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Respect Life

Greetings and Happy New year!

Praying 2021 will be a healthier year.

Due to the pandemic and COVID quarantine restrictions I will not be attending the March for Life this year and my office will not be promoting sending buses.  

Although this very upsetting we must be mindful in protecting ourselves, families and those around us.

We will promote the USCCB's Novena for Life - Jan 21-29.

Dioceses across the USA will be participating in a nationwide prayer vigil for life, Jan. 28-29.

NJ bishops call for prayer and fasting to end abortion on Jan. 22.

The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be virtual this year. 

We continue to promote Walking with Moms in Need.

“The Mercy House”  and

2021 Rachels Vineyard retreats

April 23-25 (Spanish)

May 14-16 (English)

Sept.10-12 and (English)

October 22-24 (Spanish)



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Bishop chairmen for Pro-Life and Doctrine address concerns on COVID-19 vaccines

(Dec. 14, 2020) In their statement, the bishops address the moral concerns raised by the fact that the three vaccines that appear to be ready for distribution in the United States all have some connection to cell lines that originated with tissue taken from abortions. READ FULL ANNOUNCEMENT



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Respect Life Office
171 Clifton Ave.
Newark, NJ 07104
Cheryl A. Riley
The Mercy House