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 



 A Morning of Prayerful Remembrance & Intercession
Sunday, October 18, 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.
October 4, 2014 - Danbury
November 1, 2014 - Bridgeport
December 6, 2014 - Stamford
January 3, 2015 - Danbury
February 7, 2015 - Bridgeport
March 7, 2015 - Stamford
40 Days for Life
Join us for the 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign!  The 2014 campaign will run from September 24th - November 2nd.  Opening ceremony on September 24th will begin at 10:00am and include prayers, speakers and music.  Join us at 5:30pm on September 24th to close out our first day with the Rosary led by Bishop Caggiano.  For updates and information, please go to the 40 Days for Life website at or contact Christine Murphy at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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Life Chain
Come be a link in our Chain!  Join us on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 2:30pm-3:30pm in Danbury.  Pariticipants will gather at the corner of Main and West Streets (across from the Public Library).  Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans standing in honor of 54 million lives lost to abortion, praying for our nation, fo rpeople in crisis situations and for an end to abortion.  it is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.  For information or questions, contact Deirdre Condon
at (203) 438-6123.
Annual Respect Life Mass
Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 10:30am
St. Mark Parish
500 Wigwam Lane
 EnteriMorning of Prayerful Remembrance and Intercession Service
Women, men, families, health care providers and all of us, directly or indirectly, have been impacted by abortion.  In response we gather to pray and to seek healing and forgivness.  Please join us...all are welcome.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
St. Mary Parish
55 Catoonah St.
Ridgefield, CT
For more information contact the Respect Life Ministry at the Diocese of Bridgeport at 203-416-1445 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Lumina/Hope and Healing After Abortion at (877) 586-4621 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Respect Life Coordinator's Meeting
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 7:00pm
Location: TBD
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 



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