for the 31st annual Life Chain in Somerville. We stand along Somerset St and Mountain Ave, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., and silently pray for an end to abortion. For more information visit the Life Chain website or call Philomena Cellilli at 908-285-6053.

 

Critical Life Issues Conference   Click here for more info...


REGISTRATION STARTS IN JULY

Sat., Oct 20th, 2018 - 8:30AM to 3:30PM
St. John Neumann Pastoral Center
146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Critical Life Issues Conference 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018
St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway, NJ

Registration begins July 2018!

Doors open 7:30 a.m. - Mass 8:30 a.m. - Benediction & Closing 3:30 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration throughout the day. This event features a variety of exhibits. Lunch and handouts are included.
Join us for a day filled with information, inspiration and spirituality!

For more information, please call (732) 562-1990 exts. 1543 or 1629 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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

Friday, Jan 18th, 2019

March For Life * Washington, DC

Friday, January 18, 2019
*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 18, 2019

Youth Rally & Mass for Life in Washington DC

Friday, January 18, 2019
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington DC
Registration begins in October 2018
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: www.marchforlife.org

 

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

Tuesday, Jan 22nd, 2019 - 11AM - 1PM
Statehouse steps
125 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625

Rally for Life  Trenton, NJ

The Diocese of Metuchen's Respect for Life Office will be running a bus to Trenton. There is no charge for the bus ride, but you must register.

For more information, please call (732) 562-1990 ext. 1543 or 1629 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For additional information about the Rally for Life, please contact New Jersey Right to Life at (732) 562-0562 or visit www.njrtl.org

 

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 Human Life and Dignity Website.
    
Right to Life:      
NJ Right to Life        
 

 

Respect Life Online Stores:      
Heritage House        
 
Other resources and information: