Respect Life Overview 

"The Church is called to proclaim the gift of life, to serve life, and to promote a culture of life."

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Please join us for a special presentation by Theology of the Body expert Christopher West

"Fill These Hearts:  God, Sex, and the Universal Longing" 

Saturday, April 5, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 23 Fales St., Worcester

The event is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration, while not required, is helpful for planning purposes.
Email: or call 508-929-4311




40 Days for Life - Spring Campaign:  March 5 - April 13
Daily public, peaceful, prayer vigil at 470 Pleasant St., Worcester
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

March 5 - Opening Candlelight Vigil, 6:00 p.m.
March 21 - Mass at Blessed Sacrament Parish (555 Pleasant St.) followed by Eucharistic Procession - 4:00 p.m.
March 28 - Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet with Bishop McManus - 11:00 a.m.
April 13 - Hour of Prayer, 3:00 p.m.

For more information, or vigil sign up, visit or call 508-887-1064.


Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty
An Initiative from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Visit our
Religious Freedom/HHS Mandate and Fortnight for Freedom archive pages for more information.




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Physician-Assisted Suicide

40 Days for Life - Spring Campaign:  begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Visit to learn about special events during the campaign.  Please sign up to vigil and bring a friend!

Annual Respect Life Program materials - "Open Your Hearts to Life!" 

Respect Life Office Programs and Services

Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities

Project Rachel -  post-abortion healing and reconciliation


Mission Statement:

The Respect Life Office serves the Church of Worcester by striving to build a culture of life, and upholding and promoting the dignity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death. We work to implement the guidelines of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, in which we are called upon as Church, with our resources, our people, our services and institutions, to pursue the cause of life with renewed energy and commitment. Through prayer, education, pastoral care, and public policy advocacy, we work to proclaim the Gospel of Life in our midst throughout all ages and stages of life. By working together diligently, prayerfully, and courageously in the Lord’s service, the culture of death that surrounds us today will one day be replaced with a culture of life.

Contact Us:
Respect Life Office
Diocese of Worcester
49 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: (508)929-4311
Fax: (508)753-7180
Mrs. Allison LeDoux, Director

"...Working for a culture of life and love, we know that we can rely on the help of God, for whom nothing is impossible."     
Pope John Paul II, Evangelium vitae, n. 100