“Open Your Hearts To Life,  even the weakest, most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.” -Pope Francis


To Promote a Culture of Life with a deep respect for God’s gift of life through increased awareness and education of all the members of the St. Mark Parish.
To Enhance Awareness through Prayer within our community; Masses for Life, Prayer Vigils-“40 days for Life”, Rosary for Life, Blessed Sacrament Adoration.
To Educate/Evangelize/Catechize the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church by;
Adhering to church doctrine, Giving witness to our Christian Catholic faith by serving those in need-supporting our local Birthright and Care Net organizations, Utilizing Scripture, Papal Encyclicals, and the Pro-Life Publications and Resources from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s (Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities)

  • Participate in a yearly “40 Days for Life” Campaign in October by “Adopting a Day” for the prayer vigil outside the Norwich Planned Parenthood Clinic. Encourage parishioners to register together by contacting:


  • Attend Monthly Pro-life Masses and prayer vigil on the 1st Sat. of each month at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Norwich. 

      Contact: Joan Carlson at 860-388-2549 or Joan Koloski at 860-388-9675


  • Attend Culture of Life Mass in October at St. Mark.

      Contact: Joan Koloski | 860-388-9675

  • Support our local pregnancy center, Birthright of Greater Westbrook, through volunteer work and involvement with the yearly Mother’s Day Rose Sale.

      Contact: Birthright, Clinton, CT | | 860-664-9466

  • Provide resources, materials, and contacts to help support pro-life legislation through organized phone and email campaigns.



  • Engage in the Culture of Life Activities offered by the Holy Trinity Cluster (HTC); St. Mark in Westbrook, St. John in Old Saybrook, and Christ the King in Old Lyme.