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Clergy Kit: 2016-17 Respect Life Program


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Suggested uses are provided, but you're welcome to use these resources in other ways and on other occasions.



Nearly all the new materials are available to either order or download!

using the materials: Suggestions for clergy


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Deliver a homily on the theme "Moved by Mercy," tying it together with respect for each person and his or her life.

Encourage parishioners to take home copies of the image, make a related resolution for the week, and post the image somewhere in their home to remind them of their resolution.






2016-17 Respect Life Program Brochures:

INCORPORATE points from the brochures into homilies throughout the year, and coordinate with parish staff to make the relevant article or other information available for parishioners at that time.

For example, in a homily on mercy, mention that help is available for those who suffer after abortion, include the web address for in that week's bulletin, and refer to it in the homily or announcements.

Or in a homily on love for neighbor, refer to articles such as "Caring for Loved One's at Life's End" and "Accompanying Expectant Mothers Considering Adoption," which offer concrete suggestions.

FEATURE a new brochure each month in the literature rack. The week the new article is available, alert the congregation in the pulpit announcements and incorporate it into the weekly homily or bulletin reflection from the pastor.

Reflection Flyer

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Use the reflection (in whole or in part) in the pastor's reflection in the bulletin.

Use as inspiration for a homily.







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The folder can be used for more than just holding the 2016-2017 Respect Life Program materials!

For example, put a label with customized information for your organization (ministry, parish, school, diocese, etc.) on the right inside pocket, and use the folder to hold participant materials for local conferences, retreats, and gatherings.


(DOWNLOAD / Request print copy by calling toll-free 866-582-0943.)

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Make others aware of the variety of materials available to order from the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, ranging from prayer cards to posters and more. 

Because of the wide array available, people serving in various capacities can find helpful resources for their job or ministry. 

Give them copies of the catalog, or direct them to, where they can access it online.

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