Respect Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford

The Respect Life Ministry seeks to promote the Gospel by fostering a culture of life in the Archdiocese of Hartford. Human life is precious and entitled to protection from conception through natural death. We offer various services and sponsor events which proclaim this truth and raise awareness of the hurtful impact of abortion, euthanasia, human cloning, the death penalty, assisted suicide, and embryonic stem cell research. We serve as an educational resource on life issues and as a support to parish groups and pro-life advocates in the Archdiocese.

Upcoming Events

40 Days for Life Campaign
September 22 – October 31, 2021

The Archdiocese of Hartford participates in the 40 Days for Life program to pray for the end of abortion.
Going on now – find out how you can be involved.

Respect Life Mass and St. Gianna Molla Awards
Sunday, October, 3, 2021, 11:00 a.m.
St. Bridget of Sweden Parish, Cheshire

During Respect Life Month, Archbishop Blair offers Mass and presents the St. Gianna Molla Pro-Life Award to persons selected for their outstanding service in the respect life mission in their respective parish or program. All are welcome!

March for Life
January 20-21, 2022
Washington, D. C.

The Respect Life Ministry sponsors buses for an overnight trip to the National March for Life in Washington, D.C. where hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates join in a peaceful gathering to express opposition to abortion. On the day of the March, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair offers Mass for the pilgrim group at the hotel, after which the group joins in the events of the day. Check back here for registration information.

Mass of Remembrance
Spring, 2022 (date and place to be announced)

Annually, the Respect Life Ministry holds a Mass to remember children who have died from any cause – disease, accidents, abortion, abuse, miscarriage. The location of the Mass changes each year to accommodate parishes in different parts of the archdiocese.

“The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus’ message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as “good news” to the people of every age and culture.” Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life