Mary’s Child Pro-Life Ministry

Mary’s Child Pro-Life Ministry consists of members from the parishes of; St. Catharine- St. Margaret, St. Rose, St. Denis, St. Marks, St. Elizabeth and Holy Innocents.

Our ministry is a consortium of seven local parishes that endeavors to promote the sanctity of life, as articulated by the USCCB:
We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence” (USCCB, November 2001)

Our mission reflects biblical values:

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place…
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in yourbook before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139: 13-16)

Our mission reflects our societal values:

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson

Our group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm in the Convent at St. Catharine’s in Spring Lake.
For more information contact Steve Kenny    201-221-6497



Do You Know a “Champion for Life”??  Mary’s Child Pro-Life Ministry is seeking nominations for the 2017 “Champion for Life” Award!!  This annual award is given to a local person (or couple) who has demonstrated significant dedication to the respect and dignity of all human life.  The honoree(s) are  presented with this award at our annual “Champion for Life” Dinner in late October.  All nominations should include detailed information about the nominee’s dedication to upholding the dignity of human life.  Please send submissions by March 15, 2017 to Mary’s Child Pro-Life Ministry c/o St. Catharine Parish, 215 Essex Ave., Spring Lake, NJ 07762 or contact Sheila at 201-637-7618 or email


Rachel’s Vineyard Post-Abortive Retreat for Women and Men The psychological and spiritual wounds of abortion can be sharp, deep and crippling. You may feel a deep numbness and may not be able to name the pain or recognize the symptoms. It can also have a devastating impact on the father or grandparents of the aborted child and friend/s of the mother.  Rachel’s Vineyard’s Retreat is a chance to focus on this painful time in your life through a supportive non-judgmental process, in an atmosphere of confidentiality, understanding, and compassion. It is designed to help both women and men experience the mercy and compassion of God.
If you have suffered through an abortion and desire healing and forgiveness, consider attending a retreat weekend.  The next retreat is March 17-19.  For information about upcoming retreats contact Judy Warenkiewicz at 732-536-6871 or  –All inquiries are strictly confidential

Ministry Calendar:

2017 March for Life

Useful Links:

USSB Pro-Life Activities:
New Jersey Right to Life (NJRTL):
Rachel’s Vineyard (Post-abortion healing):