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Linda Dickinson-Pancila

Pastoral Associate for Community Building & Communications

732.780.2666 x305

Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him.  (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)


The Respect Life Committee raises awareness of issues relating to the sanctity of life.


Typical tasks and responsibilities: To keep parishioners informed and generating their support, on critical issues affecting the protection of God-given life from conception through natural death by:

  • Attending update meetings at St. Mary, Diocese Pastoral Center, other parishes, and sometimes in private homes.
  • Distributing postcards after Mass and at Agape for mailing to legislators requesting their support for life.
  • Attending occasional diocesan, parish and prayer meetings.
  • Providing alert letters on pending legislation and scientific discoveries/results.


Required training or skills: None, except a genuine love of life as a gift of God in everyone.


Approximate time commitment: On average, one hour per month.


Location: Primarily, St. Mary’s.

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