Bishop Lawrence Persico will celebrate a Mass for Respect Life Sunday on Oct. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at The Epiphany of the Lord Parish, 353 Pine St., Meadville. A reception immediately follows Mass. Pro-life groups are encouraged to RSVP and attend together. Groups can RSVP by visiting the Social Justice and Life webpage at www.ErieRCD.org/socialjusticelife or by calling 814-824-1250. Questions can be directed to Patrice Swick, director of the Social Justice and Life Office, at sjl@ErieRCD.org.