Respect Life


St. Lawrence O'Toole's Respect Life Committee is a ministry to educate about and advocate for the dignity of all people, including women, men, children, pre-born infants and the elderly. Every person is created and called by God to live an abundant life with Him and for Him. The members of the Respect Life committee feel a deep and important call from God to help people who do not understand or believe in their own dignity and to protect them from exploitation, whether that exploitation comes in the form of economic, cultural or political pressure.

Contact: Tom Healy 845-490-8799 or

40 days for Life Campaign

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

  • Prayer and fasting
  • Constant vigil
  • Community outreach

For more information, contact Marie Sangalli at

Days of Prayer and Healing 

Do you know someone who is carrying the grief of a past abortion?  Hope and healing are possible.   “Days of Prayer and Healing” offer the opportunity to experience the love and mercy of God and to heal the wound of abortion.  For location and confidential registration call the Sisters of Life at (866)-575-0075 (toll free) or email

You may also visit here -   For additional tri-state retreats and information see Lumina Hope & Healing after abortion or email

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