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Respect Life: Youth Ministry


These 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.


You can either order the Respect Life materials, or  download them for FREE!


Respect Life Program 2018 - Poster

(Available in English and Spanish in a variety of formats: print poster and color or black-and-white JPG files. Other formats are available upon request to

Coordinate a service event based on the message of "Be Not Afraid" within the context of life issues. Ask a few of the young adults who attend to speak about their experiences in light of the theme at a regularly scheduled upcoming event, or hold an event specifically for this purpose.


Respect Life Program 2018 - Bulletin Set

(Available in English and Spanish in a variety of formats: brochures, printable handouts, Word documents, and webpages.)

Use the articles as inspiration for the structure of presentations or simply as reference.

Reflection Flyer

Respect Life Program 2018 - Flyer

(Available in English and Spanish in a variety of formats: bilingual flyer, printable handouts, Word documents, and webpage.)

Send the reflection out in e-newsletters, and share on social media.

Use as a reflection before regularly scheduled events, especially during the months of October (Respect Life Month) and January (the month of the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children).

Use the reflection as inspiration for a special talk or event during October and/or January.


Using the Materials: General Suggestions

Resource Guide 

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)

(Print / en español)

RLP 2017 1. Respect Life Program: FAQ
    (en español)

2.  E-Tools to Know
    (en español)

3.  Intercessions for Life
    (en español)

4.  Respect Life Display: How To
     (en español)

5.  Youth Contest: How To     
     (en español)

6.  Youth Contest: Flyer
     (en español)

7.  Youth Contest: Judges' Score Sheet
     (en español)

8.  9 Days for Life: Leaders' Guide
     (en español)



RLP 2017

The folder can be used for more than just holding the 2017-2018 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.)

Respect Life Program 2018 - Catalog
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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