Respect Life Ministry

…'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25:40

March for Life

January 27, 2017

The annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., will take place on Friday, January 27.  The largest pro-life rally in the world, it is held on or around the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion in the case of Roe v. Wade.  Please prayerfully consider joining in the March for Life.  Transportation is through Rally Bus which will leave from St. Theresa Parish in Trumbull.  Mass will be celebrated prior to departure. 

Questions:  Contact Mary Balog (203-924-7621)

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Respect Life Ministry’s Mission Statement

The mission of the Respect Life Ministry at Saint Joseph Parish in Shelton is to proclaim God’s truth that the gift of human life is sacred from the moment of conception to natural death.

We provide the voice for those who have none, and support those who are struggling to uphold our pro-life Christian values. Through education, evangelization, catechesis, pastoral outreach, works of charity, and public policy formulation and awareness, the Respect Life Ministry promotes the establishment of a culture of life that respects and supports the sacredness of human life.

Our Areas of Concern

The Respect Life Ministry serves as a resource for imparting the Church’s teachings on a wide range of life issues including:

 Abortion Issues

  • Termination of Life, Economics, Women’s Health, Parental Involvement/Parental Rights, Freedom of Conscience for Health Care Professionals and Bioethical Issues


  End of Life Issues

  • Palliative Sedation, Physician Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia


  Capital Punishment


Regular Events

We pray the Rosary the second Saturday of each month at Planned Parenthood headquarters in New Haven.

†  Annual March for Life in Washington, DC (January)

†  Advent Wreath Sale - Fund Raiser

†  Christmas Wafer (Oplatki) Sale – Fund Raiser

†  Basics for Babies - Diaper Drive in May

†  Shelton Day Respect Life Booth – First Sunday of October


The Respect Life Ministry Committee meets on the second Wednesday of every month in the Pastoral Care Meeting Room (PCMR) at 7 p.m.  All are invited.

For more information, please contact our Chairwoman, Mary Balog (203-924-7621 or

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