Prayerful Support for Life Across the Archdiocese


Respect Life Sunday on Oct. 4 kicks off Respect Life Month, a time to pray for the protection of all human life. You can join one of the Life Chains, a peaceful and prayerful public witness for an end to abortion that offers a message of mercy and healing for those suffering as a result of abortion. Or you can participate in Rosary Coast to Coast, a movement to unite the nation in praying the Holy Rosary for healing of our country and a return to holiness. Many parish and local groups are joining in the prayers as listed below. Information on Rosary Coast to Coast,

Dutchess County

Life Chains

Poughkeepsie: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2:30-4 p.m., Church Street, between Market and Academy streets. Contact Maureen, (845) 853-6529.

Hopewell Junction: Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-12 noon. St. Columba Church on Route 82. Contact Eileen, (845) 242-1842.


Participating in Rosary Coast to Coast

Holy Innocents Church: Sunday, Oct. 11, Rosary at 4 p.m. Duffy Square, Broadway and Seventh Avenue, between 46th and 47th streets, gathering near the large red bleachers. Contact Father James Miara, (212) 279-5861.

Orange County

Life Chains

Middletown: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.-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). Contact Christine Tighe, (845) 496-0391.

Port Jervis: Sunday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., The Church, 34 E. Main St. Contact Stephanie Rubinow: 

Participating in Rosary Coast to Coast

St. Anastasia Church: Sunday, Oct. 11, praying Rosary at 4 p.m. inside St. Anastasia Shrine Church, 21 N. Main St., Harriman. Contact Tom Lapolla, 

Immaculate Conception/St. Mary’s Church Port Jervis: Rosary Rally on Saturday, Oct. 10. Processing from the church, 44-50 Ball St., Port Jervis, to Orange Square/Veterans Park at 11:45 a.m. Contact Nancy Smith, 845-856-4610. 

Putnam County

Life Chain

Cold Spring: Sunday, Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Intersection of Route 9D (Morris Avenue) and Main Street. Contact Bill Gunning, (845) 265-3227.

Participating in Rosary Coast to Coast

Our Lady of Loretto Church, Cold Spring: Sunday, Oct. 11, praying Rosary at 4 p.m. in the garden by the statue of Mary. Contact Bill Gunning, (845) 265-3227.

Rockland County

Life Chain

Nanuet: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Middletown Road and Route 59. Contact Eileen Peterson, (845) 492-6709 or 

Staten Island

Life Chain

St. Charles: Sunday, Oct. 25, 12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m., St. Charles Church, Penn Avenue and Hylan Blvd. Contact Marietta Canning, (646) 662-3914.

Rally for Life

Staten Island: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Staten Island University Hospital-North, 475 Seaview Ave. Mass to follow at 4 p.m. at St. Christopher’s. Contact Marietta Canning, (646) 662-3914.

Rosary for Life 

St. Patrick: Saturday, Oct. 10, Noon, Knights of Columbus Hall, 397 Clarke Ave., outdoor Scriptural Rosary at the memorial for the unborn. Contact Dan Clifford @ 

Prayer Vigil

St. Christopher: Saturday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m.-12 Midnight, St. Christopher’s Church, 130 Midland Ave. Contact Marietta Canning, (646) 662-3914.

Sullivan County

Life Chain

Monticello: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2-3:30 p.m. in front of St. Peter’s Church, 10 Liberty St. Contact Jane, (845) 292-4647.

Ulster County

Life Chains 

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Contact 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. 4, 10 a.m., on the steps of St. Matthew Church, 616 Warburton Ave. Contact Maureen Ribeiro, (914) 478-2062.

Hawthorne: Sunday, Oct. 4, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Holy Rosary Church, 170 Bradhurst Ave. Contact Mary Ann Priore, (914) 747-0082.

Port Chester: Sunday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Boston Post Road in front of Kohl’s Plaza. Contact Rosemary Tirone, (914) 937-3273 or Maria Teresa Rueda (Spanish), (914) 258-4772.

Scarsdale: Sunday, Oct. 4, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. In front of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, White Plains Road. (Route 22). Contact Jeanne Scarcella, (914) 772-3036. 

Tuckahoe: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Immaculate Conception Church, 53 Winterhill Road, along Route 22. Contact Fran Zucchetto, (914) 779-4604. 

White Plains: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Planned Parenthood, 175 Tarrytown Road. Contact Donna Paolucci, (347) 491-1909 or

Participating in Rosary Coast to Coast

Oakland Beach: Sunday, Oct. 11, 4 p.m., 95 Dearborn Ave., Rye. Contact Theresa, (914) 844-4995 or Gerald, (914) 837-7008.


Life Chain

St. Joseph’s Church: Sunday, Oct. 4, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., 141 Ashburton Ave. Contact the rectory, (914) 963-0730, or Jesusita Rivera, (914) 562-4195.


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