Family and Faith Formation

Respect Life

Did you miss our 2020 Respect Life Gathering? Listen to it here.

The Respect Life Ministry of the Sacramento Diocese seeks to help Sacramento Catholics understand, value, and live out the Catholic vision of respect life. Respect Life Ministry carries out its work in Diocesan Four-Part Plan: Formation & Education, Prayer & Worship, Pastoral Care, and Legislative Advocacy

Respect Life office chiefly addresses the issue of abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment, it collaborates with other diocesan departments in addressing broader social justice issues. In embracing a consistent ethic of life, we are attentive to the Gospel's all-encompassing vision of Respect for Life, even as we deliberately devote efforts and attention to a more focused agenda.

Education & Formation

Pastoral Care

Prayer & Worship

  • Young Saint Cards will be distributed encouraging prayer for young people so that they are safe and make good life decisions.


A Collaborative Effort

The four-part plan will guide a collaborative effort of three departments, the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, the Office of Family & Faith Formation, and the Office of Catholic Charities and Social Concerns.

  • Moises De Leon, Associate Director of Family & Respect Life, Family and Faith Formation
  • John Watkins, Director, Catholic Charities and Social Concerns
  • Deacon Kevin Staszkow, Director, Youth and Young Adult Ministry

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Contact Us

Moises Roberto De Leon
Associate Director, Family & Respect Life Ministry