Respect Life Ministry

  • RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE

    Each First Friday we gather in the Parish Center Chapel to pray the Rosary for the unborn after the 9am Mass .

    Please join us as we pray for the sanctity of human life.


    The purpose of the Respect-Life Committee is to raise awareness of the need to protect our pre-born, our handicapped, and our elderly in our Church, our Community, and our Country. We are created in God’s image and likeness and each life is a treasure, a gift from our Creator.

    Love of life, prayer, and help are always needed, as is assistance in educating our citizens to protect our unborn babies who can’t speak for themselves. Please join us!

  • making a difference

    June 24, 2023 marked the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs vs Jackson decision that overruled the Roe vs Wade. This returned the decisions regarding abortion back to the states. As a way of acknowledging this in New Jersey, The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in Trenton held a Mass for Life which preceded The New Jersey Rally for Life. I attended with friends and family. The Homily at Mass was powerful, discussing the involvement of all people to pray for the lives of the most innocent among us.
    We marched from the Mass to the N.J. Statehouse, about a 10-minute walk. There were hundreds of people, and the energy was palpable. There were about a dozen speakers at the rally. Congressman Chris Smith gave a very impassioned talk inviting all the others in congress to step up to the plate.
    Chris Bell of Good Counsel Ministry was a truly inspiring speaker. His ministry, which began in 1985 helps women, not just during the pregnancy, but for years after. There are three main parts of the ministry. Helping mothers with financial needs, housing, and skills for the future. They continue to provide assistance for the child and parents long after birth.
    This was a truly life affirming day.
     
    Gary Arkin
    Coordinator, Middle School  Catechisis
     

  • PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL ADOPTION
    Jesus, Mary and Joseph I love you very much.  I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.'  

    NOVENA TO SAINT JOSEPH TO END ABORTION
    Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and Guardian of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus, the Son of God whom she carried in her Immaculate womb: intercede for us, we pray, that all recourse to abortion might cease in our nation and our world.  As your cared for Mother and Child, care for all women who bear the gift of life in their womb.  May no harm ever endanger them and may no choice ever threaten the blessing of human life that God has created within. Guard them with your loving protection, at every moment, until His will has been fulfilled.  St. Joseph, spouse of Mary and foster father of the Lord, help us build a culture of life that yields a civilization of love among us.  

    Say the “Our Father,” the “Hail Mary” and the “Glory be” after the novena prayer.

  • Adverse Prenatal Diagnosis Resources

    If you have been given an adverse prenatal diagnosis there are resources available to you at:
    High Risk Pregnancies and Births – Saint Peters University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ http://www.saintpetershcs.com/ – 732-745-8600
    Michael’s Feat – Helping Seriously Ill Newborns – http://www.Michaelsfeat.org – 732-239-7887, located in Matawan, NJ
    Joan’s Reach – Support for a Difficult Prenatal Diagnosis – http://www.joansreach.org – 732-788-6001, located in Middletown, NJ
    Isaiah’s Promise – Support for Families Carrying to Term after a Severe or Fatal Diagnosis –http://isaiahspromise.net [email protected]
    Be Not Afraid http://www.benotafraid.net/ – Provides comprehensive, practical, and peer-based support to parents experiencing a prenatal diagnosis and carrying to term –http://www.benotafraid.net/ContactUs.aspx

    Note: These resources are presented for your information, and do not constitute an endorsement by the Diocese of Trenton.   RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY DEPT. OF PASTORAL CARE, 701 Lawrenceville Rd, Trenton, NJ 08638-0147, 609-403-7192

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