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suggestions are simply meant to provide some ideas for use of the Respect Life materials in faith formation efforts. Be sure to know and follow all local policies and procedures, particularly safe environment and parental
rights policies, and to obtain the appropriate permissions before moving
forward. If you have any questions about applicable policies, contact your
parish, school, diocese, and/or other relevant authoritative entities.
Hang the poster in the classroom. Explain the theme, "Be Not Afraid," within the context of our God-given human dignity and what it means
for our daily lives and decisions, particularly within the context of respect
for human life. (The reflection flyer listed below unpacks the theme.)
Provide a sticky note to each student, and instruct them to
each write down an example of how someone could apply the theme to daily life. Give examples from the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, like feeding the hungry by donating to a pregnancy care center or comforting the sorrowful by visiting aging residents of nursing homes who have no one to remind them how loved they are.
Post their ideas next to the poster, and invite the students to take down a sticky note (not their own), do the action, and write a one-paragraph reflection on the experience for extra credit.
Bring these resources to the
attention of school counselors, teachers, and other professional staff for incorporation into their own educational efforts.
The Respect Life Program materials are meant to help you build a culture of life, whatever your area of work or ministry. Whether you're serving in a parish, Catholic education, faith formation, communications, or pro-life, youth, young adult, or campus ministry--there's something for you! (More Information: Respect Life Program FAQ)
folder can be used for more than just holding the 2017-2018 Respect Life
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.
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 www.usccb.org/respectlife, where they can access it online.
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