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Pray for Life: October 2017


Reflect on the hopeful message of "Be Not Afraid" with this month's Pray for Life.

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Pray for Life: October 2017 (www.usccb.org/prayforlife)

 

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Respect Life Youth Contest

 

Move hearts and minds with the joyful Gospel of Life by highlighting unique gifts of young people! Hold a contest inviting youth to explore the theme as it relates to human dignity and respect for all human life. 

Learn more from our pro-life youth contest "how to" guide, and use what's helpful from the other resources below!

 

"How To" Guide

Respect Life Youth Contest: "How To"

Basic instructions provide a framework for holding a Respect Life youth contest. The following topics are addressed:

  1. Plan and Prepare
  2. Advertise the Contest
  3. Embrace Opportunity
  4. Receive and Judge the Entries
  5. Honor the Winners




sample letter of invitation

Sample letter inviting participation

 

reflection flyer: "Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent"

Respect Life Program 2018 - FlyerThe short reflection flyer for the 2018-2019 Respect Life Program unpacks the theme "Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent." You can distribute the reflection to youth contest participants to help explain the parameters and goal of the contest. 

The reflection is available to order in print or to download, and can be reproduced under these guidelines.

 

 

sample bulletin announcement

Download & customize!


Sample Announcement Fill-In Template

Youth Contest! "Be Not Afraid"
Are you in grades ____? Do you enjoy expressing yourself creatively? We need your gifts! Show our _____________ how God's encouragement to "Be Not Afraid" can help us embrace life & cherish each other. Categories: ____________________________. Send your submission to ____________ at _____________________ by _____________________. Winner(s) will be honored _____________________________. Sponsored by ___________________________. Other important information: ___________________________.

 

Sample Announcement with Suggested Information

Youth Contest! "Be Not Afraid"
Are you in grades [INSERT grade range]? Do you enjoy expressing yourself creatively? We need your gifts! Show our [INSERT local community entity] how God's encouragement to "Be Not Afraid" can help us embrace life & cherish each other. Categories: [INSERT list of contest categories, like painting, video, poem, etc.]. Send your submission to [INSERT full name] at [INSERT email or mailing address] by [INSERT deadline date]. Winner(s) will be honored [INSERT method of honoring winners, like in the bulletin, with a special ceremony, etc.]. Sponsored by [INSERT group coordinating the contest]. Other important information: [INSERT where submission guidelines and other important information can be found, such as a website, name and phone number/email address, etc.]


Sample Announcement with Examples

Youth Contest! "Be Not Afraid"
Are you in grades 7-12? Do you enjoy expressing yourself creatively? We need your gifts! Show our parish family how God's encouragement to "Be Not Afraid" can help us embrace life & cherish each other. Categories: Art, music, video, writing. Send your submission to John Doe at john.doe@johndoe.com by Sunday, September 30th. Winners will be featured in the parish bulletin. Sponsored by the Respect Life committee. Other important information: www.yourparishwebsite.com.


 



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