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Respect Life Program: Clergy Kit


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




Most of the 2017-2018 Respect Life materials are available for free download!

using the materials: Suggestions for clergy



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   Deliver a homily on the theme "Be Not Afraid," 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.






RLP 2017Incorporate points from the brochures into homilies throughout the year, and coordinate with parish staff to make bulletin inserts of the relevant article or other information available for parishioners at that time.

For example, in a homily on following Jesus, explain that our identity as Christians helps us make decisions in every area of our lives, including how we walk with others who may be struggling to embrace God's gift of life. Use examples from "How to Build a Culture of Life."

Or, in a homily on love for neighbor, refer to "What to Do When a Friend is Considering Abortion" or other articles that offer simple, concrete suggestions for putting love in action.

Use the bulletin insert versions of the relevant article in that week's bulletin, and refer to it in the homily or announcements.

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.



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)



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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.)

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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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