Director of Respect Life Ministry
Maureen Ciardiello
Phone:  203-416-1445
Email:   .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  or  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


The Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Bridgeport strives to build a cultrue of life, by upholding and promoting the digniiy of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.  We work to implement the guildelines of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, in which we are called upon as church, with our resources, our people, our services and institutions, to pursue the cause of life with renewed energy and commitment.  Through prayer, education, pastoral care, and public policy advocacy, we work to proclaim the Gospel of Life in our midst throughout all ages and stages of life.  By working together diligently, prayerfully, and courageously in the Lord's service, we hope to transform the culture of death present in society today.

See UPCOMING EVENTS listed below 



 Entering Canaan: A Day of Prayer and Healing
Saturday, June 28, 2014

Click here to download the flyer


Respect Life Program 2012-2013
The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday of October


40 Days for Life
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a  vision to access God's power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion.

Project Rachel Ministry
Project Rachel is a confidential ministry of hope and healing for women and men who have suffered abortion.


March for Life 2013
Pilgrimage to D.C. 
Friday, January 25, 2013

Pregnancy Assistance
Birthright provides caring, nonjudgemental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy.


First Saturday Prayer Vigil
Held on the first Saturday of every month at different locations.  We gather at a local church for their 8:00am parish Mass and meet at the local abortion facility at 9:00am to pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet.  Please consider joining us in uniting our prayers for life.
Mass at
St. Joseph's Parish
Prayer Vigil at:
27 Hospital Ave.
Mass at
St. John the Evangelist
Prayer vigil at:
1039 E. Main St.
Mass at
St. Theresa
Prayer vigil at:
3787 Main St.
June 7th- Stamford
July 5th - Danbury
August 2nd - Bridgeport
September 6th - Stamford
Respect Life Coordinator's Meeting - Thursday, June 5, 2014
St. Rose of Lima
46 Church Hill Rd.
Newtown, CT
7:00pm - Meeting will be held in the Msgr. Conroy Room located in the school
All Parish Respect Life/Pro Life Coordinators and Committee members are invited.  Pastors and priests are welcome as well!
Contact the Respect Life office at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 203-416-1445
For Women Wounded by An Abortion Experience
 EnteriEntering Cannaan Day of Prayer and Healing 
Saturday, June 28, 2014
For more information and confidential registration, contact Maureen at Project Rachel at 203-416-1619 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Courage Interantional Conference
A spiritual conference for members and friends of Courage and Encourage will be held at Villanova University, July 17-20, 2014. Registration is due by July 3rd.  Register on line at
The Courage Apostolate ministers to people who are attracted to the same sex and Encourage ministers to family members and loved ones. For more information about this ministry, contact Courage International, Norwalk, CT (203) 803-1564. or go to




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