Respect for Life

This important ministry is designed to form right consciences to help reverse the secular mindset which results in over 1.5 MILLION abortions each year. Examples of activities include:

  • frequent Rosary at the Planned Parenthood facility, Shrewsbury (especially during the bishop’s annual march from St. James Church, Red Bank to Planned Parenthood);
  • support of the diocese’s Office of Family Life/Respect Life 50-50 raffle;
  • sending letters and making phone calls to legislators to enact pro-life legislation and defeat anti-life legislation, including the overturning of Roe v. Wade;
  • participating during January in the annual March For Life in Washington D.C.;
  • public education campaigns such as newspaper advertisements and billboard ads;
  • and other projects which show the Catholic commitment to supporting all life.

These activities are supported annually by a special parish collection.