Archdiocese to Prayerfully Celebrate Respect Life Month


Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 6, kicks off Respect Life Month: a time to intentionally pray for the protection of all human life. In the archdiocese, there are many opportunities to express your support for life. You can join one of the Life Chains, peaceful and prayerful public witnesses for an end to abortion that offer a message of mercy and healing for those who are suffering as a result of abortion, or take part in Rosary Coast to Coast, a movement to unite the nation in praying the Holy Rosary for healing of our country and its return to holiness. Many parishes or organizations are participating in one or both, or holding their own Holy Hour for Life. For more information on Rosary Coast to Coast:

Dutchess County

Life Chains

Poughkeepsie: Church Street, between Market and Academy streets. Contact Maureen, (845) 853-6529 or Life chain dates:

Sunday, Oct. 6, 3-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 13, 3-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27, 3-4:30 p.m.

Hopewell Junction: Saturday, Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m.-noon. St. Columba Church on Route 82. Information: Eileen, (845) 242-1842.


Life Chain

Epiphany Church: Sunday, Oct. 6, noon-2:30 p.m., Second Avenue from 21st to 22nd streets. Information: Beth, (917) 340-4185.

Participating in Rosary Coast to Coast

Holy Innocents Church: Sunday, Oct. 13, Rosary at 4 p.m. Duffy Square, Broadway and Seventh Avenue, between 46th and 47th streets, gathering near the large red bleachers. Information: Father James Miara, (212) 279-5861.

Orange County

Life Chains

Middletown: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-3:30 p.m. Beginning near the Galleria at Crystal Run and ending at Shop Rite, on the South Side of Route 211 only (Galleria side). Information: Christine Tighe, (845) 496-0391.

Port Jervis: Sunday, Oct. 13, 1-2:30 p.m., along East Main Street. Information: Stephanie Rubinow,

Participating in Rosary Coast to Coast

St. Anastasia Church: Sunday, Oct. 13, praying Rosary at 4:30 p.m. inside St. Anastasia Shrine Church, 21 N. Main Street, Harriman. Information: Tom Lapolla,

Putnam County

Life Chain

Cold Spring: Sunday, Oct. 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Intersection of Route 9D (Morris Avenue) and Main Street. Information: Bill Gunning, (845) 265-3227.

Participating in Rosary Coast to Coast

Our Lady of Loretto Church: Sunday, Oct. 13, praying Rosary at 4 p.m. in the garden by the statue of Mary. Information: Bill Gunning, (845) 265-3227.

Rockland County

Life Chains

Nanuet: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-3:30 p.m., Middletown Road and Route 59. Information: Eileen Peterson, (845) 492-6709 or

Staten Island

Life Chain

Staten Island: Sunday, Oct. 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m., at the corner of Hylan Boulevard and New Dorp Lane. Information: Debbie, (917) 636-2134.

Holy Hour for Life

St. Patrick: Sunday, Oct. 6, 4:30-6 p.m., 53 St. Patrick’s Place, Adoration and scriptural recitation of the Rosary. Information: Dan Clifford,

Sullivan County

Life Chain

Monticello: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-3:30 p.m., in front of St. Peter’s Church, 10 Liberty St., and the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Information: Jane, (845) 292-4647.

Ulster County

Life Chains

Sunday, Oct. 6, 1:30-3 p.m. Information: Joe DeFino, (845) 246-6908.

Ellenville: Main Street

Highland: Route 9W in front of Hannaford’s.

Kingston: Ulster Avenue

Marlboro: Route 9W

New Paltz: Main Street

Port Ewen: Main Street

Saugerties: Ulster Avenue

Woodstock: Route 212 (Village Green)

Westchester County

Life Chains

Hastings-on-Hudson: Sunday, Oct. 6, noon, on the steps of St. Matthew and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 616 Warburton Ave. Information: Maureen, (914) 478-2062.

Hawthorne: Sunday, Oct. 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Holy Rosary Church, 170 Bradhurst Ave. Information: Mary Ann Priore, (914) 747-0082.

Mount Kisco: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-3:30 p.m. Main Street from Northern Westchester Hospital to Moger Avenue. Information: Maria, (914) 450-7179.

Port Chester: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2-3:30 p.m. Boston Post Road in front of Kohl’s Plaza. Information: Rosemary Tirone, (914) 937-3273.

Scarsdale: Sunday, Oct. 6, 1-2 p.m. In front of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, White Plains Road (Route 22). Information: Jeanne Scarcella, (914) 772-3036.

Tuckahoe: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-3 p.m. Immaculate Conception Church, 53 Winterhill Road, along Route 22, and Holy Hour for Life every Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. Information: Fran Zucchetto, (914) 779-4604.

White Plains: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-3 p.m. Planned Parenthood, 175 Tarrytown Road. Information: Gerald Yeung, (914) 837-7008 or

Participating in Rosary Coast to Coast

Rye: Sunday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m., Oakland Beach 95 Dearborn Ave. Information: Gerald, (914) 837-7008.


Life Chains

St. Joseph’s Church: Sunday, Oct. 6, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 141 Ashburton Avenue. Information: Rectory, (914) 963-0730.