St. Mary's Respect Life Parish Liaison

Kelly Joyce

As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death.

Diocese of Albany Respect Life Website

  • The Office of Respect Life Ministry serves as an evangelization resource to promote the sanctity of human life in accord with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro Life Activities: A Campaign in Support of Life. As an extension of this four-branched plan, and in service to the parishes, the Respect Life Office focuses on public information and education, public policy, pastoral care, and prayer. Visit their website at:


Respect Life Resources

The end of life is a sacred time, on the threshold of eternity. Learn how you can prepare now for yourself and your loved ones to receive care proper to your dignity as a human person and so enter into this stage of life with peace. Visit Respect Life NYC Website:


Walking with Moms in Need

  • Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.” Everyone in the parish community should know where to refer a pregnant woman in need. Visit their website at: