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Respect Life Ministry

The Respect Life Group at St. John of Rochester is open to all who are interested. We try to bring awareness, education to our parish and material that will provide support to those in need.  For more information, please contact

​Upcoming Events

Prayer Vigil for the Respect of Human Life

Please join us for a prayer-filled candlelight vigil at 7PM, January 22nd in the SJR chapel with Deacon Jim. We will gather to pray, reflect and recommit to building up the culture of life around us. We will have music, readings and intercessory prayer. For those attending the March for Life or active in local efforts, there will be a special blessing.

Wednesday, January 22, the Church in the United States observes the annual “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” This day is set aside to pray for the legal protection of human life and to do penance for the violations to human dignity through abortion. We are called to observe this day through prayer and penance.

Contact or visit the SJR website for more information.


9 Days for Life Novena

Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual Respect Life novena, Tuesday, January 21 – Wednesday, January 29. Get daily intentions, brief reflections, and more. Sign up at 9 Days for Life: January 21-29!  . Materials will also be available after all masses if you would rather hard copies of the prayers.


From the time we are knit together in our mothers’ wombs until we take our final breaths,each moment of our lives is a gift from God.While every season of life brings its own challenges and trials, each season also gives us opportunities to grow in relationship with Him. As new attacks on human life continue to emerge, we mightbe tempted to despair, but Christ instead offers us unfailing hope.

Past Events

Peter Colosi Presentation: Ars Morendi versus Euthanasia (The Art of Dying) 

Informational Links

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