Respect Life

RESPECT LIFE -- A Catholic Teaching

Respect Life Ministry Committee focuses on dignity of human life and the protection of all life from conception to natural death through many service projects, prayer services and conversation. Here at Saint Catherine of Sienna Parish the committee works with others in reaching out and providing information including the Diocese of Rockville Centre and other local organizations.

  • Through the Annual Baby Bottle Campaign the ministry supports women and the work of local organizations providing assistance to young and unwed pregnant women with their needs of baby blankets, clothes and basic baby supplies. 
  • Encourges women who have had an abortion to seek guidance and hope through Project Rachael, a Diocese of Rockville Centre program. 
  • Support women in need of obstetric and gynecological care through a special health and welness proram for woman known as "Gianna"; another special program of our diocese in which all referrals and work is done with confidentiality.  
  • Our committee hosts a National Night of Prayer for Life in cooperation with the thousands participating across the U.S.A. on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception with praying of the Rosary, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and songs of praise following a Mass.  Participants are encouraged to bring baby gifts and supplies for unwed mothers in need.
  • The Respect Life Committee also meets throughout the year to share news, resources and pray for the respect of all life.