Every October, we consider more deeply why every human life is valuable and reflect on how to build a culture that protects life from conception to natural death.
Digital and print resources are available to help your parish celebrate Respect Life Month. This year’s focus is on St. Joseph, defender of life. Get the resources!
40 Days for Life/Wilmington Fall 2021 Campaign Schedule:
Watch the Campaign Kick-off Mass recorded on September 22, 2021 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington:
The Campaign Prayer Vigil hours are 9 AM to 1 PM every day but Sundays from Wed., Sep. 22nd through Sat., Oct. 30th.
Come and pray and witness for life with us as part of your “Respect Life Month“ observances! Our team provides materials, devotional prayers, chairs, and water for participants. You can make a difference!
Sussex County 40 Days for Life plan events at Seaford Planned Parenthood location. Click here.
A Rachel’s Vineyard Catholic Retreat will be held the weekend of December 3-5, 2021. This retreat is for anyone who has struggled with the pain of abortion. Whether you are post-abortive or associated with someone who is (parent, spouse, friend), there is nothing to fear and so much to gain. For more info about this a beautiful and liberating opportunity, contact Nan Freeman at 302-463-7711 (call or text) or [email protected], or visit www.rachelsvineyard.org.
Physician Assisted Suicide is Wrong for Delaware
Once again next year, proponents of assisted suicide will likely try to legalize this dangerous practice in Delaware and Maryland, putting some of our most vulnerable at risk and devaluing the sanctity of human life because of age, illness, or disability. The Diocese of Wilmingtons Office for Pro Life Activities is actively engaged with others in Delaware and Maryland to oppose PAS legislation. What can you do? Be sure to sign up for the latest legislative updates and alerts provided by the Delaware Catholic Advocacy Network at www.cdow.org/DCAN or the Maryland Catholic Conference at www.mdcathcon.org and watch this page for more information.
Maggie was diagnosed with brain cancer and strongly opposes assisted suicide. Hear this story of a strong woman with much left to give to her family and society. She has a powerful story of hope and courage – and that no doctor can put a timetable on anyone’s life.
“The dignity of human life must never be taken away, even in the case of someone who has done great evil. Modern society has the means of protecting itself, without definitively denying criminals the chance to reform.”
–Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, 1995
I Lived on Parker Avenue: A Short Documentary Film About Adoption
Adopted at birth and raised in Louisiana, David Scotton is on a journey to Indiana to meet the birth parents hes never known. His tattooed birth mother, Melissa, and reserved birth father, Brian, anxiously wait for him, concerned David will reject them for decisions they made before he was born. I Lived on Parker Avenue is a short documentary about a mothers agony in choosing whats best, the joy of a couple starting a family, and young mans search for where his life began.
Catholic Advance Health Care Directive for Delaware:
Every person has the right to make his or her own medical decisions. But what happens if you become so seriously ill or injured that you can no longer make your own medical decisions or communicate them to those around you? That is when an advance heath care directive can be of great help. An advance health care directive, sometimes called a living will, is a legal document that allows you to give directions about your future medical care in the event you become unable to make your wishes known. An advance directive lets others know how you wish to be treated if you become seriously ill or injured and are unable to make decisions for yourself. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Catholic Advanced Health Care Directive. Click here to download the document and instructions.
Catholic Advance Health Care Directive for Maryland:
A copy of the Maryland Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, Comfort and Consolation Pastoral Letter, and Advanced Directive are available here.
If you are experiencing a crisis pregnancy
or are grieving after an abortion and need to talk to someone about it,
call our toll-free, 24-hour confidential pregnancy/post-abortion counseling hotline at
Click here for information about Birthright of Delaware.
Click here for information about the 40 Days for Life Campaign in Wilmington.
Click here for information about Rachel’s Vineyard.
A Door of Hope 302-998-9000
3407 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE
218 E. Main St., Newark, DE
Bethany Christian Services
Moms House, Inc. 302-658-3433
1718 Howland St., Wilmington, DE
Pregnancy Help Center of
Kent County 302-698-9311
1991 S. State St., Dover, DE
Pregnancy Help Center of Kent
3624 Bay Rd., Milford, DE
Sussex Pregnancy Care Center 302-856-4344
536 S. Bedford St., Georgetown, DE
Cecil County Pregnancy Center
247 Bridge St., Elkton, MD
Choices for Life Pregnancy Center, 8221 Teal Drive Unit 408,
Easton, MD 21601. 410-822-3311. choicesinpregnancy.org
Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center, 1300 S. Division St, Salisbury, MD
21801. 410-546-5433. easternshorepregnancycenter.org
Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, 10226 Old Ocean City Blvd,
Berlin, MD 21811. 443-513-4124. sgpregnancycenter.com
Maryland Pregnancy Center
24-Hour Hotline 1-800-492-5530