The Respect Life Committee

We are an extension of the Church's mission to proclaim the Gospel of Life. We use the power and strength of our faith to be a peaceful vehicle of this mission. Our objective is to raise awareness in the parish community of the threats to the most vulnerable society - the unborn, the sick, handicapped or disabled, and the elderly. Making the threats to life relevant to every member of society and celebrating the truth that every life is a gift from God from conception to natural death will help to transform our society into a Culture of Life. For further information, please contact Judy Tartaglia at or call at 610-584-5261.


Meeting Schedule:  TBD


Respect Life Essay Contest  - 2020


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Visitation’s Annual Respect Life Essay Contest – 2020

This Year’s Topic:    PRO-LIFE in a Corona Virus World:  Has the Corona Virus affected your thoughts on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia or stem cell research?

Word Limit: 500 for Grades 6-7  &   500 for Grades 8-9  &  700 for Grades 10-12

1st, 2nd and 3rd cash prizes for each grade set to be announced.

Spelling and neatness count.  Entries must include a cover page with your name (family name) address, grade, school. Attach your essay, however, to ensure judging impartiality, only the cover page should have your name,family and school information.   

Submit by May 31, 2020 to:


Respect Life Essay Winners - 2019

The contest winners of this year’s Respect Life Essay Contest have written outstanding essays giving their thoughts on ProLife—ways to honor and protect the sanctity of each life. It is with pleasure we announce the winners of the 2019 Annual Respect Life Essay Contest.

First Place: Olivia Wallace, 10th Grade, John Paul II High School - Abortion
Second Place: Giavanna Pisano, 12th Grade, John Paul II High School - The Call to Action
Third Place: Luke Baran, 11th Grade, Regina Luminis Academy -  What Does it Mean to Be Pro-Life

Mrs. Betty Welsh’s comments represent those of all the judges: “I am sooo happy that all of these are winners… WOW! Brought me to tears and filled me with hope that we have these beautiful young hearts so passionate about LIFE!! And so well written! Praise GOD!! They are our future! God Bless them with the strength and courage to continue proclaiming their faith!”