The Respect Life Committee is a ministry that supports and promotes pro-family and pro-life issues and activities, working closely with and under the direction of the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Trenton.
Our most important activity is prayer for an end to abortion, suicide, euthanasia, and infanticide. Following the weekday Masses, the recitation of the Rosary includes the special invocation “Jesus, protect and save the unborn.” The Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal on the first Monday of the month is offered for the unborn. We encourage our members to spend an hour a week before Our Lord during Eucharistic Adoration, praying for the conversion of all those involved in abortion, suicide, euthanasia, and infanticide.
We participate in activities sponsored by the Diocesan Respect Life Office such as the annual trip to Washington, DC, for the March for Life around January 22, the Diocesan annual Respect Life Masses in March, and legislative petitions regarding legislation dealing with respect life issues such as abortion or physician assisted suicide. We also encourage our parishioners to visit the Diocesan Respect Life web site, https://www.dioceseoftrenton.org/respect-life-ministry.
We also sponsor a number of events during the year, such as the annual Life Chain on the first Sunday in October, the 40 Days for Life event in the spring and fall, seminars on pro-life topics, a Respect Life table with pro-life literature at the Catholic Men for Jesus Christ rally in March, etc.
If you are interested in making a difference in countering today’s culture of death, please contact us.
Joan & Hubert Mador,
St. Veronica’s Respect Life Committee